Thursday, June 07, 2012
This week's links. Enjoy.
It was sad news this week to hear that the brilliant writer Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91. In his honour, Gourmet online has uploaded Dandelion Wine, his essay for the June 1953 issue of Gourmet magazine. Lovely read.
The Hats of Queen Elizabeth's Monarchy
As you know, Queen Elizabeth II has been celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this week — this slide show takes a look at some of the many hats she's worn over the years. I love that some are definitely adventurous and fashion forward.
Seasonal Fruit and Vegetable Cheat Sheets
Having trouble remembering what's in season when shopping for fresh produce at the grocery store? Check out these beautifully designed Produce Calendars by Russell Van Kraayenburg, which offer a complete guide to seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Brilliant idea. Via Co.Design.
The Shapes We're In
From Intelligent Life: "Are you a leggy Edwardian? Or a nip-waisted New Look? With help from four actresses, Isabel Lloyd matches bodies to decades."
Out, Damned Spot!
Interesting story of the recent discovery of a small freckle ointment jar on Nikumaroro Island, which offers more circumstantial evidence that the legendary aviator, Amelia Earhart, died on the uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati. There's something so touching about a confident and daring woman like Earhart hating her freckles.
Here's something for music geeks to do on the next long car trip — name 50 Johnnys in music. I'll start things off with The Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash.
The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator
Playfully silly variations on Gladwell's book The Tipping Point.
In case you missed it — I have a giveaway on right now, courtesy of Chronicle Books! It's for a copy of Happy Home by textile designer Jennifer Paganelli, and it's a feast of brilliant colour and pattern, with clear and detailed instructions on creating 21 cheerful sewing and craft projects.
Swedish Chocolate Coconut Balls
These are not only deliciously easy to make, but don't require baking, either.
(photo via sköna hem)
There's a whole slew of fab magazines out lately — I'm going to be enjoying a little down time this week reading the latest issues of these over the next few days: 91 Magazine, Adore Home, Covet Garden, Est Magazine, Pure Green and Rêverie.
And just out in print: Spoonful!
(photo via useless box)