Thursday, February 18, 2010


Ths week's links. Enjoy.

Eustace 2010
Each year the New Yorker invites readers to submit their version of Eustace, the iconic butterfly-inspecting dandy who appeared on the very first cover — these are their 12 favourites from this year's entries. Love the one by Claire B. Cotts, a beautifully rendered take on the famous Madame X painting by John Singer Sargent.

The Top Ten Unreliable Narrators
Author Henry Sutton chooses 10 notably unreliable narrators in fiction, from Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn to Marlow of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

The Abita Mystery House
Have a virtual look at some of the oddball exhibits (like Darrel the Dogigator) at the UCM, Louisiana's Most Eccentric Museum. Via the @museumist.

Hello Sandwich
Browsing this blog is like an instant visit to Japan, written by a Sydney Australia-based designer who loves all things Japanese. Topics such as life in Tokyo, fashion, design, food and more are covered. Nicely designed and a fun read.

30 Retro Breakfast Cereals
Wow — Kiss, Pac-Man and Mr. T cereals among others! I shudder to think what's in most of these, though. Via The Food Section.

Bankrupt Offices
From the book by photographer Phillip Toledano, a study of offices deserted after going bankrupt. Melancholy and at times slightly eerie images. Via Photography Served.

Django Reinhardt
A lovely clip from 1939 of the astounding Django Reinhardt (along with the equally wonderful St├ęphane Grappelli) playing J'attendrai Swing. And yes, he's playing without the use of two of his fingers (semi-paralyzed after a terrible fire). Still astonishing after all this time. Via @brainpicker.

Cannelle et Vanille

A gorgeous food blog by Spanish pastry chef Aran Goyoaga, with sumptuous photography and wonderful recipes.

In case you missed it — I've got a lovely giveaway on right now! It's a lovely full sized (200 ml) and beautifully packaged Osmanthus Replenishing Body Lotion by Ormonde Jayne, the chic London-based boutique perfumery. Contest closes at midnight (EST) February 22, 2010.

(the lovely photograph by Prue Ruscoe is from the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Vogue Living Australia)

Studio: Jim Tierney

Love this great book design for the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by illustration student Jim Tierney, one of a series of four created for a senior year thesis project at the University of the Arts. See the rest of his beautifully illustrated series here. Via Design Observer.
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