Thursday, March 17, 2011


This week's links. Enjoy.

Pantone Hotel
Design nerds will love this — Pantone, the colour authority, recently opened a 59-room boutique establishment in the Brussels. The interiors have a playful 60's modern vibe — with, of course, lots of great colours. Be sure to check out the slide show.

When Mods Grow Up
From Intelligent Life magazine: "How does one age within a style tribe? In her latest Dress Sense column, Linda Grant writes that the mods and punks still look good, but pity the poor hippies ..." Excellent read.

Who's That Girl?
John Maloof's purchase of a collection of negatives at an auction in Chicago has turned out to be one of the most exciting discoveries of street photography in history — over 100,000 negatives shot primarily on the streets of Chicago between the 1950s and 1970s by Vivian Maier, a French-Austrian woman who worked as a nanny. Check out the blog now dedicated to her brilliant work, too. What an amazing eye she had.

Embracing the Art of Decluttering
Great article by Susanna Sonnenberg from the March 2011 issue of Whole Living magazine, about learning to get rid of clutter as a means of gaining room for the positives in your life, rather than seeing it as a tedious chore. So inspiring — and just in time for spring cleaning, too!

Recent Scenes From Antarctica

From The Browser: "Breathtakingly beautiful photo-essay recording varied Antarctic environment. As the tourists and scientists retreat for the season and head north, sit back and enjoy the most remarkable sights from the region of the past year." Very cool (no pun intended).

A Brief History of Title Design
Great short video showing, well, a brief history of film title design. Really nicely done. Via kottke.

Scientific Breakthroughs, Illustrated
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists, and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Have a look at this beautifully illustrated collection of original notes and drawings from their archives, capturing the moment a significant scientific breakthrough was made.

Irish Soda Bread
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with delicious Irish Soda Bread — so much better (and much more authentic) than green beer!

(lovely photo by Nicolas Mathéus)


Janine said...

Vivian Maier's collection of b&w images are nothing short of STUNNING! And I loved the brief history on film title design... timeless inspiration :)

Giulia said...

I always look forward to your Buffet post. I made the Saveur recipe a few days ago. I even put buttermilk on my market delivery list last Sunday. Anyway, authentic or not (arguments about it, of course), it's delicious toasted. Yum. And that's all that counts this morning.

Anonymous said...

Hello and thank you for another great list of links on todays Buffet. Something fun, intellectual and also practical. Especially enjoyed the 'When Mods Grow Up'. Also got inspired by the recipe, it is just in the oven, shall see how it turns out.
Have a great day, Veronika

automatism said...

You are so welcome, all — so happy that the Buffet is such a source of pleasure to you each week! And now I'm getting hungry, with all this talk of delicious soda bread — freshly baked and/or toasted!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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