Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sweetness and Light

With autumn bringing us cooler evenings and the welcome flicker of a cosy fire, a stylish solution to storing wood close at hand.

(photo by elisabeth heier)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Ten Great Films Set in Autumn
With the changing leaves at their colourful height over the next few days, it's the perfect time to revisit some great films featuring this most beautiful of seasons, from Hitchcock's Technicolor The Trouble With Harry to Wes Anderson's Rushmore.

Bergman's Dreams
Check out the lucid dreaming world of director Ingmar Bergman in this fascinating video essay from The Criterion Collection.

Sugar Series
Got a sweet tooth? Then you'll enjoy Emily Blincoe's series of photos featuring colour coordinated and neatly arranged candies. Delicious.

Top Ten Lost English Words
Author Mark Forsyth rediscovers ten lost English words that really deserve to in common usage today, from snollygoster to wamblecropt. Wonderful.

The Healing Power of Scent
Last year, Anita Bhagwandas suffered the loss of one of her closest friends. In this beautifully written piece for Stylist magazine, she reveals the role fragrance played in recalling precious memories.

You Can't Rule Memphis Minnie
Blues singer Lucinda Williams writes about how the life and work of early Delta blues performer Memphis Minnie inspires her.

Thomas Edison's Talking Doll Disaster
Always on trend, in 1890 prolific inventor Thomas Edison designed talking dolls for the Christmas shopping rush — ones that contained disks with the voices of real girls. Sadly, most were damaged in shipping and ended up with demon voices that terrified their small recipients. Fascinating story of a rare Edison failure. (via The Morning News)

Butternut Squash Pancakes with Maple Butter
Here's a delicious way to use up leftover pumpkin or squash from Thanksgiving — pancakes!

(photo of mark tuckey furniture design via the design chaser)


I'm smitten with this Liston Wool Grey Melange Sweater from Acne — perfect for the chill damp autumn weather we've had lately.
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