Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sweetness and Light

A cosy sofa that reminds me of the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Perfect for weekend lounging.

(via pinterest — still tracking down a photo credit)


This week's links. Enjoy.

The Forgotten Line
From Design Observer: "For years photographer Thomas Jorion has been documenting la petite ceinture — the 19th-century railway that circles Paris and was decommissioned decades ago." Follow the link for Jorion's reflections on his work as well as a slide show of his photos.

Newly Discovered Hitchcock Film
This is exciting. Discovered languishing in the New Zealand Film Archive under the title (Twin Sisters) with Betty Compson, the 1924 film The White Shadow is Alfred Hitchcock's earliest known surviving film. Available for streaming (keeping in mind that only 3 of the original 6 reels have been found so far) on the National Film Preservation Foundation website until January 15th, 2013.

Beyond the Fields We Know
Via Arts and Letters Daily: "Ghost stories make metaphysicians of us all. 'Let us honor the marvelous as well as the matter of fact!' writes Michael Dirda." Interesting essay on how the fantastic has always been a part of the world’s literature.

Yohji Yamamoto on Sustainability
The great Japanese clothing designer talks about his love for the beauty of well worn fabrics and the need to live in a much more sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

Foreign Bodies
Listen in online to BBC4's Foreign Bodies, a history of modern Europe through literary detectives presented by Mark Lawson. Perfect Sunday afternoon entertainment.

Mugged By Sound, Rescued by a Waitress
Lovely animated short by Los Angeles animator Miguel Jiron, showing what it's like to experience sensory overload — something those with autism struggle with every day.

Top Ten Books of the Forest
Author Sara Maitland chooses her favourite ten books with forest settings, ranging from the Brothers Grimm, Maurice Sendak, Henry Thoreau to the work of environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy among others.

Warm Apple Pie Pots
A lovely and simple recipe from Roost — perfect for rounding off  supper on a chilly late autumn evening.

(photo by heidi lerkenfeldt)


I'm smitten with the elegant Claudia cashmere cowl neck sweater from Souchi — warmth without bulk.
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