Thursday, April 14, 2016


This week's links. Enjoy.

Factory Turned Home
Take a tour of a beautifully converted former factory in Bavaria, now a tranquil family home with great industrial details. Love this one.

How a Colour Designer Creates the Perfect Backdrop for Famous Art
I've always wondered this when visiting art museums — nice behind the scenes look at how the colour experts at Farrow & Ball choose and create colours as a background for art.
This is such an inspired idea. Basically, it's a musical time machine — pick a decade, pick a country and listen to what was on the radio then! 

Raw Chocolate in Paris
Follow Clotilde of Chocolate & Zucchini on a virtual tour of Rrraw, a small Paris-based bean-to-bar chocolate company specializing in high-quality, raw, organic chocolate.

What Silence Taught John Cage: The Story of 4'33"
Why would a composer write a musical piece that is 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence? Find out in this essay, written for the catalogue of an exhibition of Cage's work.

The Long History of Women in Astronomy
Fascinating Atlantic piece about how women have played a major role in astronomy's breakthroughs for centuries.   

The Art Assignment
Feeling uninspired creatively? Check out The Art Assignment, a weekly video series that introduces you to innovative artists, presents you with assignments, and explores art history through the lens of the present.

Judging Books By Their Covers: US vs. UK
The Millions kicks off this year's London Book Fair with a look at the differences between British and American versions of notable book coverss from 2015.

Evelyn Sharpe's French Chocolate Cake
First published in 1969, this flourless chocolate cake recipe is an elegant ancestor of the ones you see everywhere today. It's also a very simple recipe, with few ingredients — perfect if you want (or need!) cake within an hour or so.
  (photo: studio fabio fantolino)

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