Daylesford & Hepburn Sparkling Mineral Water.

Melbourne-based Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. has some of the prettiest candy-colored fruit-flavored sparkling mineral waters I’ve ever seen. Not only do I love the retro-y looking labels, but their products are all natural, sustainable and local – they bottle and package only 100km from the water source. Sad for me, since it’s going to be a scorcher today and these look awful refreshing, but awesome for the Aussies who were tired of seeing imported water all over their local restaurants. They now have this amazing brand and product to call their own.

:: via Cool Hunting


Cynthia Warren Design.

Designer, Illustrator, Calligrapher… you name the hat and Cynthia Warren can wear it. Extraordinarily well. Her pieces and clients are incredibly varied, but all retain the romantic elements that she does best. Looks like growing up in a massive victorian and having the influence of a woodworking father leads to brilliant design work!

:: via Oh Happy Day!


Fallen Princesses.

I love seeing the flip side of the typical fairytale in the Fallen Princesses project from Dina Goldstein and JPG Magazine. Just goes to show, not even princesses are perfect…

“These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The ‘…happily ever after’ is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues.”

“The project was inspired by my observation of three-year-old girls, who were developing an interest in Disney’s Fairy tales. As a new mother I have been able to get a close up look at the phenomenon of young girls fascinated with Princesses and their desire to dress up like them. The Disney versions almost always have sad beginning, with an overbearing female villain, and the end is predictably a happy one. The Prince usually saves the day and makes the victimized young beauty into a Princess.”


The Daily Eat: Chopped Salad.

The first time I ordered a chopped salad I was all “Woah, that was the easiest salad I’ve ever eaten!” Because everything is all chopped up into bite-sized pieces it really requires minimal work on your part as far as the actual eating goes. And the beauty of a chopped salad is you put whatever the heck you want into it!


The Daily Eat: Chicken Salad with Parmesan.

{recipe and photo via Anne’s Food}

I love salads. Seriously, if I had to choose only five (albeit, vague) categories of foods to eat for the rest of my life salads would be on that list. I hope you enjoy Salad Week as much as I will!

Chicken Salad with Parmesan has a little bit of everything that makes a great salad in it – some crunch, some protein and a nice medley of flavors all playing around together. I’m making this one for dinner tonight!