Molly Young

Molly Young at Warby Parker HQ in New York. Photographed by Austin Hargrave.

Molly Young is a writer for The New York Times, the former creative lead at Warby Parker and a app creator (among MANY other things).

We love your Tumblr. It's truly a delight. How do you decide what to post?

Most of it is self-generated—scraps and droplets of unformed observations and improperly-framed photos.

What gadgets get you through the day?

I keep a UE ROLL 360 wireless Bluetooth speaker in my shower so I can listen to podcasts while scrubbing my netherparts.

Where do you go on the Internet when you want to laugh?

My work inbox.

What’s the best thing you’ve streamed recently?

Three-way tie between "Better Call Saul," "Fargo," and "The Great British Bake Off."

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“My partner Teddy and I created a pack of Old Masters emoji because nothing is more expressive than a Bruegel peasant.”
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Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

@NancyFranklin (formerly of the New Yorker) has the funniest Twitter of all time. I don’t f with Snapchat. My favorite Instagram account is my partner @teddyblanks because his antennae are attuned to the subtle weirdnesses of this world.

What's the last great thing you read online?

William Deresiewicz on political correctness, for The American Scholar.

Where do you shop online?

All of my leather jackets come from Veda; their fit is slim in the shoulders and everything is made with painstaking care.

I also love [sansceuticals hair products, especially the hair oil. Everything is sulfate-free and mild; people always ask if I got a blow-out the day after I use their hair wash.

What should we download right now?

My partner Teddy and I created a pack of Old Masters emoji, because nothing is more expressive than a Bruegel peasant. You can acquire it on the iTunes store and use it to unnerve friends and family.

The Periodic Table of NYC Trash is another Teddy-Molly project. It’s a tabular array of garbage from the greatest city on earth, in poster form.

What projects do you have coming down the pipeline?

I’m working on a book with Joana Avillez that will be published by Penguin in Spring 2018. It’s a volume of coded puzzles sung in the key of New York City. Hard to explain, but a goddamn delight to experience as you’ll soon see!

Keep up with Molly:

t: @magicmolly
i: @magicmollys