Shou Sugi Ban is the ancient Japanese art of torching timber as a way of making wood less susceptible to fire and keeping away insects and rot. The technique provides a weirdly beautiful alternative to traditional timber cladding. Once the wood is scorched, you wipe it down and seal with linseed oil. Low maintenance, long lasting, slightly eerie.
(Images sourced at Remodelista)
Etro Spring Summer 2014: bringing back the 70s. Beautiful.
3. Bloody Mary
More light lunch than mere cocktail – this version made me want to head for the kitchen. And the photos are gothically gorgeous.
(Images copyright Honestly Yum)
(Cartoon by the brilliant Matt Bors)