Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sweetness and Light

Love the elegant and sculptural look of this room (and, being a Canadian, the maple leaf makes me smile, too).

(photo by Sam McAdam, via one hour)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Scandinavian Takeover
There's been a huge surge in interest recently in Scandinavian cooking — and as Anna Brones of EcoSalon writes, in her guide to this delicious trend, "... with simple, down to earth ingredients, in the time of slow food movements and a return to more classic, traditional recipes, the timing for Viking-inspired recipes makes sense." Yum!

Matchbook Magazine
There's a new online magazine in town! Matchbook Magazine describes itself as a "field guide to a charmed life," covering interviews, travel, food, beauty and more, making for a fun and delectable read. Via Lonny Blog.

Bill Cunningham New York
Hope this documentary about the legendary street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham is shown in my town — for now, check out the film trailer.

Libraries of the Rich and Famous
Being fond of books myself, I'm always curious to see how others display and/or organize their collections — here's a short but fascinating peek inside the personal libraries of Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Keaton, Greta Garbo and Frank Sinatra among others.

Teaching Cops to See
Fascinating Smithsonian article about how Amy Herman of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art schools police in the fine art of deductive observation.

Discovered By Chance in a Paris Arcade
Rick Poyner writes: "I was in Paris this week to talk about Surrealism and graphic design. What better way to pass a couple of spare hours before leaving than to pay a return visit to the covered arcades — forerunners of the shopping mall — that were, for the Surrealists, some of the best places in the city to encounter the marvellous?" Fun article.

13 of the Best Design Books of 2010
Fast Company Design has a great slide show of their favourite design books published last year — some truly amazing stuff.

Tropical Smoothie
I love breakfast, but sometimes lack of time (or time but too many distractions) means something quick and easy is best. This smoothie recipe from Greedy Gourmand sounds like a delicious way to begin a busy day.

(lovely photo by Jean-Marc Wullschleger via Aesthetic Outburst)
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