Inspired by our food-focused Links We Love, today's roundup is a selection of inspiring—and helpful—home, art, design, and DIY posts from around the internet this week.
Today: Exposed concrete, night clouds, and the simplest, prettiest DIY for your outdoor parties.
- Danish designer Jacob Jenson passed away last Saturday at the age of 89; he was best known for creating the svelte, minimal look of Bang & Olufsen's luxury stereo designs, but also a number of iconic kitchen designs (like the Rosti Margrethe nesting bowls from 1950, still in production today) before his days at B&O. (Fast Company via Reuters)
- From Remodelista's "Kitchen of the Week" column, this industrial loft kitchen in Hollywood from Reath Design proves that we're not over updated warehouses at all (this one was originally a brass foundry), and exposed concrete blocks might—hopefully!—be the new exposed brick. (Remodlelista)
- A flowering beauty with a woody stem, the lilac needs a little help to get plenty of water in an arrangement so it won't be droopy by tommorrow—and any tip list that includes thwacking something with a hammer is good by us. (Reading My Tea Leaves)
- A good reminder that some of the best DIYs start by buying a raw material and using it in creative ways, this slate cheeseboard DIY requires just a piece of slate tile and a little chalk for added character. (Say Yes)
- The first 40 second segment of this time lapse video features eerie but captivating "noctilucent clouds," which appear just before sunrise or after sunet, formed by tiny ice crystals about 75 km in the sky. They're not terribly well understood (and possibly linked to global warming) but watching them is like seeing waves form out of thin air. (Slate)
- American glass artist Judi Harvest works in Murano and just had a show at the Venice Biennial featuring a room full of glass "pillows," but she's mainly known for her focus on the decimation of bee colonies; this glimpse into her process and studio includes the making of glass honey vessels. (T Magazine)
Photos by Jacob Jensen Holding viaWiki Commons, Laure Joliet, Erin Boyle, Liz Stanley, Tadas Janusonis, and Rocky Casale, respectively.