Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Deep moody greens and handwoven tapestry for a Thursday with a little retro cool.

(photo via simply grove)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Small Lofts With Big Ideas
Dwell has a great slide show of 7 space-saving lofts that make the most of minimal square footage. Inspiring. 

Five Overlooked Silent Films
Really interesting list of lesser known silent films that deserve a look (and sound like they have fascinating histories as well). 

Coen Brothers Movies as Gig Posters
This is fun — Little White Lies, an independent UK-based movie magazine, commissioned 7 original silk screen posters from 7 local artists that reimagined classic Coen brothers movies as gig posters. Great design and illustration.

The Top 10 Locked Room Mysteries
From Wilkie Collins to Agatha Christie, thriller writer Adrian McKinty picks his favourite locked room novels. Perfect reading for cold winter nights.

The Forgotten Manor
Absolutely extraordinary Flickr set of UE Furhouse Manor, a grand home abandoned for decades with its entire contents intact, now all quietly mouldering away. It's exactly how I picture the home of Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.

Six Core-Strengthening Exercises
Still feeling a bit blobby after the holidays? Check out these 6 effective exercises designed to tone your core — a series of 15 minute moves inspired by Pilates that you do 3 or 4 days a week.

Victor Hugo: Acclaimed Author, Unknown Furniture Designer
The Paris apartment once occupied by Victor Hugo is now a museum dedicated to his life — including some of his furniture designs. Fascinating photo tour of his very personal (and rather baroque) space.

Winter Minestrone and Garlic Bruschetta
Hearty soups are the perfect comfort food in winter, and this lovely warming recipe is just the thing for cold weather suppers.

(photo by gui gomes for casa vogue)

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