Recommended Reading / 19.

Every Monday, words to start the week. 

This week: Architecture for Dogs, a collection of 13 structures designed by well-known architects with specific canine breeds in mind. The sheep-like puff pictured above was the brainchild of Kazuyo Sejima (who designed New York's New Museum), and is meant to mirror the bichon frise, "with its fascinating fur, but one size larger." The dachshund's structure on the other hand, was designed by Tokyo's Atelier Bow-Wow to help short-legged dogs see eye-to-eye (literally) with their owners. Best of all, dog lovers can download blueprints to recreate each design at home (though beware: difficulty levels are high). Photos by Hiroshi Yoda.

Three more, just because:
-"Twitter-sized fiction." (Thanks, Bekka.)
-A haiku written by a very clever nine-year-old. (Thanks, Miss Moss.)
-My elementary school teachers would make us start a sentence over if we used the word "like" (as in, "she was like, I'm telling!"). But linguists say the word has become "one of our language's most popular methods of talking about talking" — and it's not going anywhere.

Also, a couple of recent posts for Conde Nast Traveler: best books about Italy, and favorite under-the-radar bakeries in New York City. I'd love to visit this one.

More recommended reading, here. Have a happy Monday!


  1. I love that the considered that the small legged guys might want to be at our eye level :) Super sweet! That haiku is amazing, I have a haiku project underway (or at least in my head) so this is a nice sign to keep going with it :)

  2. the best distraction i've seen on internet today. it makes me happy.

  3. Bekka, hi!

    Fee, will you share your project? I'd love to see it!

    Laura, so happy to hear that :)

  4. I read this and was like, "Like must be one of our favorite ways of talking about thinking, too."

    Oh, and that haiku was delightful!



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