KEYHOLE: RESIDENCE

The Guardian indulges our voyeurism with a series on writers’ rooms. Here is David Starkey’s writing space.   “I organise my work in the form of a daily diary. Each chapter is strictly chronological but is also monothematic – say, a war, a set of peace negotiations, a joust. I normally begin my first paragraph just […]

INSPIRATION: PASSOVER

I couldn’t find a good looking seder plate. Do you have one you like? High design hasn’t met Passover yet. But here’s a good looking Haggadah cover by Israeli artist Yaakov Agam.   

INSPIRATION: EASTER

Religious or not, I think you might appreciate the craftsmanship: This guy probably doesn’t get any eggshell in his omelette. Here’s the full scoop. [via momeld]

DESIGN AND FOOD

Is it just me, or do designers have good taste in food? Design Sponge‘s Grace Bonney has capitalized on this predilection with her blog feature “In the kitchen with…”  Here’s the latest with Yaling Hou: fried cheese. Yum.     

MATTER: HAPPY MARRIAGE

I love it when form and function meet. Here is a very happy marriage: a tea kettle and gorgeous tea pot-in-one. You can read more about it here.  

FURNITURE: BROOKLYN

Brooklyn Designs, May 8-10, 2009: A great show that grows each year.    

MATTER: POSTERS

A good poster is like a window–a great view. And great views don’t normally come cheap. But posters do! If you need to breathe new life or landscape into your home or office, you might enjoy the poster round-up at Samantha Hahn’s blog, Maquette.   This poster appeared on most design blogs last year but we’re not sick of […]