Friday, April 06, 2007

The Good Egg

If you happen to hunt for eggs this weekend, The Good Egg will give you plenty of ideas for what to do with what you find.

Of all my cookbooks, this one changed my outlook on food the most. I had no idea how many amazing ways there are to enjoy an egg. I can't remember why I picked it up, but I went from eating the occasional egg in a breakfast taco into a 6-month egg odyssey.

My personal favorite: Eggs scrambled with chopped bacon and basil baked atop a hollowed-out half French loaf and topped with Parmesan and thinly slice tomato. A perfect dinner for a spring evening.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Teapots and Chains

Design*Sponge found this amazing series of connected tableware called "Lucky Charms." It was designed by the Dutch group, Demakersvan. Other cool items from the group include this Lace fence.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

For the Sophisticated Street Punk

Brass knuckles that double as a wine opener. Throw a punch then spike the punch. Couldn't resist.

Via Productdose.

Green with Glamour

If I were redecorating with a dream budget, Green with Glamour is one place I’d be shopping. The e-commerce-only shop sells chic yet eco-conscious home goods, fashion, and gifts.

Green Birdcage wallpaper made from recycled paper and vegetable dyes. $80.

The Cocktails and Lace Chandelier. $3250.

The Recycled Aluminum Louis the Umpteenth Side Table. $3690.

Via Apartment Therapy Chicago.

Decorative Design Returns

If you haven't had a chance to head over to Shak in Style, please check out my post on the return of decorative design. Today's designers are finding fascinating ways to combine Minimalism and ornamentation.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Motivational Ashtray

I quit a few years back, but if you're jumping off the nic-wagon, this might help. I don't know how much more disturbing you can get than stubbing out a cig in these pristine porcelain lungs.

Via Apartment Therapy.

Lovely Pics from Zara Home

Shelterrific has up some photos from the Zara Home spring catalog. Everything is clean and crisp in whites and beiges.

Does anyone know if this store is related to Zara the clothing store?

Overlapping Squares Patio Furniture

West Elm has made some lovely patio furniture this season using their popular Overlapping Squares pattern. Produced in powder-coated metal and glass, the pieces, which include table and chairs, lounger, sofa, and occasional tables, will easily withstand the weather.

Shown here:

Table: $299
Set of 4 Chairs: $599
Lounger: $269
Cushions: $49-$99