Let’s all live in Muji Huts and have tea together in the yard.
Have you used the new Pinterest-like feature on Instagram? It lets you categorize your Instagram bookmarks into boards. They’re private for now, but I assume the option to make them public is coming.
Pretty disposable water bottle design.
5 Ways to Teach Kids About Consent is simple, useful parenting advice.
“The 25 Most Useful French Phrases I Learned While Studying in France”
Sweet gift for a writer.
Good tool if you’re feeling anxious: The Catastrophe Checklist (20-30 seconds)
Side eye at this coat that functions as an extra suitcase. The poor flight attendants who have to assess your threat level when you’re walking like you have a bunch of electronic equipment inside your clothes. Nope.
Who does this little girl grow up to be? Gah! Babies, you’re the best.
I read this article and did a slow clap for the shooter. As you know, I love a robot, and still the drone situation is beginning to chafe. Hear me out.
A few months ago we were staying at a hotel, and our room had an attached private patio surrounded by a high wall. Ozzy ran out into the patio after our bath, so I chased after him in my altogether because… private patio.
I’m standing in the silence for a minute waiting for Ozzy to finish playing with rocks, making sure he doesn’t shove one in his windpipe, when I notice this annoying whine. It’s sort of like a broken industrial fan, and the sound is getting louder and louder. Finally, I look up and see a creepy-ass photo drone hovering over naked me and my naked child.
Hear me, friends. If I’d had a BB-gun on hand, I’d have dropped that Minority Report Mosquito out of the sky like:
And then I would don a robe, gather the broken toaster pieces and pop them in the pool.
Sorry about that $3K, bro. Find another hobby.
Hello! This isn’t an ad, it’s a thing I use.
A few weeks ago, I told you about the face cream I’ve been using for years, and mentioned that I have a favorite sunscreen too.
This is it: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Facial Sunscreen. I’ve been using it on my face, neck, chest, and hands for the past few years. As my girlfriends and I enter our 40s and 50s, we talk about how you can really see who has been wearing sunscreen and sun hats their whole lives — especially the white ladies, although everyone seems to get age spots and the like. I haven’t been militant about sunscreen until the last five years or so, but man, it’s kind of shocking the difference it made when I started applying religiously.
Why Anthelios is the best:
• It works. It doesn’t seem to require as much reapplication as other sunscreens. My age spots are fading, and I’m not picking up any new freckles, which has been a lifelong problem for me.
• It’s a watery liquid, so lightweight you can’t even feel it on your face and neck. You can get a sense of the texture at 2:37 in this video.
• It doesn’t have that overpowering sunscreen smell, and it also doesn’t smell “tropical.”
• It goes on matte.
• It absorbs almost instantly, and feels good under makeup.
• A little goes a long, long way.
Target carries it, but it’s a couple bucks cheaper on Amazon. It’s around $30 for a 2 oz bottle that goes and goes. So it’s not cheap, but again you don’t need much. I put it in the category of good makeup and preventative health stuff like vitamins. Protect your skin, healthy peoples!
If you have a sunscreen you’re devoted to, especially a whole-body one, I’d love to hear.
Roundup of the “most Coachella” outfits at this year’s festival. I particularly like the line of girls laughing mirthlessly and gazing into the middle distance.
I’m curious about these Moment iPhone Lenses. Supposedly they’re high quality telephoto, macro, and wide-angle lenses that mitigate the need to carry a huge DSLR. Which would be good because I keep taking my DSLR places and failing to remove it from my bag.
Did you hear that Taser is offering free body cameras to all U.S. Law Enforcement?
This video of the system for crossing the street at the Boston Marathon is efficiency porn.
A solar-powered device that pulls water from desert air.
My fully optimized life allows me ample time to optimize yours.
I got you something,
Enchroma glasses let colorblind people see color the same as a typical eye would. I was crying some fat tears over this 66-year-old grandfather whose family chipped in for a pair. This is him seeing color as most people see it for the first time.
A Bit of Cheese
• Cottage Cheese
• Drizzle Olive Oil
• Salt and Pepper
This is so delicious!
If you have historically assumed that the texture of cottage cheese would be objectionable, I was once like you. Then I was served some as a side at a hotel restaurant that’s been around since the ’50s, and was surprised to find it creamy and satisfying. Then! I read about a chef has it for lunch every day, and was like “Oh yeah! Cottage Cheese is tasty.” Yum.