Thursday, September 03, 2009
This week's links. Enjoy.
Where We Blog From
Lovely Jane of the wonderful Ill Seen, Ill Said blog has a great series called Where We Blog From, which regularly features the work spaces of a host of talented bloggers. This week was my turn, and I'm utterly flattered to be in such great company — thanks so much, Jane!
The Ikea Catalogue: Circa 1965
Fun scans of a vintage 1965 Ikea catalogue. There's a chair or two I wouldn't mind ordering, actually ... Via things magazine.
A Homeless Hostel With a Rare Amenity: Good Design
Steve Rose of the Guardian writes: "A long, low building snaking around three sides of a garden, the hostel's clean lines and white walls hark back to the work of early modernists such as Le Corbusier or JJP Oud. But then what should a homeless hostel look like anyway? Before Spring Gardens, the first purpose-built homeless hostel in Britain, it was a question no one needed to ask." Intelligent and sensitive design for human beings.
The 46 Essential Rock Reads
Jacket Copy picks the best books about rock music — fiction, nonfiction, and some that are probably a little bit of both.
New online gallery Lovely Clusters features sellers with a romantic, dreamy, and beautiful aesthetic. Products range from pretty handmade clothing, accessories and jewelry to paper goods, vintage items and soft furnishings for the home.
No Impact Man
Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker reviews Colin Beavan's new book No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process, which chronicles how Beavan, his wife and their young daughter attempted to spend a year in their ninth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village without producing any environmental impact whatsoever—“zero carbon . . . also zero waste in the ground, zero pollution in the air, zero resources sucked from the earth, zero toxins in the water.”
Corners of Your Home
Victoria of the always lovely sfgirlbybay had an inspiring post this week about how the best decor is all about the details — have a look at her beautiful examples.
Dutch Apple Cake
A lovely tea cake that's quick to bake, too. By Yasmin of Almond & The Hazelnut, via Tastespotting.
(lovely photograph via my archive of Domino Deco Files)