Love to cook? Looking for some inspiration in the kitchen? In need of a few good recipes? Well let me tell ya, I sure could use some action in my kitchen because I’m stuck in a cooking rut these days. I’ve been eating lots of the same things over and over again (poor husband!) and I feel like my menu is a bit like groundhog day! I could live on watermelon and ice cream all summer… Do you get in these cooking ruts too? I feel like I’m the only one sometime… and that I’m being a bad wife which makes me feel kinda sad. That’s why when I came across a lovely food blog today called What Katie Ate I felt like my eyes have been opened to a whole new world of inspiring yummy things to whip up at home. Go Holly, go Holly, go! go! go!
I hope that you enjoy this pretty blog, it’s special because all recipes and food photography are produced by the blog author herself, Katie in Sydney, who is a professional food photographer. Nom, nom, nom!
If you love art and design, you may also enjoy Katie’s other blog called What Katie Saw. Enjoy!
(images: what katie ate)
It’s time for Etsy Take Five for this Tuesday – are you ready? But first I have to know, how are you doing? Are you well? I hope that all is well and that you’re enjoying the week, whether it is summer in your part of the world or not I wish you sunshine and some good things to come your way this week. I hope that this post will bring a little warmth and happiness in today… Seeing pretty things that are handcrafted always have a positive effect on me…
Golly Bard is Holly Ward Bimba who is an American artist living in Virginia. I’ve known about her work for some time but after reading this interview that Etsy had with her I felt inspired to highlight her work here today.
Artist Lauren Gray lives in Pennsylvania and her main focus is mixed media paintings though she also enjoys pyrography work. “I have an absolute unshakable love for figurative work and find myself always drawn back to the study of the human form,” says Gray. Her shop is called The Haunted Hollow Tree and she works with mainly with a monochromatic palette of gray, white and black with stunningly haunting results.
Yes, you can even find a bed on Etsy! Well, a headboard at least. These lightweight fabric headboards are from Holley & Gill in Montreal. This small company sketches the designs, silk-screens them onto fabric and then transforms them into headboards.
I love MayLuk in Brooklyn – her ceramics have had my heart for a few years now since I first discovered her — you can read a post that I wrote a few years ago here which will give you some information about this ceramicist and her travels!
LAYERxlayer is a small collaborative design studio in Brooklyn run by Patrick and Leah. “We use the highest quality materials to ensure that what we design will get better with age, as most things worth holding on to should”. I think their bags are great, but check out that cool wood tree clamp that you can add to a table to hold your jewelry, headphones, necklaces or just to decorate it a bit – fun!
And just for fun, I’ve added a 6th Etsy shop for this week as a little bonus called Dwell Deep because I thought her Silly Face Jars are darling!
(images: linked to their sources above.)
I just discovered interior stylist and blogger Marie Nichols from the Whole Lotta Lovely blog and had to make it the blog of the week. Her Sydney apartment is featured in the July 2010 issue of Real Living magazine that just arrived – her place is so sweet.
Red isn’t even my thing but her bedroom is so adorable I can’t stop looking at the details – love the dotty bedding and the art over the bed. She is clearly a Rob Ryan fan!
I think my favorite spot is her bedroom and I love her inspiration board next to her sofa, too. I’m so happy I read about this talented lady! Here is a glimpse of the article above, though you’ll need to pick up the issue if you want to see more and read about Marie or pop on over to her blog: Whole Lotta Lovely.
Psst: View her online styling portfolio here.
(images: holly becker for decor8)