Thursday, August 22, 2013


This week's links. Enjoy.

Best Flea Market Find Ever
Via Art in America: Sometimes you buy a necklace for $15 and it's a work by Alexander Calder, with a value estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. Amazing but true.

Shelf Life
Take a tour of a sleek modern Paris apartment that cleverly solves an advertising art director's conundrum — where to store his massive comics collection. Via Dwell.

Elmore Leonard — A Life in Pictures
The Guardian has put together an interesting slide show of book jackets and film stills for writer Elmore Leonard, who passed away this week at the age of 87. So many great stories (and films from his stories, too). 

The Anti-Tourist Travel Rules
Great article on the Travel + Leisure site on how to avoid just being a tourist and have a richer and more personal experience when traveling.

Abandoned Houses in Iceland
Heartbreakingly lovely ongoing photo project of abandoned houses in Iceland by R3 Radgjöf, Gláma-Kim architects and Stapi. The landscape is just stunning. Via the fox is black.

The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors
Interesting piece about the often idiosyncratic methods authors use to commit their stories to paper. Bonus — a recipe for the ink Jane Austen used, which includes beer!

A Beach Library
This is a fun idea — French industrial designer Matali Crasset created a mobile library for the beach of Romaniquette, for the town of Istres. It's open until September.

Greek Farro and Chickpea Salad with Herbed Yogurt
We're in the middle of a late summer heatwave here, so this hearty salad is perfect eating for the unexpectedly sultry weather. Via Cookie and Kate.

(photo by pieter estersohn via architectural digest)

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