Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sweetness and Light

Love the natural textures and simple holiday decorations in this Copenhagen home. Timeless. More here on Bo Bedre.

(photo by lene samsø)


This week's links. Enjoy.

An Attic Loft
Tour a polished modern loft in a former attic. Love all those interesting wall angles.

Nigella Lawson's Seasonal Soundbites
Three podcasts by Nigella Lawson in celebration of Christmas and festive cooking, covering everything from decorating to turkey sandwiches. Inspiring holiday listening.

Miniature Mouse Café and Nut Shop 
Hands down the most adorable art installation ever. Swedish art collective anonymouse have created a tiny mouse-sized café and shop on a street corner in Malmö, built into the side of a building. The details are amazing, but what I really love is how the community is now happily adding to the original idea, with gifts of miniature club posters, animals and cheeses. So wonderful.

How To: Finger Wave Updo
Learn how to do an elegant finger wave updo in this short video from Harper's Bazaar. Perfect hair for holiday parties.

Grand Musée du Parfum
Take a virtual tour of the brand new Paris museum devoted entirely to perfume — one which promises a multi-sensory experience. Long overdue, it's a fascinating look at the rich history of French perfume. 

From the Moomins to Asterix, Picture Books Help Build a Better World
Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones writes about how the best picture books have the power to inspire both children and adults. Lovely piece.

Top 10 Escapes in Literature
Looking to escape all the holiday noise? Dive into one of these classic tales of escape, ranging from The Count of Monte Cristo to Papillon and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

Smashed Avocado Toast With Veggies
Quick and easy, this delicious recipe adds sautéed peppers, red onions and asparagus to the classic avocado toast — all topped with a simple fried (or poached) egg. Perfect for an easy holiday brunch or light supper.  

(photo: house doctor via nordic design)
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