Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
While on my weekly scavenger hunt through the Austin Public Library all things art and design I found this wonderful book titled " Your Space How to Put it Together for Practically Nothing" By Jon Naar and Mary Ellen Moore. The book was published in 1979 and pretty much goes in to peoples loft homes and tells you about the design secrets for less. I am totally in to this style maybe Its just fun to find comfort in the way things use to be. Or how easy it is to be industrious with found objects or things you already own if you put your mind to it.
" Debbie Barton divided her Bathroom into two rooms- one contains the tub, (left) the other houses the sink, toilet and toiletry articles. The door to the tub is a variation on the old barroom swinging doors, while a curtain attached to a dowel which hangs from the ceiling conceals the toilet area." p.117
" Monique Noe has a room with a view- a wall mural in restful shades. Her desk, a perfect corner fit, was cut from a piece of plywood, stained and polyurethaned." p.108
" Jan found the lantern (foreground) eight years ago and has carried it with him ever since. Other finds include the bedroom railing (part in his own loft, part on the street); the two supporting beams (in a friend's loft); the pine with panels the lower wall; the stained glass hanging from the right rear window; the dresser and bed, liberated from Jan's grandmother's estate. Debbie feels that her grandmother's quilt adds a touch of ancestry or roots to Jan's newer finds." p.65
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
1. Robins egg blue sauce pan.
2. Pea green paper box with bird head.
3. Small and tall hand woven basket.
4. 1980's white eyelet button down shirt.
5. A Russian botanic book.
6. How to take care of flowering house plants booklet.
7. Beat-up silver picture frame.
8. Mustard colored ceramic bowl
9. Original Doctor Scholls in black.
10. Encyclopedia of Craft Book.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
For Larissa's Birthday a little while back we made home made lemon custard a nice change up from Birthday cake. The girl l-o-v-e-s lemon and we really liked this recipe from the Great Food Fast cook book put out by Everyday Food viva Martha Stewart. Plus It takes like no time and it's fun to make
Unsalted butter, room temperature, for custard cups
3 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon zest (1 lemon)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
1)Preheat oven to 350°. Set a kettle of water to boil. Butter six 6-ounce custard cups and place in a dish towel-lined baking dish or roasting pan. We Used a 8-inch square baking dish to skip the fuss.
2)In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until light; whisk in flour. Gradually whisk in lemon juice, then milk and zest.
3)With an electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Add to lemon batter and fold in gently with a whisk (batter will be thin).
4)Divide batter among prepared custard cups; place baking dish in oven and fill with boiling water to reach halfway up sides of cups. Or Just pour in to 8-inch square baking dish. Bake until puffed and lightly browned 20 to 25 minutes. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature, dusted with confectioners’ sugar.
* Thats me being industrious above. Since I don't have a sifter at my new house Larissa helped spoon powdered sugar inside the zestier side of the cheese grader then I just tapped it for a light dusting of powdered sugar!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Some times I really miss New York. The Met is a glorious gift given to the people of New York city and with a penny you can travel pretty much any where in the world. I wish some times that I could travel the world but I don't have any money. When I listen to other peoples stories about their Europe adventures some times I get totally depressed and long for the day I too will carry the bragging rights. But in hind sight I have been going to the Met since I was six years old so I have decided that right now this constitutes several trips to other countries because going to the Met always seemed just as exciting.