good for what ails you

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »

New York Magazine’s The 50 Comics You Should and Will Know

bathtubs in bedrooms

Posted: May 1st, 2013 | No Comments »

at the la quinta/kerrville the other night:

“would you like a free upgrade with a jacuzzi in your room?”


turns out, “jacuzzi in your room” is more like “bath tub in a dim corner (with broken jets).” it sort of felt like the bathroom was missing its wall. in theory i am still into it, even knowing what it was like (a too-hot, very grim, exceptionally modest & hurried bath while ross watched game of thrones).





a lot of emotion, a lot of stroking

Posted: May 1st, 2013 | No Comments »

“Every time I walk in her door, she reads my mind in three seconds. I think she knew I was pregnant before I did,” says Ashley Sargent Price, who does art direction for J.Crew’s catalogs and website. “She knows how to make you feel appreciated, even if you need to be redirected.” The skill is an essential one for getting the best out of designers, who, Lyons holds, don’t operate by the same rules as other people in business. “Managing creative people—not so easy,” she says. “A lot of emotion, a lot of stroking. Some people need tough love. Some people need a lot of love.” Above all is the challenge of managing in a subjective realm. “There’s no right or wrong answer,” says Lyons. “When someone creates something and puts it in front of you, that thing came from inside of them, and if you make them feel bad, it’s going to be hard to fix, because you’ve actually crushed them.”

(via ann friedman)

great article about jenna lyons, president of j. crew. word up. being a great boss is a total underappreciated, rare and critical skill.