Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Links

Before Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, or even Alice Waters, there was X. Marcel Boulestin.

Japan Archives went live on June 30th and contains a treasure trove of information on modern Japanese history from the Bakumatsu through the Meiji and Taisho eras and up to the present day.

I enjoy the eclectic, elegant and entertaining Slightly Foxed Quarterly. Here's an extract from Issue 28.

Here's a clever trick for getting a cork, or piece of cork, out of a wine bottle. You're welcome!

The moving revelations of vintage gay home movies 

Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys wanted a Brooklyn-inspired toile wallpaper to line the walls of his Cobble Hill brownstone.

Stories of artists' pets and the misfortune that befell them.

I would love to go to the Beat Generation exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

New York's stately libraries had hidden apartments for live-in caretakers. What a perfect place to live!

Does this sound like your kind of fun?  What the heck is wrong with you? The Barkley Marathons Challenge is a 50 mile race to be completed in under 24 hours, with the course specifically designed to be so difficult that almost no one could finish it.

Flood of 'Girl Mayors' in the 1920s became the face of feminism.

This is absolutely beautiful. ‘Dream Cloud is carved from one piece of boulder opal mined in Australia. It’s an impressive piece, large enough to fill the palm of your hand and it's at the ROM in Toronto.

Sam has eyebrows and a website, an Instagram account and a Facebook page.

Next time I'm in London and looking for a cozy place to duck in from the rain I hope I'm near one of the city's smallest wine and cocktail bars.

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