Wishlist Wednesday | Shower Curtain Designs by Cori Dantini on DENY Designs.
Hi, y’all. It’s midweek and time for another Wishlist Wednesday post! Today I’ll be featuring these fun shower curtains designed by artist Cori Dantini, a full time illustrator, mother and wife.They’re are available for order at Deny Designs, a home furnishings store that lets you print your own images onto household accessories, or select one from the DENY Art Gallery.
If it were up to me (not a single creative bone), I’d be selecting these Cori Dantini designs! I love ‘em - the birds, the flowers, the colours, they’re all so vibrant and fun, with a hint of indie going on. If you’d like these designs on other household furnishings, view the whole range of product choices available at DENY designs here.
An Open-Air Country Feast | by Outstanding In The Field.
Outstanding in the Field is a “roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls”, setting its long white tables amidst lush scenery and landscape around USA for the past 15 years. Dinner has been served outside on mountains, beaches, farms, caves by the sea, fields, and vineyards, as well as indoors inside greenhouses, refurbished barns, and stately museums. All locations are spectacular and absolutely breathtaking. All ingredients of the dinner are sourced from the surrounding land and prepared by a culinary expert of the region, serving all seated from farm to table.
Jim Denevan, founder of Outstanding in The Field, originally came up with this idea in the summer of 1999 - to set a long table and invite the public round for a meal in Santa Cruz, California at Andy Griffin’s Mariquita Farm, all in celebration of the farmer and the gifts of the land. His aim was to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of the food, to honor those whose work brought nourishment to the table. This included the cheese makers, foragers, wine makers, farmers, etc. So far, over 600 tables have been set, and the best part is.. you’re invited!
Reserve your dinner online and wait till about two weeks before the date to receive your invitation. It will detail the dress code and directions to your (sometimes secret hideaway) location. When you arrive, have a glass of wine and mingle with the crowd, before taking in a tour of the site by the host himself and meeting the local producers along the way, Then it’s finally time for the main event - dinner itself, family style, passing around bowls of freshly prepared, delicious food! Mm, sounds like a plan, eh? Oh, and a new tradition called BYOP - Bring Your Own Plate has begun, where each diner is encouraged to bring a long a vintage plate to charm up the table! Aww..
Black and White Paris | Through the Lens of Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio.
When I featured her Black and White photographs of London last week, I said that I bet the pictures from the next stop on her Eurotrip, Paris, were gonna be amazing. And just look! What else can I say, except that I really should have put some money on it, cause I was absolutely right! Photographs from Ann Street Studio never fail to disappoint, and they definitely didn’t on this occasion.
If you haven’t, you really should be following the journey of Jamie and her dad through Europe. Every post so far has had me falling in love with each city they visit - the landscape, the culture, the architecture, just the whole feel of things.. mesmerizing. View pics from their next stop at Berlin here.
Alexa Chung & Poppy Delevingne Take a Road Trip for The Edit Shoot
Wishlist Wednesday | Retro Tech LEGO Kits on Powerpig’s Builds ‘n Things.
Chris McVeigh is a toy photographer, t-shirt designer, old-school gamer and avid Lego builder, all all-round ‘Professional Geek’ from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has created these amazing LEGO kits for you to build old-school tech from your younger years - from your very first computer and gaming console, to the classic rotary phone, even a Polaroid camera! Too cute!
I am personally eying that retro chilli-pepper-red refrigerator! Comes in stocked (T_T yes, groceries inside) and unstocked editions, haha! Featured above:
My First TV (’60s Edition) $39.50 - A Lego retro television set building kit custom designed by Chris McVeigh. 170 pieces, shipped in a sturdy cardboard box.
My First Game Console (Pixel Edition) $42.50 - A Lego retro game console building kit custom designed by Chris McVeigh. 130 pieces, shipped in a sturdy cardboard box. Includes two classic joysticks (as pictured) and three cartridges (only one pictured).
My First Computer (Byte Edition) $68.50 - This edition of the kit includes a grey display, a slide-out logic board, and cabling for the keyboard and mouse. Please note that the “hello” sticker is now bundled with the kit.
My First TV (’80s Edition) $39.50 - Lego retro television set building kit custom designed by Chris McVeigh. 192 pieces, shipped in a sturdy cardboard box. NEW! Optional TV Stand.
My First Computer (Binary Edition) $89.50 - Chris McVeigh’s most robust retro computer building kit yet! 380 pieces, in three separate brick bags for streamlined building. Computer unit features a removable cover that allows access to the detailed interior, and display includes two custom-printed curved slopes for added authenticity. Also includes two disk drive units, which can be stacked (as shown) or placed between the computer unit and the display.
My First Game Console (Sprite Edition) $58.50 - A Lego retro game console building kit designed by Chris McVeigh. 220 pieces, shipped in a sturdy cardboard box. Includes two classic controllers and two cartridges (as pictured). Just flip open the door on the main unit to insert and remove cartridges!
Rotary Telephone (Red) $37.50 - A Lego rotary telephone building kit custom designed by Chris McVeigh. 154 pieces, shipped in a sturdy cardboard box.
Mini Camera (Instant) $37.50 - A Lego Mini Camera building kit custom designed by Chris McVeigh. 99 pieces, shipped in a sturdy cardboard box. This model includes decorative decals and an incredibly fun action feature —just push the rear panel to eject the “photo” tile! Please note that this is not a functioning camera.
Mini Camera Kit (Brown) $37.50 - A Lego Mini Camera building kit custom designed by Chris McVeigh. 114 pieces, shipped in a cardboard box. Please note that this is not a functioning camera.
Retro Refrigerator (Stocked Edition) $92.50 - A Lego retro refrigerator building kit designed by Chris McVeigh. 405 pieces, shipped in a sturdy cardboard box. The Stocked Edition comes equipped with enough food items to fill the refrigerator, including a milk carton, wine bottle, sausages, cherries, ice cream, pie and a turkey. Fridge and freezer shelves can be removed to allow easy custom configurations. Three bins at the bottom accommodate a variety of small elements, and a window port at the back illuminates the fridge interior when placed next to a light source.
If you love them as much as I do, purchase his LEGO kits and make one for yourself here. Or just check out the link to fully appreciate the amount of detail in each kit. Even the back of the fridge looks like the back of a real fridge! Crazy good! View more of his work (apart from these awesome kits, he also does some amazing LEGO photography) on Flickr and Facebook, or follow him on our very own platform, Tumblr.
Previous weeks’ Wishlist here.
Bon Puf’s Cloe Lane | photographed by Kimberley Genevieve for The Glitter Guide.
Bon Puf is whipping up Los Angeles in a cotton candy storm with its revamped cotton candy flavours like ‘Honey Rose’ and ‘Mango Chili’, for the more sophisticated palette. Founder, Cloe Lane, is photographed above, having what seems to be incredible pastel pink fun with cotton candy and confetti!