(hanging some screenprints)
several years ago i got the low-down from someone that the screen printing department at the university had a sale every year where every print was the same 'set' price and in limited edition runs. a super affordable way to collect some great art.
from the photo it is a bit difficult to see the beautiful color and details, the toothiness of the paper. but it is there i can assure you. i got some other larger pieces as well-- gorgeous saturated color, muted tones, serious subject matter. and sushi subject matter.
there is so much affordable art out there. start looking. stay alert. keep your ears open for the low-down.
(while out picking up brussel sprouts i got a little side tracked)
do you like brussel sprouts? i'm a little late to the brussel sprouts party, so i am making up for lost time. trim them up, slice them in half, place on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil. add kosher salt + pepper. roast 'til done (not too long). delicious.
OR. trim. par boil (again, not too long 7-8 minutes). slice in half. toss in a baking dish (single layer). pour some heavy cream half way up the dish (maybe a 1/4" high). sprinkle with some cooked bacon. dust with buttered panko crumbs. bake 'til heated through + bubbly.
oh yes, side-tracked. the brussel sprouts store was right beside IKEA. the RASKOG trolley is identical to one i had seen in a magazine a few years back.
the components are fairly heavy and feel quite substantial, so i have hopes that it will be quite sturdy and not a flimsy piece of easy-to-put-together-furniture. need to actually put it together to give a final say. but it is looking promising.
more randomness, side tracking +things i saw + liked this week:
this literally took my breath away.
the new covet garden is available to swoon over. and over. don't forget the back issues. i just found out today that the artist whose home was featured in issue 17 , Cybele Young, has a gallery show in my city until the end of the month. Check out the sculpture section of her website--intricate, tiny, teeny clothing. her work encompasses the minutest of details.
the door to my weekend opened here last night. shimmer + cupcakes. a perfect combination.
enjoy your weekend whether you spend it cooking a great meal, taking in a sunset or wielding an allen key.