Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sweetness and Light

Tranquil sophistication for your Thursday.

(manhattan loft of david seidner via blueberry modern)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Norway By Way of Japan
Take a tour of Norwegian architect Irene Sævik's beautiful minimalist summer home, blending Scandinavian and Japanese influences to create a harmonious country retreat. 

The Fascinating Origin Story of Prince's Iconic Symbol
Still sad that we lost Prince so soon. While we listen to his music and the many wonderful stories about him, here's the story behind The Love Symbol.

50 Spellbinding Fairy Tales on Film
From "The Singing Ringing Tree" to "Pan's Labyrinth", here are 50 wonderful fairy tales on film (including one of my all time favourites, Jean Cocteau's "La belle et la bête").

The Musical Marble Machine
Speaking of magical, you absolutely have to watch this — Martin Molin, founder of Swedish band Wintergatan took time off from touring to create a programmable marble machine that plays music. Watch the charming results.

What Passengers Ate on the Titanic
Have a look at actual menus from the ill-fated Titanic — first, second and third class. Spoiler: the third class menu starts out pretty well, but supper is a bit depressing...

Becoming An Artist Without Going Broke
Author and comedian Sara Benincasa gets candid about what it takes to make a living — until you can make a living making art.

Marine Invertebrates in Glass
Have a look at Italian photographer Guido Mocafico's stunning photos of the exquisite creations of 19th century father and son glassmakers Leoppld and Rudolf Blaschka, who devoted themselves to creating lifelike versions of marine invertebrates in glass. See Blaschka, Mocafico's show of his photos, at Hamiltons in London until May 26, 2016. 

24 Vegetarian Meals You Can Cook in 30 Minutes or Less
Perfect for weeknight suppers, these quick recipes over at the New York Times Cooking section will have you eating a healthy meal in no time at all.

(photo by pia ulin of her own new york home for residence magazine)

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