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Kitchen Makeover in Sydney

The new face of RealSimple.com is live! Their updated site is crisp and clean but most importantly it is a breeze to navigate. I’ve been with them as a contributing writer for a year so I’m personally excited to see such a great improvement to their site. Yay! So what does this gorgeous kitchen have to do with this?

Today I wrote about this Sydney cottage kitchen renovation and I know you’ll love it, especially if you are looking for a little renovation inspiration for your own makeover. You can click here to read all about it and see the before and after photos that will knock your socks off!

(image from ish & chi)

Posted in kitchen on February 23, 2009

Attention Cooks: Jamie Magazine

The launch issue of Jamie Oliver’s food and lifestyle magazine, Jamie, is here and it’s gorgeous. If you love to cook, or simply to be inspired by beautifully designed restaurants, well set tables, and gorgeous travel destinations, head to your nearest bookseller to see if you can get your hands on a copy. Filled with amazing photography, you’ll love it, it’s like no foodie mag I’ve ever seen before. It’s beautiful right down to the thick pages and the Monte Carlo Script font featured throughout.

You can click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see a sneak peek of the issue. Though the images do it very little justice, in person it is much better.

I should add that this magazine is printed in England and at Barnes & Noble I paid $9.99 for it.

(image from holly becker for decor8)

Posted in Books + Magazines, kitchen on February 05, 2009

Letterpress Recipe Box Love

How many of you read the Daily Candy? I was once a fanatic but these days I only read their Weekend edition and the Daily Candy Deals. Today the deals email rolled in and I spotted Charles Fradin and a 25% off discount… Out of curiosity, and okay the word letterpress caught my eye, I clicked over and found this beauty of a recipe box. Delicious. See for yourself.

Isn’t this a great recipe box? I would consider it, but I use a recipe organizer that’s a bit of a folder/binder and it is by Cath Kidston. I’d love a wood and letterpress rolodex similar to the box shown above… how pretty would that be? Something like this one from Margaret and Walter on Etsy only with letterpressed tabs. Someone go make that and list it in your shop! Quick! And use a variety of found papers inside, from wallpaper scraps to graph paper.

(image from charles fradin)

Posted in kitchen on February 03, 2009

Petite Press {letterpress recipe cards}

Cooks will love this… I cannot take my eyes off these new personalized recipe cards from Petite Press. Letterpress, oh my!

Swoon! What a thoughtful gift for a friend or better yet, a great house warming gift! I think the only thing I would do is after writing on a card, I’d laminate it or place inside of a plastic photograph sleeve to protect the paper. I’d hate to have chocolate stains ruin these beauties.

(images from petite press)

Posted in kitchen, stationery on January 26, 2009

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Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.

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