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Friday, April 18, 2014

Have a great weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? This week, I went to see a sneak peek of 26-year-old choreographer Justin Peck's new ballet for The New York City Ballet, for which Sufjan Stevens wrote the music. It was amazing! Peck's super fast and even funny choreography made ballet feel incredibly contemporary and relevant—he's bringing the art form into the twenty first century. I'm really excited to see the full performance this May. Have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few fun posts from around the web...

Humans of New York is writing a second book!

Would you live in this 84-square-foot house?

The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has a cherry blossom tracker—they're starting to bloom!

Kindness: this broke my heart.

An incredibly realistic drawing by a 16-year-old.

How flipping cute are these bonnets? And everything here makes me want another baby:)

Playful typography.

How to make everything ok.

"I was racially profiled in my own driveway."

Just ordered the perfect blush for spring.

Jenna Lyons is a marketing genius.

Is this the world's happiest photo?

Anton's bottle spilled all over my laptop the other day. I wish I'd had this!

Hemingway on how to become a good writer.

Have a good one. xoxo

(Photo of Justin Peck from the new documentary Ballet 422)

47 comments:

Hata Trbonja said...

I have to say that I love your blog. I look forward to reading it everyday. It warms my heart and soothes my soul sometimes. Thanks JG!
Loving this space across the ocean.
Hugs,
Hata
www.chicagotofrance.blogspot.com

Yulianka said...

I live in Olympia, and tiny houses are a huge trend here, thanks in large part to all the media attention paid to Ms. Williams's little house. I think most people use them as secondary living spaces/home offices/whatever, but my neighborhood is stuffed with faux Gypsy caravans and teeny-tiny cottages...

lessthanperfectmama.com said...

Loved these links, Joanna! Especially about racial profiling. It's very important to be reminded of issues that other people deal with, whatever those issues may be. And Hemingway's words are encouraging. Thanks!

gia said...

Everything is ok now, thanks!

Colleen said...

Now I want to see the ballet. That dancer is nice on the eyes, if I might say so. I saw The Nutcracker at my movie theater at Christmas (because there are no good ballets near where I live), and I LOVED it.

emilyahlbum said...

Love this! Thanks for posting

Rebeka said...

I am obsessed with the idea of a tiny home. I live in Seattle and I couldn't see myself living in one as tiny as the one in Olympia though, just because it is so rainy so much of the year and it's hard to be outside when it's cold and wet. I think being able to sit outside is key to enjoying a space so small.

Also, I loved the essay on kindness, wow.

Have a happy weekend, Joanna!

tinajo said...

I just returned home to Sweden after a week in Washington, so I´m just relaxing this weekend. It is wonderful but exhausting to travel! :-)

http://tinajoathome.com/

Amanda said...

OMG I think I would get claustrophobia in that tiny little house.

Elizabeth Park said...

I always look forward to your posts, but ESPECIALLY your friday posts. Reading a cup of jo is always a great way to start the weekend. Thank you!

jm said...

best roundup EVER. period.

marni zarr said...

everything is okay! so simple. xo

marni zarr said...

everything is okay, that was so simple! :)

Brady said...

Hey - I'm going to that ballet in May! I'm glad the preview was exciting! Can't wait.

Tracy Carson said...

I look forward to these posts every Friday, thank you! Have a fabulous weekend!
www.carsonfamilyofthree.blogspot.com

Mabel and Zora said...

We love cherry blossoms.

Cortney said...

Joanna, it's sort of disappointing to see that you deleted my comment from earlier - there was nothing malicious or spiteful in the comment ("you spelled Jenna wrong") but you deleted it anyway and fixed the misspelling.

This is disappointing to me because so much of your content is aimed at really connecting with your readers on a very personal level (songs to make out to, countless posts on sex, etc), but when you make an (understandable) human error and someone else catches it, your deletion effectively renders moot all the work you put into establishing a human, girltalk-type of relationship with your audience.

The above shared in the spirit of reciprocal honesty and transparency. - Cortney

Renae said...

We're going to do an Easter egg hunt! (and possibly confuse the heck out of our 2 year old who will then be wondering if there will always be chocolate hidden around our basement!) Happy Easter to all who celebrate it!

Jacob Phelps said...

I bet that'll be a great performance!

shawn said...

Your Friday posts are the best. I might be overly tired, but the photo realistic drawing done by the 16 year old almost brought me to tears. It's almost disgusting how talented some humans are!

Sophie said...

I saw the NY ballet perform Year of the Rabbit, another Sufjan Stevens ballet, a few weeks ago in DC. It was nautical-themed and the choreography was so cool! The dancers act out the movements of a steam boat, which might get some little boys into ballet... ;)

mamamgeni.com said...

Sudan Stevens and ballet?!?! I would die to see that! Gonna be tough to achieve from Nairobi - I hope you tell us all about it!!!

Joanna Goddard said...

Oh, cortney, I only deleted your quick comment ("Jenna is spelled wrong") because I fixed the misspelling so it then was rendered moot. I was so grateful that you pointed it out, and I never would have thought that that type of comment deletion would have bothered you. But I'll definitely leave that kind of thing up next time! Thank again for correcting the spelling--glad to hear from you and really appreciate your reading the blog and helping me out in that way! xoxo

kate said...

Happy Saturday morning, Joanna, and thanks for a great post to kick off the weekend!

I'm so curious to hear how the new workspace is working out for you...who else is working around you? met any interesting people? what's your schedule like? is it a productive space for you and Caroline? I used to work in an open studio space and I miss the sense of collaboration to look around and see a million different (often inspiring) things happening around me, and to have a hundred people around to talk to (or, you know, ignore...achieving "alone time" in a busy space wasn't always easy!). Now I work in a more conventional office setting, and I'm always curious to know how others do their days :)

Hope it's going well!

Kate

Songwriter's Diary said...

He's one hot instructor! I could watch anything performed by him. <3

theREDDblogger said...

That link about being racially profiled in your own driveway really hit home for me. Things like this have happened to myself and my family members. Thank you for including it!

Joanna Goddard said...

kate, thanks for your note! the new workspace is so great! it's so much better not to be working on my bed, and it's refreshing to have some time away from the house/sounds of babies crying/etc. :) i really needed that after so many years working from home! the other people there are graphic designers, web programmers, photographers, those types of things. everyone is really friendly and nice. i usually work there from 10-4:30 every day, and then i ride my bike back home to play with the kiddos, and then sometimes i'll work a bit at night, too. it is a productive space for caroline and me for sure, although it can get a little noisy with conversation (and sometimes photo shoots)—which i like, but can be a little distracting. anyway, hope this helped answer your questions!

preppylove said...

That ballet sounds awesome... I bet the music is amazing! I would love to see it!!

Ana Beltschewa said...

Thanks for mentioning the ballet, Joanna. I'm on holiday in New York that week (for the first time!!) and just got tickets, so excited!
Greetings from London x

Maria Caruso said...

Absolutely love the Hemingway quote.

LeeLee said...

Great links. Have a fabulous weekend!

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Michelle Lee said...

hope you had a great one!

www.pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend - love ballet, too! And that mini house is simply fabulous. Just shows how the tiniest space can be most wonderful and super functional. Happy Easter! x

Bethan Thomas said...

I love this post. Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Beth x
TheBritishGirl.co.uk

McKenzie Collins said...

Stuff practicality, that 84 square foot house looks so adorable!

http://currentlylovingblog.com/

Jenny McL said...

My uncle won that same art prize in the late 70s in Ireland. What absolute skill and talent that young lady has. I hope she treasures it forever. Well done on that beautiful piece of work I will enjoy looking forward to seeing all of you future work!

Jenny McL said...

My uncle won that same art prize in the late 70s in Ireland. What absolute skill and talent that young lady has. I hope she treasures it forever. Well done on that beautiful piece of work I will enjoy looking forward to seeing all of you future work!

jm said...

fabulous roundup!

celesteandpearl.blogspot.com said...

I swear by the Nars blush and bronzer combo! And yes, that just may be the happiest photo ever.

Such a joy reading your blog - thank you. Have a great week!

Warmest,
Liz

{celesteandpearl.blogspot.com}

Susan {ofeverymoment.com} said...

I love the Hemmingway quote. Thanks for it!

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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

That IS, without a doubt, the world's happiest photo! It made me want to skip around just looking at it :-) So lovely.

CC Stanley said...

Thanks for the links, I really appreciate the racial profiling piece. I hadn't heard about this incident...as a mom of 2 adorable black boys I'm always on the lookout for thoughtful resources on race, racism and authority figures. This article definitely goes in my arsenal!

Laura said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the ballet! Justin is coming to choreograph a piece for Pacific Northwest Ballet (the company I dance with) this summer and I'm really looking forward to seeing his process. I always love your links...take care!

Jessica said...

I just ordered that jcrew one-piece - it looks just like one I had as a kid! couldn't resist, so excited.

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