Thursday, March 14, 2013
This week's links. Enjoy.
Bob Hope's Modernist Lair
Bob Hope’s Palm Springs estate went on the market for $50 million last week — the sculptural concrete gem is considered one of architect John Lautner’s masterpieces. Check out the slide show — it's truly space age spectacular.
Why the Pope Wears Red Shoes
With the election of a new pope in the news, here's a fascinating look at the history and iconography of the Papal costume.
Digital Etiquette: What Your Email Sign-off Says About You
Useful guide to navigating the shoals of email tone.
A Miraculous Curry
In this installment of the My Madeleine series on the food of memories over at More Intelligent Life, novelist Tash Aw recalls how kari ayam and rice came to his rescue during childhood holidays in rural Malaysia.
Children Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their most prized possessions — their toys. Touching and thought provoking.
The End of Google Reader
Sad news for those who follow their fave sites via Google Reader — Google has just announced that as of July 1, it's shutting it down for good. But before you utterly despair, check out this post from feedly, which tells you how to migrate from Google Reader to feedly (and keep all your RSS feeds intact, too — yay!). Just make sure you transfer over before July 1!
The Chocolate Room
Sculptor Elena Kliment recently created an entire room from 1,300 pounds of Belgian chocolate, complete with chairs, vases, and an exquisitely detailed table. Currently at a shopping center in Minsk, Belarus, on April 14 it will be broken into pieces for visitors to taste. Yum! Via Bon Appetit.
Eight Creamy Pasta Dishes
Saveur rounds up eight scrumptious creamy pasta dishes — the perfect supper for a chilly early spring evening, when something a little decadent is in order. Rediscover classics like Spaghetti Carbonara and Fettucine Alfredo, and find newer favourites like Kale and Sausage Penne with Lemon Cream Sauce.
(photo by line klein — see the rest of this fab space over at my scandinavian home)
I'm smitten with the lovely natural form of the Seawater Cast Rippled Handmade Bracelet by Joseph Lamsin Jewellery, an independent jeweller based in Cornwall, England. Made using the sea to organically shape and texture the design, it's available in either solid sterling silver or 18ct gold vermeil on solid sterling silver. Gorgeous.
Google Reader plans to shut down its services on July 1, but that doesn't mean you can't still follow automatism via RSS feed — feedly offers a similar experience to Google Reader, and if you act right now you can easily migrate your Google Reader feeds without losing any of your favourite sites. Another RSS reader choice is flipboard — again, if you migrate now you can keep your sites without any worries. You can also follow automatism on twitter, facebook and pinterest (and Google+ eventually). Thanks so much for reading!
(photo via style at home)