Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sweetness and Light

The perfect perch. Love the sculptural magazine rack and light.

(photo by kitka design toronto on flickr)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Europe's Best Places to Eat Like a Local
From a classic Parisian teahouse to an authentic British haunt, here are Europe's best places for a local bite.

Inside the Offices of 12 Psychoanalysts
From Co.Design: "Ever since Freud invited patients to lie on an oriental rug-draped couch, therapists have considered interior design an important component of their work." Fascinating photos by photographer and psychoanalyst Mark Gerald of the offices of his peers, taken from his ongoing series In the Shadow of Freud's Couch. More photos on Mark's site here.

Ukrainian Egg Decoration, Illustrated
Gorgeous series of vintage illustrations of Pysanka, or Ukrainian egg decorating designs. Inspiring and beautiful.

Sleeping Beauty: The Abandoned Alexandra Theatre
Located in north London, the Alexandra Palace is one of the few surviving 19th century grand leisure buildings — and hidden away inside is a theatre that closed its doors 65 years ago. Great photos and fascinating history.

The 50 Best Cult and Classic Lipstick Shades of All Time
Who doesn't love slide shows of great lipstick colours? I certainly do. Now coveting all shades by Tom Ford. Perfect.

Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life
Interview by The Atlantic with Nikil Saval about his new book Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace — and how the now ubiquitous office cubicle makes office workers feel.

Photos of Literature's Most Famous Meals
Dinah Fried's fantastic site Fictitious Dishes was an online sensation when it first appeared in 2012 — Dinah styled, prepared and photographed elaborate recreations of iconic meals in literature ranging from Proust's madeleines to the smørrebrød in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Now she has a new book out of her work, but a revisit of her site is well worth the time. Via FlavorWire.

Asparagus With Eggs and Parmesan
A perfect dish for spring — light, healthy and a welcome break from heavier Easter weekend fare.

(photo by beeldsteil with styling by april and may. via lovenordic)

Easter Eggs

These gold-dipped marble eggs over at Style Me Pretty are an elegant alternative to the usual pastels seen at this time of year — find out how to make your own here.

(photo via style me pretty)
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