Friday, April 29, 2011

Decor: Window Trim

Clever and great looking fix for mismatched trim at ChezErby.

Grub: Recipe Roundup

100 Recipes To Try at Gustoso

Grub: Pizza

Must try these:

The Kitchn's Sausage Pizza, Topped with Crispy Kale

Peter Reinhart's Napoletana pizza dough, courtesy of 101 Cookbooks
Perhaps try it with 101 Cookbooks's Tomato Sauce?

Must try the Ilaria and Chinotto at Una Pizza Napoletana

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Decor: Dining Settees

I love the idea of a settee paired with a table.
Either a settee in the dining area or a table at hand in the parlour.

Johanna's at Fine Little Day

Inspiration from Erin McLaughlin at Style At Home

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yarn Bombing: projet nid de poule

Juliana Santacruz Herrera's "interventions en the street of paris."
Her Flickr photoset here.

Decor: DIY Poufs

Image by Amy Butler.

Amy Butler's Honey Bun Poufs.

Amy Butler's Gum Drop Pillows.

Amy Butler's Round Floor Pillow (with Pom Pom Trim!) - Software review at True Up

Living With Punk's version of a Land of Nod floor cushion.

Big Boy Room: Decals

DIY tutorials at Bloesem Kids and Sewing for Scarlett.

E-Glue makes some expensive but very impressive decals. Good Fishing looks appropriate.

Grub: Red Velvet

Red Velvet Ice Cream at Scoopalicious.

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake at I am Baker

Red Velvet Crêpes by Duhlicious - I don't care for crêpes but lots of people do

Craftzine's red velvet roundup

And a few of my own:
My go to recipe at Saveur.
Megan's Amped Up Red Velvet Cupcakes at Shelterrific

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Books: Big Boy Library

Lazoo Colouring Books (seen at Design Mom) - for when he stops colouring the furniture and carpet. Oy.

Image from Phaidon

The Game of Mix and Match by Hervé Tullet.
Also by Hervé Tullet: The Game of Mix-Up Art and the enchanting The Game of Light among many others.
(Thanks, Siri!)

Images by Andrew Zuckerman

Just as soon as Baby graduates from board books ...

Emerald Witch

Funny Bunny Helena's Guide to Emerald the Enchanting Witch


Eulalia (Eee-yoo-LAY-lee-uh)
Mater Suspiriorum - or Mater Lachrymarum, or Mater Tenebrarum
Gutrune Gibichung - from Götterdämmerung
Förtrollande Häxa - Swedish for enchanting witch
Pamphredo - one of The Graeae
Bana-bhuidseach (bana vuidsowch) - Gaelic for witch (how to say it)
Trollqvinna - Swedish for enchantress
Volshebnitsa - Russian

Opal Essence or Fairy Lights from Restore Doll
Purple/Blue thermal at Dollmore
Shershe's tips at Mademoiselle Blythe

Rosa Palomino - Rosa's shoes fit like buttah
Funny Bunny Helena's Shoe Guide and her post at Flickr

Vintage Ginny glasses fit

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Decor: Terrariums

Ruffled's DIY Terrariums - intended as favours but too cool to not make, regardless


Image from Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Bunny-Fold Napkins
Cake Baked in Eggshells at Delicious Days
DIY Cadbury Creme Easter Eggs at Not Without Salt
Country Living's Bias Tape Buny Ears
Not Martha's candy-filled egg tutorial
Not Martha's
chocolate-lined, candy-filled egg tutorial
Tissue Paper Grass

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Battenberg Cake

History at Wikipedia
Recipe by Bron Marshall (prepare more apricot jam though!)

This turned out to be much tastier than I imagined it to be.
I wonder how a lemon-y cake would taste.

Also, I would recommend weighing the batter. I ended up with more pink than white cake!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dollhouses: DIY

Sutton Grace has a template with photo tutorials for a simple house

Maxim Dalton's Mid-Century Modern cutout houses at Imagekind (these would make great wall art too!)

Big Boy: Colourframe Blocks

Making It Lovely does it again: she has me yearning to buy something with her beautiful photographs of it.

Colourframes Blocks are available at The Whitney Museum Store, Modern Teaching Aids, and Learning Materials Workshop

Photography: Classes

Nicole Hill Gerulat’s Online Photo 101 Class (Thank you once again, Making It Lovely)
Nicole Hill Gerulat's Course Textbook: Photography 101

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Travel: China

Pleco for hanji translation app for ipad/pod/phone

Grub: Dumplings

Shanghainese xiao long bar at Serious Eats

Monday, April 18, 2011

Big Boy: Growth Charts

Measure me Stick by Studio 1 AM

Scale Railroads: Coffee Table

Liatorp Coffee Table Hack at Ikea Hackers

Decor: Chairs

Design Sponge reminds me of how lovely Ilmari Tapiovaara chairs are.

Wegner's Wishbone Chair, $125 at Room and Board

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lighting: Origami

Molecules is based on the origami art of Ilan Garibi, designed in collaboration with industrial designer Ofir Zucker and Albi Serafty of Aqua Creations. Pretty, pretty!

See it here at If It's Hip, It's Here.

Grub: Constant (Canadian) Cravings

Ketchup potato chips
Peek Freans Fruit Creme cookies
Mint Laura Secord chocolate, the green kind

See some of them here.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Toy Theatres

Image of Peter Baldwin's excellent reference book.

Sarah Jane Studios Peter & the Wolf Puppet Theatre

Cardinal Designs Muppet Show Theatre

Miniatures: Cardboard Architecture

Benjamin Van Oost's recycled trash Favela (2007) at Craft/Make

Anna Serrano's Cartonlandia (2008)

Stephen Doyle (2011) at Vanity Fair


Chengyin Liu's WhatFont Bookmarklet - identify fonts on webpages

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Decor: Anna Maria Horner's Attic Studio

Link to studio tour - lots of good ideas about built-ins

An interesting Martha Stewart Line file cabinet that she used - I think that this might make a neat-o bedside table.

Plastic Yarn

Inspired by Gooseflesh.

Cristen Crochet's plastic yarn tutorial.
Gooseflesh's plastic yarn tutorial.'s trickier option.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sewing: Corners

Photo-tutorial by Rag Pets

Friday, April 1, 2011

Decor: Ikea Hack

Image by Livet Hemma.

Modular Shelving at Livet Hemma using PRÄNT and binder clips.