This week's links. Enjoy.
American Gothic: A Hudson Valley Home Reborn
Take a tour of the stylish Hudson Valley home of designers Megan Sommerville and Matt Enser, owners of the furniture and lighting company Materia Designs.
60 Years of Chic: The Incredible Portraits of Irving Penn
Great slide show over at The Guardian of legendary photographer Irving Penn's portraits, ranging from his fashion work, to portraits, still life and more. What an eye he had. Beyond Beauty, a retrospective of his work, opens Friday at The Smithsonian in Washington DC.
Sali Hughes picks her favourite scents that can be happily worn by both women and men. These all sound lovely.
The 11 Chicest Horror Movies of All Time
My Domaine has a fun list of 11 stylish horror movies to watch this Halloween. Thrills, chills — plus fashion and decor inspiration, too!
Book Smart: The Unexpected Health Benefits of Being An Avid Reader
Enjoy that great novel even more, knowing that it's making you healthier, too. Serious readers demonstrate better mental agility, memory, aptitude for imagination and compassion — plus the act of reading alleviates stress and aids sleep.
Recreating the Silhouettes of Social Change
Fascinating interview with Jane Petrie, the costume designer of the film 'Suffragette', talking about the historical background of the clothing she designed for the film — or found, as many of the costumes are actually vintage pieces from that era.
This is interesting — early drafts of Marcel Proust's classic novel In Search of Lost Time reveal that honeyed toast or a biscotto were considered before becoming the classic madeleines that evoked childhood memories.
Roasted Carrot Soup
A lovely, warming soup that has a complexity of taste surprising in a recipe with only seven ingredients. Dairy free and vegan-friendly, too.
(photo: bron table via remodelista)