Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sweetness and Light

A generous bouquet of pink peonies for no reason. Because beauty doesn't need a reason.

(photo by anna gillar)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Blissful in Blue
Take a tour of a tranquil Swedish home decorated in peaceful shades of blue. Really lovely.

Laurie Anderson's Favourite Films
Performance artist, director and musician Laurie Anderson picks her 13 favourite films for The Quietus. Fantastic list.

19 Remarkable Book Cover Designs
Print Magazine rounds up 19 beautiful book cover designs — the best show how a great design can transcend its original purpose and truly become art.

Otherworldly Landscapes
Prague-based digital artist Filip Hodas creates eerie, otherworldly landscapes that transport you to other worlds — ones where the laws of physics don't always apply. Surreal and beautiful work. 

A New Beatrix Potter Story
This is exciting — The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots, a Beatrix Potter story left unfinished and lost for more than a century, is finally going to be published. Even better, the illustrations are being done by the legendary Quentin Blake (who did the fantastic illos for Roald Dahl's children's books). Can't wait.

Eating Your Greens Without Eating Salad
Some great ideas on how to get more dark leafy greens into your winter suppers, when you want something more warming and substantial than a salad (think soup).

Interactive X-Files
Something fun for those of us who watched the X-Files reboot last weekend — an interactive map that transports you to every X-Files location. The truth is out there — or maybe over here.

Shawarma-Spiced Chicken With Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Easy to make and served simply on pita with fresh herbs, lettuce, cucumber and tomato, this makes a great lunch or light supper.

(photo via norm architects)

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Morning still life with mango and blueberry yogurt

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