Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sweetness and Light

Love this idea of inset wall frames — such a beautiful way to display art.

(photo by jeroen van der spek with styling by cleo scheulderman. via iain claridge)


This week's links. Enjoy.

How Typeface Influences the Way We Read and Think
Typeface designer Cyrus Highsmith, quoted in The Week: "Typography is the detail and the presentation of a story. It represents the voice of an atmosphere, or historical setting of some kind. It can do a lot of things." Must read for all designers.

Galliano in the Wilderness
Ingrid Sischy of Vanity Fair sits down with designer John Galliano for his first interview since his notorious self-destructive outburst hit headlines in 2011. Galliano talks frankly about his spiral of addiction — and his efforts to atone. There's a long road ahead for him.

How Eight Famous Writers Chose Their Pen Names
Fun literary trivia — see why Lewis Carroll, Voltaire, George Orwell and J.K. Rowling among others chose the names they'd publish under.

We Need a Fixer (Not Just a Maker) Movement
Excellent piece by Clive Thompson in Wired about the need for people to be able to fix their stuff rather than just tossing it out and buying new — not only is it good for the environment, but it's good for our souls, too.

House T by Takeshi Hamada
Take a tour of a modern Japanese house by architect Takeshi Hamada — minimalist style with a triple height living room.

47 Skills You Need to Survive Home Ownership
The team behind This Old House have assembled 47 household fix-it tips that you can do without hiring a pro, from fixing a leaky faucet to hardwiring a light fixture. Bookmarked this one!

A Brief History of Denim
From More Intelligent Life: "When the going gets tough, the tough turn blue — denim is just the thing for fighting, farming and triple-dip recession. Matthew Sweet traces the fortunes of the world’s favourite utility wear."

Wednesday Finds Etsy Treasury
My Sir Potato letterpress print is featured in a lovely Etsy treasury this week — follow the link to check it out.

Raspberry and Coconut Summer Cake
A light and perfect cake for summer entertaining — and beautiful presentation, too. Do follow the link to see accompanying stunning photos of Morocco as well as lovely food photos!

(photo of thurloe square via desire to inspire)


I'm smitten with this sweet Totoro "Play Outside" pillow from Dot & Bo — a lovely daily reminder of the classic Japanese animated film.

(via pinterest)
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