Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sweetness and Light

I was so charmed by this sweet photo on the lovely bliss blog that I just had to share it with you here. Love.

(photo by esperanza moya)


This week's links. Enjoy.

How to Tell When You're Over Propped
This New York Times piece is a must read for design bloggers, even if it does poke fun at what we love. But its acid commentary about overly arranged rooms, with books sorted by colour and trendy accessories (antlers and vintage typewriters), does have a point. For me, the lesson to take away is to have confidence in what you love and to arrange your home for yourself, rather than feeling the need to decorate for the approval of others. And if you love antlers, go for it!

Ten Questions on Jane Austen
Think you know all there is to know about Jane Austen's beloved novels? Take this quiz and see.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) has a new movie coming out in the next couple of weeks or so — it's called A Fantastic Fear of Everything and it looks awesome and fun. The link takes you to a preview.

Rides a Bike
Fun Tumblr featuring movie stars riding bikes. Surprisingly addictive — and a great source of inspiration if you'd like to glam up your daily commute, too.

16 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health Today
Most of these are common sense, but they're a great reminder that a healthy lifestyle contributes to a well balanced and resilient physical, emotional and spiritual self.

Teen! Mags! 4-Ever!
Graphic designer and writer Gail Anderson takes a funny and nostalgic look back at the teen fan magazines she adored growing up in the 1970s. Those covers were just awesome.

The First Films of Great Directors
Check out the very first works by Kubrick, Coppola, Scorcese, Tarantino and Truffaut — some of which may surprise you.

Sophia Loren's Meatballs
Lovely Susan of Giulia Geranium introduced me to the gorgeous Manger blog recently, and I've been happily reading it ever since. I loved the story behind this recipe for meatballs by Sophia Loren (well, almost!), and just had to share.

(photo by philip ficks via desire to inspire by way of brydiebrown)


I'm smitten with the Roshan trio of hand-lacquered and lathe-carved sculptural candle holders (and candles) by Canadian designer Tahir Mahmood. Lovely. Available from Caviar20.
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