4.10.13 Hot Links: April Discoveries

Towels 790 xxx
photo by gluttonforlife
I'm feeling a little self-conscious telling you about these beautiful Charvet linen dish towels I just got ($100 for a set of 6 at The Future Perfect) after the shitstorm that has recently rained down on Gwyneth Paltrow. Her new cookbook, It's All Good—described as recipes for the foods Gwyneth eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic—is accused of being elitist, faux populist, full of "quack science" and completely out of touch with what "regular" people can afford to eat. (Here is Mark Bittman on the subject; the Eater review has some amusing lines as well.) But I reason that this investment will save me at least $100 in paper towels. And though I have admitted to my torrid love affair with rarified (aka expensive) ingredients, this blog really does strive for a sensible balance. It's about creating quality of life within your means and the idea that truly shameless indulgence is never thoughtless or irresponsible. And so on to the many, many links I have stored up for you. Things to try, ponder, taste and discover, at your leisure...

April is poetry month, so try one of these

Drool over morel porn

Sigh over mystical imagery

Discover this favorite new site

Eat more probiotics

Plant a dyer's garden

I'm obsessed with this desk

And all of this gorgeous work

This is amusing—and guess what? Gwyneth turned me onto it!

Some quality viewing here

Have you been watching this? You should be

This looks so deliciously soothing

If you ever doubted that Chang is a mad genius, check this out

Repair your holey cashmere with these

Happy Hump Day! xo



I am obsessed with the stand-up desk, too. Whose office actually has space?
Jennifer Sudarsky MD on April 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm —
It really doesn't seem to take up more space than the average desk/chair set-up. It's somewhat lacking in visual appeal though, and there's that $1,500 price tag...
laura on April 11, 2013 at 8:26 am —
Don't hate Gwyneth because she's thin and rich.
Roy on April 28, 2013 at 6:13 am —
I don't hate Gwyneth, it's OTHER people...but not People magazine, who just voted her Most Beautiful...
laura on April 28, 2013 at 8:47 am —