Ice Cream Goes Stainless.

I’m not a big ice cream person (shutter!) but I’m a huge fan of these stainless pieces by designer Hisakazu Shimizu and Sabo Studio. Especially the ice cream spoon which is a replica of those horrible, nasty tasting wooden spoons of your childhood. And the pop-up lid on the cup is the best touch.

:: via designboom


On the Rocks: Spiced Apple Martini.

A Spiced Apple Martini that looks just like the real thing! Just add a crackling fire and you’re set.

– 2 1/2 oz 10 Cane Rum
– 2 oz apple juice
– splash of amaretto
– 2 pinches ground cinnamon
– cinnamon/sugar mixture
Garnish: cinnamon stick

In a mixing glass, add rum, apple juice, Amaretto, ground cinnamon and ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a superfine sugar and ground cinnamon rimmed chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via Cocktail Times


Holley Portraits.

Check out the instructions for creating a Holley Portrait on Daniel Eatock’s site. I’m totally doing this…

Write a short text about yourself (300 words min / 500 words max) include interests, likes, dislikes, future plans etc. Using black ink make a careful print from your thumb. Enlarged your black and white thumb print to approximately the size of your face. Using a clean sheet of A3 paper, handwrite your text following the contour lines from your thumb print (you can use tracing paper, or thin copy paper) Final result: You should have a combination of your own words, in your handwriting, in the pattern of your finger print forming a personal self portrait.