Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sweetness and Light

Love these amazingly sculptural pitchers by Stefaniu Vasques for Diamantini & Domeniconi. So elegant — and with a bit of a retro vibe to them, too.

(from i'm revolting via chest)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Lonny Magazine

The July/August issue of Lonny is live! Make yourself some tea (hot or iced) and settle down for another lovely and inspiring read.

Stan VanDerBeek: Film on the Cutting Edge

The Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston has an exhibition of work by Stan VanDerBeek, a legendary name in the history of experimental film. VanDerBeek made dozens of collage films in the 1950s and early '60s, using altered clippings from magazines and newspapers to create whimsical but pointed commentary — years before Terry Gilliam's Monty Python animated sequences. The link takes you to the story on NPR, but Andrew found his films easily enough on Youtube. Amazing stuff.

Newspaper Gift Bags
Just came across this great tutorial from the fab All About Orange blog and had to share — make your own gift bags from newspapers! Eco-friendly, easy on the wallet and really cute, too. Via pinterest.

The Alfred Hitchcock Cookbook
What if the films of Alfred Hitchcock were approached as recipes? Check out this great graduation short film project at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover.

Detroit, Reborn as Bike City
Great video about people riding bikes in Detroit — and in the process rediscovering community, getting healthy, and enjoying their environment in a whole new way.

Top Ten Island Stories

Icelandic novelist Sjón picks his favourite ten novels set on islands, ranging from the sunlit mysteries of Moominpapa at Sea to the sinister Island Of Dr Moreau by HG Wells. Perfect beach or hammock reading.

Planet in a Bottle
The strange and true story of the Biosphere 2 — a $150 million experiment designed to see if the colonization of space might be possible. Launched in 1991 to much fanfare, it was a two year project that turned into a dismal failure.

I Need a Monkey, a Great Kid and Hundreds of Fruit Bats!
Check out this sweet letter by Steven Spielberg from 1983, written when he was casting Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Via The Morning News.

Gazpacho Andaluz
The classic cold soup — perfect for humid summer weather, when you really don't want to cook.

(basket pendant light shade project by annaleenas hem. via poppytalk by way of twig and sparrow)
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