Friday, July 30, 2010

Yarn bomb in my neighborhood

We were very excited to see a yarn bombing right here in our neighborhood! The Berkeleyside blog did a post here:

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hands on with a hand axe

Late on a Friday we discovered the British Museum was celebrating the Italian Renaissance. Besides falconry, sword fighting and dancing, they had a table where you could hold a 350,000 year old hand axe. My hand fit perfectly! Have you been listening to the British Museum's 100 objects podcasts?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tea granita

A glass of tea granita with a chilled spoon really hits the spot when it's 105! I was inspired by the granita recipes in Jamie Oliver's British magazine. I steeped some tea in a sugar syrup for about four minutes and then froze it. When you need a treat, scratch the ice with a fork until you have a nice cup of tea. The magazine also had an ad for Aztec Duel, "the new garden game phenomenon for 2010," which makes our plain old ladder golf game sound so exotic!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tarkhan linen dress

This is the 5000 year old linen dress from the Petrie Museum. I would like to sew my own version as a tunic, maybe in that deep green from the Tube tile photo with light turquoise beads.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tube tile

This forest green and light turquoise tile is from the Green Park tube station. After cases and cases of Egyptian beads at the Petrie Museum I think I have been brainwashed to covet all kinds of dark green and turquoise color combinations.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The fountains of Lego

I love this outdoor fountain made of yellow legos. Legoland's miniature Europe has so many beautiful buildings, but I really love the boats and fountains. Throughout the park there were beautiful Lego doves tucked into eaves and trees. I think our garden at home will benefit from a Lego fountain and dove!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Paint your kitchen on fire

I've thought about putting a mosaic above my stove or maybe a mirror. but now that I've seen this kitchen display in the Museum of London, I'm planning a soot and flame mural.