Each month I am going to be doing a round-up of fun finds and inspiration from the web and beyond.
Baker Katie Franklin is a lady with a vision for creating quirky cakes for fashionable affairs. Her Tumblr has become a regular go-to for some fanciful eye candy in the form of cakes, cupcakes and other such culinary creations.
With awesome photography of London’s coolest restaurants, bars, stores and spaces, Editer Journal is an excellent read whether or not you live in the city. Local hipsters are called upon to give their insider tips on trendy spots, ensuring there are always some unusual and lesser known finds.
I have a serious old skool camera fetish (SLR Pentax K-1000, Zenit E, Lomography Mini Diana). I’ve been eyeing this Polaroid SX-70 up for a long time. I think I’ll be eyeing up quite a while. Analogue camera love doesn’t come cheap.
Outstanding in the field is a roving restaurant created by artist Jim Denevan. Each year it pops up in various picturesque locations around America, usually farms or vineyards, and diners are treated to one of the strongest examples of farm-to-table philosophy being put into practice. Photography by Jeremy Fenske.
5. Herb Lester
Anyone with a love of stationary might already be familiar with these guys. They collaborate with illustrators and designers to come up with uniquely fabulous city maps themed for enthusiasts of all sorts, whether it is a literary tour of London or a guidebook for spending time alone in Paris.
6. The School of Life Book Series
Not only are they a very pretty fluoro addition to any shelf, but The School of Life’s new book series promises to offer a lot more that pure bookshelf aesthetics. The series offers helpful advice on Worrying less about money, Thinking about Sex, Staying Sane and Surviving in a digital age; essential subjects for improving your everyday existence penned by professors from the London school founded by philosopher Alain de Botton.
7. Food Studio
This Oslo based collective of creatives operate under the name Food Studio, made up of graphic designers, food consultants, film makers and producers. They create unique and thought provoking food events. I may have not yet attended one of their events, but their ethos of bringing people together to share a meal that is responsibly produced, definitely inspires.
Rhea Thierstein is a talented London-based set designer. She also does some still life styling like this amazing editorial for Italian Vogue. I love the rose set in jelly. Photography by Tim Walker.
Since prop stylist Elodie Rambaud introduced me to the delicate Mud designs, I have been a devoted follower. You may have noticed some of their block colour crockery turn up in The Little Paris Kitchen books.
10. Hattie Newman
From her base in London, Hattie Newman creates whimsical works for major clients and editorials. I’ll be featuring her soon on the blog in greater depth so stay tuned for more of her amazing work.