Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sweetness and Light

Good music makes everything better.

(photo by vosgesparis)


This week's links. Enjoy.

6 Homes With Daring Wallpaper
Get inspired with Dwell's tour of six homes that are unafraid of a bold look on their walls.

The Off-Duty 50: A Guide to Spring's Best
A list of 50 great things to capture your fancy this spring. Artichoke recipes, secret island day trips from Stockholm, Elsie de Wolfe, lawn games — totally random and fun reading.

The Designer Who Brought the Caftan to Britain
Interesting slide show and article about Thea Porter, the bohemian designer who dressed Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and Faye Dunaway — and whose boho chic clothing is still avidly collected today by Kate Moss, Julia Roberts and Nicole Richie.

The Greatest Cookbooks of All Time
Epicurious is currently assembling a top ten list of the greatest cookbooks of all time, based on consultations with a panel of chefs, cookbook authors, food writers and home cooks. Follow the link to see the frontrunners.

10 Fragrances for Tomboys
Nylon selects 10 unisex-friendly scents for those who prefer to smell like a campfire rather than a cupcake garden. Some intriguing perfumes here.

The Rare Fruit Collector
Watch this 4 minute profile of a rare fruit collector and instantly feel good that the world contains people like this. Wonderful.

Sonia Delaunay and Fashion
A new exhibition celebrating the work of artist Sonia Delaunay opens this week at Tate Modern — have a look at this slide show at AnOther magazine, which focuses on her lesser known fashion and fabric design. What a brilliant creative mind she was.

50 Free Online Courses for Creatives and Entrepreneurs
Great list of links over at Design Boom of free online courses by reputable education providers offering a huge range of topics, from design/creativity to scaling a business, negotiating contracts and raising finance — and some fun ones, too.

A wonderfully hearty Italian soup, ribollita is traditionally made with day-old bread, cannellini beans and vegetables. Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares her recipe on The Design Files for the dish she fell for while studying in Florence years ago.

(photo via heijden hume)

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Rosehip tea to brighten a rainy and grey afternoon.

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