Weekly Inspiration 001





A new feature I'm trying out here at Bramble & Thorn is a small collection of links from all corners of the Internet - from my favourite items on Etsy, to new recipes from amazing food bloggers, to articles that I think are worth reading. I'm hoping to do release this once a week, however there may be off-weeks when life gets busy. I hope you'll find this a somewhat valuable roundup of the week that was, and please feel free to put your own recommendations in the comments!

Film / TV / Music
Pitchfork's Coachella 2015 report | A roundup of the first weekend
An aborted three-way (of sorts) is the most strangely affecting scene in Her | One of the most interesting choices Spike Jonze made with Her was not giving Samantha any kind of human avatar. Scarlett Johansson’s husky voice is instantly recognizable, so we tend to imagine her without even trying
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Covers Spoon's "Inside Out" | Vernon has released a video of himself performing a stripped down, piano-only version of Spoon's "Inside Out", off last year's They Want My Soul
The drama that unfolded on /r/ASOIAF when the moderators refused to allow any discussion of the leaked Game of Thrones episodes
Cannes Unveils 2015 Official Selection Lineup | Star-studded English-language dramas from Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve, Justin Kurzel, Paolo Sorrentino and Matteo Garrone will vie for the Palme d’Or alongside new films by Valerie Donzelli, Jacques Audiard, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jia Zhangke at the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, which unveiled its official selection lineup on Thursday

Read
The 'feminist' beer taking on sexist advertising | Cerveja Feminista is designed to get the ad industry talking about both the way women are portrayed in advertising and the fact that, in Brazil, few art directors are female
Are You Beyoncé Beyoncé or Just Regular Beyoncé? | There are 2,000 women in the United States named Beyoncé. That means there are 2,000 women who feel the effects of being a Beyoncé but not Beyoncé
Why People Ditch Food-Journal Apps | For people trying to lose weight or just eat a bit healthier, food journals can be a useful tool, both by making it easier to count calories (or other nutritional components of food) and to identify potentially unhealthy habits. The problem is that it's not an easy thing to stick with.
I Was a High School Debating Geek | On Fridays, I donned my foppish debating tie, which boasted purple and white stripes for reasons I'm still unable to comprehend, and hung around for hours after school, supposedly reading up on current affairs but in fact tackling the all-you-can-eat record at the local Pizza Hut.

Food
Wild Mushroom Pâté | Smitten Kitchen
Gateau Basque | Adventures in Cooking
Lentil Kofta Curry | Sassy Radish
Spring Began with Potato Salad | Cannell et Vanille

Buy
Set of 3 ceramic small bowls in gray with matte black glaze | Great for serving olives, salt and pepper - a beautiful addition to the modern kitchen
Small Black Wash Hanging Planter | A little planter perfect to hang up your mini succulents, cacti, or herbs
Set of 2 bluish grey linen pillowcase | Items are made of washed linen fabric, specially woven for by local linen manufacturers
Bloom - Soft Pink Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow | Handcrafted from natural minerals
Organic CANDY Porcelain bowls with pastel interiors | These bowls are slip cast from New Zealand white porcelain clay from Matauri Bay and high fired to 1200 degrees. Each bowl is hand made and has a slight irregularity to it meaning no two are the same

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