Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sweetness and Light

A delicately lovely photo in subtle tones of green and gold.

(photo by skye parrott. via the sea has neither meaning nor pity)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Dictionary of Surrealism and the Graphic Image
Rick Poyner of Design Observer writes about his post: "This text was first published as the introduction to Uncanny: Surrealism and Graphic Design, the catalogue for an exhibition I curated in 2010 for the Moravian Gallery in Brno in the Czech Republic as part of the Brno Biennial. The catalogue is now out of print and the text is republished with thanks to the gallery." Fun fact — it includes a reference to the Surrealist's description of automatism, which inspired the name of my blog.

Atoms For Peace: 'Amok'
NPR is streaming Amok, the new album from Atoms For Peace, the side project/band of Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

Street Style: Cheeky and Cheerful in London
Fun slide show of street style during London Fashion Week — love the quirky fearlessness of it all.

Grain Cooking Chart
If you ever find yourself dithering over how much water to use when cooking quinoa, brown rice, rolled oats, faro or other grains, check out this handy infographic over at The Kitchn — super helpful guide to cooking grains.

Will Ferrell's Laid Back New York Loft
Take a virtual tour of funnyman Will Ferrell's classic modern New York loft, livened up with bright pop art.

Europe's Fashion History, Just a Click Away
Via The New York Times: "An ambitious fashion archive is being readied for its debut May 2, when Europeana Fashion will go online with about 100,000 digital elements from 22 European museums and institutions — a gallery ranging from a 1921 embroidered dress by Madeleine Vionnet to a Diana Vreeland letter to the designer Emilio Pucci." What a fantastic project.

10 Of The Best Running Movies
The Guardian picks their favourite ten running-themed films, including such classics as Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Marathon Man and Chariots of Fire.

Vegetarian Main Dishes
Delicious round up from Saveur of 24 satisfying vegetarian main dish recipes from around the world, from hearty quinoa burgers to creamy lasagne, green curry and more.

(photo by elv's)


I'm smitten with this gorgeous image by Canadian photographer Troy Moth. Stunning.

(wedgemount glacier available as a print from mammoth and company)
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