I’ve been reading a lot of snippets recently – cooking memoirs, collected essays etc – craving a bit of nonfiction and some doses of new ideas. A book of short stories (collected by a favourite author) seems like a good way back in to fiction. Or do I just go for a doorstopper?
There’s already been Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, but this book – published by the charity Pink Ladoo (that encourages south Asian mothers to celebrate the birth of their daughters and push back at prejudice that ladoos (sweets) should only be gifted for a boy’s birth) looks equally good. I’m guessing there’ll be a hefty amount of intersectionalism around anti-colonialism and feminism too.
I’m dreaming about day trips to Paris right now – no 1 to see this place, the Maison Louis Carre built by Aalvar Alto; no 2 to visit the Brancusi atelier (which sounds like it might be similar to this and also the Burberry / Henry Moore exhibition); and no 3 to see the new display of black models in French art.
If her earthsea quartet wasn’t enough, this schedule alone would endear me to author Ursula Le Guin
Cool stuff from The Indigo Bunting who made it for a family party with a presidents theme. If the attention to detail and creativity is familiar it’s because The Indigo Bunting was involved in last year’s Colour Factory installation in New York.
Always a fan of a bold wallpaper and I like the echo of David Gentleman
A group of Edwardian workmen discovered this hoard of mainly Elizabethan/early Stuart jewels. In amongst the Colombian emeralds and Indian rubies were several amethyst pieces, including this older, Roman carving.