Thursday, September 06, 2012

Sweetness and Light

A lovely cardoon seed still life.

(photo by rinne allen. via d kesic on pinterest)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Writer Food From A to Z
Great list compiled by Jane Hu for The Awl exploring how "... particular snacks and foods often become intimately entwined with writers' daily routines." Fascinating and fun.

Vogue Stories: How They Got Their Big Breaks
For Vogue's 120th anniversary, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Jessica Parker,Vera Wang and others share how Vogue launched their careers.

Palais of the Dolls
Fascinating description of the Musée de la Poupée in Paris, a tiny museum with a permanent display of 500 antique dolls in little tableaux inside glass cabinets, themed exhibitions, a room for birthday parties, a doll’s hospital and a shop.

John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative
Monty Python alum John Cleese offers brilliant advice on how to grow your creativity. A must see.

What's a $4,000 Suit Worth?
A look behind the scenes at what goes into a $4,000 bespoke men's suit in New York.

Happy Birthday John Cage
Composer John Cage would have turned 100 this week — watch the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform 4’33”, his iconic masterwork exploring the poetics of silence, then revisit the excellent Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists. (via Explore)

Space Age Hair Fashions!
Fun vintage British Pathé film short from 1962 featuring ladies having their hair given that sci-fi look by stylists in futuristic clothing. The future will be shiny!

Roast Tomato Salad
An amazingly simple and lovely recipe by Sweet Paul — perfect for fresh farmer's market tomatoes.

(photo by jeroen van der spek for vt wonen. via nicole franzen on pinterest)


I'm smitten with this pretty mustard tote by rutinet design on etsy — perfect for fall. Find it here.
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