Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sweetness and Light

And pretty pineapples all in a row. Love.

(photo by kara rosenlund)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Vogue on Instagram
Did you know that Vogue is now on Instagram? With the release of the epic September issue, readers shared with Vogue their Voguestagrams — photos of themselves reading this most eagerly awaited of issues. Follow the link to see the Vogue editor faves.

Her Courageous Life as a Man
Actress and author Natascha McElhone writes about her fascination for the extraordinary and true story of James Miranda Barry, a woman who practised medicine in the early 1800s disguised as a man, lived most of her life as a man, and carried her secret, literally, to the grave.

Learn Cut-Out Animation With Terry Gilliam
Awesome. A TV segment from 1974 featuring Terry Gilliam explaining how he created his fantastic stop-motion animations for Monty Python. Via Swiss Miss.

Amazing and Unusual Uses For Roses
If you grow your own roses (or know someone who does), here are some lovely ideas for them, from rose water to a delicate rose petal jam.

13 Great Movie Sandwich Scenes
The editors over at Bon App├ętit choose their favourite sandwich scenes in the movies, from When Harry Met Sally to Kill Bill.

Pink is the New Black
For Breaking Bad fans — a fascinating essay on the symbolic use of the colour pink in the series. Make sure you're all caught up on the latest episode before you read it, though.

The No Equipment Workout
The Oprah site has a good basic workout routine that you can do at home, designed to tone and firm muscles — all without requiring gym equipment.

Schools Around the World
Lovely series of photos of children heading off to school all over the world. The joy of learning is a universal one.

Cime di Rapa Fritte (Slow-Cooked Broccoli Rabe)
With just a few simple ingredients, cooked slowly, broccoli rabe becomes mellow and comforting in this classic Italian recipe. Via Saveur.

(photo by denise bonenti for elle decoration uk. via sfgirlbybay)


I'm smitten with the versatile Long Sleeve Wrap from Oak in black — perfect for early fall.
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