Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Beautiful magnolias, to start your Thursday with something lovely.

(photo by sirka hiltner via a muted palette)


This week's links. Enjoy.

50 Famous Quotes From Fashion Icons
Harper's Bazaar has collected 50 great quotes from fashion's greats, ranging from the inspiring to the amusing to the eyebrow raising.

Vintage Charm
Lovely post over at 79 Ideas featuring a pretty Swedish villa filled with lovely vintage details. Great photos.

On Kindness
"Kindness is like holding an ice cube in your hands." Lovely essay on kindness by Casey N. Cep. Link above takes you to an excerpt if you're in a hurry — read the full essay here.

Financing Alternatives For Women With Small Businesses
Design*Sponge recently had a great post in their wonderful Biz Ladies series on sourcing alternative forms of finance for women small business owners — lots of inspiring ideas.

A History of Bacon in Space
"Happiness is bacon squares for breakfast." Fascinating Popular Science article on bacon (plus other food) on the Apollo missions. Via Epicurious.

Inside New York's Art World
This looks interesting — interview from 1977 with Robert Rauschenberg and Leo Castelli for the programme Inside New York's Art World, now uploaded to YouTube.

Hidden Reading Space Around London
Looking for a peaceful space in London to read your book for an hour or two? This list of tranquil spots throughout the city ranges from canal-side coffee shops, cavernous bookstores and sleepy inner city squares for a welcome respite from the crowds.

Vintage Blue Bird Play Costumes
Retronaut recently had a lovely post featuring vintage photos of costumes for The Blue Bird, a 1908 play by Maeterlinck that premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre. Extraordinary designs — I only wish they were in colour.

Oatmeal Brûlée
Make your weekend oatmeal a little special with this great twist on a classic. 

(photo by prue ruscoe via dustjacket attic)
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