Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sweetness and Light

A little glam for your Thursday, courtesy of designer Juan Montoya. Stunning sense of colour, balance and proportion—look closely and you can see it really is perfection. See more of this beautiful space here.

(photo: juan montoya via pinterest)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Warm Modern
Tour a modern Swedish apartment that adds warm notes of cafĂ© au lait and turmeric to the traditional palette of bright whites. 

Les Trois Inventeurs
Treat your eyes to this delicately lovely, delicately melancholy papercut animation short from 1980 by Michel Ocelot.

What Writers Really Do When They Write
From The Guardian: "A series of instincts, thousands of tiny adjustments, hundreds of drafts … What is the mysterious process writers go through to get an idea on to the page?" Author George Saunders describes what it's like to be a writer. Could be applied to any creative field, I think.

Revisiting the Golden Age of Canadian Graphic Design
Designer Greg Durrell has a new project on Kickstarter, a documentary film about Canada's rich history of modernist graphic design from the 1960s and 1970s. Follow the link for an overview about it—some stunning examples. Can't wait to see this!

15 Ways To Cook Whatever Hearty Green You've Got
Food 52 has 15 great suggestions for what to do when you get carried away at the farmer's market. I seem to do this a lot with Swiss chard, so definitely bookmarking this one.

Bring Back the Book Jacket Photo
Nick Ripatrazone makes a compelling argument for the revival of the author photo on book jackets: "Bring back those full-page portraits that pronounced I wrote a book, damn it."

The Case For Shyness
From The Atlantic: "Joe Moran’s book Shrinking Violets is a sweeping history that doubles as a (quiet) defense of timidity." This sounds like a fascinating read—and a great article on how one defines shyness. As a very shy person myself, I found this particularly resonant.

Chocolate Cobbler
We got slammed with a huge snowstorm this week, so a comforting, indulgent dessert like this chocolate cobbler is definitely the perfect way to soothe one's winter jangled nerves.

(photo by luisa brimble, styling by stephanie somebody)
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