Here are some of the Internet things that have been on my radar over the past month. Enjoy!
- If you're like me and are a big fan of collage art, then you'll probably adore work by Eugenia Loli (she's the master of the creations above!). Obviously I love the food and cat themed collages the most (but they're all pretty spectacular!).
- Wonderful news! French law now forbids supermarket food waste. Instead of throwing away or destroying unfold food, supermarkets must now donate them to charities and food banks!
- Humans of New York fans might appreciate this light and furry take on things: get acquainted with Felines of New York. #yes #catworship
- More cat-worship: a friend recently linked me to this ideal party situation. (Where was my cat's invite, hey?)
- Be delighted by this 93 year-old super-happy super-real model. Life goals, guys.
- If you're not yet acquainted with Bea Johnson's blog, Zero Waste Home, then start with her simple yet exhaustive list of tips on ways to reduce household waste.
- The very same Bea Johnson recently invited The Telegraph on a tour of her très minimalist home. It's inspiring to see how little this family can thrive on!
- Speaking of which: if you like Bea's minimalist take on her home, then you are probably a simplicity lover. If the sparsity of it makes you feel uncomfortable and maybe bored (that would be me) then you are an abundance lover. This is according to Gretchen Rubin, pursuer of happiness and good habits and co-host to this addictive podcast, anyway.
- How Rachel Khoo turned her tiny apartment into a food destination. I sometimes dream of doing something like this!
- This 6 layer bento box is a super lunch idea! Convenient, wholesome and tasty. Yes!
"Once we accept that eating is a learned behaviour, we see that the challenge is not to grasp information but to learn new habits."
- "No diet, no detox. How to relearn the art of eating." My sentiment exactly.
- What's the one thing all prolific creators have in common? Here's Srinivas Rao's helpful observation.
- A German forest ranger discovers that trees have networks too. I've always loved the quite whispers of a forest and now I appreciate them so much more. <3
And for Parisians + Francophiles especially:
- The Paris of the future: So how do you feel about Paris one day looking something like this?
- A butcher in the 11th now has a vending machine that dispenses meat 24/7. Convenient, yes? Also a little too impersonal for my liking, but that's just me.
- After the recent suicide of French chef Benoit Violier, questions have again been raised about the pressures of trying to gain and keep Michelin stars. Saddening.
- Katie's photographs of Marché Aligre (in the 12th) are very beautiful. Marché Aligre was the first French market I ever visited, so there's also some sentiment for me here!
- A photo: David Bowie in Paris in 1977. Love.
- Another life goal: swooning at this apartment, located in Lyon. Airy, modern, elegant yet not too sparse (I'm in the abundance lover spectrum, after all!).
- Dreaming of learning French? Chances are you already know a smattering! Here's a 2 minute video on French phrases hidden in English words.
- Video: Hilarious take on the infamous French greeting - La Bise. If you're in Paris, Paul performs regularly at a few locations around town. Worth supporting!