Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sweetness and Light

Just love the pretty minimalist colour and composition of this photo.

(photo from the ruche 2011 lookbook. from miss moss via pinterest)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Sweet Paul Magazine
The summer issue of the wonderful Sweet Paul magazine is out! Loads of great recipes, crafts, garden ideas and more — all beautifully styled and photographed as always.

The Science of Social Media Timing
Wondering what's the best time of day to post a facebook or twitter update? Check out this handy chart to find out. Via etsy (on facebook!).

This is brilliant. Leafsnap is a free mobile app that uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. A great way to learn about nature — and to finally figure out what that odd old tree in your backyard is, too.

What's Going On in That Airline Safety Video?
In an effort to get passengers to pay attention to the safety announcements, airlines are resorting to more and more elaborate (and funny) ways of getting people to watch — including nude flight attendants, puppets and Lady Gaga.

Peter O'Toole Has a Few Words for Directors

Very entertaining interview with the legendary actor Peter O'Toole.

Designing Women
Good magazine picks 25 influential women in design and illustration — meet some truly amazing and inspiring people.

Hidden Gems and Killer Stuff: A Flea Market How-To
Great tips from a flea market pro on how to find the good stuff.

Home Made Condiments
Saveur has some great recipes for making your own ketchup, mustard, mayo, hot sauces and more — kick up your barbeque and picnic repertoire with delicious additions like a spicy Guinness mustard, chimichurri and Korean dipping sauce.

(photo from the story hotel in stockholm. via room 269)


I have a great giveaway for you today, thanks to lovely Charmaine of Lobo Luxe — a pair of gorgeous funk dimension earrings in mango, hand made by Australian designer Felicity Peters. Made of sterling silver and acrylic, they're perfect for adding a colourful punch to your summer wardrobe! For a chance to win, all you have to do is first like Lobo Luxe on Facebook, and then return here and leave a comment below — with an email address or link where I can contact you, too. Contest closes midnight EST on June 30 2011. The winner will be announced here on July 4, and the earrings will be shipped out directly to the lucky reader by Lobo Luxe. Good luck!
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