Thursday, September 04, 2014


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Barcelona Apartment and Studio
Take a tour of the eclectic and bohemian Barcelona home and working studio of three friends — one Spanish, one British and one Japanese — that's also host to exhibitions, dinner parties and other happenings.

A Gift for the Simple
Lovely article in the New York Times about new research showing that the older a person gets, the more happiness they derive from ordinary experiences. Inspiring.

Eva Marie Saint Talks About Kissing Cary Grant
The wonderful Eva Marie Saint talks about her experiences working with Alfred Hitchcock — and dishes about kissing Cary Grant in that great scene on the train in North By Northwest (endearingly, she was mostly worried about stepping on his feet).

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — the Unpublished Chapter
Exciting news for Roald Dahl fans — a previously unpublished chapter from the classic children's book (at the time cut as it was deemed too disturbing for children) is now available for reading. It features a tour of Wonka's Vanilla Fudge Room.

Nine Ways to Build Your Business as an Introvert
The fantastic Design*Sponge offers 9 ways even the shyest can get their own business up and running, thanks to these great tips from The Biz Ladies.

Audrey Hepburn, Givenchy's Muse
A master of French elegance, designer Hubert de Givenchy is now publishing a book this month dedicated to his lifelong friend and muse Audrey Hepburn. Filled with over 150 fashion designs created especially for the occasion, it's a lovely tribute to a close and inspiring friendship. Link takes you to a slide show of some of Givenchy's sketches for the book.

How to Be Happier in Just One Minute
Having a bad day? Check out how using gratitude can instantly lift your mood — and make you more receptive to all the good stuff in your life, too.

Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower
There's some lovely cauliflower popping up in the farmer's market right now — I'm definitely going to try this delicious-looking side dish that's easy and full of flavour.

(photo by heidi lerkenfeldt)

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