Thursday, April 07, 2011

Sweetness and Light

A room that combines comfort with minimalism — love its relaxed and unfussy look.

(photo by Joanna Henderson)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Born Into Style
For three generations, this London family has made a mark in the fashion world — an interview with Joan and Sophie Hicks and Edie and Olympia Campbell.

Roz Chast on Crossword Puzzles
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast recently presented the awards at the thirty-fourth annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament — her speech for it is very funny and sweet.

The Gourmand
Intriguing essay by Mark Gimein in the Paris Review about the meaning of the gourmand and art, accompanied by paintings by Charlotta Westergren.

Essential Oils Instead of Face Cream
A review of some of the more luxurious (and deeply hydrating) essential oils available — they'll definitely make you rethink your face cream regimen.

Finding Love in Bookstores
Emma Straub shares her sweet eyewitness account of how the bookish fall in love.

The Cult of Beauty
Check out this great slide show of selected images from The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900, a new Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition that focuses on late nineteenth century design, including a new individualism in women's dress, as part of an examination of a new culture, art and aesthetic. Wish I could see this one!

Somebody Has to be in Control
Just came across this lengthy 2008 New Yorker profile of George Clooney — fascinating portrait of a complex man with enormous charm.

Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate

Lovely Joanna of A Cup of Jo had a great post recently on how to put together a cheese plate — now your entertaining can be both effortless and delicious.

(photo by Mikkel Vang for Vogue Living)
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