Wednesday, June 30, 2010

love this

for my archives

Nigella's words:

Cooks like ransacking the fridge and enthusiastically tossing random ingredients into a pan or a stockpot to make a meal; bakers come into their own only with dessert.

I considered myself to belong to the former group. This was an accident of birth: neither my mother nor either of my grandmothers was a baker (male ancestors didn't figure into this equation at all), and without a cozy nursery initiation into the rites of baking, it can seem a forbidding, arcane art.

I am here to say the truth is altogether different. Baking is a cinch. More, it is a joy. You need know nothing to be proficient. Proficiency engenders confidence. And confidence breeds an attachment that can become habitual.

reposted from m.dash

Monday, June 28, 2010

Good heavens people. Drop everything and go make this cake. It's apricot season, after all, and the cake is inspired.

I'd post a picture of my finished product--it's a pretty thing too, but you all know the limitations of my crappy camera; apparently, photographing a simple cake is asking too much.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Inspired Life

Nice product/lifestyle photography by The Selby for Cole Haan's S/S Campaign.
American style at its best.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

On My Wishlist

Loeffler Randalls Pre-Fall 2010 Collection

Someone should make a cheaper knock-off version so that I can buy a few pair.

Monday, June 7, 2010

"Wilderness is not only a haven for native plants and animals but it is also a refuge from society. It's a place to go to hear the wind and little else, see the stars and the galaxies, smell the pine trees, feel the cold water, touch the sky and the ground at the same time, listen to coyotes, eat the fresh snow, walk across the desert sands, and realize why it's good to go outside of the city and the suburbs."

-John Muir

Friday, June 4, 2010

just leave it to the Spades....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

This shelf is genius. I think it would greatly benefit my minimalist kitchen.

Unfortunately, it looks heavy. It would probably bring my entire wall down with it. I don't think my apartment is all that sturdy....
I wonder if it would be easy to make?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Check out the back on this little sundress from Steven Alan. I'd like to think that my sewing skills are this advanced, but I think I would need a pattern to pull it off....

This would be the best summer dress ever.