Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sweetness and Light

A still life that contrasts colours and textures beautifully, from the portfolio of stylist Kim Ficaro.


This week's links. Enjoy.

Unearthing Treasures in Paris
My idea of a perfect shopping expedition — jewelry designer Gaia Repossi gives a tour of her favorite vintage clothing shops in the City of Light. Via English Muse.

Top 10 Books on Colour
Fascinating selection by author Peter Forbes of books about colour — in fiction, art books, to science and poetry.

Yohji Yamamoto in London
Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto is currently having a retrospective of his work at the Victoria & Albert in London — follow the link for a slide show.

Dos and Don'ts of Diary Writing
Fun piece by Michael Palin of Monty Python on how to keep a diary.

Olga Kotelko: the 91-year-old Track Star
Watch this short interview with Canadian senior athlete Olga Kotelko and be inspired by her remarkable zest for life. Wonderful.

The Rise of the Personal
Katie Roiphe looks at the movement towards a more informal style of decorating in today's interiors, or "undecorating."

How Not to Handle Bad Reviews
A self-published author gets a bad review ... and it goes downhill from there. Wow.

Simple Salads
20 salads from Saveur, any of which would make a nice transition from winter eating to lighter spring fare.

(lovely photo by Morten Holtum via cherry blossom)
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