Making a list
Best of the year lists + best of the decade lists + holiday gift guides = sensory overload.
Fortunately I spotted these j.crew slippers earlier in the year and could give my husband clear hints that these would be a real hit. Christmas came early and now my feet are snuggly warm as I complete my online Christmas shopping. Here are some of the end of the year lists that caught my eye.
- Best Album of 2009: Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear (NPR’s All Songs Considered)
- Best Album of the decade: Kid A by Radiohead (Pitchfork), or Illinois by Sufjan Stevens (Paste Magazine)
- Best of 2009: A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. I’m calling this the winner because it’s the only book that both the New York Times and Washington Post have in common in their Best of 2009 lists.
- Best of the decade: Paste Magazine picks The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.
I haven’t read either of these books and I can’t say that I’m dying to, given all of the other books already on my to-read list. I guess I’ll add these on the end of the list.
NY Times Year in Ideas:
- Should we add Lithium to the water supply?
- Can we make Robots feel guilt?
- Should we ban cul-de-sacs?
- Can you treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Tetris?
Favorite Holiday Gift Guides
- Mint Design‘s Gift Guide
- Design*Sponge has compiled several bloggers’ wish lists
- Design Work Life has a series of guides, but instead of the usual categories, they are separated by horoscope type: earth, fire, air, water.
It’s almost too much to handle. Time to turn off the computer.