If Peas Can Talk… Pottery and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Who knew that peas can talk?

This and other interesting and inspiring finds from a around the web to conclude this week:

A team of researchers found out that pea plants who were subjected to drought conditions can communicate the distress through their root system to nearby plants, which helps the other plants to respond appropriately. In other words, they can talk. The Secret life of plants is more complex than previously thought.

Watched this beautiful slow video of potter Maria Bosch hand building a vessel. This would be the way to work if I ever ventured into experimenting with clay. Toast’s travel blog is very inspiring.

Read an interesting article on “artisanal” production and “Made in Italy” which made me think about what “hand-made” really means. GOOD magazine features many more inspiring topics on ethical style.

Two new books I want to read/look at are Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion and Advanced Style.

And last, but not least, I can’t wait to see the feel-good movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel“, which is opening in the US today. Seven financially distressed Britons, amongst them Judi Dench, Maggy Smith and Bill Nighy are lured into spending their retirement in Jaipur India. It got a great review in the NYTimes. Has anyone here from the UK seen the movie?

Enjoy your weekend…

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6 Responses to “If Peas Can Talk… Pottery and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

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  1. stephanie says:

    Funny you mentioned The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I just heard about it on NPR, got home and watched the trailer just before checking your blog.
    It seems like a really good movie!

  2. Mary H says:

    This looks like a really interesting roundup of links to pursue. I’m looking forward to seeing the Advanced Style book, too, as I’ve followed and enjoyed the website for about a year now – it inspires me.

  3. india says:

    the movie is brilliant

  4. Evi says:

    Oh yes, do see it! A lovely movie, an interesting group of people, sad bits, life bits, funny bits, Indian bits and Judy Dench who is as usual, brilliant. Highly recommended – by me at least!!!
    I saw it here in Australia about 3 weeks ago….. and I’d always thought that we were behind you folks in the north!!

  5. Katie says:

    I do really want to see that movie–it has such a brilliant cast!

    I loved these links, as always, and thank you for leading me to Good magazine–I keep finding the answers to questions I’ve had for awhile. I’m not sure I like every answer, but they’re good to have regardless.

  6. Incredible points. Sound arguments. Keep up the great work.

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