Thursday, June 09, 2011

Sweetness and Light

Recently I treated myself to three prints by the wonderful photographer Kari Herer — the vintage spoons shown here, plus one of forks and one of dinner knives in the same series. They're utterly gorgeous and I'm so excited to have them! Available from Kari's etsy shop.


This week's links. Enjoy.

Pure Green Living Magazine
This Canadian online publication is easily the most beautiful eco-friendly design emag around. Check out the latest issue, dedicated to summer — just stunning.

Wearing Nothing New
For her week-long trip to a TED conference in Los Angeles, designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing but seven pairs of undies. Check out this cute (and thought-provoking) video featuring her presentation on how she assembled a wardrobe for her visit.

Cosmic Cookery
Fascinating Slate piece on how fringe religious groups helped start the health food movement.

Far From Itsy-Bitsy
Rebecca Willis discusses how she stopped worrying and learned to embrace wearing a bikini.

Top Ten Pirate Books

Arrrr, matey! Justin Somper picks his favourite tales about high-seas adventurers, from Homer to Daphne du Maurier — and, of course, Robert Louis Stevenson. Great summer reading.

Paul Chojnowski: Fire Drawings
From Design Boom: "American artist Paul Chojnowski works with fire and water on paper and wood, creating photograph-like and narrative images by selectively burning and charring the surface." Follow the link to a view a selection of his extraordinary work.

The Wasteland — 21st Century Version
The publisher Faber, in association with Touch Press, just launched an iPad app of T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land that includes a video performance of the poem, notes, commentary and readings from Viggo Mortensen, Ted Hughes, and Eliot himself. This is a really interesting direction for publishing — looking forward to seeing more of this.

Mint Recipes
Saveur has gathered together 20 delicious and inspiring recipes that use mint — perfect if you got carried away at the farmer's market (or have a patch in your garden running riot).

(lovely photo by Paul Massey)
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