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June 20th, 2013

Love, Likes, Bits and Bobs – June 2013

1. My Life in Sourdough

Love it when brilliant ideas are turned into reality. This mini series (My Life in Sourdough) explores cooking and dating in New York City. Job well done to Marie and the team! Here’s a little teaser of the show:

 

2. Paper Food (via @Trendland)

Who ever said not to play with your food? Artist Daniel Carlsten crafted these cool paper sculptures for a magazine feature. Such a lovely contrast between colour and texture.

 

3. The Girl Effect

Always keen to see organisations encouraging girls to get involved with positive change and hands-on planning. An inspiring collaboration between the Nike Foundation, NoVo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, The Girl Effect aims to unite grassroots girl organisations across the world. The initiative encourages businesses and leaders to incorporate girls’ efforts and ideas right from the start of new projects. Read more about girl-centred design here.

 

4. Convert great ideas into reality

I’m a fan of the Forbes leadership articles. “Entrepreneurship is no longer just a business term anymore; it’s a way of life. You don’t need to be an entrepreneur to be entrepreneurial.” Love this advice! Good to be reminded of some helpful steps towards chasing dreams and following through with ideas. This is a good article, too.

 

5. Feast: A Dinner Journal

I’m always on the lookout for new foodie magazines to add to my collection, so was pleased to flip through Feast: A Dinner Journal, a new quarterly food magazine that focuses on cooking with seasonal produce. Full of lovely photos and recipes, the magazine is Irish chef and food writer Donal Skehan‘s latest culinary project. Love the photos of the gorgeous pottery and soup bowls. You can order a printed copy here, or flip through online.

 

6. Style + weather forecast

Nothing more annoying than walking out the door and realising that you’ve severely misjudged your outfit choice (strappy sandals just as it starts to bucket with rain, oversized knit as the temperature starts to soar). Stress less! This app might just be the think to solve our weather-related style conundrums. Pose sends you a daily update with the forecast of your location, and outfits and style tips, no matter the weather. Wish the weather forecast element of the app was available for European postcodes! And these tips are good if your current outfits are starting to feel a little repetitive.

 

7. Freunden von Freunden interview series

Serious bookshelf envy after seeing these photos of Berlin based Uli Mayer-Johanssen’s home. There are a whole lot of inspiring articles (and photos of gorgeous homes and workspaces) on the Freunden von Freunden site.

 

8. Carl Pappenheim’s novel artwork

If you don’t have time to read the classics, then perhaps the next best thing is adorning your walls with the text of great books? From ‘James and the Giant Peach’ and ‘The Wind in the Willows’, to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Jane Eyre’, London-based artist Carl Pappenheim creates wall posters using the text of entire novels for his Spineless Classics project.

 

9. National Public Radio’s playlist

Always on the lookout for new playlists (here’s my latest). Loving some of the tunes included in this mix from NPR.

 

10. Paris Hip Hop festival

Anyone is Paris for this? Will be prepping for my trip to the US so probably won’t have time to check out the Paris Hip Hop festival, but if I could, I’d love to go to some of the ateliers. And this gig.

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7 thoughts on “Love, Likes, Bits and Bobs – June 2013

  1. Hello Rachel!

    I have just watched your last BBC show (I want mooooooooore!!!) and I would like to ask you to give me the address of the “crêpes-maker”from le Marais who featured in the 6th show. Alain Rousset his name is? I need to go and try his crêpes 🙂

    Thank you in advance & hugs,
    Eve

  2. Oh I’m a student with no money, but you really can’t expect me to not get the Jane Eyre poster from Spineless Classics. That is a necessity as far as I’m concerned. Oh lovely! Thanks for the link

  3. Hy Rachel,
    I was staying at my australian cousins house in Melbourn last month; i’ m french from Paris and they were astonished i didn’t know your show! they are big fans and i think i am know! i’ve bought your book back in Paris and now i am going to try your recipies! Thank you for being inspiring and giving such a nice vision of Paris and France!!! PS: When is your little kitchen going to open again! My aussie cousin Helen is looking forward to eating at your place!!!
    Diane

  4. Hello Rachel, I stumbled across Little Paris Kitchen on Utube, thank goodness I was an instant fan, you are so impressive with the wonderful way you create these great recipies in The Little Paris Kitchen, I have spread the word about you you and the way you make French food so nonthreatening without all the enormous pimped kitchen we usually see on tv, thank you and I look forward to more of your shows

  5. Hi Rachel
    My 10 year old Daughter is your biggest fan she watches your programmes over and over ,but is fed up because she and I can’t find the one recipe she /we want to make its the one with the Boule loaf and all the Veggies inside ,I would make it up as i go along but she is a stickler for getting it Just Right any chance of telling me where to find it Regards Trish and Charlotte age 10 x

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