Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sweetness and Light

A pretty still life for your Thursday. 

(photo by petra bindel)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Sunny 1930s Bungalow
Take a tour of a sunlit 1930s California bungalow with a mid century modern accent.

The Evolution of Women's Workwear
Fascinating photo essay featuring vintage images showing women at work.

The Trompe l'oeil Window Paintings of Istanbul
Created by the Spanish street artist Pejac, these three new trompe-l'oeil window paintings in the district of Uskudar in Istanbul are beautifully rendered and blend effortlessly into their environment. 

My Hero: Mary Shelley
Author Neil Gaiman writes of his admiration for Mary Shelley, and how, while Gothic fiction had been the rage for some time, Shelley's novel Frankenstein still changed everything.

Oscar de la Renta Throughout the Years
We lost fashion great Oscar de la Renta this week. The New York Times has put together a great interactive time line of his life and career.

Shakespeare and Company: A Legendary Bookstore in Paris
Via Vanity Fair: "Perhaps the most famous independent bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company can feel like something of a literary utopia, where money takes a backseat and generations of writers ... have found a Paris home." In depth piece on the history of this legendary bookstore. Plus: a wonderful illustrated map inside Shakespeare and Company.

26 Hallowe'en Costume Ideas From an 1887 Guide to Fancy Dress
Stumped about what to wear to a Hallowe'en party? Have a look at these fascinating costume suggestions from an illustrated vintage guide to fancy dress.

Apple Slice
This lovely buttery crumble bar recipe from Donna Hay is a great way to use the wonderful apples in season right now.
(photo by douglas lyle thompson. via remodelista)

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The beginnings of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner.

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