Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sweetness and Light

The sheer visual pleasure of a beautiful colour, here used in a playful and unexpected way.

(via regards et maisons by way of pinterest)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Warm Retreat
Take a tour of the small but lovely home of designer Mathias Vural, painted throughout in the most beautiful deep slate blue (Stiffkey Blue from Farrow and Ball).

A History of Pink Hair
Vogue has a fun little slide show of pink hair, which has been around a lot longer than you'd think — check out Brigitte Bardot in a rosé champagne-coloured bob in 1967.

The 60 Best Book Covers of 2016, As Chosen By Designers
Take a look at 60 beautiful, imaginative and thought-provoking book cover designs from this year. 

Tiny Food
Intriguing Atlantic article about the Japanese craze for tiny food videos — real food made with doll-sized pots, pans and utensils. One of the most popular videos is a strawberry shortcake made from a single berry! 

The Glossary of Happiness
From The New Yorker: "Could understanding other cultures’ concepts of joy and well-being help us reshape our own? The Positive Lexicography Project aims to catalogue foreign terms for happiness that have no direct English translation."

The Secret Behind Italy's Rarest Pasta
For over 300 years only the women of a single Sardinian family knew how to make this pasta — it is that difficult and time-consuming to prepare. That may soon change, though...

How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries
Fascinating story of how the biggest art forgery in US history was uncovered using highly specialized tools.

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake
A lovely cake that combines the best fruits of the holiday season. Perfect for a New Year's Eve party.

(photo by fanny hansson, styling by artilleriet. via residence magazine)
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