Thursday, January 19, 2012
This week's links. Enjoy.
A Glimpse of Famous Correspondence
Review of five chronicles of famous correspondence that shed new light on the hearts and minds of cultural icons such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck and Maurice Sendak.
Eve Arnold's Most Memorable Shots
Slide show of some of the defining images from the career of photographer Eve Arnold, who passed away last week at the age of 99. She was the first female member of the Magnum agency and was best known for her sensitive images of Marilyn Monroe.
This sounds interesting — design and produce your own fabric via the Spoonflower site. It’s affordable, no minimum order is required and it uses eco-friendly fabrics and printing processes, too. I'm definitely checking this out. Via Swiss Miss.
The painter Lucian Freud died last year at 88 but painted right to the very end. With two upcoming major Freud retrospectives in mind, writer David Kamp talks to some of the models and family members who sat for him.
Why Black is Addictive
Rebecca Willis takes a look at why she wears black so much — and how and why black became such a fashion staple.
A Night at the Bookstore
Check out The Joy of Books, a charming stop motion short film by Canadian husband and wife team Sean and Lisa Ohlenkamp, depicting the contents of the Toronto bookstore Type coming alive after dark. Just lovely.
One Piece at a Time
A project by Jonathan Brand, One Piece at a Time is a full size paper 3D version of a 1969 Ford Mustang that he used to own but sold in order to buy a diamond engagement ring. Reconstructed based on his memory and a few photographs, its attention to detail is extraordinary.
Cauliflower Steaks With Harissa
A brilliant way of serving the humble cauliflower, by Kimberley of The Year In Food — and gorgeous photos, too.
(lovely photo by mo + mo living)