Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sweetness and Light

I like the idea of jotting down notes to yourself about the fun things you plan to do — makes the tedious stuff fade into the background.

(photo by Sarah of a beach cottage, via gingerella)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Snow is a truly lovely art installation by Tokujin Toshioka, using only feathers, glass and air to create a lovely and poetic experience. Wonderful. Via things magazine.

Cooking With Shortcuts
NPR talks to the wonderful Nigella Lawson about her latest cookbook, Nigella Kitchen: Recipes From the Heart of the Home, and discuss ideas for quick and delicious meals when you're short of time. Recipes, too!

That Egyptian Woman
Audio on Lapham's Quarterly of an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Stacey Shiff, who discusses her new book about Cleopatra and the centuries of truths and half-truths surrounding the most famous queen in history.

Why Modern Books Are All Too Long
Thought provoking piece by Robert McCrum about the current prevalence of door stopper best sellers — plus a great reading list of classic shorter novels, too.

Eat, Pray, Spritz
Fascinating interview with food stylist Susan Spungen, who talks about her current job — styling food for the movies. You can see her work in the films Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated and most recently for Eat Pray Love. Via Edit | Phaidon.

Shipping Company Reviews
Popular Mechanics magazine recently mailed out sensor-equipped packages on an epic journey to see which shipping company is the most careful with your stuff — here's what they found. Just in time for the holiday mailing season!

Keith Richards and His Amazing Portable Cassette Recorder
Great article in Design Observer about how recorded music has democratized the way we experience it — with astute commentary added from Keith Richards' new autobiography, Life.

Thanksgiving Pies
Happy Thanksgiving to American readers! Here are 18 delicious pie recipes from Saveur, guaranteed to make the end of your holiday meal extra sweet.

(photo from VT Wonen magazine via emmas designblogg)

automatism atelier sale

Psst! I've got a little sale on right now over at my automatism atelier shop! Use coupon code NOV10 until November 30 for 15% off any item — such as the limited edition (just one left!) giclee print of the Dining Locally collage shown here, originally created for an article in More Magazine about eating locally grown food. Have a look here.

(collage illustration by me)
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