Thursday, July 04, 2013

Sweetness and Light

Today I'm checking out the labryinthine home of the Catalan sculptor Xavier Corbero — fascinating exercise in architecture. More here on AD magazine.

(photo by jérôme galland)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Flowers That Can Speak
Via More Intelligent Life: "Real or fake, flowers are nature’s walk-in wardrobe. For Rebecca Willis they burst with ready-to-wear allure."

In Translation: Nine Authors Pick Their Favourite Children's Fiction
Interesting selection of translated children's fiction chosen by British authors, ranging from Tove Jansson's beloved Moomins, Astrid Lindgren's oddly charming Karlson character and the classic Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner, to darker stories that recall old fairy tales.

Four Benefits of Writing By Hand
Via The Week: "Scientists and famous authors like Truman Capote agree: Handwriting may be a lost art, but it's still an invaluable skill."

Could Superman Punch Someone Into Space?
A physicist does the math on this burning question. Comments are fun, too.

French Lessons: The 50 Chicest Frenchwomen Ever
Inspiring slide show of 50 French women who were (or are) the epitome of French style, from Madame de Pompadour to Audrey Tautou.

Couture Chronicles
Via The New Yorker: "With haute-couture week in Paris beginning in a few days, this seems a good time to revisit past runway creations. Couture garments are one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces sewn by the highly skilled seamstresses known as petites mains. Here’s a look at some highlights through the years."

What Makes a Work of Art Seem Dated?
Interesting meditation on how some films and other forms of art remain fresh generations on, while others date almost immediately.

Mango Lassi and Strawberry-Honey Yogurt Popsicles
Beat the heat with these lovely refreshing fruit-based popsicles — not only delicious, but much healthier than the store-bought variety, too. Via Desserts for Breakfast.

(photo by manolo yllera via desire to inspire)


I'm smitten with this Seashell Nautical Necklace by Design Squish on Etsy — perfect summer accessory.
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