“The generalizing writer is like the passionate drunk, stumbling into your house mumbling: ‘I know I’m not being clear, exactly, but don’t you kind of feel what I’m feeling?’” — George Saunders
This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has full bodied flowers, aspirational portraiture (with boomboxes and jets), delectable Turkish favorites and Monty Python-esque illustrations.
The heavy musk of summer has finally descended on New York. We don’t have much for greenery (though we revel in an abundance of hot cement and trash stench), so I take vicarious pleasure in these sumptuous peony photos. If I press my nose to the computer screen, I can almost feel the velvety petals. [Via Fieldguided]
I was under the (false) impression that prom snapshots and school portraits were the only occasion for a neon, 2-D background in this modern age. However, Ghanian artist Phillip Kwame Apagya presents an intriguing take on typical West African portraiture. His subjects, posed in front of brightly painted scenes dotted with expensive electronics, international flights and faux careers, present an aspirational vision that is often far beyond these young consumers’ means. [Via Beautiful Decay]
The markets, spices, recipes and rich food culture of Istanbul is lovingly documented in a recent blog post on à la mode. Enjoy. [Via Feasting Never Stops]
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