Today I bring more good JASPR news! We've got the start of another new column: Plated. Stylist Dana Sobota and I will be teaming up for it conceptualzing ideas and styling various types of foods, ingredients, etc. "plated" the way we love. The column will focus more on the presentation of food and less on the recipes which can be found in Chou Doun.
This first post focuses on the idea of a minimalist Thanksgiving. Turkey Day is only two days away so this type of an aesthetic/approach might be your best option if you haven't started planning yet.
While I was on set to give small amounts of feedback and contribute a few props, Dana and her husand photographer Paul Sobota spearheaded the majority of this production—including cooking this entire meal for us to indulge in post-shoot.
You can find another collaboration from Dana and I here.
Feeling inspired by this recent MIJLO project in which they reached out to a select group of global creatives to curate a collection of essential items with timeless style. There are more details to the story that are definitely worth learning about, so I strongly recommend checking it out here. MIJLO has also designed "A Better Backpack" which accompanies the curations as a part of the project mentioned above. The minimal and functional design of the backpack—made from time-tested materials—reinforces the idea of sustainable design being the key to a sustainable future. If you find yourself wanting to get your paws on the bag after reading this post, you can back "A Better Backpack" on Kickstarter and receive the product for doing so!
And . . .
+ A great stocking stuffer.
+ I agree with Bri over at designlovefest: Beauties.
+ An interesting post on Apartment Therapy polling readers about their feelings on open shelving in the kitchen. I vote a combination of both shelves and cabinets is the perfect balance! Do you have a preference?
+ Also from Apartment Therapy, a helpful tip for removing water rings from furniture.
+ Just might have to download this podcast and give it a listen!
+ These words.
+ A beautiful makeunder.
+ A lot to love in this space.
+ This vintage set of brass and copper utensils makes my heart pitter patter.
I recently was snooping around on Design*Sponge, found this post annnnnnd fell in love with Cassie Griffin's incredible pottery/ceramics. I'm particularly drawn to the hand painted/illustrated aesthetic of some of her work in addition to her pairing of both matte and glossy finishes on individual pieces.