Posted: April 28th, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, books, cooking, design, things | 1 Comment »
You guys, this is gorgeous! The Geometry of Pasta is all about the different shapes of Italian pasta and how your sauce can best be created to complement the shape of the pasta. Such a beautiful concept to explore and the graphics are really incredible. Apparently the recipes are great too! So says Jamie Oliver and other bigwigs.
It was co-authored by chef Jacob Kennedy of London’s Bocca di Lupo and designer Caz Hildebrand of Here Design. Technical drawings are by Lisa Vandy of Now Ware.
(*via my mom, isn’t she so cool?)
Posted: February 11th, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: cooking, design, things, wedding gifts | Tags: gifts | 1 Comment »
These are full-size (11″) stainless steel serving utensils (serving spoon, a carving fork, and a slotted straining spoon) that have been dipped in four of the most delicious colors, inspired by the dipped ends of hand tools. They are available from Ladies & Gentlemen for $35 each. A set of two or all four would make a great wedding gift! You can buy them online here.
Posted: January 24th, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, calligraphy, cooking, design, lettering and fonts, paper, press | 5 Comments »
I designed this menu for a private dinner party created and hosted by Karen Mordechai of the esteemed Sunday Suppers (= luxurious cooking classes, beautiful food photography, custom events and dreamy recipes). Armed with some information on the aesthetic of the evening and that it would be a table full of enthusiastic foodies, I created this menu and hand wrote each one to be placed at the guests’ seats.
My inspiration came from the now-ubiquitous meat cut diagrams that oh so many restaurants have incorporated into their interiors, menus and logos. Rather than diagram the meat, I decided to diagram the meal!
Along with the menu, Karen needed a few signs and labels for the homemade tomato jam that served as a party favor. Here’s the recipe.
As always, Karen styled a beautiful table along with florals by Jessie of Rountree.
And a few more shots of the materials in my studio:
All gorgeous photos shot by Karen Mordechai. All the normal-looking ones were shot by me in the studio. Pig diagram courtesy of Osovo.com.
Posted: December 16th, 2010 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: cooking, eats | 2 Comments »
You heard me rave about my pizza making class this week — well, I put my training to the test last night and voila! Amazing homemade pizza without supervision! So good and so simple.
Posted: December 13th, 2010 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, cooking, eats, places | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
Yesterday I took an afternoon class in pizza-making at Brooklyn Kitchen.
It was so much fun — very laid back but also useful and informative. The instructors are both star pizza chefs of the completely wonderful Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn so I was really pumped to learn from them. Not to mention eat some of the best pizza in New York as it came out of the oven in steady succession throughout the entire class. Yum.
This class was a gift certificate from last Christmas (no time like the present!) and after class I wandered around their store and butcher shop, The Meat Hook, to admire all the beautiful food goods, meats and cooking tools. A gift certificate (available in a range of amounts) is such a great gift because you can use it for classes or just in the shop.
Upcoming classes include homemade mozzarella, fresh pasta, winter cocktails, pickling with Bob, knife skills, dim sum…I want to keep listing classes but I’ll stop there.
(Last image via Eater)
Posted: December 8th, 2010 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, cooking, design, travel | Tags: gifts | 1 Comment »
I have to say that I responded passionately to this trivet. Yes, to a trivet!
Made by Jansen, it’s a silicone, dishwasher-safe, pixelized depiction of a rose. There is something about that is just so WONDERFUL.
I found mine at Brooklyn’s Stewart/Stand shop for $25 but you can also buy one online at the MoMA store among other retailers.
(First image via Jansen; second via The Future Perfect)
Posted: November 30th, 2010 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, cooking, design, handmade, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, places | 4 Comments »
My sister worked magic with what are basically the dead flowers from the garden. And I created a border with the word “thankful” to line the craft paper table runner on the two tables seating my dear 25 family members! Still feeling the glow of being all together.
Posted: October 25th, 2010 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: cooking, places | 1 Comment »
Posted: October 15th, 2010 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: cooking, design, the earth, things, wedding gifts | 1 Comment »
Erika and Patrik Mörn of Hetta are the featured designers this month on Swedish design site, From Stlhm. That means that their cork trivet designs are available for sale online in October only.
The prices are fair (ranging $16-$50) and I love the clean lines and black/cork contrast. A nice wedding gift too! Purchase online here.
(*via From Sthlm)
Posted: October 11th, 2010 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: cooking, eats, places | 1 Comment »
Eataly is like the Disney World of Italian food. The treats I’ve enjoyed there have been consistently exquisite. Truly. Be sure to make a trip to the new New York location at 200 Fifth Ave at 23rd Street. Do your best to hit it up on off hours because it can be an insane mob scene. But sometimes, the panna cotta is just that worth it.
(Photos thanks to: 1) LL World Tour; 2) The Peche; 3) J and J Eat; 4) DNA Info/Jill Colvin; 5) The Peche; 6) CO Design; 7) J and J Eat; 8) Fuchs Foodie Journal)