Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sweetness and Light

A fantastically inspiring work area. Love.

(from by nord aw 12 catalogue. via poppytalk)


This week's links. Enjoy.

How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry)
Great excerpt from the book of the same name by poet Edward Hirsch, explaining simply and effectively how to read a poem, with lots of great links to examples. Inspiring and lovely.

Ukraine's Leafy Green Tunnel of Love
Amazing photos of an extraordinary long, leafy 1.8 mile long tunnel near the town of Kleven in the forests of Ukraine — actually a passage for a private train that provides wood to a local factory, it's also a popular spot for lovers' promises. Not surprising — it's utterly romantic. Via Andrew (thanks!)

Marais Becomes The Beast
Rare behind the scenes photos of actor Jean Marais being transformed into The Beast for La Belle et la Bête, Jean Cocteau's gorgeous 1946 adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.

Pantry Confidential
Lovely blog by New York-based bloggers Hana and Christine, who go behind the scenes to document the kitchens, cabinets, and cooking styles of food industry professionals (and their amateur counterparts). Via a great interview with Hana and Christine in Saveur.

The Brontës — Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of Three Sisters
Review of a newly revised and updated edition of the highly praised 1994 biography by Juliet Barker — definitely a must for Brontë fans.

I Was Jeff Koons's Studio Serf
Fascinating glimpse into what really goes on in the contemporary art world.

Learning How to Eat Like Julia Child
Lovely essay on how Julia Child first learned to eat before she learned to cook — and why this is so important to have a real appreciation and understanding of food. 

Finnish Baked Raspberry Pancake
Simple and delicious — I definitely plan on trying this one. Via the delightful blogresipi.

(photo from norr11 via stilsucht)


I'm utterly smitten with this series of delightful mugs from McLaggan Smith Mugs Ltd, featuring the brilliant Quentin Blake's illustrations for Roald Dahl's children's stories. Ten different designs are available, so you're sure to find one for your fave Dahl tale.

(via a cup of jo)
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