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10 Things We’re Doing Besides Bagging it Up

Email sent: Jul 15, 2013 11:57 am

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We’ve learned a lot of things by starting this business, one of which is this: We are damn hard to please when it comes to bags. We want them well-made, good-looking, utilitarian, and without a ton of trinkets weighing them down. Oh, we want them for a reasonable price, too. Which is probably why Collina Strada was the very first handbag line we featured on Of a Kind—and why we’re preeeetty psyched to be hosting the line’s sample sale (with plenty of the clothes, too!) until tomorrow. The prices are downright silly. Below, other things that are making us tick. —claire


Erica’s things:

+ Ponying up for the Dark Sky app, which delivers rain news you can use: Will water fall from the sky during the next hour and, if so, how hard?

+ Spending some quality time with this cat rock band video. Yes, there’s a chicken playing a tambourine, too.

+ Discovering the rare D.I.Y. project that I have the skills to accomplish: the painted-tin-can vase, as spied at the website for The Informal Florist and at my neighborhood floral-slash-skate shop (yes, really) Park Delicatessen.

+ Appreciating the data-driven, why-aren’t-there-women-in-summer-movies? rant by Amanda Dobbins over at Vulture.

+ Preordering Vedge, a cookbook from the Philly restaurant of the same name that’s hanging at the very top of my eating to-do list.


Claire’s things:

+ Downloading About Herbs, a mobile app created by Memorial Sloan-Kettering that gives you straight talk re: that $30 herbal supplement tempting you from the shelves of Whole Foods.

+ Tearing my way through Where’d You Go, Bernadette—talk about a perfect beach read.

+ Marveling at how inescapable family truly is via these photographic mash-ups of relatives.

+ Hoping Boston eatery Life Alive opens up a branch in NY ASAP—this place achieves that rare combo of very healthy, very delicious, and not crazy-expensive. I am into it.

+ Fantasizing about living here.

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