Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sweetness and Light

A sweet photo of a costume inspired by the character of Max, from the classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are.

(photo by theradicalthreadco on etsy. via my little things)


This week's links — with a few Hallowe'en-themed ones to get you in the mood for next week, too. Enjoy.

The Power of Quiet
Lovely animated short featuring author Susan Cain reading an excerpt from her book The Power of Quiet, animated by artist Molly Crabapple. A must see.

Printable Hallowe'en Paper Dolls
Sweet little paper cone dolls that have fun interchangeable costumes. Great for a Hallowe'en party display and/or for your kids to play with, too. Via How About Orange.

Epic Tea Time with Alan Rickman
Awesome. That is all.

Extraordinarily detailed paper art by London-based artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, whose Horrorgami series features papercraft artworks of 13 movie haunted houses — all made from a single cut and folded piece of A4 paper.

Spilling into the Street: Café Culture in Istanbul
My good pal Innes now lives in Istanbul, and recently he contributed an article to The Globe and Mail (Canada's oldest national newspaper) about café culture in his adopted city. A lovely read.

The Great New England Vampire Panic
Curious chapter in American history. Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, farmers became convinced that their relatives were returning from the grave to feed on the living.

Blue Through the Centuries: Sacred and Sought After
Fascinating NYT article about the allure of the colour blue.

A Spooky Soirée
Gourmet has a great round up of recipes for Hallowe'en entertaining — indulge your guests (and yourself!) with grown up treats such as Salted Chocolate Caramels, Devil's Food Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream, Apple Soju Cocktails, Passion Fruit Gelées and Brandied Hot Chocolate.

(photo by frida of fridas fina)


I'm smitten with this lovely Large Washed Leather Duffle Bag by Burberry — beautiful colour and shape. Out of my price range, sadly, but it's inspired me to look for something similar.

(via pinterest)
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