Thursday, June 06, 2013

Sweetness and Light

A delicately beautiful collage by artist Guo Hongwei for you today. Love this one.

(via abundance)


This week's links. Enjoy.

The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago
Interesting little bit of culinary history from NPR tracing the origins of French wine making. 

Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant, Animated
Best known these days for his story The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde also wrote heartbreakingly lovely fairy tales, too. Two of his classic children's stories have been animated — definitely must sees.

The Sisterhood of Food
Novelist Sadie Jones picks three dishes that brings back memories from disparate places (Jamaica, London and Paris), with one common thread — happiness.

Free Download: Botanical Art Prints
In case you missed it — the lovely Poppytalk had a great post recently featuring 6 beautiful 8.5 x 11 colour vintage botanical prints that you can download and print for free, courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Sofia Coppola Talks With Lee Radziwill About Privacy and Fame
Director of the film The Bling Ring and the mother of two girls, Sofia Coppola reflects on privacy and fame and how she handles it all. 

How to Start Saving For Retirement
No matter how old you are, now is the time to start saving for retirement. Get started with this straightforward article from Real Simple.

A Book of Voyages
Lovely review of the new U.S. reprint of Patrick O'Brian's A Book of Voyages, a collection of travel diaries and correspondence from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Writes reviewer Michael O'Donnell: "O'Brian's dry section titles — 'Pleasant Voyages,' 'Unpleasant Voyages' (most of these end in cannibalism), 'Oriental Splendor,' 'Inefficient Pirates' — give a sense of the delights within." This would make a fab Father's Day gift. 

Wine-Roasted Rhubarb Shortcakes
A sophisticated take on shortcake, this recipe would be a lovely way to finish a late spring meal with friends. Via bon app├ętit.

(photo by marco covi via arper)


I'm smitten with chunky jewelry in the summer — it's perfect with the simpler silhouettes I prefer when the weather is sultry. The Blue Agate and Gold Cutout Disc Bib Necklace by Isharya at Gilt would look equally good with a white tee or little black dress.

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