This week's links. Enjoy.
The Queen of Sicily's Paris Shopping List, 1277
Fascinating glimpse of the domestic side of being a medieval queen — and who doesn't love reading lists?
Anyone who's spent time by the sea has put a seashell to their ear to hear the roar of the sea — this thoughtful essay looks at how we've listened throughout history and literature.
The Tower House
Check out this lovely skyscraper-style treehouse with a view of the mountains, designed to reflect the leaves of the trees around it.
Great selection over at Brain Pickings of inspiring advice on: how not to worry about money, courage and the creative life, fueling the inner engine of learning and making good art.
Weird and Wonderful Fruits and Vegetables
Celebrate Vegetarian Week with this selection of oddly (and at times rather rudely) shaped fruits and veggies.
5 Celebrity Favourite Natural Skincare Products
Check out how get Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Nichole Kidman and other celebs get their radiant glow with this list of their fave natural skincare products.
Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man
Just found this and can't wait to see it — a 2005 documentary that revisits Shakespeare and Company, the most famous bookstore in Paris. A and I visited when we were in Paris — it's utterly atmospheric.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Lovely recipe for a late spring dessert from Cookie and Kate.
(photo from alison milne design via escapade)