I’ve only been to Seattle once (what? I’m new here.), but that didn’t stop me from cracking up on nearly every page of Maria Semple’s novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Her lovingly satirical depiction of the city gave me an idea: What better way to get to know the West than by reading books set in it? I took to Twitter for your recommendations and found out you guys love Steinbeck. You are so cool.
I love a hanging fern or succulent, but they’re nowhere near as eye-catching as my new obsession: Dutch horticultural artist Fedor van der Valk’s string gardens, which are essentially hanging works of floral art. Behold: For more eye candy, check out Pop Sugar Home’s interview with van der Valk, featuring more photos of his dazzling work. Photo source: Annelie Bruijn / Pop Sugar Home