Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sweetness and Light

The sudden deep cold here has me thinking of winter evenings knitting warm accessories to keep away the chill.

(photo by anna-malin of helt enkelt)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A French Château Restored
Take a tour of an extraordinary château in Burgundy, the home of French filmmaker Jean-Louis Remilleux. It's like stepping back into the 18th century.

Amy Poehler's Confidence Lessons
Sarah Larson writes in the New Yorker on Amy Poehler, an "example of the good that confidence, in the right hands, can foster in the world."

Thanksgiving Special
Love this. Artist Hannah Rothstein imagines how the traditional Thanksgiving meal would look plated by famous artists — see how your holiday dinner would have been served by Picasso, Warhol, Mondrian, Magritte, Rothko and Van Gogh, to name a few. The Cindy Sherman one is hilarious. Via Co.Create.

Smile, You're Speaking Emoji
Fascinating piece on the origins and evolution of emojis, the now ubiquitous text language. Via Andrew with thanks.

Bang On
Check out inspiration for a subtle autumn hair makeover with W magazine's inspiring archive of looks for bangs, from curly to straight, messy to fixed.

0h h1
Fun little online logic game by Q42, along the lines of sudoku. Great way to take a brain break in the middle of a work day.

Top 10 Words Invented By Writers
Fun list of words and/or phrases invented by writers and compiled by Paul Dickson. Find out the origins of such now familiar terms as bedazzled, Catch-22, serendipity, freelance and cyberspace among others.

An Actor's Roundtable
Listen in to a-list actors Laura Dern, Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Jones, Amy Adams, Hilary Swank and Reese Witherspoon discuss their craft. Really great insights here — particularly by Patricia Arquette. 

Creamy Rosemary Polenta With Roasted Winter Vegetables
A rich and satisfying vegetarian dish, perfect for chilly early winter suppers.

(photo via bolia by way of la maison d'anna g)

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Early winter still life — ice, fallen leaves and the first snow.

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