Friday Finds

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The leaves sure are fluttering today! We’re bracing ourselves for three storms in a row here in the Pacific Northwest – the third of which is the remnant of a typhoon and estimated to be one of the Top 5 storms of all time in our area. Eep. These “-pocalypses” are often overhyped, so I’m holding onto the hope that talking about it will diminish all potential strength. Of course, there are already significant power outages in our area, and tornado warnings to the south. The worst is not expected to hit until tomorrow afternoon. So, I’m hunkering down with Netflix at the ready…and keeping my fingers crossed that the power won’t go out!

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Pineapple Leather?! Ananas Anam is making an innovative textile made from pineapple leaf fibers called Piñatex™. This “strong, versatile, breathable, soft, light, flexible textile that can be easily printed on, stitched and cut” is already being fashioned into footwear, accessories, and furniture. Very cool. And a terrific sustainable alternative to other vegan “leathers” which are typically plastic.

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Need to add a touch of tropical to your life as the days get shorter and temps cool down? Hygge & West wallpaper tiles are an excellent solution! And, temporary – in case you like to change up your decor with the seasons. I also like the Daydream, Andanza, and Sketchbook Floral styles. Look out, RF…I’m feeling a bedroom makeover coming on!

If you’re in need of a god laugh, which I know many of us are these days, I recommend Quarter Life Poetry. Samantha Jayne’s charming doodles and snarky poems are worth a chuckle, even if you’re past the ketchup sandwich phase of life. After all, you don’t have to be a Millennial to understand the allure of oversized tees and wine-stained sweats.

Now Watching:

Vice News Tonight – Vice moves from weekly to daily dispatches. Instant fan.

Now Reading:

Today Will Be Different – I think I’ll download Maria Semple’s latest, in case of power outage. I can’t honestly say that I love Where’d You Go, Bernadette, but I’m a sucker for stories based in Seattle.

Now Listening:

True Disaster, Tove Lo – Again, if I buy into the disaster hype, maybe it won’t materialize…

Have a Safe Weekend!!

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