Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Spring is on my mind a lot these days — can't wait to see the first blossoms.

(photo by ana bloom with styling by marcel van doorn. via rose)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Picasso's Postcards
Have a look at the postcards Picasso illustrated and sent to Jean Cocteau, Apollinaire and Gertrude Stein. Wonderful. Via Explore.

Every Best Actress Dress Since 1929
Get ready for the Academy Awards this weekend with this fun infographic illustrating every dress worn by the winner of the Best Actress award since the awards began in 1929.

Top Ten Books About Houses

From fiction to memoir to social history, author Ben Highmore picks ten books that examine the home and what it means to us.

Some Cat From Japan: The Genius Behind Bowie's Best Costumes
Great long interview with Tokyo-based designer Kansai Yamamoto, who designed many of David Bowie's most iconic outfits during his Ziggy Stardust phase in the 1970s. Via The Paris Review.

A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
Check out this slide show of a once abandoned and now stunningly renovated farmhouse, located in the countryside just outside Asolo in Northern Italy.

Twin Peaks and the Rebirth of TV Drama
A truly groundbreaking television series, David Lynch's Twin Peaks was a sensation from the moment it first aired 20 years ago, with an influence still felt in TV dramas today. The Guardian reflects on its impact and asks 6 veterans of the show for their memories.

Fashion Designers as Teenagers
Cute collection of vintage photos of fashion designers when they were young (in some cases, mere tots). See the early style of Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gautier, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford and Diane Von Furstenberg among many others.

Onion-Cheese Puffs
Watch the Academy Awards in style with a selection of appetizers and wine and/or cocktails — these delectable onion-cheese puffs are quick and easy to make so you don't miss a moment.

(photo by jeremy wilson, design by marianne tiegen. via elle deco uk september 2012)
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