Thursday, May 01, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Watteau meets the Surrealists. A lovely image by the brilliant photographer Tim Walker, shot for the September 2010 issue of Italian Vogue with models Laura McCone and Luke Field Wright.


This week's links. Enjoy.

Homes of the World's Best Architects: Animals
Great slide show over on Co.Design of images from Animal Architecture, a new book by German photographer Ingo Arndt, who captures the amazing structures created by animals around the world. Stunning.

The Sound of Silence
Interesting essay about a drawing at the centre of a new MOMA exhibition that explores composer John Cage's role in the creation and development of postmodernism.

Brand-New Second-Hand
Architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed a Seattle lot left vacant for 30 years into their dream home. Great industrial loft look.

Beauty Hacks From The Pros
Great and practical tips from make-up artists, nail artists and hair stylists for flawless results, from the perfect smooth coat of nail polish to preventing lipstick from bleeding.

Top 10 Novels Inspired by Shakespeare
Writers from Herman Melville (Moby-Dick) to Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley) have found inspiration in the works of Shakespeare. Great reading list.

The Trick to Playing Bad
Intriguing essay on the allure of playing a villain, on the eve of the release of Angelina Jolie's new film Maleficent.

Snake Charmer
Vintage clip of Viola Smith, one of the first professional female drummers, playing the song Snake Charmer in 1939. Awesome kit.

Garlic Roasted Potato, Spinach and Egg Salad
A hearty salad by Naturally Ella that's perfect for spring.

(photo by douglas lyle thompson. via remodelista)
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