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weekend links

organic tomatoes

Here in Portland, we have a sunny, three-day weekend stretching before us. I haven’t been sleeping well lately, so we have kept our plans quite simple: dinner with my sister and her family, prenatal yoga, testing new recipes, and perhaps a drive to the beach. And, of course, a new book from the library that I plan to curl up with on the couch. Enjoy your weekend and these links!

1. A guide to organics shows which produce is most affected by pesticides
2. Wondering if it’s safe to eat fish with radiation from Fukishima spreading across the Pacific Ocean
3. Looking forward to an exhibition of Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis’ collaboration for the Wildwood books and The Decemberists
4. Enjoying Commissary Cafe, the latest addition to NW Portland
5. How to create a more productive working environment
6. Beautiful unconventional shelving
7. Great tips on public speaking
8. A guided meditation app for expectant mothers that helps with sleeplessness
9. Which city should you actually live in? (My result: Paris)
10. Share the experience of reading with A Book for Two (pictured below)

Book for Two 1

Book for Two 2

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The Garden Edit

The holiday festivities are in full swing and I’m looking forward to a weekend filled with friends and celebrations that will take us to Seattle and Silverton. What are your plans for the weekend?

1. The Garden Edit is a collection of products for, and inspired by, the garden.
2. The New York Times story Invisible Child looks at child homelessness through the eyes of a young girl in Fort Greene. Highly recommended.
3. This guide to winter cycling will keep you biking through the winter months.
4. The mulled cider at Crema in Portland is my favorite thing to sip these days.
5. Season 2 of House of Cards looks intense.
6. Celebrate the holidays in Oregon State Parks.
7. Listen to the sounds of the Roaring Twenties in New York (via Open Culture)
8. Portland photographer Kevin Russ talks about his images of the landscape and wildlife in the west (pictured below, via The Quiet Farm)

Kevin Russ

Kevin Russ 2

Kevin Russ 1

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bikebells

A collection of links for you to enjoy over the weekend! I’ll spend my time testing a few cranberry recipes in preparation for the Thanksgiving festivities on Thursday, hanging out with two dear friends visiting from Seattle, and celebrating my mother’s birthday. What will you do this weekend?

Things I’ve enjoyed lately:
1. Revisiting the fascinating collection of images on Everyday Africa
2. Ordering a new bike bell (pictured above, via Iva Jean)
3. Bookmarking this baked apple recipe
4. Anticipating my first trip to Cottonwood Canyon to explore the +8,000 acres of the newest state park in Oregon
5. Listening to an a cappella group sing Beyoncé’s top hits (so good!)
6. Reading The NSA Files: Decoded on The Guardian
7. Experimenting with more grains and finding inspiration from this article The Complex World of Grains, Made Simple
8. Adding Sarah Copeland’s new cookbook Feast: Generous Vegetarian Recipes for Any Eater and Every Appetite to the top of my wish list (pictured below)
9. Gettin’ happy! (via simonvano)
10. Tasting the delicious spiced cider sorbet at Salt & Straw
11. Booking tickets to see The Christmas Revels: Christmas in Old Europe
12. Celebrating Marcus’ 32nd birthday with a tasty dinner at Le Pigeon <3

feast

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ned ludd

Life has been a whirlwind lately! I’m three weeks into an exciting project, two weeks into another, and have been meeting up with new and old friends all across the city. We spent the last two weekends at the beach and plan to head in the opposite direction this weekend to explore the Columbia Gorge.
What will you be doing this weekend?

1. New-to-me Portland places that I’ve loved: Canteen, Produce Row, and Ned Ludd (pictured above)
2. The three-part Nature series Bears of the Last Frontier is worth watching
3. This recipe for garlic scape pesto is just delicious
4. National Geographic has a Tumblr for unpublished work in its archive
5. If you ever find yourself near Newport, Oregon, I recommend taking this kayak tour through the Beaver Creek wetlands
6. All hail the arrival of cherry season
7. Cinema 21 is still showing Joss Whedon’s fantastic Much Ado About Nothing
8. My ears are perked to the music of Kate Boy (below)

kate boy

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This weekend I’m looking forward to more sunshine in the forecast, a Friday night rooftop dinner, and a hiking trip on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend and these links from the week!

1. Planning on exploring Portland’s numerous farmers markets (pictured above)
2. Listening to this interview about the high cost of fast fashion and seeing images from Amir Abdullah that document the dangers of the garment manufacturing industry in Bangladesh
3. Listening to new tracks from CocoRosie and Florence and the Machine
4. And the entire soundtrack from The Great Gatsby on NPR
5. Celebrating the opening of the Digital Public Library of America
6. Anticipating the opening of a hard cider taproom in Portland
7. Wanting to go foraging for miner’s lettuce
8. Reading Yvette van Boven’s Home Made Summer (pictured below)

What are your plans this weekend?

Photos: top left, top right, bottom 1, bottom 2.

weekend links

The first weekend of April is here! After summer-like temperatures last weekend, we’re hoping the weather holds for a first-anniversary hike on Sunday. Enjoy the weekend and these links!

This week I am:
1. Reading and planning recipes from The Sprouted Kitchen, a sweet present from my older sister (pictured above via)
2. Putting on the calendar a Farm to Fork Bavarian biergarten experience
3. Browsing a list of hiking trails in Oregon (via transientexp)
4. Reading an appreciative critique of Downton Abbey by Hila
5. Wishing I could visit The Lobster House in Amsterdam
6. Enjoying the sounds of Sera Cahoone’s Deer Creek Canyon album
7. Planning to visit Snow Peak‘s newly-opened store in Portland (below)

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St. Johns mural by Carson Ellis

Finally, a new post on small sight! Marcus and I arrived safely in Portland and have spent the last weeks adjusting to life in the States. I am working to find a new rhythm, for blogging as well. No better way to start than with a collection of interesting things to do, see, watch, etc. Happy weekend to all!

1. Carson Ellis, one of my favorite illustrators, designed a new mural for the St. Johns neighborhood in Portland, to be unveiled in May (pictured above)
2. The New York Times looks at the rising stature of photography at museums
3. The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry is holding a spring star party on Saturday at Rooster Rock State Park
4. A look at the lives of the people living in the Siberian Taiga in the latest documentary from Werner Herzog
5. Images of a Siberian Winter by photogapher Maxim Shemetov
6. The cons of a packaged food culture, or a great reminder to eat fresh and local
7. Photographs of models and their mothers in The New York Times Magazine
8. The Welcome to Portland campaign by W+K for Travel Oregon, if my friends in Amsterdam needed any more reasons to visit

welcome to portland

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stacking wood olive us

Enjoy the weekend and these links!

1. How to properly stack wood (pictured above)
2. A sleek, simple alarm clock app
3. Ten recipes that use lentils, one of my favorite sources of protein
4. A blind person’s instagram
5. Dreams of a high-speed train network across the States
6. A sobering view of the gun deaths in the US since the Newtown shooting
7. Photographs for Geolocation, a project by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman that ‘situates virtual communication in the physical realm’ through the images taken at the location of a Tweet (pictured below)

geolocations1  geolocations3geolocations2

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merino throw

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Reading Snow Fall, a interactive feature story by The New York Times about an avalanche at Stevens Pass, Washington. Amazing writing and multimedia components make this one of the most engaging stories I’ve seen in a while
2. Loving the hand knit merino throw from Loopy Mango (pictured above)
3. Viewing the amazing images from David Attenborough’s new BBC series (via)
4. Discovering a new collection of yoga videos, perfect for the new year
5. Reading an article on the evolving style of Michelle Obama
6. Wishing I were across the ocean on 19 January when Noma comes to Portland
7. Dreaming of Madeira (pictured below 1, 2)

Madeira coastline

Madeira mountains

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yokiyo amsterdam

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Visiting Yokiyo, a new Korean restaurant in Amsterdam (pictured above, photo by Yokiyo)
2. Seeing Time‘s best portraits of 2012
3. Watching The Hobbit
4. Baking cranberry orange holiday cookies (pictured below)
5. Making homemade eggnog
6. Reading about the importance of gratitude

cranberry orange slices

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Tree by Akos Major

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Listening to Hey, It’s Christmas, looking forward to the Funky Christmas Market at Westergasfabriek, and counting down the days until the Christmas trees arrive in our neighborhood (above photo by Akos Major)
2. Trying out a new wine & Roman-style pasta restaurant in Amsterdam West
3. Discovering two new-to-me cocktails bars: Tales & Spirits and Bar Oldenhof
4. Making pumpkin gnocchi with sage brown butter and feta
5. More inspiration to Eat Seasonably
6. Appreciating the photo stories in the just-released Next#02, especially the work by Japanese photographer Hajime Kimura. Below, a video I made with Imaazje about the photographers’ inspiration for their stories.

Hajime edit board

weekend links

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Looking forward to my first visit to Morocco, a work trip that will take me to Casablanca and Rabat (picture above by Chrissy Hunt)
2. Anticipating the opening of the Diane Arbus retrospective next week at Foam photography museum in Amsterdam
3. Listening to Elaine Scarry speak about Beauty and Justice
4. Noting recipes from this list of 20 scrumptious pumpkin recipes
5. Loving the images of England’s Isle of Purbeck from Marte Marie Forsberg (pictured below)

weekend links

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Seeing autumn everywhere (pictured above the artwork of Meral Sarioglu)
2. Imagining what it’d be like to vote Dizzy Gillespie for President
3. Reading 10 Things Americans Can Learn from Amsterdammers (via)
4. Award-winning book cover designs from 2011
5. Viewing the fascinating photo project people and their breakfast by Jon Huck
6. Putting Lola Bikes and Coffee  on my list to visit next time I’m in The Hague (via Petite Passport)
7. Tips to for homemade limoncello coming from Nostrana in Portland

Lola Bikes photos by Arthur Wieffering

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Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Enjoying the start of pear season and baking spiced pear muffins (picture above taken at my local market)
2. Spotting two new cookbooks that I need to add to my collection: Under the Walnut Tree and Small Plates and Sweet Treats
3. Seeing pictures of the autumn harvest around the Northern hemisphere
4. Looking forward to the ‘Dutch fish with a French twist’ restaurant by Ron Blaauw to open in Amsterdam in January 2013
5. Putting the Italian Lago d’Orta on my travel list
6. Viewing the photo series Window Seat by Matt Low that captures the feeling of looking to the earth below (pictured below, via cool memories)

weekend links

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Tasting the unique ice cream flavors at Salt & Straw in Portland (honey balsamic strawberry with cracked pepper, rocky road with honey marshmallows, pear with blue cheese and honey lavender, pictured above)
2. Seeing The Shanghai Woolies perform at Portland’s Washington Park Summer Festival
3. Viewing Finbarr O’Reilly’s photos of the 10th Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal
4. Admiring the design of the Circus City Hostel in Athens, Greece (pictured below, photos by Olga Tzimou)
5. Wanting another opportunity to Roam Like a Roman

weekend links

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Seeing the average color of the London Olympic sky, updated every 10 minutes (pictured above, via Jessica Stanley)
2. Listening to NPR’s summer music preview
3. Watching a fine art photographic parody video by Maisie Broadhead (via bundleofbooks)
4. Visiting ‘t Nieuwe Diep, a small distillery Amsterdam’s Flevopark (via the lovely Manja, pictured below)

weekend links

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Viewing the project Just Here’s Fine by Victoria Hannan, profiling the cab drivers of London (pictured above, Gerry who’s had his badge for 51 years)
2. Finding the project Beyond the Flavor, which looks past the ingredients to hear the stories behind meals in Virgina
3. Wanting to visit this house on Sauvie Island, Oregon
4. Planning to make a ginger and coconut oil sugar body scrub
5, Loving the one package, one fire concept from Deutsche & Japaner (pictured below)

weekend links

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Appreciating The Quiet Farm, a concept and shop of products for ‘a life where time is made for time to be enjoyed’ (pictured above, via)
2. Loving the music of The Lumineers (via)
3. Admiring what looks to be a great weather app
4. Counting down the days until the Breakfast with Strangers project hits the road (via my dad)
5. Discovering a popsicle recipe roundup and trying out the yummy roasted strawberry and coconut milk pops (pictured below)
6. Reading the article ‘The Busy Trap‘ in the NYTimes

weekend links

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Visiting a new cafe and design shop in Amsterdam West (pictured above)
2. Watching an illustrated video about overfishing in our oceans
3. Finding picnic recipes for alfresco dining
4. Seeing the beautiful photos from a wedding reshoot
5. Hearing that Kimbra will be in Amsterdam in September
6. Hoping to someday attend a rustic dinner in the Beetlebung Farm greenhouse (pictured below)

weekend links

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Seeing The Life and Death of Marina Abramović at the Holland Festival. Just beautiful with the most amazing opening scene (pictured above, via)
2. Adding The Slide Inn to my list of restaurants to try when I next go to Portland
3. Google Street View for hiking trails (via @MarisaBrotman)
4. A recipe for whole wheat brownies
5. Dutch music now in The Guardian
6. A fisherman’s favorite things
7. An overview of styles and trends in food photography (pictured below)