Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sweetness and Light

A room to spend countless hours in — the Sydney home of fashion designer Lee Mathews.

(photo by sean fennessy via the design files)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Vintage Vibes
Take a tour of a fantastic Dutch farmhouse that mixes a 70s vintage look with rustic details. Great individual style.

How Bugs Bunny Inspired a Generation of Opera Stars
This is great — members of the Washington National Opera discuss how their first exposure to opera came from watching "What's Opera, Doc?", the now-classic Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoon inspired by Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Sleep Makes the Modern Girl
We all know the importance of a good sleep — now you can make getting those eight hours a little more of an art form with these new elixirs, luxurious sheets and beautiful sleepwear.

Salt Labyrinths Inside a Castle
Check out these two mind blowing installation pieces by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto, all made of salt and created inside the medieval castle tower at Aigues-Mortes, a 13th century walled city in southern France.  

The Forgotten Designer Behind Some of Fashion's Biggest Trends
Profile of Bonnie Cashin, credited by some fashion scholars as the inventor of American sportswear.

How to Decorate Like Wes Anderson
Fun post over at My Domaine that pairs Wes Anderson films with real rooms — perfect inspiration for fans of his work who want to live the film experience, too.

Vintage Office Supplies on Instagram
Treat your eyes to the beautifully photographed collections of vintage office supplies from around the world by following the Instagram account of nrpq.  

Chocolate Cobbler
What's not to like about a decadent chocolate dessert that transforms into a chewy brownie and a fudge sauce in the same dish?

(photo by richard powers via a muted palette)

automatism on instagram

Cherry blossoms, spotted on the way to the Tulip Festival. On my way back, there was a sweet elderly Japanese man perched on a little stool directly across from the cherry trees, playing a kokyu (a traditional 2-stringed instrument played with a bow) while gazing at the blossoms. It was lovely.
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