Dark Temptress

the type of food that’s been catching my eye lately is dark, dark, dark. beautiful dark photography and even beautifully dark food. i would love nothing more than to sit in a dimly lit room with a massive table piled with plates of these foods in front of me, like some over the top medieval feast. i have been listening to a LOT of Stuff you missed in History Class* podcasts lately, so stories of kings and queens of long ago who indulged their every gluttonous whim are perhaps at the forefront of my mind.

not that you have to be a royal to enjoy any of these dishes – click through to be taken to the recipes.

some kind of amazing pie by what katie ate:

guinness chocolate cake by call me cupcake:

cheese souffle by souvlaki for the soul:

blackberry goat cheese tart by always with butter:

how to make paneer at home by journey kitchen:

the saturday sandwich by nikole herriott:

the best roast chicken you’ll ever have by caitlin of roost for cup of jo:

chocolate churros by mowielicious:

oreo olallieberry chocolate layer cake shots by dessert for breakfast:

* man i am really loving podcasts, listening to them on my commute and even while i’m working is a lifesaver to pass the time. besides stuff you missed in history class i’m really into this american life (obviously) and the moth. got any more suggestions to throw my way?

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Sydney Wayser

a wonderful reader, Heather, put me onto to Brooklyn based songstress Sydney Wayser, whose new album Bell Choir Coast is, simply put, track after track of RAD. have a listen to Potions below (the video premiered on Time entertainment last week) and be sure to buy her entire album here.

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Bon Appétit Trois

hey, you didn’t forget about my Food & Fashion Mash-Up collaboration with Bon Appétit, did you? well, here’s some more! who wouldn’t want to look like a cream puff… i ask you.

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Jak & Jil
Get the recipe: Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Photograph by Hirsheimer & Hamilton / Style shot by The Sartorialist
Get the recipe: Wild Salmon Crudo

Photograph by Zach DeSart / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Agave Margarita

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Peruvian Ceviche

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Cream Puffs

Photograph by Randy Harris / Style shot by Team Peter Stigter
Get the recipe: Strawberries with Chamomile Cream


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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These Things No.38

these things no.38

really digging on all the shoes from the loeffler randall spring collection

pretty pegs – a super cool idea if you have furniture from IKEA and you’re into the dipped thing

enjoying midi skirts, as always…

left: vanessa jackman / right: lucy laucht

confezioni crosby

left: all the pretty birds / right: the traveling camera

… the kind of skirt you’d probably wear in francis ford coppola’s italian hotel palazzo margherita:

amy merrick’s touching story of packing up her grandfather’s house is definitely worth a visit:

speaking of beautiful homes, i love helen garson’s house and her beautiful cat:

i really loved looking through the photos of this amazing australian wedding (thanks cath):

speaking of weddings, alison just had some beautiful invitations made for her forthcoming nuptials:

also i think it would be a good idea to serve avo & cheese toasted sarmies at a wedding:

an excellent party idea, DIY fruit ballons:

naomi wilkinson is a very talented illustrator:

maryam riazi makes cool ceramics:

larissa hadjio makes rad bags:

french women are cool:

fideli sudvqist makes exceptional paper art (thanks nice work):

this girl is beyond awesome:

and, krisatomic is hilarious:

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Lately

man, i’m really loving Instagram. i was hooked since day one, but it’s great to see so many more people using it since the android integration, and so it’s popping up very regularly on my twitter and facebook feeds.

lately my photos have been all shoes shoes shoes and rugs rugs rugs… and the occasional pink drink. if you want to follow me on instagram my username is miss_moss (missmoss always seems to be taken, wherever i go)

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Raymond Loewy House, Palm Springs

i was browsing through my brother’s huge collection of architectural inspiration when i came across the Raymond Loewy House designed by Albert Frey. Raymond Loewy was an industrial designer notable for his work on the coca-cola bottle, the shell logo, the lucky strike pack and many other iconic designs. he even appeared on the cover of Time in 1949. so i guess it goes without saying that such a brilliant creative mind would live in an equally brilliant creative home.

Designed by Palm Springs architect Albert Frey, built in 1946-47 as a bachelor retreat, and expanded later when Loewy got married. Loewy’s home is a typical Palm Springs modernist villa with a low-slung pavilion and plenty of glass providing striking views of desert, mountains, and the pool and garden… making the private oasis complete. Loewy despised “bad modern” design, especially furniture, so the size, shape, and rooms of the home and furnishings were kept simple and spare. It is a demure house of small size but generous impact.

quote & images courtesy of  Faustian Urge

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Love Music Wine & Revolution

love music wine and revolution is a great source for vintage lovers and visual aesthetes alike. the author shares screencaps from her favourite old movies, which is pretty handy for those of us who need vintage film recommendations (i for one haven’t seen any of the films featured on the blog) and, you know, they’re pretty great to look at. she runs a very attractive similarly themed tumblr too.

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