Thursday, October 08, 2015

Sweetness and Light

A favourite part of autumn — when the local fall apples begin appearing in the farmer's markets and in stores.

(photo: cannelle et vanille)


This week's links.

A Small Space Work/Shop/Home in Japan
Take a tour of a tiny modern box building in Japan that combines a home, flower shop and work area in one tiny, well designed space.

The Best New Fall Fragrances
The editors of W magazine pick their favourites of the new scents for autumn. I love the sound of Byredo's Rose of No Man's Land, with its blend of Turkish rose petals and white amber.

10 Cleansing Oils to Try Now
Also over at W magazine — a round up of 10 good cleansing oils, to pamper your face during the change of seasons. 

Woven Dreams: The Fabric of India
AnOther Magazine takes a behind the scenes tour of the Victoria and Albert Museum's upcoming exhibition on Indian textiles. Would love to see this one.

A French History of Gold, Gilded and Fancy Frames
Interesting post (with photos) over at Hyperallergic about a new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, exploring French frames from 1610 to 1792 — a time period that was a golden age (ha!) for these painstakingly handcrafted works. Looks like a good show.

36 Hours in Paris, Right Bank
Take a video tour of the Paris Right Bank's bistros, shops and night scene. Is it possible to be homesick for a place you've only visited once?

The Dark Beauty of Film Noir in Fifty Shots
Great post over at One Perfect Shot featuring 50 stills from great film noir. Gorgeous cinematography. Definitely need to watch some of these again — and there's also a few I haven't seen before, too.

Fresh Herb, Potato and Goat Cheese Frittata
Perfect for brunch, lunch or a light supper with salad — and a nice break from the round of Thanksgiving holiday eating we'll be doing here in Canada over the weekend.

(photo by karen mordechai for sunday suppers)

automatism on instagram

Picked up some gorgeous autumnal flowers while in Whole Foods this aft — can't stop staring at their rich colours.

(follow me on instagram at automatism)
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