July 2008 archive

Scenes from the kitchen.

It’s been a hectic work-time for the last few days, and now I’m updating my portfolio to start looking for work again! Phew! I like the work-from-home aspect of freelancing, but not the hustle. Anyway, some tiny peeks into the kitchen! thrifted industrial stools – painted the seats black. cup snagged from a give away […]


Yay! Design*Sponge liked my before and after chairs, as did a number of readers, judging by the nice comments. Here’s a before and after with a funny story. This wee cabinet was left in my apartment by the last tenant. I loved the crazy woodgrain doors and the modern shape. However, it was dirty and […]


As part of the birthday celebration, we spent the day in Point Reyes with K’s family. They have a stunning house overlooking the bay, with this charming guest cottage for rent. It’s so sweet, and there are few things more relaxing and amazing than soaking in a hot tub while the fog comes in, tiny […]

carrot cakes


I made this recipe again (invented for a family gathering last year) for K’s birthday this weekend, and again it was met with accolades. Cake: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup brown rice flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 dash cardamom 1 dash freshly grated nutmeg 2 […]


+ noa babayof + london red currant black tea + bike rides to bakesale betty + spiky red stalks of amaranth in the backyard garden