Thursday, January 21, 2016


This week's links. Enjoy. 

A Stunning Turkish Loft
Take a tour of an extraordinary penthouse loft in Istanbul, the work of Istanbul-based architecture firm Ofist. Think rustic circa 60s James Bond.

Dressing Down, Dressing Up
Rebecca Willis takes a look at fashion's current trend for the carefully worn and disheveled look, a protest of sorts against cheap, mass-produced clothing.

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art
Famous works of art are often much more than beautiful images — replete with symbolism and allegories, they offer an additional depth and richness of meaning to the knowledgable observer. A fascinating sidelight in art history.

The Coffee House
A lovely, soothing Tumblr dedicated to coffee, cafés, and related subject matter. The perfect cure for jangled nerves. 

The Origins of the Fairy Tale
This is interesting — researchers are discovering that the origins of fairy tales are far older than previously thought, with one tale dating back as far as the Bronze Age. Fascinating.

The Little Library Café
This is lovely — Kate Young cooks and bakes food inspired by her favourite works of fiction. Follow the link to her blog and recipes with great photos — she's on instagram, too.

7 Female Bass Players Who Helped Define Modern Music
Great overview and appreciation of the stellar musical contributions of women bass players to modern music, including studio musician legend Carol Kaye, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads. Get inspired. 

A Winter Bowl
Buddha bowls are very big right now — this winter version from The Awesome Green is filled with nourishing, healthy goodness (and if you prep beforehand it's super quick to put together). And if you wanted to get a little fancier, you could add this Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing, too.

(photo by j.m. palisse. via côté maison)

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