Recommended Reading / 31.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Every Monday, words to start the week. 



This week, courtesy of BBC News: exploring "glass delusion," a condition that causes those afflicted to believe their bodies are made of glass and therefore susceptible to breakage. Cases were reported as early as the late Middle Ages, but it's not unheard of these days, either. Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips tells the BBC that the delusion makes sense "in a society in which anxieties about fragility, transparency, and personal space are pertinent to many people's experience...of living in the modern world." Read more, here.

A few more stories, just because:
-The Museum of Shit.
-Subtleties of haha's and hehe's and hoho's and heh's.
-Beautiful pastries made by Brooklyn baker Ayako Kurokawa, whose Instagram captions suggest a possible second career as a poet — next to a photo of a glazed black cat, she writes, "It is a / hazelnut cake. / evan it looks as an animal."

And a couple posts elsewhere:
-On Refinery29: an interview with Justina Blakeney on her book The New Bohemians.
-For Conde Nast Traveler: global interior design trends, and a profile on an installation that asks international designers to share how their respective cultures welcome guests.

More recommended reading, here. Have a lovely Monday. Photos by Max Wanger.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Ahhh, I love Burrow! That's where I found the Ryan Gosling cookie! And that article on glass delusion is fascinating...as is the Museum of Shit (I can't believe this exists!).

Happy Monday to you :)

Kelly said...

Wonderful! Fascinating stories to start the week.

Shoko said...

Kathy, ahead of the game, as always!

cary said...

Fascinating! Great way to start the week.

Marjorie said...

Glass delusion — what a concept!

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