Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sweetness and Light

Quiet moments.

(photo: plümo)


This week's links. Enjoy.

A Rustic Retreat
Take a tour of a lovely cottage on Fire Island, the retreat of interior designer Ann Stephenson and her partner Lori Scacco. Pretty much the perfect summer home.

Legendary Designer Seymour Chwast on Failure, Egos and the Value of Self-Promotion
In need of inspiration? One of the most influential graphic designers and illustrators of the 20th century, at the age of 84 Seymour Chwast is still going strong, with a new book out through Kickstarter.

1970's Disaster Movies Posters
A great selection of film posters from the 1970's, a time when disaster movies were big in theatres. I would definitely go to a film festival of these cheesy classics. 

Houshi is a ryokan (a Japanese traditional inn) located in Komatsu, Japan. Besides being the 2nd oldest hotel in the world, it's been in the same family for 46 consecutive generations. This is a lovely, bittersweet short film about how its owners struggle to continue its legacy in the modern era.

The Accidental History of the @ Symbol
Fascinating piece over at the Smithsonian on how a centuries-old rarely used character evolved into a symbol of modern communication.

Anti-Fashion: OMA's Philosophy
Short profile of OMA, an artist and designer from Korea, who founded a clothing and textiles studio in Seoul in 2010 after a stint working with Alexander McQueen in London. Her work blends traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design—and sustainability. Lovely clothes with beautiful, subtle textures and colours.

Air Travel: From Majesty to Drudgery in 100 Years
A history of air travel as referenced in contemporary literature, from Saint-Exupéry to DeLillo.

6 Ingredient Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Easy to make, this soup is a great way to use all the fresh tomatoes currently in season. Add grilled cheese on the side to make it even better.

(photo: artedomus via here)
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