Warning: Don’t read on an empty stomach! Here are some tummy rumbling inducing things that caught my eye … Clockwise from top left: Chocolaty Pretzel and Peanut Cookie Bars: Who’d have thought you’d eat pretzels with chocolate but apparently they’re divine. Trust Martha. I admire anyone who can take a break from their ‘normal’ job for a year to work as a food artist. Norwegian Ida Skivenes – aka IdaFrost – has managed to turn food art into a legit job via Instagram. And, by gum, she’s got the talent. Simple but effective pour-over coffee maker in a Mason Jar by New York’s Intelligent Design Company. First seen at FastCo Design. More food art: In the form of maps created using the type of foods the countries are known for. By designers Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin. DIY marble tray: Okay, so you can’t eat this but I’m sure whatever food you artfully place on it will look even more appetising. Update your kitchen accessories by making your own ‘marble’ tray. Try it here.
Love a good DIY project? These DIY Rope Mason Jar Lights might be just up your alley. Find out how to make them at A Pair and a Spare. So cute, yet so cramped: House Ufogel is a super-duper eco-friendly house in the Austrian mountains. See more at Inthralld. It may look like a drawing but it’s perfectly functional! The Drawing Series by Korean designer Jin Il Park features just some of the designs in the young talent section of IMM Cologne Design Fair 2014. See more at Yellowtrace. The world’s weather never looked so appealing. Be mesmerised by this image of the earth’s wind patterns by clicking here. [First seen on The Hoopla].
Just in time for Christmas, we’ve teamed up with Recycled Interiors and the lovely Helen to giveaway one of our fabulous Mason Jar Cocktail Shakers plus a copy of the beautiful Shake cocktail recipe book created by the makers of the Mason Shaker! Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker: Paying tribute to vintage Southern Americana and New York industrialism, the Mason Shaker is a modern twist on a classic design. Creted in Brooklyn, New York by two Southerners, Josh and Eric, The Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker was conceived, they say, one summer after mixing one too many mint juleps from a poorly-modified mason jar. Value $40.00. Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails is one-part recipe book, one-part photo journey of a year in New York creating cocktails by the makers of the Mason Shaker. Their concept: to bring cocktail – and mocktail – crafting out of the bar and into people’s kitchens. Value $30.00. To WIN, like our Who’d Have Thought? Facebook page and sign up to the fantastic Recycled Interiors Newsletter which is full of great articles and tips on sustainable living. The winner will be …
This week I’ve collated some goodies that are perfect for both the indoor and outdoor life … 1. Perfect indoors or outdoors, the ingenious upside-down Sky Planter, created by New Zealand ceramicist Patrick Morris. Comes in ceramic or recycled polypropylene styles. From $20.00 2. Jazz up your outdoor space, picnic area or beach spot with this stylish rug made from plastic bags. Comes in three designs. From $70.00 3. Who doesn’t love a little night life? Collect sunshine during the day for a soft glow at night with this mason jar-turned-Sun Jar $49.95 4. Plant lovers will adore this original, brightly coloured flower pot made from buttons all the way from Argentina. Also comes in yellow $85.00 5. Decorate your outdoor (or indoor) table with this cute green frog made from buttons and resin $60.00 6. Is it a pencil or a plant? It’s both! Sprout pencils are the ultimate sustainable stationery and come in three varieties: Flower, Herb, Garden $35.00 P.S We will ship overseas, just email us for a quote @ firstname.lastname@example.org.