Some things just don't work out how they should

When I get an email from the New Yorker's Cartoon editor Robert Mankoff I am always delighted. Not personal correspondence, sorry to say, but missives and meditations on his work. Never a dull moment, apparently. From their shopping pages, one of my favorites and a ridiculous image of their proposal for framing said cartoon and displaying it over my sofa.

 

 

Gluyas Williams tickles me. 

Gluyas Williams tickles me. 

Decorating hint. 

Decorating hint. 

Watch this... and that.

I am hunting and trading lists of things that must be watched, books to be read, places to go and music to hear. I hope it will be an eccentric To Do list driven as much by humor, an urge towards sophisticated and pedestrian literacy as by quality.


 

 

 

Badges of Honor

There was a delightful intersection of two of my favorite things in my mailbox this week. Fontshop sent their newsletter celebrating summer camp with some Badges to be earned - not Girl Scout, but Type Scout, or something such. I am a collector of many things, but fonts and letters are high on my list. I've toyed with my own Badges sent to friends and colleagues in the past.