“I like to start my notes to you as if we’re already in the middle of a conversation. I pretend that we’re the oldest and dearest friends – as opposed to what we actually are, people who don’t know each other’s names and met in an “Over 30″ chat room where we both claimed we’d never been before. What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer, I wait impatiently as it boots up. I go on line, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You’ve got mail. I hear nothing, not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beat of my own heart. I have mail. From you.”

i don’t know why i thought about this scene from You’ve Got Mail while i was compiling this week’s Mid Week Distraction, maybe because i feel like i’m sending a list of cool stuff to a faraway pen pal. did your parents ever clip interesting things out of the newspaper and post (or fax!) them to friends & family? that’s what this feels like.

PS be sure to check in the rest of this week – i have a rad giveaway + a new music mix in store!

Mid Week Distraction No.7

Best Books of 2014

a good reading list for the holidays

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Best Music of 2014

technically a best of best of 2014 music list

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Extraordinary Routines

a look into the daily routines of interesting Australians

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Moving Walls

“transform a tiny apartment into a 5 wall home”

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Shot in one take

the making of that cool handmade Airbnb commercial

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“Fuck! Yes! There it is! Let it go! Get it out!”

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Russia by Street View

from a great website exploring creative Russian

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The Real Deal

what’s really behind those perfect Instagrams?

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On the Vernacular of Good vs. Bad, Us vs. Them, In vs. Out.

“We give ourselves boxes so our peers don’t have to”

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10 National Geographic Photographers

and the photos that changed them

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Valentino Couture SS14 lookbook

02gb recreate the majesty of classical art works

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Totally Obsessed

“the new age of cultural manias”

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Hopeful signs for the Star Wars do-over

i’m so excited for this it’s embarrassing

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the abridged script (hilarious, amazing)

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Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree

a vintage holiday playlist

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Kinfolk Christmas Playlist

to get you in the spirit

Beyonce Fanfiction

a Saudi hospital used a pic of J.D. from Scrubs to promote their hospital


  1. Accidental, you will love Diana and her blog! A wealth of awesomeness!

    I so prefer the Goodreads book list to the NYT’s list this year.

    Kinfolk + holidays = perfection!

  2. I think I just read nearly every single one of the links you posted. In other words, my twenty minute morning coffee just turned into an enthralling 45 minute coffee. Cheers to a quality way to start my day (honestly, these were so interesting… those dolls?!?!?!).

  3. Lauren Piper Reply

    Man these mid week distractions have continually been one of the highlights of my work week. so awesome. thanks you.

  4. Diana. Thank you, as always! I have been reading your blog for years and funnily enough, consider you to be a faraway friend who sends me (along with thousands of others, but I will ignore that) amazing things to read, savour and view. x

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