the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Julia Rothman collector’s mug

This was a gift from a reader named Ally who didn’t even know that I am a huge, huge fan of artist Julia Rothman, and I believe it is available at most Urban Outfitters stores. Her website is filled with inspiration from the patterns she creates to how those patterns have been applied in real life, on pillows, on walls, on tiny magnets. I love her stuff so much that I’m only a little bit annoyed that I can’t link to certain patterns specifically — FRUSTRATING FLASH INTERFACE — but it’s well worth exploring and finding things by accident.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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