Thursday, February 07, 2013

Sweetness and Light

A lovely painting by Spanish artist Francisco Castro — so evocative of the beauty of winter.

(premio ciudad de alcala de henares, 2011. via b-sides)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Calm Place to Think: On Reading the Classics
Lovely essay in The Millions about the value of being a well-rounded reader — how reading the classics balances out our fragmented modern method of consuming information.

Takeo Kikuchi Shibuya
Take a tour of the new Shibuya flagship store for the distinguished Japanese menswear brand Takeo Kikuchi, designed by Schemata Architects — great industrial style warmed with wood accents.

A 4,500 Year Old Passion For Curry
Humans have been enjoying curry for a very long time — and thanks to modern technology, archaeologists are discovering just how amazingly long it's really been. Fascinating corner of culinary history.

Why Design Matters
Erin over at Design For Mankind has a wonderfully thoughtful post about the importance of good design. Recommended.

Ten Commonly Misprounced Foods
If you're shy about ordering something in a restaurant because you're unsure how to say it, take heart — this handy guide will have you confidently opting for the pho, bruschetta or gnocchi in no time.

Folds Origami Game
Free online game of origami folding — both relaxing and addictive.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
Looking forward to this — the Diana Vreeland documentary has just been released on iTunes! You can check out the official trailer for it here. Via The Sartorialist.

In case you missed it yesterday — I've got a fab giveaway for magazine lovers, courtesy of Zinio! There are nine free one year online subscriptions for automatism readers to the magazine of your choice — choose from thousands from all over the world! Follow the link to enter.

Crispy Mushroom, Spinach and Avocado Quesadillas
Perfect for a healthy lunch, these veggie stuffed quesadillas from Cookie + Kate are a delicious alternative to a salad.

(lovely photo by line klein for rum magazine)
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