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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Design Blog Round-Up: Weekend Edition


I had so much fun doing the round-up post last week, I decided to make it a weekly thing. With no further ado, here are the stories that caught my eye.






NYTimes.com
Patricia Marks, 84, had always dreamt of living in a modern house. (It’s no wonder, her junior high school was built by Richard Neutra.) Her dreams came true recently when she found a modern space all her own. Read more…






Artist Sarah Greaves creates embroidery graffiti on common household items such as doors, baths and toasters. What? Find out how she courageously goes about her craft in between nose bleeds and fits of swearing. Take alook…







Joanna features a recipe for “The Best Macaroni & Cheese You’ll Ever Have.” Created by Naomi from Rockstar Diaries, it’s a blend of three cheeses, salty pancetta, and warm pasta all mixed with a B├ęchamel sauce. Get the full recipe on Joanna’s blog…





Buying a new bed anytime soon? Zoe, PadStyle guest blogger, gives you five of her top tips for bed buying. She notes during a seven year span the average Joe puts in around 20,000 hours in bed. Whoa! Find out more…








This week on Modenus, Warren Bobrow, cocktail mixologist, shares his recipe for a Kentucky Rambler cocktail made with almond water ice. He says of the almond water from Victoria’s Kitchen, “Upon opening the top of the glass container the aroma of sweet almonds, drenched in butter and the crisp flavor of the filtered spring water envelops you.”Find out the other luscious ingredients in his delish libation and make one this weekend. 







It’s the weekend, so what better time to start building that grilling station you’ve been mulling over for awhile. Jennifer Stimpson, from ThisOldHouse.com gives you plenty of tips for making one you’ll love. Read more…






Anniia Koivu’s  “Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Works” is due out this month. The large-format book details the French design duo’s work through images and commentary. Read Koivu’selaboration in an email to Dwell.

With the Bouroullecs on the brain, check out the Axor Bouroullec bathroom collection for Hansgrohe over at  ChicTip.com.







Not to sure how to describe this myself, but Phoebe Howard does quite well, “Provocative and eerily beautiful, is the unusual artistic collaboration of French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae....'larvae'. The word alone gives me heebies. But you have to admit it's fascinating.See more…











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