Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sweetness and Light

Love how that delicate, celestial blue green wall colour contrasts with the deep bronze of the niche. The furniture is pretty nice, too.

(photo: heidi lerkenfeldt for stillstars. via here)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Sinatra House
Take a virtual tour of Frank Sinatra's original Palm Springs estate, a jewel of mid-century modern cool. That's the dining room you see above.

How Do Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations?
Lovely photo essay over at the New York Times of how families in Estonia, Japan, China, Ukraine, Guinea, Italy, Iran and Colombia.

From 1900-1941, early risers in Britain and Ireland often relied on a knocker-up to get to work on time. Alarm clocks were still uncommon, so a knocker-up would be paid a few pence a week to bang on doors or rap on upper windows with a long pole, not leaving until the door or window opened. Fascinating bit of social history.

A Visit to Five Artists Studios
Interior Design magazine visits the studios of five artists who are redefining classic techniques and materials. Inspiring read.

Kitchen Ware Designed to Annoy You
Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani's project "The Uncomfortable" is a series of household objects that are, well, uncomfortable. Beautiful to look at and annoying to actually use, they're designed to make you laugh. Love. 

7 Deadly Art Materials to Watch Out For
A useful list of art supplies that should be used with caution. Nice to see that there are safer substitutes available now for many of them, too.

Isle of Dogs Trailer
So looking forward to seeing this! Have a look at the first trailer for Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson's charming new animated feature, out in 2018. Great cast in this, too.

Marian Burros' Plum Crumble
Enjoy the last fruits of summer with this buttery and comforting crumble. 

(photo: frank sinatra twin palms estate by ishandchi. via here)
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