Week Notes #96: Inspiring Links

Week Notes

A round-up of the week in links.


How To Recover From A Bad Day
Five little ways you can make yourself feel better.

9 Doable Ways to Use Less Water
When it's this simple to reduce your daily water; let's stop wasting it.

10 Super-Smart Downsizing Tips
Some really good tips for simple living in a small space.

How To Dry Mint Leaves For Tea
Fresh mint is one of my favourite teas to drink; handmade dried mint is a good second.

Why Are Buyers So Freaked Out By Paint Colors?
Spoiler alert: because white looks so much better.

The Art of Japanese Life
Exploring some of the traditional arts of the Japanese home.

Reasons Your House Still Isn’t Clean
There are some definite ways that we sabotage our own cleaning efforts.

Paper Kirigami and Karakuri Puppets
Amazing paper puppets by Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura.

The Clean-as-You-Go Principle
I naturally follow this principle, and it works!

Swimwear As Tops
I'll totally be trying this out on holiday.

House Jungle
A wonderful illustrated guide to keeping plants.

What'a "Zero Markups"?
It's become a popular buzzword, but what does it mean and why does it matter?

Minimalist Message Board
I'm so tempted to buy one...

We Can’t Recycle Our Way To ‘Zero Waste’
This is a huge bugbear I have with zero wasters.

Nars make-up boycotted
How many of the people boycotting NARS are vegan...

An Existential Crisis At The Beverly Hills Hotel
People complain about the lack of originality but aren't we all part of the problem if we're too scared to do something different?

Be Nice Or Leaf
Awesome new tote bags by Annie Dornan Smith.

Unicorn Plush DIY
This is adorable.

The Mindful Home
Practical tips for simple living.


In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi

The Vegetarian by Han Kang