Why white walls have taken over the design world, and more design and home links worth reading this week.
- Grace Bonney's thoughtful essay about the dually loved and loathed white wall craze that's taken over the design world is more refreshing than a trend could ever be. (Design*Sponge)
- Behold: an actual cookie bouquet. The florally scented and flavored cookie (with bergamot, orange, elderflower, and almond) is a collaboration between the perfumers at Régime des Fleurs and bakers at Burrow Bakery in Brooklyn, who hand-paint each one. (T Magazine)
- Curbed's ode to Jane Jacobs on what would be her 100th birthday, a compilation of features ranging from the story of her famous battle with Robert Moses over LOMEX to a quiz about what she would think of your neighborhood, is required reading for anybody who lives in (or cares at all about) New York City. (Curbed)
- This well-loved family home in Sonoma (and its enviably lush, verdant backyard) pairs thoughtful personal touches with fuss-free warmth. (Cup of Jo)
- From a website for "word-of-mouth" recommendations to another that finds you cheaper flights by working in a day tour-sized layover between them, this roundup of travel websites you (probably) haven't heard of is worth the bookmark. (Refinery 29)