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Link Love: Mike Geno on Cheese and Bacon

The New York Times ran an awesome piece on Mike Geno, a Philadelphia-based painter who’s current favorite subject is cheese (and bacon and other gorgeous meats, as well as Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets)  Many painters have endeavored to paint a still life every day, the painting-a-day phenomenon that has remained popular for several years.  Geno’s painting’s remind me of those… they’re relatively small and inexpensive and many are available for sale on his website:  Main difference here is that rather than painting bowls of flowers or random house objects, Geno’s main subject is cheese.  They’re mouth-watering-ly awesome to smile at.  I couldn’t help myself from craving them. Mike Geno

Link Love: Paris vs. New York

If you haven’t stumbled on Paris versus New York, go there immediately.  Super clever illustrations of icons in Paris and New York range from cinema to food to culture and style.  Artist Vahram Muratyan has just come out with a new book featuring these wonderful illustrations.  You’re guaranteed to smile.

Link Love

People often ask me where I find things.  Could be recipes, products, jewelry… you name it.  Simple truth is I read a lot and just seem to stumble on cool links sometimes.  So I’ve decided to start sharing batches of links I find interesting on a somewhat regular basis.  Here’s the latest: enjoy where the click-throughs take you!  Note that most of the links below are captured in the photo montage below… c’mon, you know you want to click on them… go on, click ’em.  You won’t be disappointed. From the top (left to right) and more: The Mrs. on Hangovers Sneak Peak at NYC’s Red Farm Summer Peach recipe McDonalds vs. McDowells New Calendars from the incredible Rifle Paper Co. House (Manor) Lust from Architectural Digest Gorgeous Cantaloupe Carpaccio YSL cuff Flag needlepoint pillow from Liberty of London Tiny Burger Kit from Mochi Mochi (not pictured) FOOD PORN: PORK MOLE BRUSCHETTA WITH APPLE SLAW MORE GENIUS FROM FOOD 52 RAINBOW OF PENGUIN CLASSICS

15 Tabletop Finds for $15 or less

From the top (left to right): 1. Half pint creamer, $15 2. Bamboo pig cutting board, $13.14 3. Blue dinner plate, $6.95 4. Fromage d’Affinois, Murray’s Cheese, 1/2 pound, $8.50 5. Cheese cutters, $11.95 6. Red tea towel, $.90 7. Champagne glasses, $14.99 8. Roberta Roller Rabbit jemima napkin, $8 9. Atom bowl, $8 10. Red mesh plate cover, $5.99 11. Rose champagne, $8.96 12. Fishs Eddy red papper straws, $4.95 13. Jonathan Adler lantern salt & pepper shakers, $8 14. Sweet Paul Magazine Summer 2011 issue, free! 15. Ikea blue glass carafe, $12.99

Sweet Paul Magazine, Fall 2010 issue is here!

Designer pumpkins? What joy, what bliss… the Sweet Paul Magazine, Fall 2010 issue just hit the web–and I couldn’t be more tickled by it.  The pages make me want to go apple picking, carve pumpkins, throw dried leaves in the air, rejoice in cozy knits, sip on hot bowls of soup, smile at the adorable trick-or-treaters in my neighborhood, and even visit a local goat farm.  I savored every page of this issue, and I hope you do too.  Here are a few of my favorites from it.  I just love the styling and ideas.  Enjoy! 1000 Layer Cake Guide to Apples Goat Cheese Sweet Paul Magazine: Fall 2010 issue is here Sweet Paul Magazine Fall 2010 p. 1 Filled with belly-warming goodies, wide-eyed gorgeous photography, and super fun and cute Halloween ideas, the Fall 2010 issue of Sweet Paul Magazine is a total pleasure to enjoy. Check it out! Read More »