Wow, I haven’t written a food post in AGES! Probably because they are more work than normal posts and require me to cook something interesting (which hasn’t happened in a while). I went to a friend’s house the other day and he made this soup for us, it was amazing, this is my attempt to copy it:
1kg butternut, peeled, cut into 1.5cm pieces
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons green curry paste
270ml can coconut cream
1 cup vegetable stock
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves
1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add pumpkin, onion and curry paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture starts to stick to bottom of pan. Add coconut cream. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
2. Add the stock and bay leaves. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until pumpkin has softened. Set aside for 5 minutes.
3. Blend or process soup in batches until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Top with coriander and squeeze some lime juice on top. Serve.
As you know, I love African textiles. Those patterns and amazing colour combinations are right up my street. So when I can across Taibo Bacar I was very excited. Have a look at this Mozambican’s A/W 2013 collection:
All images are from Fashion Junkii.
I first heard about Jess Eaton on the radio, they were talking about her new fashion collaboration made out of dead animals and I immediately knew this would be something I would like. All her animals were either roadkill, used for foodstuffs or died of natural causes. What an awesome use of these beautiful creatures:
All images are from the EatonNott website.
Well well, it certainly has been a long time since my last blog post. It seems that the work life is snowballing (which is AWESOME) and I have had little time to play!
One of the reasons I have been so quiet is because I have been working on a little ‘collaboration’ with a fashion label. In exactly a weeks time, my jewellery is going to hit the runways of Lagos, yes Lagos, for the Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2013, all thanks to the lovely local ladies from LaLesso.
So today I thought I’d give you an idea of what to expect. I’m hoping to get my hands on images from the show itself, so will post those at a later date:
All images are form the LaLesso website.
Sjoe, what a couple of weeks it has been. Finally the Design Indaba Expo is over and I can (kind of) breathe again. I just want to thank everyone who made it there – was so nice to see some friendly faces in the crowds. And I’d also like to say, it was a HUGE success – some good things are a-happening, so watch this space.
So, we all know I have a soft spot for cut out and layered pictures (see my attempts here), but these little pictures done by artist Rodrigo Torres are something a little different. Taking bank notes from around the world, he creates new scenes reminiscent of pop up books:
All images are from Trend Hunter.