Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sweetness and Light

I'm mesmerized by the extraordinary images of German photography studio Billy and Hells, the work of Anke Linz and Andreas Oettinger. Their palette of muted rich colours and textures is just gorgeous.

(via du buh du designs)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Glamorous Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing right now — add a little filmstar glamour to your day and check out this slideshow of festival photos, from the 1940s to the present.

Artist as Community Commentator
Since March, Boston-based artist Tim Devin has been making small posters and then displaying them up around the neighborhood — some offer demographic data, some ask questions, and some are poetry. All invite the viewer to think about where they live — and to participate, too. Great idea.

Channeling Miss Havisham
Fascinating piece about dream homes — that is, imaginary homes. And — meet someone who buys homes based on his dreams, too.

Off With Their Coattails!
A brief and entertaining history of the tuxedo jacket — with intriguing conflicting reports of its true origin.

National Jukebox
This is a brilliant idea. The U.S. Library of Congress recently launched the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings from its archives available to the public free of charge. I'm going to check out some of the really early stuff — so cool.

Cherchez La Femme Fatale
A wistful celebration of a vanished species — the dangerous women of film noir.

Recipes of the Real Chef Boyardee
Anna Boiardi carries on her family's culinary tradition with her new book, Delicious Memories, which is part cookbook, part family history and part homage to her ancestors. Fun look at the history behind those cheerful red cans of ravioli that so many of us ate as kids and/or students.

Potato and Cherry Tomato Frittata
A lovely recipe from Donna Hay that's perfect for Sunday brunch — or a weeknight supper with a green salad.

(photo by James Merrell for LivingEtc)
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