Thursday, July 22, 2010

Snapshot — Summer 4

Each time Summer rolls around all I can think about are bright blue skies and warm, sunny days. Whether it's time spent with a loved one or a get-together with family and friends, there's nothing quite like the perfect Summer picnic. It's my absolute favourite part of Summer! Pulling up an old wooden table by a large, shady tree and laying out some summer linens, means enjoying all the best food that Summer has to offer! Is there anything better? I just love spending long, leisurely days like this where you can lay in the grass all day and play in the sunshine. It's moments like this that have me feeling so happy the season has finally arrived... better enjoy it while you can!

— Daniella of dress, design & decor

(the lovely photo is from silk, via dress, design & decor)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Bill Murray is Ready to See You Now

The brilliant Bill Murray rarely gives interviews — he's only given four extensive ones in the last ten years — so this one with Dan Fierman in the latest issue of GQ is a real treat.

Hey Ladies: Being a Woman Musician Today
NPR asked hundreds of women working as musicians today about what the industry is really like for them — the good, the bad and the same as it ever was. An extraordinary resource by NPR — insightful, inspiring, enlightening, and entertaining, too.

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
This comprehensive list covers a wide range of musical forms — tracking down and listening to what's on it would definitely be a fun long term project!

Hands That Feed
Hands That Feed is a non-profit film about Haiti's agricultural crisis — and the grassroots sustainable ag-based recovery movement emerging there. Haiti is now poised perilously, with the potential to go one way or the other — this film explores past mistakes and future hope. You can also view an intro video to the film, too.

Who Lives in This Room?
Joan DeJean of the NYT ponders the changing role of the living room — and how, these days, our living is done anywhere but there.

Aging Gracefully, the French Way
And what it seems to come down to is this: self confidence. An excellent reminder that having healthy self esteem is the best beauty secret.

Sleeper Cinema: 10 Movie Dream Sequences
I don't know about you, but ever since I was a kid I've been fascinated by dream sequences in film. Here's a list of some of the more memorable ones. Via @brainpicker.

Herb Butter
If, like me, you find yourself scrambling to use up fresh herbs before they wilt, a herb butter is a great solution — and you can freeze it, too! From Tiny Urban Kitchen, via Tastespotting.

(photo via nice room)


Christy of the lovely etsy shop TheGeneration was recently interviewed by etsy about her hand made vegan footwear, and I was instantly smitten with her pretty line of comfortable and eco-friendly flats. Shown here are a few of my faves — have a look at much more here.
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