my week in objects (mostly).

June 17, 2022

1. this nail brush.

{for getting under the world’s grimiest toenails (not mine!!)}

2. this crinkled tube.

{and the tube-wringer that got it this way. can’t even describe the satisfaction.}

3. this leftover mask elastic.

{for finding new life in teacher’s gifts.}

4. this beast of a street-find fan.

{for still turning.}

5. this portable paint set.

{and nine more.}

other things:

the poison and the cure.

we hate a single mother.

nyc microseasons.

at the playground.

life after cottagecore.

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  • Reply B June 19, 2022 at 9:33 am

    I would say complete satisfaction. It’s even rewarding just to observe the tube flattened all the way along.

  • Reply Christie June 20, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Random question/request: I know that you post quite a bit on instagram, but I got off of social media in 2016. For a while, your instagram photos appeared here on the page, and if I clicked them, I could see the individual photo/story. For some reason, that stopped happening. Without the direct link, I can’t see all of the cool things you are doing on instagram. I love your work, and find you endlessly inspiring. I have such little time to search for small makers or investigate socially responsible consumer goods (investing). Is it possible to put those instagram links back on your page? One blog — Meagan Rose Wilson — has a scrolling instagram at the bottom, which allows readers to view the post without linking to instagram. Just an idea! Thank you for all you do!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 21, 2022 at 9:19 am

      Hi there! Facebook changed their permissions and made it super tricky for third-party apps to access the feed and run these kinds of widgets, which simultaneously make the acct more susceptible to hacking. It’s a big bummer and one we’re always trying to navigate. Would love to have my insta feed back on my site but haven’t found a safe way to do that yet.

      • Reply Rachel June 21, 2022 at 9:56 am

        Thanks for this explanation! I’d been wondering the same thing.

      • Reply Christie June 21, 2022 at 12:40 pm

        Makes sense. Thank you for replying! I hate Facebook.

  • Reply Jay June 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    I think Davids toothpaste has a tube wringer as well.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 21, 2022 at 9:15 am

      It does! Not nearly as effective but comes with!

  • Reply Joyce June 20, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Loved the playground essay. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Cynthia June 21, 2022 at 11:52 am

    I bought a metal wringer years ago for my paints and find it so satisfying that now I buy anchovy paste and tomato paste in metal tubes just to be able to use the thing more often!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm

      Do not doubt it! It’s so great!

  • Reply Jay June 22, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you for the cottagecore link. I have been thinking about this lately, and the obsession with all things European (travel, fashion, decor, literature, etc.)

  • Reply Mackenzie June 23, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing that cottagecore story. It was so interesting!

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