Thursday, November 21, 2013


This week's links. Enjoy.

Design in Film: The Modern House
Nice little video about modern homes, both real and fake, as featured in the movies. Via things magazine.

Icons of Vintage Fashion
This coffee table book would be the perfect gift for any fashion lovers on your holiday list. Glancing through Icons of Vintage Fashion: Definitive Designer Classics at Auction 1900-2000 is described by the Architectural Digest reviewer as "... a bit like getting lost in the racks of the biggest vintage shop in the world." Sounds wonderful.

Eight Books For Insomniacs
Author Anthony Gardner puts together a slightly tongue-in-cheek list of books for the chronic insomniac, divided into two categories — boring and soothing. Definitely agree on his choice of children's classic The Wind in the Willows (soothing) and yes, I too have come close to nodding off while trying to get into Proust's Remembrance of Things Past.

Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD
Martin Aston's new book is an in depth history of the seminal British indie record label. Here he puts together a musical playlist for his book, with links so you can listen in. This label carried many of my all time favourite bands — My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Stereolab, Thievery Corporation, The Pixies and more.

Pop Culture Librarians
Tired of negative portrayals, Flavor Wire picks their favourite realistic, intelligent and competent librarians in cinema, television and more. Shout out to the film Desk Set with Katherine Hepburn as a charming librarian foil to Spencer Tracy's efficiency expert.

The 50 Most Remarkable Hats of All Time
Wide ranging interesting slide show of notable headwear, ranging from the fashionable Elsa Schiaparelli's 1937 Shoe Hat, Odd Job's deadly bowler in Goldfinger to fascinating traditional headdresses.

The Woman Who Cooks Food From Video Games
An interview with Gourmet Gaming's Daniella Zelli, who cooks real-life versions of food she finds in video games.

Zucchini and Chickpea Fritters
Healthy and quick to make, these fritters are perfect for weeknight suppers. Via Donna Hay.

(photo by pia ulin)

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