food magazines are a monthly priority spend in our house. not the most frugal thing to spend the monies on – but husband feels they are an essential. & since we get real cool ones – I’m fine with that. i love me a beautiful magazine.
s h o r t s t a c k is a series of collectable little cookbooks. each edition written by a different chef with a focus on one single ingredient. all printed on high quality paper & stitch bound by hand.
with shipping – these guys have to live on the super treat list rather than the monthlys – but such a cool idea and way too beautiful not too share..
read more about short stack editions here – c x
sometimes i spend a long time in book shops. such brilliant places to be. old & worn books. new books. passed on books. i can’t bring myself to get a kindle. i like to fold pages.
the cookery section in big stores, i particularly enjoy for long times. but, the kiddos space in waterstones – at christmas i go, with my list of kiddos in mind, and sit for hours choosing the perfect book for each. sometimes accidentally i buy one for john and i too. they can be that beautiful & that funny.
o l i v e r j e f f e r s has been many a christmas favourite.
his stories clever creative & inspiring. his illustrations perfect imaginative & so beautiful.
i couldn’t choose a favourite, but for a lot of laughs, i recommend ‘the day the crayons quit‘. kiddo or not.
oliver jeffers art projects, as well as his award winning picture books, are brilliant. i love a world with coffee a lot, & his dipped paintings series.
follow on facebook for news & cool old sketches.
& enjoy the last of your sunday – c x
tonight is a night for drinking whisky. it’s a family tradition. and we like to share it every year in the hope that whisky day will become a ‘thing’ for many**
if whisky is not for you – you think – the recipes here by the girls at women&whiskies might just change your mind… have a go and pour a dram, take some time & think about all the good things in life. even if they are few – away and feel lucky for a night.
happy whisky day – c x
image above – Glencoe – by the kitcheners
go and spend some time on the jealous curator. you’ll see some wonderful things.
– c x
watercolour on paper by jeffrey simmons
today i’m practising the art of doing nothing. slow, thoughtful, nothing.
there is a really lovely article in kinfolk – which you can read online here – suggesting exactly why this is such an important exercise.
take some time. be idle.
today is for that.
– c x
i love this diy idea. s o m u c h . a marble moon phase wall hanging by the super molly* of almost makes perfect – one of my long time favourite blogs & inspirations.
you’ll find full instructions & pictures over there ….
D O O Z I E .
cool blog huh? super style & funny too. i feel like the blogs pal. we’ve got stuff in common – music taste, home style – i’m honestly pretty sure we’d laugh a lot over margaritas & our mutual love of toast**. except molly is a way better DIY-er than me, comes up with some crazy-brilliant ideas & has totally nailed her blog aesthetic. sharing stories, mix tapes & wish lists too – she’s an all round good blogegg.
check out some more of her DIY posts –
like this DIY wood ring box or DIY GUESS WHO. yes, guess who, that a m a z i n g game you played when you were a kiddo but may have forgotten until now? – almost make perfect show you how to make your own. WITH YOUR PALS FACES ON. great. i. dea.
we should all make stuff cook stuff share stuff. lets. – c x
* molly also co-owns blogzilla – who designed this very blog theme – more on them laters
** blogs give you this crazy notion that you know a person and are somehow their crony. i find this strange and fun all at once. lets all be pals.