This week's links. Enjoy.
A Fresh Space
Take a tour of a pretty bachelorette loft in Los Angeles that uses a fresh colour palette of mint green, bright white, light grey and natural wood to great effect.
The Metamorphic Self-Portraits of Ahn Sun Mi
Beautiful, surreal and slightly unsettling self-portraits by Korean photographer Ahn Sun Mi that explore the theme of emotional metamorphosis, and how we experience a variety of feelings in the course of one day.
Jodi Pollack, head of the 20th century design department at Sotheby's, shares ten personal highlights from her 15 year tenure. Love Mark Newson's 'Lockheed Lounge' prototype and George Nakashima's 'Arlyn' table especially.
15 Incredible Natural Swimming Pools
Take a tour of utterly stunning natural swimming pools all over the world. Amazing.
Robert Rauschenberg's Endless Combinations
Wonderful New York Times piece that explores the warehouse where artist Robert Rauschenberg kept much of the material that inspired his work. Great archival film of Rauschenberg at work, too.
6 Blotting Papers That Go Beyond Mattifying Your Skin
The latest blotting papers now offer more than simple relief from a humidity-induced shiny face — they also calm, purify and brighten skin, too.
Can Reading Make You Happier?
From the New Yorker: "Regular readers sleep better, have lower stress levels, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of depression than non-readers." Fascinating and good news for serious readers.
Picnic Sandwich Recipes
22 fantastic sandwich recipes from Martha Stewart that are perfect picnic fare — check out such delectable ideas as the California Veggie Sandwich, Beef Tenderloin Sandwiches with Herb Mayonnaise, Tuna Niçoise Sandwich, Hummus Vegetable Sandwich and the Turkey Caprese Sandwich, just to name a few.
(photo: est magazine via oliver yaphe)