Thursday, June 26, 2008


Hope you enjoy this week's sampling of links ...

Fifty Best Ever Summer Holiday Books
The Telegraph has a great selection of big juicy reads, old and new, to enjoy while on a dock by the lake, a blanket on the beach, or a bench in the park.

World Freehand Circle Drawing Champion
Amazing video of the champ in action -- not only is it perfectly drawn, but it's done unbelievably fast, too. Via where we play.

Bonjour mon coussin
A French company that creates some of the most interesting cushions I've ever seen. I featured one of them in a post last week, but go look -- there's lots more to check out.

Paper Cuts
Paper Cuts is the New York Times book blog, by the editors of the NYT Book Review. Lots of great posts — a quick glance today reveals a meditation on calligraphy, a Polish production of MacBeth, George Carlin, the truth of JFK's Ich bin Berliner speech, plus this link to the Guardian, which recently asked its arts critics to cover sports for a day — and vice versa.

Gone In Sixty Seconds
A lovely tribute to the design legacy of the Polaroid, written by Phil Patton. Via Design Observer.

Interior Desecrators
Baffling and at times terrifying examples of 1970s interiors. Not for the sensitive. :)

Diamond Dyes Trade Cards
The See Saw blog has an interesting post about the brilliantly coloured trade cards of the Wells Richardson Company, who in the 19th century patented, manufactured and distributed analyne dyes under the name of Diamond Dyes. A glimpse into the infancy of print advertising.

Johnny Loco
Fabulous bicycles and more. I want one of these. Via eye candy.

The delicious photograph above is by Ellen Silverman, who is pretty much one of my fave photographers. Lovely work.


Jessie Cacciola said...

okay, i need a pizza oven right now. that image is so great. thanks for these lovely links, too. :)

Liza Cowan said...

Thanks so much for the link. It means a lot to me that you've read my blog and find it worth passing on to your readers. Your blog is beautiful.

I'm still tweaking the Diamond Dyes post, but it's got some cool images.

Thanks again. Liza at SeeSaw

Lori Langille said...

Jessie -- I'm having pizza tonight after staring at that lovely photo so much! And yeah, a pizza oven would be lovely ... :)

Liza -- you are so welcome! I love checking out your discoveries on your blog -- there's always something fascinating.

simplyolive said...

that bike is great!
i actually saw a couple when i was in italy...

i just got the electra townie 3 and love it!

Jane Flanagan said...

That bike is amazing. It would make my day if I saw somebody riding around town in one!

Lori Langille said...

Lucky you, simplyolive, with your new electra townie 3 -- it must make the most mundane errand fun!

And I'll be sure to wave, Jane, if I ever do get a Dutch Delight cargo cruiser (or even give you a lift)!


Joanna Goddard said...

that pizza looks amazing.

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