Two to Try: Teas



(no sugar needed)

both at the Tea Embassy

By the Light of Tom

New from Tom Dixon


Snap it Up

I love photojojo.
It sits in a special place in my inbox 
always delivers a smile to my face

And now they have taken the 'Keep Calm and Carry On" slogan 
and made it my way:

Ahhhh. Now this will be on my classroom wall come fall.

hansel - GRETEL

Gretel sells the most modern, lovely goods
I hope some will son adorn my table
Until then, I shall happily gaze at their simple, clean images and dream


Invite by Envelop

Meal Accessories by Envelop

1. hot pot mit by Jackie Bos
2. apron by Genna Correll
3. placemat by Thomas Dabner


Polaroid Lives!

You may have heard the crazy news already -
Polaroid Lives!

Thanks to the impossible project, grit and gumption
It is Back!!!
Break out your SX-70 and get busy with it again!

More on the "new" Polaroid here.

:: Images from the Impossible Project Collection ::

Must Try: Lemongrass Dry Soda

Yesterday I went on a culinary field trip with my photo students
to Central Market in preparation for our Food Photography Shoot.

The gelato awed the student's bellies and
the Dry Lemongrass Soda wooed me.
Refreshing and light, not sweet.
Come on, try it.
(image via Dry)


Spring Break and Cake

Sorry for my absence.
Spring Break came early (my laptop had a nasty cold and had to go see the doctor)
and then annual Family Fun ensued.

More on San Antonio, Mi Tierra, the McNay Museum
Austin, Asti, picnics and the Hong Kong Market
Inner Space Caverns, 
the garden,
and Anthropologie finds
this week.

Now, for a little dreaming of Cakes from Living, Etc.


How about a Kebab?

Murray, on HBOs Flight of the Conchords, loves a good Kebab.
I'm with Murray since my taste buds visited Turkey last summer
and were properly introduced to the true Kebab.

This recipe is true to my summer bliss
 and is cheaper on the wallet than a flight to Turkey.

:: image from Gourmet magazine ::

Picnic in Paradise

As Spring Break is almost here, my mind is wandering 
towards summer-like warm weather wishes.

Wish #1: I wish I could be here eating from this basket.
Would someone have the number of my Genie?

:: top image by Johner ::
:: bottom image by Roland Bello ::


YUM! Alert

Ricotta and Herb Spread via Real Simple Magazine

:: photo via Real Simple ::

Here comes the Sun

(A 3-pack with a pack of seeds to plant...divine.)

Get them while you can.

Light My Way

Sometimes, just sometimes, it seems as if you are in sync with those around you.
Today, for me, is one of those days.
I went early onto Etsy this morning in search of some lighting ideas
for a project I'm doing with my art students.
On the front page was a great article on - lighting!

Here's some fruit from that article and my own Etsy light-romp.
Each is made of multiple parts and is unique in its styling.

12 Steel Cage lite fixture
from TKid


Gold Bubble Chandelier by Jean Pelle (Large Size)


Gulliver's Delight

As a student I always loved Gulliver's Travels.
I imagined little worlds with big ideas and
I often dreamed of the rabbits in Watership Down.
No wonder the Horton Hear's a Who 
and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball's
have a place of honor on the ol' bookshelf.

Enjoy this tasty take on smallness 
from French photographer and child-at-heart

Drawing Delicious

Another fabulous illustration from Oswald Flump (gotta love that name)
Go forth and make brownies!



Today I went on a virtual shopping trip to Terrain. 
The Flight of Honey and those neutral nesting dishes
I see a dinner party blooming!

(Thanks Design is Mine for the heads up on Terrain!)


Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes


Saturday night we went out with some friends 
to an Austin favorite - Asti Tarttoria.
All the food was fabulous, and it was so nice to slow down and eat.
The menu was heavenly, but
Divine doesn't begin to express our meal's dessert finale. 

Our menu:

Stuffed Mushrooms with Fried Breadcrumbs & Truffle Oil
Semolina Fried Calamari

Mixed Greens with Bartlett Pear & Gorgonzola Crostini
Red Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Greens

Saffron Risotto with Seafood in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Seared Scallops & Meyer Lemon Risotto

Affugato with Warm Beignets
(House-made Vanilla Bean Gelato Topped with Espresso)

Bittersweet Chocolate 'Cannoli'

Ricotta Brulee with Brandied Cherries

Why the long wait?

I've been a bit wimpy and under the weather this week.
Please forgive my silence 
and as a peace offering I share with you 
a completely crazy piece of art
for your viewing pleasure

Thanks Share Some Candy for the heads up!