Lentils 12 Ways

Lentils are a food that only found a place in my pantry a few years ago, we simply didn’t eat them while I was growing up. Now I love these versatile legumes! They’re delicious in soups, salads, grain bowls, and a hundred other ways as well. Here are twelve recipes I’m eyeing to make sooner than later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Philip Govedare

 

Philip Govedare‘s interpretation of our many landscapes are compelling and beautiful. The light, color, texture, and atmosphere he brings to each helps give meaning to each place.

My work is both a response to and an interpretation of the world, but it also imparts sentiment through projection that comes from a perspective of anxiety about the condition of landscape and nature in our world today. I endeavor to create a fictional response to an observed phenomenon, a metaphor that is infused with a blend of celebration, apprehension and doubt about our place in the natural world. In this manner, this work may allude to the past and simultaneously project into the future.

 

 

 

 

 

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āsum

 

āsum‘s line of bags are the definition of effortless style. Creative, practical, casual yet with great lines. Project Runway alum Angela Sum’s draped bags are made of soft linens, washed cottons, and full grain leathers, and each one is manufactured ethically. I love the artful look each one could bring to any outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

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#365quotes2017

 

New(ish) year, new(ish) 365-days project on Instagram! This is my third go around doing #365quotes and I’ve taken it back to the basics, just me a Sharpie and a sketchbook. Each day’s original #365quotes2017 written quote is for sale as well, a new thing. All you have to do is email designcrushing at gmail with which date you’d like to purchase and if it’s unsold it’s yours! (SOLD is added to the caption of each one as it heads out the door.)

PS: A special thank you to everyone who has left a kind comment letting me know how much they look forward to each day’s post!

 

 

 

 

 

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Melinda Schawel

 

I love it when an artist allows the act of making to guide their creations. Melinda Schawel does through the use of paper and wood in a manually intensive process. Her strict palette of neutral tones accented by reds and yellows helps to strike a balance between control and chaos. The tension created by each “entity” creates undeniable tension and harmony.

 

 

 

 

 

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Plume

 

Routers seem to be the main cause of WiFi frustration. They only work when placed in the so-called perfect spot and aren’t equipped to handle the needs of a busy home full of tech. Plume puts the router in the cloud, adapting in real-time to the devices and habits in your home. With a small Plume pod in each room you can now work, play, listen, and connect everywhere with a strong signal.

 

 

 

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Mint + Honey Milk Tea

 

I’d hardly call it a recipe, but this Mint + Honey Milk Tea is something I make a few afternoons a week when I need a little break. It’s warm and invigorating with just the slightest bit of sweetness. If mint isn’t your favorite flavor don’t worry, you can use any other kind so long as it’s citrus free to avoid curdling.

 

 

Ingredients
• 8 oz milk of any kind, though it shouldn’t be flavored
• mint tea
• 1 Tbsp honey

Heat milk in a pan on the stove until hot, being careful not to scald. As it warms whisk in the honey, then pour into a mug with teabag or steeper. Let steep for five minutes and enjoy!

PS: Sometimes I’ll froth the milk to make it creamier.

 

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Amélie Fontaine

 

Amélie Fontaine‘s illustrations make me smile. Her universe is made up of a mysterious and half-dreamed natural history, a strange universe that often includes animals and silent stories told in the form of step-by-step instructions. All I know is that I’d happily move in tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Talk Fireplaces

Homes to Love

If only every home could have a fireplace, there’s just nothing better to focus the guts of a room upon. My personal favorites are modern – blocky cement or white brick – with a space for storing wood, but I’m a sucker for nearly all of them. What I’ve learned is there’s no right way to do a hearth or mantel when, in fact, you don’t even need either one! Lots of rooms seen here have me thinking about tearing the facing right off of my own fireplace – would you dare?

 

Austin Design Associates

 

Chimeneas Quento

 

Clare Cousins

 

Danielle de Lange

 

Jonas Berg

 

Magnolia Market

 

Pierre Wester

 

Stan Koolen

 

The Faux Martha

 

Twenty7 Design Workshop

 

Yann Deret

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Louise Jewell

 

UK-based illustrator Louise Jewell studied and designed fashion knitwear before turning to illustration. I’m so drawn to the seafaring characters she creates right along with their furry companions. If you pay attention you can also see the obvious influences of prints, patterns, textiles, and fashion. Plenty of Louise’s work is for sale in her shop if you’d like to own it, too.

 

 

 

 

 

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