Thursday, May 07, 2015

Sweetness and LIght

A welcoming spot to pause for tea and a quiet moment. Love the textures.

(photo by mikkel mortensen, styling by lotta agaton. via here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Classicism Meets Minimalism
Tour a recently renovated New York townhouse that balances traditional elements with a minimalist modern sensibility. Very calm space.

The Rise of the Tablescape
Fascinating Slate article that looks at the history of tablescapes — and why we do them.

Perfect Pastries in Naples
Isabel Best writes an evocative love letter to the two kinds of sfogliatelle pastry at Attanasio in Naples — her description has me wanting to jump on a plane to eat them too.

Scientific Proof That Art Education for Children Matters
This is interesting — a recent study shows that besides cultural enrichment, there's a scientifically sound reason for exposing children to art — it makes you smart.

The Secret Possessions of Frida Kahlo
In 2011 Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako was invited to photograph the wardrobe of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, discovered in 2004 after being hidden away at the request of her husband Diego Rivera. The resulting series can be viewed starting this month at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. Follow the link to view a selection from the show. Sensitive and poignant images.

10 Things You Never Knew About Breakfast at Tiffany's
Vogue celebrates what would have been Audrey Hepburn's 86th birthday with ten interesting facts about the making of the iconic 1961 film she starred in.

7 Life-Changing Organizing Lessons Learned From Marie Kondo
Elle Decor picks 7 things they learned from Japanese author Marie Kondo's hugely successful book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (which is a truly inspiring read, incidentally). Perfect spring cleaning inspiration.

The Spring Antipasto Platter
Usher in the warmer weather with this lovely Italian antipasto platter, featuring an appealing array of asparagus, fennel, snap peas and other spring vegetables, fresh cheeses, proscuitto and mortadella.

(photo by studio ko via here)

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Fun fact: reading vintage British detective stories makes me crave tea, toast and marmalade.

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