Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sweetness and Light

A still life of soft greens, to make a very warm day feel a little cooler.

(photo by victoria pearson)


This week's links. Enjoy.

His Own Curator
Poet Christopher Reid visits the sculptor Brancusi's Paris workshop, now a museum. A lovely meditation on the experience of gallery viewing.

Isabella Rossellini's Bee Videos
Love these short videos by Isabella Rossellini that address the serious issue of Colony Collapse Disorder in both an informative and sweetly loopy way. And don't forget to buy local honey!

Seamus Heaney on The Art of Poetry No. 75
Great interview with Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney.

Tour a Tiny Scandinavian Cottage
Check out this slideshow featuring a modern interpretation of Helsinki's shoreline Summer huts by Verstas Architects, now available for serial production and purchase. Super compact, but all you need when you're outdoors all day!

What Matters in Jane Austen?
Intriguing review of two new books about Jane Austen in The Guardian: " John Mullan's What Matters in Jane Austen is a kind of concordance of their contents, broken up into chapters with headings such as 'Do We Ever See the Lower Classes?' and 'How Much Money Is Enough?' (The book is excellent on money, and on how everyone knows how much everyone else is worth.) Claudia Johnson's book, Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures is an exercise in literary sociology, trying to pin down the meaning of a national and international obsession."

This Is the Food We'll Eat on Mars
Fascinating Popular Science article about the HI-SEAS project, which teaches a crew of scientists and astronauts how to prepare food for colonists on the Red Planet.

Richard Meier House Tour
Watch a video of the legendary architect showing you round his 1967 Smith House in Darien, Connecticut.

Perfect No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream
We're experiencing a blistering heat wave at the moment (the kind with humidex advisories) so this recipe is, well, perfect — especially now that local strawberries are available. Via Gourmet.

(photo via life on sundays)

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(photo by william waldron)
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