Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A lovely vignette by Saša Antić. As a book lover, I'm always interested to see how people display their collections in a stylish way. This is so inspiring.

(photo via saša antić)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Delicate Nordic Style
The lovely Nordic Design blog recently featured the home of designer Cecilia Brøgger — minimalist Nordic style softened with delicate pastel accents. So pretty.

30 Essential Works by Female Composers
The BBC honoured International Women's Day recently with this great sampling of 30 works by women composers — listen in and enjoy.

The Return of Zoolander
Definitely the best moment of Paris Fashion Week was Derek Zoolander and Hansel walking the Valentino show. Love how the jaded fashion crowd freaked. And even better — there's a Zoolander 2 movie to look forward to next year!

States of Conscience
Lovely, surreal series of photographs by Gaby Herbstein depicting the various states of consciousness.

The Art of the Opening Sequence
Fantastic interview with the designers of the opening sequence for 24 Hour Party People, the brilliant 2002 film by Michael Winterbottom that follows Tony "Mr. Manchester" Wilson as he tells the story of the Factory Records label and the infamous nightclub The Haçienda. Such good music.

Guilty Pleasure Food May Actually Be Good for You
The key here, of course, is moderation. But some surprising good news about our favourite comfort foods (and drinks).

Literature's Top Ten Sleepers
Intriguing list of ten literary figures who have the (mostly) enviable ability to sleep through pretty much everything.

Music Makes You a Better Reader
Interesting research from the world of neuroscience as they explore what has been known for years as "the musician's advantage". A strong argument for the importance of school music programs. 

SXSW Online
And speaking of music — if you can't make it to SXSW this year, don't despair. You can watch it all online for free. 

Kaiserschmarrn with Apple Sauce
As soon as I saw this recipe on the (always gorgeous) Fork and Flower blog I was fascinated. Described as a kind of deconstructed pancake, this Austrian sweet is a true comfort food. May try this for brunch ...

(photo by @cerealmag on instagram via gillian stevens)

automatism on instagram

My Christmas present to myself was delivered last week — a little Tulip side table. So happy.

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