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Thursday
Jan262012

Eeenie Meenie Miney....RUG!

Does a peacock rug strike your fancy?

What about a flowered cowhide rug?

How about spotlighting that gorgeous floor covering?

What about this blooming beauty?

Chevron stripes make your heart go pitter patter?

All rugs available at The Rug Company.

Tuesday
Jan242012

Wolfum

 Wolfum is a textile line of tabletop and home goods that are proudly handmade in my ex-hometown of Los Angeles, California. They incorporate traditional items- napkins, coasters, pillows- into the contemporary home with a nod to vintage, and a respect for modernity, eco-kindness and functionality. With that said, I'll take one of everything please!

 

Sunday
Jan222012

Color Sunday: Tangerine Dreams

Image found here.

Friday
Jan202012

Z is for 'Grilled Zucchini Rolls With Goat Cheese & Olives'

{image and recipe via cookin canuck // image embellished by nook + nest}

For the last installment of the ABC’s of Eating (aww, I can’t believe it’s over!!!), I decided to feature a recipe that is easy, tasty, and versatile. Need a party appetizer? BAM! Zucchini rolls. Want a quick meal? SHAZAM! Zucchini rolls.  Hope you all have enjoyed the past 26 recipes! It’s been loads of fun. 


Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Herbed Goat Cheese & Kalamata Olives
Adapted from a Fine Cooking Magazine recipe; Makes 8 to 10 rolls.
 
Ingredients
1 very large or 3 small zucchini
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 1/2 oz. herbed goat cheese
1 1/2 oz. (about 7 kalamata olives, finely chopped)
 
Directions
1.       Preheat grill to high heat.
2.       Slice a strip lengthwise from the zucchini to expose the inside of the vegetable. Discard or reserve for another use. Cut the 2 ends from the zucchini to make straight edges. Cut the zucchini lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips. If using a large zucchini, cut each of these strips in half crosswise. This won’t be necessary with small zucchini.
3.       Brush both sides of the zucchini pieces liberally with olive oil. Season well with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Lay the zucchini pieces on the grill at a 45-degree angle (for more attractive grill marks). Cook until the zucchini is very tender, but not mushy, about 3 minutes per side, moving the pieces during cooking to ensure even browning.
4.       Remove zucchini from the grill. Set a wire cooling rack on top of a bowl to give the cooling rack extra clearance from the counter. Drape the zucchini pieces on the rack to cool. This method will stop the zucchini from steaming will cooling.
5.       Place goat cheese in a medium bowl. Stir olives into the goat cheese.
6.       Spread a layer of the goat cheese mixture onto one side of each zucchini piece. Gently roll each piece of zucchini. Serve.

Tuesday
Jan172012

To Hang Or Not To Hang? A Quick Guide To Layering Your Art.

If you want a more casual look in your home, leaning artwork on a mantle, shelf, or console is the way to go. It lends some texture, visual depth, and (most importantly for me) is allows for easy rearrangement of art that is feeling a little stale. Since there are no nail holes to worry about, you can swap pieces in and out as your tastes change.

Here are some quick tips for leaning and layering your artwork.

  • Vary the frame widths, height and matted borders.  
  • Don't be afraid to mix frame colors, but keep it within a similar palette (whites, blacks and wood tones). It'll help make the layers 'pop'.
  • Play with medium. You can mix photos, fabric, paintings, and collages.

Image found here.