I’m Jess, a freelance journalist in London.

I write about culture, technology, and place. I’m interested in why people do what they do, and how technology is changing the way we live. Hire me, or say hi: jessica.furseth @ gmail.com

* The sound of silence from noise-cancelling headphones is the ultimate survival tool for modern life – The Guardian
* The colour of your city: How random acts of history created colour patterns that determine how we build cities today – Curbed
What do you do with a 20% chance of cancer? – BuzzFeed
* The art of imitation: My family’s favourite fake painting – Hazlitt
* Pints at dawn: The last days of London’s earlyhouse pub culture – The Guardian
Got Stan Smiths? Why urban creatives flock to heritage brands – Quartz
* Why Norwegians love their restrictive alcohol policy – Tonic / Vice
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech, culture shock, and expat life – Curbed
* The narcissist within: On being a couple that looks like each other – Refinery29
* The heartache of being European in Brexit Britain – New Statesman
* On Star Trek Voyager, and the things that pull you out of the fire – Catapult
* How Birkenstock convinced us all the breaking-in pain is worth it – Racked
How do you preserve a language while still letting it grow? – Hazlitt
* How to fix a leak in your bathroom – The Billfold
* How listmaking apps help couples share the emotional labour – The Guardian
* Save Hackney Wick! The fight for Europe’s densest arts hub – Apollo Magazine
* Notes on a small election – The London Review of Books