Thursday, May 11, 2017
This would be an amazing space to have morning coffee in.
This week's links. Enjoy.
Take a tour of the bright and colourful Chelsea home of graphic designer and creative director Jessica Walsh.
John le Carré In His Own Words
An exclusive (and interactive) extract in the Guardian of John le Carré's new memoir 'The Pigeon Tunnel'.
12 Best Things To Do In London
Great list by Condé Nast Traveler that has me longing for a return visit to London. One of my favourite memories is of a tiny antique shop off Portobello Road, where the sweet, shy owner lurked in a tiny booth with a sign that read, "Prices as marked as owner is not emotionally equipped to haggle."
Top 10 Documentaries Every Art Lover Should Watch
Great list from Artnet of art docs that really are a must, ranging from Basquiat and Picasso bios to an account of art theft and a behind the scenes look at the National Gallery in London.
The Man Who Planted A Forest To Save His Island
If you ever feel doubtful about humanity, or the ability of one person to make a difference, watch this short doc about Jadav Payeng, an Indian man who since 1979 has singlehandedly planted hundreds of trees to save his island from erosion.
The Professor Mistaken For A Fashion Icon
Inspiring story of how the very stylish Fordham University professor Lyn Slater went to meet a friend for lunch during New York Fashion Week, and was mistaken for a fashion icon by foreign journalists. After this life changing experience, she now models professionally at the age of 63—and is a heartening voice about ageism in fashion (and society).
Easy Olive and Herb Grilled Flatbreads
Quick and easy to make, these flavourful flatbreads work well with warm weather (add grilled veggies and hummus) or cool (as a side to a hearty soup).
(photo by brooke holm via the design chaser)
Love this collage by the German graphic designer, art director, photographer and all around artist Waldemar Strempler. See more of his work here.