Thursday, May 14, 2009
This week's links, just for you. Enjoy.
Lovely Holly of the fab decor8 blog added automatism to her blogroll this week! Thanks, Holly! I'm truly honoured. Be sure to visit both her blog and the other blogs listed there, too — she's discovered an astounding number of truly beautiful sites. I'll be busy browsing these for quite a while ...
Automatism on Apartment Therapy!
It's been a big week for automatism! My post last week from my Domino Archive — the one on personal libraries — was featured on the Apartment Therapy San Francisco blog on Monday. Thanks so much to Monika at AT SF!
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Artscope lets you browse more than 3,500 images. Amazing. Via Design Observer.
The Stories Behind 11 Famous Cocktails
Fun little foodie history of 11 popular cocktails — perfect for sharing at your next cocktail party! Via mental floss magazine.
saint verde digest
Neville Trickett's lovely blog is a visual feast of art and design.
Belgian Veggie Day
Starting this week the Belgian city of Ghent will become the first in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week. The regular weekly meatless day was created in recognition of the impact of livestock on the environment — the UN says livestock is responsible for nearly one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. The city hopes the move will cut Ghent's environmental footprint — and help tackle the problem of obesity, too.
The New Yorker has a gorgeous slide show of fashion pictures by Richard Avedon, who was a staff photographer there from 1992 to 2004. You can see the originals and more at The International Center for Photography, which is featuring an exhibit of Avedon's fashion work from May 15th to September 6th.
Top Ten Subterranean Books
Stephen Smith picks his favourite underground reading, ranging from HG Wells and Jules Verne to a history of the London tube.
A Short History of the Ampersand
Hoefler & Frere-Jones take a look at the (very old!) history and changing form of the ampersand in typography. Via Creative Review.
Photograph from Domino's Deco Files
Kelly of the lovely High Street Market shop emailed me earlier this week about her very first special sales event, called the Vintage Baby Collection. Beginning today, it will feature vintage baby-related decorative items such as framed nursery rhyme hankies, baby brass animals, vintage toy trains, kid's chairs and footstools, baby blocks, books and more. A perfect time to pick up something unique for your own little one's room, or a great baby shower gift for family or friends!