Holiday cheer is already in full force! Here are the internet tendencies that caught our attention this week.
Let the holiday shopping and market hopping commence! A few NYC spots I'll be scoping out this month: Bulletin Holiday Market, Roberta's Holiday Market, Canal Street Market, and Phoenicia Flea Holiday in Brooklyn. – Berit, editor
Shout out to Spain for taking streets titled after tyrannical dudes and renaming them after notable women, and not just saints and virgins. – Daniel, editorial assistant
Best Grandpa award goes to Chan Jae in Brazil. He started an Instagram account to draw stories for his grandchildren in New York and Korea. Talk about an international family! – Becky, assistant editor
Perhaps inspired by the hell that holiday travel can be, Fathom favorite director Wes Anderson directed an incredibly sweet short for H&M. A mix of The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Express, that shopping has nothing to do with it may be the best part about it. Watch it below. — Pavia, CEO
How Ukranian berry-pickers are stirring things up radioactively in the villages outside Chernobyl. – Daniel
Travel back in time and to another country with Radiooooo, a new website that allows you to listen to music by location and decade. – Berit
Lucky French commuters are getting special vending machines at select stations where they can print out a free short story for their trip. No more bored commuters! – Becky
I need to print this chart detailing the best noodle for every kind of pasta sauce and put it on my kitchen wall. – Daniel
This tip from Roads & Kingdoms: In Germany, a man nicknamed “Dr. Flirt” helps refugee men integrate into society by teaching them how to hit on German women. – Jeralyn, editorial director
THIS WEEK ON FATHOM: Happy Gifting!
Take a closer look at some of the goods we've been eyeballing this holiday season, including: a new instant camera, an unloseable umbrella, an affordable framing service, a smart selfie drone, a design-friendly stroller, and some impossibly awesome throwback film.
And learn more about an amazing ethical jewelry brand based in the Himalayas.