Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sweetness and Light

The beautiful home of Danish designer Kristina Dam. See more of it here.

(photography by ludovica canzutti. via coco lapine design)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Pale and Interesting
Take a tour of a beautiful modern space in pale tones of cream, beige and a touch of the lightest of blue. Perfect antidote to noisy city life.

Women of Jazz: Stream a Playlist of 91 Recordings by Great Female Jazz Musicians 
Excellent introduction to women jazz musicians, from early days to present day. 

Why Opera was the Netflix of the 19th Century
Fascinating BBC article on how the 19th century European public demand for opera drove the development of early telephone technology. Thank opera for your iPhone!

When Salvador Dalí and Alfred Hitchcock Brought Surrealism to Hollywood 
Fascinating glimpse into the making of the extraordinary dream sequence by Salvador Dalí, in the 1945 Hitchcock film Spellbound.

The World's Most Spectacular Art Islands
From AnOther magazine: "Take refuge from the modern world's perpetual distraction on an island devoted entirely to art—from the Swedish and Danish archipelagos, to Canada's rural Eastern coast." Definitely adding this to my bucket list.

Top 10 Female Detectives in Fiction
The Guardian: "From a Copenhagen scientist to a hardbitten single mother in New York, these are singular sleuths contending with problems that all women will recognise."

Turn Off Your Push Notifications. All of Them.
A good reminder about how the constant demands on our attention from push notifications create a state of continual distraction. Turning them off makes for a much more focused and peaceful existence without leaving your phone at home.

Wes Anderson Names 12 of His Favourite Art Films
This is a fantastically oddball list of films by director Wes Anderson—definitely not what you'd expect. Some I have seen, some are completely new to me and definitely want to see now. 

Chocolate Meringue Cake
Salads are well and good, but once in a while you need something decadent. This delectable recipe from Donna Hay definitely fits the bill. 

(photo: leanne ford interiors via sfgirlbybay)
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