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Current Finds No. 6, 07.22

Podcast: Deborah Needleman on the podcast Time Sensitive talking about slowing down, switching gears, and craft.

Object: The work of sculptor and designer Ferreol Babin, and in particular this piece.

Changemaker: The Laundromat Project was formed in 2005 to make art accessible and relevant in New York City neighborhoods where people of color reside. Through public art projects they champion the voices of POC. The organization found a permanent home in Bed Stuy in 2020 and are having an Open House on August 6th.  Learn more about them here.

Article: A scroll of film stills of Meryl Streep taking her glasses off, a feast for the eyes.

Snack: Having just bought my first heirloom tomatoes of the season I am remembering how good they are on a toasted piece of bread with olive oil and sea salt, the greatest of simplest pleasures.  My favorite bread to pair with them is La Micca Aisemi.

Summer Party Gift: I love this oversized tin of potato chips to take to someone’s house for a summer dinner.  If you have not been to Big Night in Greenpoint yet, a wonderful store, you can go there and pick it up.

Book: I finished Nicole Krauss’s short stories To Be a Man and felt transported to many places through it, and seen by several of the female characters in it.

Song: Not a new song but one I can’t stop listening to, enjoy it here.

Quote: I recently came across this quote from Joan Didion and it gave me a really good dose of summer nostalgia. I hope you are finding a summer escape.

“It is the summers of our middle childhood that we remember with an almost impossible clarity.  We may forget the summer we were married; we do not forget being twelve years old lying face down on the deck of a red-sailed Star and trailing one hand in blue Maine water, so cold it seemed to burn the bone…Summer is, after all, the season of escape: the landscape in which to contemplate, alone, our failures, and our possibilities; the safety valve, the frontier that none of us wants - or can afford - to see closed.” - Joan Didion “American Summer” (“Vogue”, 1963)