Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
to me, summer vacation is about being outside on the beach or in the country. one weekend, i would love to pack a bag and drive, with no plans or hotel reservations, just a little house hitched to the back of the car. in australian photographer hilary walker’s series on caravans, she captures the soul and charm of these beautiful vintage trailers. each door is open—begging you for a quick getaway.
(via darling dexter)
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 cup half-and-half
2/3 cup fresh mint sprigs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
dash of salt
2 large egg yolks
combine mint leaves and sugar into a food processor. process until the mint is finely ground. in a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks until smooth, then add the sugar and mint mixture and whisk until combined.
heat milk and half-and-half over medium-high heat in a saucepan. heat milk mixture until tiny bubbles form around the edge of the suacepan (do not boil).
gradually add hot milk mixture to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. pour egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan. cook over medium-low heat until a thermometer registers 160° (about 2 minutes), stirring constantly.
pour milk mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, pressing slightly with a wooden spoon. discard solids.
chill in refrigerator. once cool, place in ice cream maker for 20-30 minutes, gradually adding the chocolate. return mixture to freezer for 1-2 hours or until firm.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
when i see a bird, it usually passes in a flash of light and color caught from the corner of my eye. small objects of streaky hues that are never quite clear. artist maurizio bongiovanni's series of oil paintings "bird rib" create the same sensation of movement and flight.
Monday, July 12, 2010
lore vigil-escalera (also known by her initials "lov-e") is an artist/illustrator from gijón, a port city on the atlantic coast of spain. on top of her design work, lore has started documenting and cross-processing photos with her collection of vintage cameras.
Friday, July 9, 2010
inspired by the forms and structures of industrial yarn bobbins, latvian born designer, mara skujeniece, created these beautiful, porcelain, spool vases. mara currently lives and works in amsterdam, creating a growing collection of ceramics, furniture, and other interior products.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
i just got back from another trip to minnesota. when i was there, my mom, sister, dad, and i went to check out their secret blueberry patch. those little green berries will be blue and ready to pick in a few weeks. lucky for my parents, i will be in michigan when they are ready. i follow the “one for the bucket – one for me” picking philosophy. needless to say, less is collected when i am around.