Thursday, November 12, 2015


This week's links. Enjoy.

The Ultimate Tree House
The Boy Scouts of America built a sustainable tree house in West Virginia and it's a stunner — an educational centre, it's also so lovely that it can't help but encourage a love of nature (and great architecture, too).

Etre Blank: French Women on the New Normcore
Interesting trend in Paris right now rebelling against the now ubiquitous tattoos and piercings — going 'etre blank' (to be blank), without tattoos or piercings (including ears) is now considered the height of cool.

What's the Best Number?
This is fun — Intelligent Life magazine asked Julian Barnes, Marcus du Sautoy and others to share what their favourite number is and why. Fascinating answers.

Why Props Matter
Great little 10 minute film that examines the important role of props in the movies, and how they enhance cinematic storytelling. (via it's nice that)

The Renaissance Series
Fantastic photography series by Freddy Fabris that recreates classic works of art with mechanics in an old garage. Beautiful, funny and gorgeous to look at, too.

Science Says Art Will Make Your Children Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)
Yay science! A new study shows that children who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond simply being more creative — they also display greater tolerance, historical empathy, a better educational memory and critical thinking skills. 

Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Healthy, easy and quick to put together, this warming and nourishing dish from The Minimalist Baker features four types of roasted vegetables and spiced sautéed chickpeas, topped with a three-ingredient maple tahini sauce. Perfect for chilly weather.

(photo by heidi lerkenfeldt via the design chaser)

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