Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sweetness and Light

A lovely image of an orange tree in a Seville street by photographer Mike Randolph.

(available as a print here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

The IKEA Dollhouse
IKEA just announced that it is launching a new doll's house furniture set in early August, when it ships the 2014 catalogue. Called Huset, the set features the Klippan sofa, Lack table, Expedit shelving unit and Vago chair. Follow the link for details and photos of how it looks, too. And — no assembly required!

Why Wanting Expensive Things Makes Us Happier Than Buying Them
Fascinating research into why anticipation is better than owning when it comes to big ticket items — and why it might be a better idea to put money into experiences (such as travel or learning a new skill) rather than things. 

Poetic Licence
Take a tour of the pretty 1890s London home of Delia Peel, co-founder of textile and homewares shop Thornback & Peel, her husband and their two small children — a warm mix of inherited antiques, vintage finds and, of course, great Thornback and Peel original fabrics.

Vintage School Library Posters
Buzzfeed has a great round up of 19 vintage school library posters — retro fun. And a nice reminder to visit your local library more often, too!

Internet Anonymity is the Height of Chic
From The Guardian: "In this age of information overload, internet exhibitionism and NSA snooping, is it possible to make yourself unGoogleable? And does it earn you added credibility, as fashion designer Phoebe Philo and bands such as !!! suggest?"

Five Gifts Guys Secretly Want For Father's Day
Joanna of A Cup of Jo has a great list of Father's Day gift ideas — especially love the T.A.M.I show DVD suggestion!

Books That Don't Exist But Should
FastCo Create recently shared their favourites from graphic designer Tyler Adam Smith's often hilarious Tumblr of a personal project of his while working towards his masters of branding degree at New York's School of Visual Arts — for 100 days, he'd design a book cover a day of titles by well known authors who, well, haven't got around to writing them yet. Check out awesome fake titles like Coco Chanel's You're Wearing It Wrong, Nicolas Cage's How to Fake Your Way Through Anything and James Joyce's This Is What I Meant.

Linguine WIth Salmon, Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes
A lovely dish from Tartelette that's perfect for a light supper.

(photo by sara svenningrud)


I'm smitten with this mesmerizing print by Egill Bjarki, called Flora 03 — love how the colours just glow with intensity. Available here from Mammoth and Company.
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