Reviewed by Amber Tamblyn The Bigger World By Noelle Kocot (Wave Books) Noelle Kocot’s 2006 book Poem For The End Of Time and Others Poems—a collection about the death of her husband and the subsequent burning cyclone of grief that followed—contains some of the most painful and powerful verses ever unearthed on the subject. But today, Kocot is looking at The Bigger World (Wave Books) and telling the dark, triumphant, and often ... Read More

Seeing Stripes

BY Lan Truong in Style File |

I'll buy any piece of clothing—socks, underwear, dress, t-shirt—if there are stripes on it. My fondness for stripes probably has something to do with my love for repetition; I find it to be very calming. Also, I think stripes make people look cool, and I like to think that my coolness (on a scale of 1=low to 10=high) goes from a 1 to a 3 when I wear stripes. Pretty impressive. Here's a small roundup of striped dresses that I've got my eyes on. Marine ... Read More
I took a paper folding and engineering class when I was in college, and despite the shit-ton of paper cuts I got and all the times I nearly sliced my fingers open with an X-Acto knife, it ranks pretty high on my list of all-time favorite classes. No pain, no gain, right? Most people think of paper as something that you create on (you paint on it, draw on it, write on it, etc.) and don't realize that it's actually something that you can create with. It's an ... Read More

Tea Time With Kusmi

BY Lan Truong in Eat Me |

Tea is my favorite non-alcoholic drink--I'd choose it over hot chocolate or coffee on any cold day. So I was super excited when I first got my hands on a box of Kusmi Tea Essentials. This sampler box comes with 12 (yes, 12!) different teas. The variety can be a bit overwhelming, but in a good way. After all, who doesn't like having choices when it comes to food and drink? My favorite is the Darjeeling N°37, a "subtle tea from India." It's a good tea to ... Read More
Paula Scher, one of the key players and leading ladies of graphic design (she is the first and currently the only female partner at design firm Pentagram), likes to paint really big and really intricate maps. The sizes of the maps alone are impressive (some are as tall as 12 feet) but it's the obsessiveness over the details that's really stunning. Scher's maps are made up entirely of words and packed with an insane amount of information; continents and oceans ... Read More
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