This month – July


Read – Online

Middle children are going extinct, and apparently that’s an issue.

Also an issue: trolls. And exactly like “If you just don’t respond, they’ll stop bullying you” never worked in grade school (protip: forcefully punching bullies in the face once however did work – in my case at least), “don’t feed the trolls” doesn’t work either. But what does?

The history of the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse, a world famous four day walking event in the city of Nijmegen.

Think you’re too old to start a start up? Think again! New data shows that successful start ups often have slightly older founders.

“For fun” DNA tests to figure out your heritage are relatively cheap and easily acquired through the internet. But what if the test shows that your parent is not your parent?

In 2018, Burberry destroyed 38 millioen dollars of their unsold goods to ensure their products stay scarce and luxurious. #nocomment

Media geared towards women, and the, oftentimes hidden, #spon it contains. Food for thought.

Great article by Mara Wilson about Allison Mack and the horrific NXIVM case.

‘What a star he would be today’: the extraordinary musical legacy of Sylvester.

THERE IS A WORD FOR IT! “Tsundoku“: buying books you end up not reading.

The world’s best power move ever: “I don’t know her“.

Listened to – Music

Def Leppard covers Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”.

Moon Hooch play their cave music in an actual cave: Stalactites, Stalagmites, Water Drops and Minerals. Also available to listen to and/or purchase (featuring an extra track) on their Bandcamp.

Listened to – Podcasts

I hate it but I love it on The Bodyguard.

The Sound Podcast, in which Moon Hooch member Mike Wilbur gives insight into their (live) musical process.

And of course the podcast suggestions given by Niki at the end of her interview.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

I only watched Dutch documentaries this month, if you want to know what they were, check out the Dutch version of this post.

Watched – TV and Youtube

Jamie Nyx of Sea Green Zines fame created an amazingly detailed YouTube series on selling your zines online. She talks about the big changes at Etsy, compares virtually all other selling platforms available and even calculates how much selling your zines on each of those platform costs.

Sarah Swan’s bullet journal videos.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

The Mus bullet journal sticker book.

The Flow Holiday Box.

See All This magazine on 99 genius women in art. Tipped by Mariëlle Kleynjan.

Like DaphneThomas Elshuis inherited A Lot of slide frames. He’s been using those 20.000 slide frames to create new work.