Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A rustic still life. Love the contrasting textures of the hand carved bowl and the plaster wall.

(photo: hans blomquist)


Soothing Greys in a Swedish Space
Take a tour of a tiny Swedish apartment decorated in gentle grey tones, contrasted with white and warm wood. A pretty and subtler alternative to the more graphic black and white look you often see these days.

Beautiful Remains
Stunning series by photographer Agne Gintalaite documenting the brilliantly coloured facades of Lithuanian garage doors. Reminiscent of Rothko paintings, there's a true beauty to the weathered paint here. Love.

Vintage Espresso Makers
Designer and restaurateur John McCormick shows off some of his favourite pieces from his 70+ piece collection of vintage European coffee makers in this slide show on Saveur. Really fun to see how the design for these has evolved over the years.

Music to Cure Insomnia
British musician Max Richter has composed an eight hour classical album designed to help you sleep, saying "It's my personal lullaby for a frenetic world." Listen to the teaser here — and follow the main link above to download the full album, too.

Where the Magic Happens: Children's Illustrators Open Up Their Studios
Photographer Jake Green spent the last year travelling around the world visiting illustrators's studios, capturing them at work as they created children's books. The result is The Bookmaker's Studio exhibition at the House of Illustration in London, on until November 1 2015. Follow the link for a selection of images from the show.

The Films to Watch in Autumn 2015
Great round up of some the more interesting movies arriving in theatres in the fall — looking forward to seeing a few of these.

Spring Summer 2016 Hair and Makeup
Vogue UK visits backstage at the fashion shows now on and takes a closer look at the hair and makeup for spring and summer 2016. A little inspiration to try something new.

Bridget Riley and Seurat
Wonderful review of what sounds like a truly wonderful exhibition — how the pointillist paintings of Seurat were a direct influence on English op art painter Bridget Riley. If you're in London, do go and see it at the Courtauld Gallery before January 17, 2016. Thanks to Andrew for the link.

Squash Dahl With Fried Egg
A lovely recipe from Jamie Oliver's new cookbook, served with fresh spinach on the side. It also freezes really well, which is brilliant for nights when you want something healthy but are too tired to cook.

(photo by germain suignard via plastolux)

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The beauty of birch bark.

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