1. When I have downtime in the afternoon, I’ve been enjoying the “Color Stories” from Katy Kelleher–a longer piece on the history and culture of a particular color. Read one and I guarantee you’ll learn something new.

2. I stumbled on this quote from novelist Donna Tartt and really liked it (honestly, because I still need to be told it’s OK to be a Serious, Smart Person and still like clothes):

Poring through racks of vintage clothes or obsessing over just the right shade of sky-blue or violet satin for the lining of a black jacket stems from exactly the same impulse that makes me tinker happily with a sentence all afternoon, changing adjectives and moving clauses around until it’s just right.

3. The latest from Nathan Pyle’s “Strange Planet” is pretty accurate: