1). Made me laugh: the folks at Toast noticed the strange ways people eat in many Old Masters paintings.
2). The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford recently acquired 29 of iconic California artist Richard Diebenkorn's sketchbooks, spanning 50 years of his prolific career. They will be on view September 9, 2015—February 8, 2016 in Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed.
3). Self-taught illustrator, whimsical animator, and now Instagram sensation Rachel Ryle was interviewed on Art for Your Ear with the Jealous Curator last Friday. Follow her if you don't already!! @rachelryle
4). Oohh Stateside in Seattle is a stunning Vietnamese-French fusion restaurant, with a jaw-droppingly gorgeous space. I need to eat and Instagram everything.
5). A fascinating exploration of color, or perhaps its absence: "The Reinvention of Black," how the shade of chicness and terror has evolved over several centuries.
6). Here's one for the book wish list, and one that will help me get in the best mindset for our annual NYC visit in October: the adorably illustrated Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York, in which a sweet pup tours the Big Apple. Via Brain Pickings.
I hope these get your week off to a lovely, inspiring start.