Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A rustic still life featuring richly textured wood grains. Love those bowls (and that bench, too).

(photo by martin cederblad for sk├Âna hem)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Mid Century Meets Mediterranean
Take a tour of designer Carolyn Miller's recently renovated 1926 Mediterranean-style Hollywood bungalow, now a warm and welcoming mix of original architecture and mid century modern polish.

Cathy Horyn takes a tour inside the couture ateliers of Paris and Rome, where the secrets of the trade are handed down from one generation to the next.

8 Great Authors on Eating
Food and Wine rounds up 8 amusing quotes from such authors as Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Nora Ephron and Voltaire about the eternally fascinating subject of food.

A 19th Century Paris Perfumery, Reborn
Profile of Buly 1803, the recently revived 19th century perfumery that once provided French high society with signature scents.

Spilt Coffee as Artwork
Italian artist Giulia Bernardelli makes intricate and beautiful paintings from coffee and other food and drink spills — wonderfully creative.

6 Nude Nail Polishes For Summer
Vogue rounds up six great nude tones for your nails, ranging from pinks to peaches to warmer beiges. I'm really liking the Chanel one myself.

Harry Potter and the Mental Furniture
Really lovely essay by writer Katherine Rundell on the experience of reading Harry Potter as a child, and why it's so important for children to have such richly detailed books. Favourite quote: "Children are Columbuses—they have just discovered discovery, and its deep visceral pleasures. A child's imagination is palatial, and needs large books to furnish the rooms."

The Perfect Madeleines Recipe
French food writer Clotilde Dusoulier of the Chocolate and Zucchini blog shares her recipe for making perfect madeleines. Just the thing to have on hand while reading Proust.

(photo by frida oathgrove)

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Composition in white.

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