Monday, March 29, 2010

Kitchen Alchemy

Who doesn't need some Umami paste or Inca Dust to charge up one's spice rack? I'm absolutely in love with the whole concept and exotic ingredients of Easy Tasty Magic created by food writer Laura Santtini. The Easy Tasty Magic collection of taste-enhancers stimulates the senses, both with modern and original flavor combos and beautifully clever approaches to packaging. Shown from top: Umami Paste, Alchemical Larder w/16 rubs & spices, a little vial of Inca Stardust (bitter chocolate, burnt orange and chili), White Mischief Rub (smoked China tea, jasmine, orange flowers, Facing Heaven chili & peppercorns). There are also Food Bling Mixed Metals, sprays and salts in the collection as well. All available online at

Thursday, March 25, 2010

& Then I Found It

I’ve been wanting to update/change-out my throw pillows on the couch for awhile but hadn’t found anything that caught my eye until I spotted these Ampersand Pillows ($45) from House Industries Eames Fonts & Objects collection. A great use of typography that creates a modern and organic pattern.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Pint of Heaven

Quite possibly the best store-bought gelato I have ever tasted! The clean design and reusable screw-on lid are just side benefits to the perfect smoothness and a very intense aroma of Tahitian vanilla bean. Just heavenly! From Talenti, I got mine at Gelsons.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Through a Green Lens

I have yet to start back using a film camera but this army green Holga might just sway me over. Uses square format 120 film and has a variety of extra accessory options. Just loving the whole military look it has! $75 from Lomography.