Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweetness and Light

This pretty wall display is a great example of how a simple colour palette can make a collection of unrelated objects really shine.

(lovely photograph by Mikkel Adsbøl)


This week's links. Enjoy.

The Bawdy and the Beautiful
Simon Doonan has a lovely and funny tribute in Slate to the magnificent Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away yesterday at the age of 79. The last of the great stars.

A Timeless Beauty
More Elizabeth — Vanity Fair has a wonderful slide show of Elizabeth Taylor during the 1950s and 1960s.

Inside the Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Check out this slide show of stills from director Werner Herzog's new documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a rare look inside the Chauvet Cave in the South of France, one of the best-known and most important prehistoric painted caves in the world. Created by early humans and dating back over 32,000 years, these paintings are renowned for their artistry and realism.

The Mother of Possibility
A long and interesting essay on appreciating idleness.

The Shocking Wuthering Heights Novel
Hard to believe now, but when Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights was first published in 1847 (under the male pseudonym Ellis Bell), it was considered by some critics to be shocking, one going so far as to describe it as " ... a compound of vulgar depravity and unnatural horrors." Goodness. Follow the link to read more outraged contemporary reviews.

Godfathers of Glam
Great slide show of legendary musicians looking good in suits — check out Iggy Pop, Brian Ferry, Nick Cave, Ray Davies and David Johansen, among others.

A Collection a Day Wallpaper
Artist Lisa Congdon's fab A Collection a Day project (and now book) is now a wallpaper! Follow the link to download one of three beautiful designs for your desktop, iPhone or iPad.

Fennel and Mushroom Pie
This sounds delicious — layers of winter veggies and cheese baked in one dish. A bit of prep to do, but it would make a lovely Sunday supper. From Ezra Pound Cake via Tastespotting.

(lovely photo by Melanie Acevedo)
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