I have to admit that I never cook most of the recipes I post in this blog. Nonetheless I like to write about food because I know one day when I'll want to cook something I'll open the eat & drink section and I'll find plenty of ideas for a perfect meal. So, one thing I've always liked to cook is the Spanish Gazpacho, perfect for a summery dinner. This is just one of the recipes I found of traditional gazpacho. Pictures are from Corbis (click to enlarge and look at the bottom for pictures' codes).
For this second day of summer I give you a sight of Massimo Vitali's photography discovered this morning through It's Nice That. I particularly like the relaxing atmosphere of the beaches series as well as the elegant mixture of colours made up by the blue of the sea and the light pink of skins. I'm also posting the description of this series, very interesting and useful to have an idea of of Vitali's thoughts while he was shooting.
Summer is approching and the desire of beach+sea+sun with it. That's why today I'm showing you one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the Navagio Shipwreck Bay in Zakynthos (Greece). Thanks to my Greek friend I know about it, she told me you can reach it just if you have a boat (and this turns it in something even more magic, if possible) and the sea has amazing shades of blue because of the rocks which made up the floor. Hope I can swim in that wonderful water sooner or later.
[by Radim99 on Flickr]
Sometimes Universities are not able to finantially support student's activities. That's why they have to find their own methods. Blogger friend Julie Mageard told me there's a way to help Chealsea College students to fund their Show Catalogue. As art supporter, I'm spreading the word because I'd like to see these students' work shown in a nice catalogue they can use to find good jobs they deserve. So, please, Invest in Creativity! Thank you!
Looks like this is a very good magazine, it's called Pilot and it is just Shortlisted at the London D&AD Award. Buy it here. By the way, searching for a place where to buy it, I found Mag Nation, a very useful website full of interesting magazines you can subscribe at.
I couldn't find the English version of it, but, to who it may interest, I show you the Italian one. The title is "Il libro dell'amore e dell'amicizia" (The book of love and friendship), Oscar Brenifier and Jaques Després, and it is a wonderful summary of love and friendship meanings and interpretations. Sometimes we should read children's books to understand adults things.
(Buy here the French version)
1. Someone thinks that you can love ideas more than any other thing in the world, they want gustice and truth.
2. Someothers think that it takes time to build a friendship, it lasts and it is solid as a rock.
This book, designed by Daniel Carlsten, presents Mikael Olsson's projects Sodrakull Frosakull: "an impressive collection of images documenting the dacay of two abandoned houses ehich the late Bruno Mathsson once designed and lived in". Beauty lies in the more unthinkable subjects and a good design project can be the right way to turn them wonderful.
Today I tasted for the first time in my life some Jelly Belly candies. Well, usually I never crave that much sweet things, but I totally fell in love with these colorful beans. I also checked online the flavours: 50 of them, can you believe it! And they really taste of what they should, incredible. I think my favourite one so far is toasted marshmellow. And yours?
The Burning House is a curious and very interesting project by Foster Huntington.
These are the instructions: "If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities." Click here to participate
Foster Huntington also has a pretty cool blog called A Restless Transplant.