Building Nests, Eating Frogs.

Curiosities to kick off the weekend: birds' nests, some centuries-old, photographed by Sharon Beals,

Leah Goren's cotton dresses, printed with leaves and faces and blue birds,

and lastly, a baby - who just happens to be my nephew - with excellent taste in music.

More words, more pictures:
-Photographs of "Staff Picks" bookshelves in some of the country's best independent bookstores. (Speaking of which, what are you reading? I recently read this - which The New York Times called "mesmerizingly strange" - and loved it.)
-Words to know, including dactylonomy ("the art of counting on the fingers") and batrachophagous ("one who eats frogs").
-Rules for living: "love the children," "cavil in moonlight," "tune your ears," "howl often."

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Your nephew is so adorable! Love the cotton dresses too!

  2. Stephanie, Angela, Anon: I agree! :)

  3. those nests are amazing!

  4. I love those dresses. I'm reading book three in Jamie Brenner's The Gin Lover's series. If you like the 1920s, this is a great series. The individual books are short, less than 100 pages each, but the story as a whole comes together so well.

  5. Brianna, that sounds great - I'll look it up this weekend. Thank you!

  6. Your nephew is the cutest! Julian Barnes's History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters was wonderful - I highly recommend it. I've never heard of Local Natives before, so I will definitely be checking them out. Have a great weekend, Shoko!

  7. How is your nephew so big?! Wasn't he born, like, yesterday? Also, he's soooo adorable!!

    That nest is so precious I was holding my breath a little because I didn't want to break it!

  8. Kathy, you too! And I'm add History of the World to my list right now :)

    Tara, you're so sweet. And yes - he's growing so fast!

  9. Omg, your nephew is so adorable! The cute little tummy..:) xo akiko
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  10. Check out that sweet babe's bedhead! What style! He's bound to be a charmer when he grows up ;) xo

  11. i've been reading backwards (can you tell I am behind) (but i've been enjoying it tremendously) and may I just say that when I clicked on the link for words to know the first thing that came to my mind was, 'oh man - I am SO going to kick my husband's ass in words with friends.' that is all. I don't know why I felt the need to share that, but there you go ;)

    ps. ditto to what tara said! your nephew is such a cutie patootie.



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