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Good Food, Bad Blogger

Good Food, Bad Blogger

I should clarify. My last post, “Bad Food Blogger,” was not about blogging bad food, but about bad food blogging. I try to stay on the bright side of things, preferring to light a candle rather than curse the darkness. There’s a lot of bad food out […]

Bad Food Blogger

Bad Food Blogger

I’ve always enjoyed cookbooks–but they had to have gorgeous photographs. I suppose it said something that I rarely made anything from the books I bought, but they’d be well-worn from my admiration. I guess this was the early days of “food porn,” before this whole […]

I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

I’ve been having trouble reading with my glasses. It started as an uncomfortable pressure on my eyes when I would try to focus on text and inevitably led me to realize that my vision had changed. The first and second optometrists I went to said […]

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Yellow from Sunrise to Sunset

Painting a kitchen yellow is one of the simplest ways to bring cheer and warmth into the room where you prepare food and your friends gather. In designer Hendricks’s design, she keeps the walls traditionally white, and instead paints the cabinets and trim a brilliant […]

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

This bathroom sink design from Casa URO, Monterrey, Mexico, just blows my mind. I love the faucet and mirror combination that takes the pipes away from down below and makes the plumbing part of the structure and style. The worn river rocks are a great counterpoint to […]

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

This lovely bathroom is completely virtual–it’s a rendering created by the talented Angelina Alexeeva. The asymmetry creates such beautiful movement in this design. I’m entranced by the contrasting textures between the walls, drapery, and fixtures. The organic and modern lines, from the wizened tree exuding wabi-sabi-ness on the […]