Thursday, March 06, 2014


This week's links. Enjoy.

Shoe Designs Before 1900
Fascinating article on early shoe styles, from the papyrus and leather sandal of ancient Egypt to the late 1700s flirtatious embroidered silk mule with a curious squared toe worn by a lady of leisure. Great photos.

Lupita Nyong'o on Beauty
The Oscar-winning star of the film 12 Years A Slave gives an amazing speech on beauty, self-acceptance and the importance of role models for young black women. So admire her.

Beauty Mantras From Old-School Hollywood Stars
And while we're on the subject of beauty, a great selection of quotes ranging from the practical to the philosophical from such silver screen luminaries as Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, Jeanne Moreau and Mae West among others.

When Is An Artwork Finished?
Via Artnews: "For some artists, a work is done when it leaves the studio. Others keep tinkering in the galleries. One waits for the piece to 'cry uncle'". Interesting essay on how artists know when an artwork is finished — and how it changes from artist to artist.

7 Luminous Modern Interiors
Inspiring slideshow at Dwell featuring airy modern spaces flooded with natural light. Perfect.

Ask The Past
Utterly fascinating and hilarious, the Ask The Past blog reproduces advice from old books — learn how to sweet talk your lady (1656), how to garden with lobsters (1777), how to see the future (1450) among many other surprising and possibly useful tips.

10 Great Films Featuring Cats
Great round up of films featuring our feline friends, from an early 1901 silent through to such classics as Breakfast at Tiffany's, La Dolce Vita and Alien.

Pear Cranberry Crisp
I improvised a pear compote earlier this week that we added as a topping to our morning oatmeal — Andrew said it was like eating a soft pear crisp. This recipe by Cookie + Kate is inspiring me to keep going with the pear and oatmeal combo.

(photo by kristofer johnsson with styling by pella hedeby. via my scandinavian home)

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