Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sweetness and Light

Some pretty spring inspiration for you today. Can't wait for the first crocuses and daffodils.

(photo by johanna torbjörnsson via things organized neatly)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Classic American Recipes Come to Life
New York Times food editor Amanda Hesser spent six years compiling a book of the best recipes in the paper's history, from the 1850s to the present day. Here she picks her personal favourites.

The Lost Art of Total Recall
The ability to memorise things seems to be a vanishing skill — in the information age, some ancient methods are now getting a second look.

Proust Questionnaire: Tina Fey
The wonderful Tina Fey answers Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire. Fun stuff. And if you want more Tina, have a look here.

New Life for Old Records
Interesting NYT piece about Brooklynphono, a small company that recycles old vinyl records into new ones. They're seeing a huge surge in business these days, too — mainly for indie-rock record labels based in Brooklyn, but also for several European dance record labels.

The Problem Princess
A New Yorker archived essay from 1997 by Simon Schama about the sad fates of two young noblewomen who married into royal families — one in the 16th century, and one in the 20th century.

Retro Modern Art
Very cool series of photos of old tube TVs the moment they're switched off — looks like a modern art installation. Via things magazine.

Cute Roulette
Having a bad day? Well, check this out — a site featuring videos of kittens, puppies, bunnies and other adorable animals, all doing insanely cute stuff. Guaranteed to make you feel better about the world.

Pasta Primavera
A classic springtime recipe, showcasing all the lovely veggies that begin to appear at this time of year. I'll definitely be making this one.

(pretty photo by nena of likainen parketti, via emma's designblogg)
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