The Weekly Index: 4th November 2016

4th-november-2016It’s Friday! It’s Bonfire’s Night tomorrow! I just ate half a thing of Waitrose luxury custard for lunch! What’s not to be happy about? And to make life even better, here is The Weekly Index!…

 

♦ Time to try something new? Here are 215 hours of free language lessons.

Will VR change the way I see history? Spoiler alert, yes.

♦ I love reading about the use of pigments and colours from the past (I wonder why? Looking right attcha PhD), so this article looking at the use of ochre was a must read for me.

♦ Want to learn about the Stuarts? Here is a handy animated short narrated by David Mitchell.

How being a younger sibling can affect your career. Ahem!

♦ Laurie Simmons’ images subverting the housewife stereotype are awesome.

This Parisian ceramics boutique is just too cute.

The hidden party castle in the jungle.

♦ Before the racism, when Bardot was still queen of all things, including style.

♦ And finally… a sizzling hot playlist to get you in the Bonfire’s spirit.

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The Weekly Index: 14th October 2016

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I like this image. It feels rather representative of this week, lots of things moving and changing. New opportunities and projects in the autumn air and a new landing pad on the horizon. That being said, I have still found the time to flit about in internet-land and here are some interesting reads that I have spied on my travels.

♦ These locked room mysteries crop up every so often on the internet and I am unfailing drawn to them every damn time. This one even has an obligatory creepy doll!

♦ A six day walk through the Alps inspired by Simone de Beauvoir.

What happens when you actually call a London phonebox

♦ I am not entirely sure what an Autumn face mask is – is it made from crushed acorns and pumpkin spice? Anyway – here are some things to help your skin as it turns cold.

♦ Film Noir favourite, amnesia makes a cinematic come back.

♦ Don’t panic! You can track Marmite stocks with this live map.

♦ I sent my friend Charlotte a picture of my Starbucks cup yesterday with the caption, ‘guess what’s in here?’ Thinking she would sweetly respond with, ‘White Chocolate Mocca?’ which is our drink (some couples have songs, I have coffee variations with my nearest and dearest) instead the sarky cow replied, ‘Lipstick?’ Fair enough, my lipstick was smeared all over the sippy lid, but still…stone cold. If I had done this, I wouldn’t have had to put up with her cruel jibes.

♦ How will scrapping so called ‘soft-subjects’ affect British education?

♦ Ever wanted to see inside a quaint Parisian fencing club? No? Well nevermind.

♦ Urgh. The beauty of Carroll Borland as Dracula’s daughter.

♦ My PhD research (snarf, still sounds weird) is all about colour, so things like early illustrations for Goethe’s Theory of Colours interests me greatly. Apologies if it doesn’t you.

Where to drink coffees from around the world in London. Why? See aforementioned PhD research comment.

These images of old London at night are just luscious.

9 bits of the London Underground map that are a complete lie.

♦ And finally… makes you proud to be British. A man spends 11 hours making a cup of tea with a Wi-Fi kettle and Twitter is gripped every step of the way.

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The Weekly Index: 23rd September 2016

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So what crunchy morsels has the stir-fry of internet served up this week? No I have no idea what that metaphor was about either. Maybe I am hungry.

 

♦ 11 hi-larious cinema signs from London.

♦ Calling all Roald Dahl fans, you can now go and have dinner with the Twits!

Women of Steel – the fight to celebrate great women on Britain’s streets.

♦ Oooh a pretty cool interactive experience from Historic Royal Palaces you say?

Vintage rides and drive-thru trees.

Was Mary Todd Lincoln driven ‘mad’ by vitamin deficiency?

♦ Jerusalem, Desire and Death. A review of the MET’s latest exhibition.

♦ The Boss man himself lists his 20 favourite books.

♦ Why you should make lists of all the things you have done, not just those your haven’t.

♦ DNA reveals that Aboriginal Australians are the world’s oldest civilisation.

♦ And finally… I need this Addams Family colouring book in my life.

 

Have a great weekend y’all.

 

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