A while back, a reader introduced me to the company of Grevi, who has been making hats outside of Florence, alongside the Arno, since the the late 19th century. I love these archival photographs from their original factory in Signa, Italy. Before the Great Depression, their company made only two hats, a boater known as the Leghorn and a panama-style hat—both for men. But as it turns out, their most well-known hat is probably the one they made for a certain pretty woman: Julia Roberts wore one in the scene at the Polo Club. They have stores in Florence and Paris, but you can find them sold elsewhere.
Do you have a favorite shape? Here’s a post about five of the most classic hat shapes for summer.
Some other links of note…
Related: I wish I’d bought myself a hat when we stopped in here years ago.
What those emojis are supposed to mean. (Which ones do you overuse?) Via Wired
Did you watch the David Letterman clip round-up of his flirting with guests? Yikes. Via Morning After
A little birthday rap for Fresh Air fans. (Love it when they break it down with Artisanal toast.) Via EgoCircus
Happy Doughnut Day is next Friday! I can be a bit bah-humbug about all the unofficial (fake) holidays—but doughnut day is a real thing. A roundup of homemade doughnut recipes to look at only after you’ve already eaten. Via Say Yes
How to find the perfect GIF. Via LifeHacker
I love white walls (see examples here), so this tip really struck a chord! Via Emily Henderson
Great career advice from women at the top of the art world (that’s relevant beyond). And congrats to my friend Nora, #39, who—no surprise, really—was asked to contribute. via ArtNet
Are comedians the new public intellectuals? (Hopefully yes, but not the only ones?) via The Atlantic
Managing social media with your kids. via Mother
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Someone asked me to follow up about these sandals. I did buy them and I wear them all the time. That said, Salt Water sandals remain virtually the perfect shoe, in my opinion (and if they had arch support, they would be).