Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sweetness and Light

A pretty still life by Hanna Sinspo to start your Thursday. Have a lovely one.


This week's links. Enjoy.

Canada in Colour
Check out this gorgeous house tour over at Design*Sponge, featuring a Port Coquitlam, British Columbia townhouse that mixes colour and minimalism beautifully. Love this one.

Five Minute Beehive Tutorial
Give your hair a retro cool look for holiday parties with this great five minute beehive video tutorial by Gizzi Erskine. Add a little flicky eyeliner and you're done.

Marshmallow Instagrams
Looking for a really unique personalized gift? UK-based company Boomf makes marshmallows out of your Instagram photos, charging £12 for a box of nine. Sadly it's only available in the UK for now, but it's definitely a fun idea. 

The Observer's Books of the Year
The Observer recently invited some very distinguished writers, critics, poets and others to pick their favourite books of the year. Lots of great ideas for gift giving during the holidays — or good reads for yourself, too.

Designer's Cookbook: George Lois
The Design Observer has begun a great six part series on designers, artists and food — first up is the legendary George Lois, creator of some of the most iconic covers for Esquire and one of the original Mad Men.

Wet Dogs
Having a bad day? Take a look at this slide show featuring New York-based photographer Sophie Gamand's hilarious series of dogs in the bath. Soggy doggies!

How to Interact With an Introvert
Handy illustrated guide on how to socialize with the introverts in your life — or, explain yourself to the extroverts you know. As an introvert myself, I find this really accurate.

Am I Eating Yams or Sweet Potatoes?
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends — and here's a great illustrated diagram of the difference between yams and sweet potatoes, perfect for settling any starchy arguments around the holiday dinner table.

Poached Egg, Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms
It's the season for holiday eating, and — as delicious as that is — we do need a break now and then for something lighter. This lovely dish by Tartelette is perfect for brunch or supper when you want something healthy but not heavy — add a little roasted squash on the side if you'd like it a bit more substantial.

(photo by daniella witte)

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah — wishing you a warm and lovely one with family and friends.

(photo via home trends)
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