Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sweetness and Light

On damp, chilly late autumn days, a warm place to curl up with a book or with a movie on is pretty much perfect.

(photo by line kay of vintage piken)


This week's links. Enjoy.

The MUJI House
The brilliant Japanese retail company MUJI has designed a 3 story vertical house in Tokyo for city dwellers, and of course it's amazingly clever. Follow the link for a slide show tour. Via Bloesem.

Six Creepy Victorian Ghost Stories
Get in the spirit of Hallowe'en with a read of these 6 eerie ghost stories from the Victorian era, all available for free online — you'll definitely be looking over your shoulder afterwards.

A Hollywood Stylist's Advice for Regular People
Interesting interview with stylist Kate Young, who works with actresses Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz among others.

Simple Steps to Save Your Skin This Winter
Garance Doré talks to skin specialist Joanna Vargas about simple ways to care for and protect your skin when winter weather conditions do their worst.

20 Last Minute Hallowe'en Costumes You Aready Have in Your Closet
Still can't decide what to go as to that weekend Hallowe'en party? Check out these 20 great ideas from Harper's Bazaar that look to the movies for inspiration from your closet. Margot from the Royal Tannenbaums, Bonnie from Bonnie and Clyde, Annie Hall and Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's are just a few of the possibilities listed.

Kissing Your Socks Goodbye
Fascinating and inspiring NYT article about Japanese professional organization expert Marie Kondo and her approach to de-cluttering — she tells clients to toss everything that does not "spark joy." Love.

Vintage Deauville Beach Fashion
Wonderful collection of vintage 1930s photos of the chic at the beach in Deauville, France. I am loving the fashion of extra wide linen pants paired with a little top — still a truly classic summer look.

Thai Pumpkin Soup
With a Thai-inspired twist, this super quick and easy pumpkin soup works just as well with fresh or canned pumpkin purée.

(photo by pella hedeby for rum magazine)

automatism on instagram

Thrilled to find my complimentary copy of the beautiful Artful Blogging magazine in the mailbox today — so honoured to be included in their Banners We Love feature.

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