Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sweetness and Light

Delicately pretty leaves in a perfect vase.

(photo by lotta agaton)


This week's links. Enjoy.

The Best Month is October
Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie writes a lovely meditation on the month of October — its sounds, its scents and its mystery. Wonderful.

Inside Pinterest's Beautiful Spare New Headquarters
Take a virtual tour of the new industrial chic warehouse home of Pinterest in San Francisco's SoMA neighborhood — and get a little insight into their philosophy, too.

The Automated Japanese Restaurant
The BBC tech show Click checks out a Tokyo restaurant with no wait staff — instead, each table is equipped with a touchscreen ordering system, a high speed food delivery conveyor and a chute for dirty plates. The only staff is in the kitchen, which is also partially automated.

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer
So looking forward to the latest Wes Anderson film — and the official trailer makes the wait even more tantalizing.

New Yorker Cartoonists on Their Most Autobiographical Cartoons
This is fun — so interesting to hear New Yorker cartoonists reveal the stories behind their work.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Interview
Great interview on the Guardian with Julia Louis-Dreyfus discussing her new film Enough Said — and Veep, Seinfeld, comedy, middle-age, Gandolfini and more.

The Artist is Mother of the Woman
Painter Haley Hasler paints frank and self deprecating self portraits featuring herself in her many roles as a mother, with references to classical themes in a contemporary setting. Beautiful painting and definitely get the sense that her family is a happy and fun one.

Pizza del Papa (Butternut Squash and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza)
Antonio Starita, the owner of Pizzeria Starita in Naples, served this butternut squash-topped pizza to Pope John Paul II. I'm intrigued by the use of this lovely autumn vegetable on pizza — definitely worth a try as an interesting change from the usual roasted veggies and soups.

(photo by sarah svenningrud)


I'm smitten with this mysteriously lovely collage by Jo Whaley — makes me think of Hallowe'en, actually. Stunning.

(via blue sky butterfly studio)
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