Thursday, July 16, 2009

Snapshot: Summer 3

Summer in this place is very hot and a little bit melancholic, slothful, languid ...

— Giulia of zoobezoobezoo

(photograph by Luigi Ghirri, a distinguished Italian photographer active in the 70s and 80s — and who was from Giulia's home town of Reggio Emilia in Italy)


This week's links — a little abbreviated, I'm afraid, as I'm in the middle of deadlines at the moment. Hope you enjoy what's here.

Oblique Strategies in the Kitchen
Adam Brent Houghtaling of Gourmet magazine applies Oblique Strategies (a deck of instructional cards designed to disrupt conditioned thought processes and spark creativity, created in 1975 by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt) to cooking, with interesting results. You can get Oblique Strategies as an iPhone app, too. Via things magazine.

Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys From the Golden Age of the American Automobile
Fascinating and unique (and cute) historical collection of tin toy cars. Via Design Observer.

Top Ten Literary Gypsies
Jessica Duchen picks her favourite gypsy characters in literature.

Cold Green Bean Salads
T. Susan Chang has a nice selection of green bean salads for summer.

Dirk Fowler Poster Designs
Grain Edit has a great post about the gig posters designed by Dirk Fowler. Beautiful work.

Montmartre's Sketchbook
Lovely blog about art, fashion, food and more. Always an inspiring read.

Update: The link to Oblique Strategies in the Kitchen has been fixed — sorry about that!

(photograph via Domino's Deco Files)
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