Thursday, May 30, 2013

Buffet


This week's links. Enjoy.

Midcentury Furniture + Grandkid Nostalgia = Modern Trend
From NPR: "It first showed up in the 1950s and '60s — think low-slung sofas, egg-shaped chairs and the set of Mad Men. Today, midcentury modern furniture is 'blazing hot,' as one dealer puts it. One explanation is that people often like what their grandparents liked.

Why Kids Need Illustration to Read
Legendary children’s book author and artist Sir Quentin Blake on why kids need illustration to read. One of my illustration heroes. Via Explore

Beneath the Cherry Blossoms
Heady with beauty and charm, in cherry tree season Japan celebrates environmental values that Western greens have lost. Via The Browser.

An Interview With Empress Of
From AnOther: "Last October, 23-year-old, Brooklyn-based Lorely Rodriguez (AKA Empress Of) released Colorminutes, a series of dreamy, minute-long electronic pop demos, each presented as an individual YouTube video and paired with a corresponding colour. She did this with no real sense of expectation but within weeks music bloggers were hailing her as the new Grimes, enchanted by her sweetly sung melodies and lilting brand of lo-fi synth." Lovely work. Available on iTunes here.

The Hairstyle Archaeologist
Love this. Via Boing Boing: "Hairstylist Janet Stephens was unable to replicate a Roman statue's complex bun in the salon, leading her to solve the ancient mystery of how it worked: "I got deeper and deeper into it ... it took about seven years, and my article was published in the Journal of Roman Archeology."

Setting Up Shop Online
Another fab Biz Ladies post over at Design Sponge, focusing on everything you need to know about opening an online shop for your work.

22 Rules for Aging Brilliantly
Great advice from O magazine, reminding you to breathe, let go of regrets, stay in touch and other great habits for growing older in a healthy and positive way.

Cauliflower Puree with Chickpeas, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
A great late spring supper — not too heavy, but heartier than a salad, too.

(photo by sharyn cairns)

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