The (Web) Edit

The articles on our weekend reading list.
Author:
Publish date:
Via NY Times

Via NY Times

There are so many smart and thought provoking articles around the web this week—here are a few of the ones we found most noteworthy.  

Guide to the solar eclipse: “On Aug. 21, at midday, people who live in, or have ventured to, a band about 70 miles wide arcing from Oregon to South Carolina will get to see the moon pass directly in front of the sun. For a minute or two day will turn to night.” (The New York Times)

How the late night set handled Charlottesville: “You can stand for a nation, or you can stand for a hateful movement. You can’t do both. And if you don’t make the right choice, I am confident that the American voter will.” (Vanity Fair)

Take the statues down: “The statues in public squares, the names on street signs, the generals honored with military bases—these are the ways in which we, as a society, tell each other what we value, and build the common heritage around which we construct a nation.” (The Atlantic)

Balancing silence and action, and creating safe spaces: “I struggle with saying nothing and saying something because I don’t want a lack of speaking up to be perceived as not caring. But sometimes words and hashtags and online sentiment feel empty when it feels like actions are what is needed. But I know both/all are important.” (Design Sponge)

Why Charlottesville became ground zero: “Racism exists everywhere in America and is baked into the foundation of the country, but few places could beat Charlottesville in its symbolic appeal for white supremacists looking to make a point.” (Hive)

Trump refuses to set a moral standard: “He abdicated what presidents from Roosevelt to Reagan have regarded as a cardinal duty of their job: set a moral course to unify the nation.” (The New York Times)

Related

Tiffany_Fold006

Single Women and Their Spaces: Personal Stylist and Mother of Twins, Tiffany Wendel

Sometimes the perfect respite from life's unpredictability is a favorite spot in our homes. For Tiffany Wendel, a professional stylist and mother of twins, redesigning her home after a divorce sounded like the perfect form of self care. With deep, textured greens and airy blues comprising the design direction of each room, it seems every inch of Tiffany's home is meant to pay homage to calmness, balance and, the thing she loves most of all, the ocean.

the-literary-edit-the-memoir-edition-the-fold-mag-1

The Literary Edit: For The Love of Books

We are acknowledging this month that, like the calendar year, we also go through "seasons" of preferences--particularly when it comes to reading. While in the summers we crave lighter, airier works of fiction to the deep, enthralling stores that move us in the winter, for the month of February we are focusing on 3 memoirs that are perfect for hunkering down and fighting the cold.

brooke-lark-230140-unsplash

What the Heck is Wellness, Anyway?

As inflated with trends and fads as the wellness industry has become, that saturation has inadvertently caused a lot of confusion around what wellness is. Whether it's a daily exercise regimen, clean eating or simply being more present, we are taking a moment to acknowledge that wellness is an ever-evolving, fluid phenomenon that means something different to everyone.

Art Made Between Opposite Sides by Tanya Aguiñiga, 2017_Photograph by Gina Clyne, Courtesy of AMBOS Project

Meet Suzy Delvalle: The Woman Turning Artists' Visions Into Realities as President & Executive Director of Creative Capital in New York City

As President and Creative Director at Creative Capital, a nonprofit support organization for artists, Suzy helps foster creativity from start to finish, providing artists with the support they need throughout their process while encouraging them to create the most groundbreaking and honest work they're capable of. We sit down with Suzy to discuss her trajectory into this truly rewarding career and the importance of community for those working in artistic fields.

christin-hume-505815-unsplash

9 Non-Invasive Skincare Trends

At every stage of our lives, our skin is telling a unique story about our health. That's why we've teamed up with the experts at Seattle and Bay area spas and skincare clinics, SkinSpirit, to learn all about non-invasive treatments to improve skin radiancy, reduce redness, provide some anti-aging benefits to our skin and help improve our general wellness.