Thursday, April 05, 2012

Sweetness and Light

Love the soft tones of this living room corner. More here, too.

(photo by peter kragballe and styled by camilla tange peylecke. via la maison d'anna g)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Designing Mad Men
Janie Bryant, costume designer for the AMC show Mad Men, describes her creative process. Love this peek behind the scenes.

Blunt Force
From 2010, a great interview in LA Times Magazine with the lovely and intelligent actor Emily Blunt.

The Dude Abides
Robert Lane Greene traces the rise of the word 'dude' in the English language.

Literary Style: 15 Writers' Bedrooms
Check out this fun little slide show over at Apartment Therapy that features the bedrooms of Emily Dickinson, Truman Capote, Flannery O'Connor, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Henry David Thoreau, Victor Hugo and Marcel Proust among others.

The Artisans Behind the Artists
Fascinating interviews with the people who actually create those large scale conceptual works by such artists as Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Anish Kapoor and others. I've always wondered about the artisans who do this — so nice to hear their thoughts on what they do.

Secret Worlds: 3 Magical Myths for Grown-Ups
Escape into magical worlds with these three novels for those of us who remember the enchantment of Alice in Wonderland as children, but want something more sophisticated these days. I'm thinking of picking up Little, Big by John Crowley, which sounds like Dickens with a twist of magical realism.

How to Dance Goth
Fun little dance how-to video in the style of old industrial instructional films — that first move totally reminds me of early Kate Bush.

20 Sweet and Healthy Snacks
Craving a mid afternoon sweet treat? Check out these healthy and scrumptious snack ideas from Whole Living, all under 200 calories, including Tropical Fruit Parfait, Cherry-Berry Tea Smoothies, Double Chocolate and Ginger Biscotti, Banana Berry and Buttermilk Ice Pops, Coconut Date Bars and more. Yum.

(photo by anitta behrendt)


I'm smitten with the song Zou Bisou Bisou, originally performed in English by Sophia Loren in 1960 for the promotion of her film The Millionairess, in French in 1961 by English singer Gillian Hills, and now enjoying a revival thanks to its performance by Jessica Paré as Megan Draper for the season 5 premiere of Mad Men.
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