Thursday, August 21, 2014


This week's links. Enjoy.

10 Stunning Writers Studios
Slide show of 10 gorgeous writer retreats that would cure even the most stubborn writer's block. 

Back to Paperback?
This is intriguing. A new study has found that readers using a Kindle were significantly worse than paperback readers at recalling details in a mystery story — part of a Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitization on the reading experience.

The Beauty-Happiness Connection
Interesting article on how being surrounded by beauty makes people happier — looking at lovely things (and people) improves ones quality of life.

One Chef's Homage to a Famous Egg
Musicians cover songs. Chefs cover dishes. Interesting article about how a chef's attempt to cover a famous egg dish ended up becoming something uniquely his own.

The Best of the French Twist
Get inspired with this slide show of variations on the classic French Twist. Perfect summer hair.

10 Crucial Lessons From History's Greatest Graphic Designers
Via Co.Design: "Simplify, visualize, know your user. The lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever."

Julia Child's 100 Favourite Recipes
To celebrate what would have been Julia Child's 100 birthday on August 15, a panel of chefs and culinary experts sifted through over 3,700 of Julia's recipes to compile a list of her 100 most-loved ones. Wonderful.

Grilled Zucchini With Goat Cheese and Pinenuts
Quick and easy to do, this simple dish is a great way to enjoy a plentiful seasonal veggie.

(photo from marie claire italia via my paradissi)

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