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Sunday Clippings

Sunday Clippings



It seems that July has leapfrogged to September for the hot muggy days associated with August have not materialized, replaced with comfortable daytime temperatures of mid 70s to low 80s and cool nights of high 50s and low 60s. Peaches and apricots are already giving way to apples and pears, although plums are still going strong as evidenced in the recipe for easy plum ice cream. This month brings back the fat issues of magazines especially those in fashion - Phaidon covers how Man Ray helped Guy Bourdain make fashion more bold and daring. Not is all good on the ecological front - the sequoias in California face an uncertain future and the New York State Governor Cuomo makes it illegally to sell elephant tusk ivory and rhinoceros horns. Art is still big - Millais did research to paint Ophelia.

 The scratch 'n' sniff nursery @ TelegraphUK

Why Helen Dillon in Dublin may be the best Walled Garden @ FT

How Man Ray Helped Guy Bourdain put shock, suspense, and surrealism into fashion photography @ Phaidon

Easy Plum Ice Cream @ Edible Manhattan

Tall, Ancient, and Under Pressure @ NYTimes

 Gov. Cuomo signs law banning sale of elephant tusk ivory and rhinoceros horns @ Daily News

Plant of the Week: Salvia 'Amistad' @ Gravetye Manor

 What Millais went through in order to paint Ophelia @ Phaidon

Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage @ Nowness Magazine

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Anatomy of a Garden: Private Garden, Australia

Anatomy of a Garden: Private Garden, Australia