This week we welcome M A L A C A R N E , a vegan cafe opening TOMORROW just up the road from us, in Mount Florida, a little ‘burb in Glasgows Southside.
WE CANNA WAIT.
Claire (great name) has been running Mala Carne as a supper club style pop up since last Summer, hosting dinners at various venues in Glasgow – and has made a right good name for herself serving up seasonal, modern dishes, all of which are Vegan or vegetarian and super delish.
I made it along to one of Claire’s last pop up events, held at neighbourhood favourite Bakery47 and fell right in love with Mala Carnes style AND RHUBARB CAKE. Heavy on the sweet laid-back atmosphere + homely, community feels – Claire has an unreal eye for style, creating warm, minimal tablescapes reminiscent of the cafe vibes we felt on a recent trip to COPENHAGEN (holy fuck i still haven’t spoke on here about NOMA but laterz. wah) and she works with some of the nicest local makers for her tablewares …
“..at MalaCarne we try to support local businesses, this also includes artists and makers. Our wine cups are made especially for our dinners by Mariella Ceramics- http://www.mariellaverkerk.com/ and our bread boards and butter knives are made by Object Company- http://www.object.company ”
With a focus on ethical, locally sourced food – something that is becoming increasingly important to our generation OHYAH – and absolutely no doubt a stylish inviting and thoughtfully put together space, I am 100emoji sure that MALA CARNE is going to be a perfect new daytime hangout spot in Glasgow + I feel super lucky to have these doors open on our daily hank walk route… Sooooooo see you in da morn Claire!
THIS LITTLE SPACE IS A MUST VISIT . follow on instagram to see what i mean. YUM.
1036 Cathcart Rd
See you there hey.
(all images by cool cat catherine of OBJECT COMPANY – maker of the most beautiful sought-after wood bits + objects for your kitchen + person)
this store in brighton is a fucking dream. i could spend all the monies in here on every perfectly curated piece that sits dreamily alongside each other in perfect cohabitation. a place to discover brands you maybe haven’t heard of before. and definitely get inspired to shop less to shop better.
they say “Stocking the latest emerging and contemporary designers … our aim is to provide an edited collection of clothing, footwear, bags & accessories for modern men and women”
+ they do. so well.
limited runs of 100% cotton woven blankets created in collaboration with handpicked artists and illustrators from around the world. the aim is to celebrate individuality + artistry by making small batches of super functional, versatile yet beautiful + unique pieces available to us A L L by the generous means of FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.
unreal. so good. let’s all buy blankets. shop here. you’re welcome.
read into each pattern + design on the slowdown studio website from makers such as fun fun colour mad print illustrators – french duo A T E L I E R B I N G O .. heads up > instagram fodder at it’s colourful splashy best.
long may it last this era of creative bonhomie in life business + art.
if i could be a fashion brand and when i say be i mean live in the lookbooks and perfectly embody ‘the girl’ the founder imagines when designing her lines – it would be S T O N E D I M M A C U L A T E.
created in LA and both a selection of found vintage and it’s own original label, the collections are a perfect curation of retro inspired t-shirts, fine knit jumpers in mustard and stripes, denims, deep vs and flares both bottoms and sleeves, inspired by the hazy days of californias golden era.
EVERYTHING. I. LOVE.
being january and all; shopping + shipping is unpardonable. so adding to ‘the things to shop for next time we pop to america’ wishlist and sharing favourites from the dreamy film-still like lookbooks here is about all i can do.
FOR NOW. FOR NOW JOHN.
“Out here in the perimeter there are no stars. Out here we is stoned. Immaculate.” Jim Morrison
we have a huge hallway. it’s long. and one sided. all the rooms on the left. big long wall on the right. a bare grubby stretch of nothing wall with holes.
cue hashtag thehugehallwaylife.
right now the proverbial spare room of the home – the only space in our one bedroom tenement flat for the things you don’t really want in your main-room rooms. the broken sofa you keep for the day you own a spare room again… the much too huge make your own beer kit yet to be used. the steam cleaner. the broken coat stand. hanks never used bed. the list goes on. and on. and shoes. and on.
since we first saw this dream-big-kitchen-house i’ve had big plans for the big hall.
high high-up shelves along the full stretch of the freshly painted deholed long wall for good-looking grown up storage boxes and droopy long-armed plants. really lovely nice hooks by the door for a select few -just a few- really lovely nice coats + hats. a low +wide corner shelving unit of lamps and books and plants and lamps. art on the walls. incense burning. sheepskins on bench. a wicker lamp shade above. only danish clogs by the door. hank will drape casually on his dusen dusen bed and never leave puddles of drool on the beautiful huge kilim rug. ETC.
you know. just a dream hallway. no biggie.
so thats coming next.
but first – still – #thepeacefulbohobathroomlife.
and the kitchen pantry.
and broken door handles.
we’re just back from holiday with muggy heads tired bodies tequila soaked livers and a shit ton of ideas + inspiration. i’ve not felt so motivated to make change + do the dreams (whatever we decide they are) since my hashtag 2016 phase. + before that, amsterdam (the barshopbistropubconceptstore city of beer fogged dreams). when this jet lag is over. . there will be no stopping. but for now i’m trying to get ourselves tidied up back into the real world. working washing decluttering + for john, starting a new job. the week is going too fast. on a slow speed setting.
so im going to just settle into that. not ask too much. sleep when i need sleep. and make lists + plans for when said motivation life change energy kicks right in and i can be bothered with it.
lists always help. hank helps. sofa helps.
on a side note* im so aware that im shite at blogging. and i’ve decided im ok with that. in the words of john in canada > when i do i do. when i don’t i don’t.
such is life.