Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sweetness and Light

A day at the art gallery, a pretty dress — and a satisfying little stretch, too. Perfect.

(photo by valerie chiang)


This week's links. Enjoy.

In Praise of Pippi Longstocking
The fantastic children's lit blog tygertale has a wonderful appreciation of anarchic heroine Pippi Longstocking, author Astrid Lindgren's reaction to the conformity in Swedish society at the time. It features Drawn and Quarterly's sumptuous new reissue of the 1958 Pippi Longstocking comics with illustrations by the original artist, Ingrid Vang Nyman — painstakingly restored to their original brilliant colour.

Know Your Design Saints
Via Explore: "Know your design saints – 38 seconds of educational fun, featuring Milton Glaser, Jessica Hische, Stefan Sagmeister, Debbie Millman, and others.

The Rebirth of Slow Blogging
Erin over at the fab Design For Mankind blog had a recent post that's truly inspiring — recommended for all bloggers pondering their direction in 2013.

Unusual Buildings Converted Into Private Homes
Intriguing post over at homedit featuring lots of photos of 10 renovated spaces that were converted from a water cleaning station, a barge, a water tower (a lot of them seem to be water-related), churches and more.

50 Best London Coffee Shops
If you're in London or plan to visit there, here's a great list of 50 independent coffee shops to check out — perfect if you like a little personality with your java.

Films Referenced on The Simpsons
The Criterion Collection takes a look at a few of the many films referenced over the years on The Simpsons. It still blows my mind to that they name checked films such as Rashomon and The Night of the Hunter.

Hardcore Hand Creams
Guardian beauty editor Sali Hughes tests and recommends the best hand creams for winter — these are ones that really do work on badly chapped hands (and are super affordable, too).

Apartment Therapy January Cure
Feeling blah about your space? Check out Apartment Therapy's brilliant January Cure, a month-long project to make your home the best it can be for 2013 —  cleaner, fresher and more organized. Smart and inspiring. Day One starts here and you can download the full month's schedule here.

New Bowie Album
Wow. David Bowie has a new album coming out — his first in 10 years. The first single, Where Are We Now? was released on his birthday (January 8, when he turned 66) — follow the link to listen.

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad
A lovely and flavourful recipe from 101 Cookbooks — perfect for lunch or a light supper.

(photo by siren lauvdal for jotun. via emmas designblogg)


I'm smitten with this series of book collages by artist Kent Rogowski called Everything that I wish I could be, which uses the titles of self-help books to create larger narratives that become portraits of emotions, people and events in life. Beautiful and insightful. Shown here is his collage Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

(via today and tomorrow)
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