I LOVE this ad for Australia Post, entitled Hug. "If you really want to touch someone, send them a letter." Why have we all stopped writing letters? I keep hearing people say how much they like getting a handwritten letter.
ABC bookcase All the great ideas are simple and this motto is so true when you look at the "Read Your Book Case", designed by Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti, for the italian furniture design firm Saporiti.
Blue Thread by Ruth Tenzer Feldman - great story about a girl learning what it means to be a woman and taking a stand for yourself; set amid the women's suffrage movement in 1912 Portland, plus a little Jewish heritage and time travel.