Thursday, June 19, 2014
This week's links. Enjoy.
Iconic Bangs Through History
Thinking of a hair redo this summer? Take a look at these inspiring takes on bangs, from Louise Brooks's classic 20s bob to the tousled bohemian cool of Jane Birkin.
Love Locks and Other Tourist Superstitions
In the wake of the partial collapse of famed Paris lover's destination Pont des Arts from the weight of 'love locks', here's an interesting short list of five tourist-pleasing customs and superstitions around the world, from kissing the Blarney Stone to the risking your fingers with la Bocca della Verità (immortalized in the classic film Roman Holiday).
Grow Your Own Supper — Even in the Tiniest of Apartments
Great ideas on creating your own thriving vegetable garden in the city, even if your available outdoor space is next to nil.
A Party-Friendly Home in Toronto
Take a tour of Dr. Kenneth Montague's groovy loft — home, art gallery and ultimate party house thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck and lots of conversation pieces.
7 Reasons You Should Unplug This Summer
A list of good reminders why it's not just good but necessary to take a break from technology. Enjoy your summer!
Judge a Book By Its Cover
Fun quiz over at Guardian Books for book cover design fans — guess the classic book by its cover.
The Evolution of the World Cup Soccer Ball
World Cup reading. An interesting history of the development of the soccer ball, from pigs bladders to lumps of rubber to its current form as an aerodynamic sphere.
Simple to make, these would be lovely for a weekend brunch with summer berries on the side.
(photo by pella hedeby by way of emmas designblogg)