Thursday, January 09, 2014


This week's links. Enjoy.

Collecting Vintage Design Books
Utterly lovely essay by Gillian Fassel on the joys of collecting vintage interior design books. I used to spend hours looking through my mum's copy of Terence Conran's original House Book. Don't miss the accompanying slide show of vintage books, too.

Proust: The Accidental Buddhist
Thought provoking essay by Pico Iyer on how the insights of Proust's novels have parallels in Buddhism.

The Food Lover's Cleanse
Bon App├ętit is once again doing their month-long Food Lover's Cleanse series, featuring great food that'll have you feeling your best and brightest after the overindulgence of the holidays. Sensible, healthy real eating, with an emphasis on whole foods.

How Far Will You Go For China's Best Tea?
Located on the southern peak of Mount Huashan in China, this teahouse is for the most determined (and athletic) tea drinkers only. Seriously — the route there has to be seen to be believed. If you suffer from vertigo, you might want to give these photos a miss.

The Story of Ziggy Stardust
Yesterday was David Bowie's birthday — celebrate with a viewing of a documentary chronicling the rise (and retirement) of one of his most famous creations, glam rock persona Ziggy Stardust.

Kate Moss at 40
An appreciation of the extraordinary career of Kate Moss, still going strong at 40. May she continue to do so for many more.

The Brothers Grimm, in Photos
Check out this series of eerily beautiful photos by Killian Shoenberger illustrating classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. Love how they capture the dark undercurrents of these stories as well as the wonder.

The Saveur 100

I look forward to this every year — Saveur's round up of their favourite 100 dishes, drinks, ingredients, people, places, publications and tools. 

(photo via basichus)

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