Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sweetness and Light

Sometimes it's good to leave all the technology for a while and do something very simple, like admiring the way the afternoon sun shines through the window.

(chair from the fly collection by signe bindslev henriksen and peter bundgaard rützou. via b)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Modern Gallery/Home in Antwerp
A 19th century building was merged with a 1970s one to create a combined home and art gallery in Antwerp, Belgium. A space that's playful and colourful fun.

The Jet-Set Era in Pictures
Lovely slide show over on Vanity Fair featuring vintage photos of the golden age of travel, including shots of Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra and others looking amazingly glamorous while flying. Looking at these photos makes me rather miss those days when one dressed up to travel.

My Top Five Perfumes
Josephine Fairley, author of the just released book The Perfume Bible, reveals her personal fragrance favourites. I'm really liking the sound of Tom Ford Café Rose.

How Crossword Puzzles Are Made
Professional crossword puzzle writer Matt Gaffney describes in detail the process he goes through for creating a crossword puzzle. This would be a fun thing to do for a gift — making a personalized puzzle for a loved one or friend.

London Fashion Week: Spring 2015 Best Moments
W magazine has put together a slide show of highlights from London Fashion Week.

Erwin Blumenfeld's Studio
Slide show of highlights from the show Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941-1960, featuring the work of fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, best known for his extraordinary art-influenced covers for Vogue.

50 Romantic Books for People Who Hate Romance Novels
Excellent and at times offbeat list over at Flavorwire of books that offer an absorbing love story with a literary bent, featuring titles by such authors as A.S. Byatt, Kazuo Ishiguro, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway among many others.

Carrot and Coriander Soup with Cumin and Orange
With the evenings growing chillier, a warming soup like this one by Drizzle and Dip is the perfect way to warm up at the end of the day.

(photo via nomad)

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A collection of some of my little vintage books.

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