Louis Kahn: the brick whisperer

http://guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/feb/26/louis-kahn-brick-whisperer-architect
Excerpt:

“Louis Kahn used to tell his students: if you are ever stuck for inspiration, ask your materials for advice. “You say to a brick, ‘What do you want, brick?’ And brick says to you, ‘I like an arch.’ And you say to brick, ‘Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.”

I should coco: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s coconut milk recipes

http://guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/feb/01/coconut-milk-recipes-fearnley-whittingstall
Excerpt:

“It’s funny how things shoulder their way into your larder. First they make a small, quiet space for themselves, then they take up semi-permanent residence, and finally they claim indispensable status so that if you look for them and they’re not there, you start to panic a bit.”