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20 Sep 20:45

This Dallas Home is Retro Mid-Century Magic — House of the Day

by Tara Bellucci
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OMG.

(Image credit: NTREIS / Virginia Cook, REALTORS via Estately)

Located in the Disney streets area of Dallas, this mid-century home is part retro diner, part Design Within Reach showroom.

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23 Sep 12:00

wear this there: le bar botanique.

by Michaela d'Artois

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let’s get tropical this week with an appropriately thematic wear this there. brought to you by le bar botanique of amsterdam, this location is sure to transport you all while you sip cocktails between its emerald-hued four walls (and roof). daydream of being fanned by palm fronds because this is a setting begging for you to put your best stylish foot forward. may we suggest playing up the textures while you playfully flirt with passersby? if not, at least allow us to give you a good book recommendation: the drunken botanist? sounds about right.

~ michaela dartois, vérité published.

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wear this there: pixie market green velvet slip midi dress; ego louisa floral print ankle boot; zara bodysuit with long sleeves; Ray-Ban Clubround Sunglasses from anthropologie; chay black safe perfume fromali golden; read this there the drunken botanist by amy stewart; clare vivier flat clutch; and zara pink quilted bomber jacket.

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23 Aug 18:00

A Colorful, Budget-Friendly Apartment in Prague

by Caroline Williamson

A Colorful, Budget-Friendly Apartment in Prague

After purchasing an apartment in a hip Prague neighborhood in 2009, a Czech media professional kept it mostly the same. Then last year, he asked his Italian partner, who’s head of interior design firm Stag Pads, to help redesign the entire 45-square-meter (484-square-foot) space on a small budget.

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Doing most of the work themselves, except electrical and plumbing, the pair were able to save money. They also mixed budget-friendly IKEA pieces with vintage finds that were fixed or reupholstered to save money while still creating a cool modern interior.

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The young, but sophisticated vibe benefits from the use of a fresh color palette, that included yellow, blue, aqua, dark grey, and black.

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I love the bathroom’s use of simple black and white tiles in a clean and sharp way.

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26 Aug 17:00

A Warehouse is Converted into a Stunning Apartment

by Caroline Williamson

A Warehouse is Converted into a Stunning Apartment

Located in the inner-city suburb of Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia, this renovated apartment can be found in the historic Edwards & Co. building, one of the area’s most recognized structures. Originally a tea factory in the 1920s, it had most recently been used by an advertising agency before architect Josephine Hurley was hired to transform the 300-square-meter (approx. 3229-square-foot) space into a private, two-story residence on the top two floors.

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The main level features large arched windows that give the space a distinct look while providing plenty of natural light to the interior. The understated design was thoughtfully executed to respect the building’s history, while modernizing it for everyday life.

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A fairly neutral palette of warm grey, rich wood, and crisp white surfaces were used throughout for practicality.

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The original brick was left untouched giving the open space character while also providing contrast to the white elements.

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Hidden behind what looks like a closet door is a bathroom.

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The top floor used to be the caretaker’s office, which they demolished to create a guest retreat. It’s basically its own apartment.

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Behind the grey doors is a hidden kitchen letting you slide them shut when you want to keep it under wraps. Copper piping was used in a random design to create light fixtures in the main living space.

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Photos by Tom Ferguson.

30 Aug 15:00

The Nude Collection by Caroline Walls

by Nanette Wong

The Nude Collection by Caroline Walls

With a subtle palette of cool greys, nudes, and pops of red, The Nude Collection is a series of minimalist art prints by Caroline Walls. This brand new series was inspired by her studies of the simplified human form. Based in Melbourne, Australia, this set of artworks reduces the female silhouette to its simplest form. She removed excessive details and stuck to simple shapes and lines to create a powerful impact that still has life and movement. The Nude Collection is the result of her studies of the unseen—what lies within a person and makes them intriguing, with a graphic twist.

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31 Aug 18:00

Patricia Urquiola Brings Milanese Style to The Room Mate Giulia Hotel in Milan

by Vy Tran

Patricia Urquiola Brings Milanese Style to The Room Mate Giulia Hotel in Milan

I once had a dream that I lived inside a modern art gallery which is essentially what the Room Mate Giulia Hotel in Milan is, except you don’t find yourself in a college dorm when you wake up. When Room Mate employed designer Patricia Urquiola to dress up the interiors, she took the complete creative freedom to design a different kind of hotel experience. While the hotel is only steps away from the Piazza del Duomo and the Vittorio Emanuele gallery, you don’t need to step outside your room to experience a taste of Milanese culture; it’s right inside.

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The same pink marble that’s found in the Duomo of Milan can also be found in the hotel lobby.

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The use of terracotta bricks in Milanese architecture is a practice also found in the hotel, except with a cool tridimensional effect. Rich shades in terracotta, blues, greens and pinks exude a warm, welcoming atmosphere. (No snobby attitudes or bland walls here!)

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Cassina Contract was asked to custom make all the furniture, including made to measure beds, tables, sofas, desks, bathroom dressers, mirrors and curtains.

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Throughout the hotel you can find artwork and photographs from Milanesi artists, photographers, and illustrators, a reflection of the creative culture of the city. Geometric patterns are also a reoccurring motif in the interiors.

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What: Room Mate Giulia Hotel
Where: Via Silvio Pellico 4 20121 Milano, Italia
How much?: Rooms and suites start at approximately $208 per night. You can stay in any of the 85 rooms of the hotel, which are divided into four categories: Standard, Premium, Deluxe, and Junior suite.
Highlights: A modern home-away-from-home hotel that reflects the Milanese culture right outside the building
Design draw: Every inch of the hotel has been carefully considered to create an authentic experience, from the materials of the walls to the artwork on the walls.
Book it: Visit Room Mate

Photos by Ricardo Labougle

06 Sep 13:00

Modern LEGO Art by David Hughes

by Caroline Williamson

Modern LEGO Art by David Hughes

Architect turned professional LEGO artist (my dream job!) David Hughes builds wall mosaics and figurative sculptures from everyone’s favorite childhood toy, LEGO bricks. His colorful wall pieces bring the playfulness of childhood to contemporary subjects to result in visually dynamic pieces of modern art. With his three-dimensional pieces, Hughes manages to transform the idea of rigid, plastic blocks into graceful works that evoke movement. Take a look:

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Michael

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The White Swan

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You can purchase his pieces on Etsy.

06 Sep 14:00

Murals Wallpaper Releases a Marble Collection

by Caroline Williamson

Murals Wallpaper Releases a Marble Collection

With no sign of slowing down, marble still remains one of the most popular materials in design. While applying marble to the walls seems like a farfetched (and expensive) idea outside of the bathroom and kitchen, Murals Wallpaper offers a much more practical alternative by way of wallpaper. The brand just released their Marble Collection that will add an elegant effect with limited effort.

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Each of the custom-sized, made-to-order wallpapers are captured through HD photography which is then turned into marble prints for your walls.

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07 Sep 17:00

The Valencia Lounge Hostel by Masquespacio

by Vy Tran

The Valencia Lounge Hostel by Masquespacio

Spain-based creative agency Masquespacio recently completed designing the interiors of the Valencia Lounge Hostel, a bright, graphic hostel that has the look of a modern hotel but the coziness of a home. Situated in the old town of Valencia, Spain, the 11-room hostel was designed to specifically cater to different travelers with different tastes, lifestyles, and preferences. How? Each room has a different theme to fit different personalities, like surfing, music, and ethnic trends.

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The reoccurring motif of graphics patterns can be found throughout the hostel.

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To maintain the uniqueness of the hostel, custom made lamps, tables, and decorative elements were all designed exclusively by Masquespacio (with the exception of chairs/armchairs). While the hostel has a mostly contemporary look, authentic elements specific to Valencian homes of the 20th century were retained, such as vintage cement tiles and ceilings decorated with plaster molds.

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From Ana Milena Hernández Palacios, creative director of Masquespacio:

We wanted to recreate the feeling for the guests that they were staying in a home, but one that makes them dream, disconnect and live a new experience, while they are enjoying holidays.

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What: Valencia Lounge Hostel
Where: Calle Cadirers, 11 – 46001 Valencia, Spain
How much? Rooms start at approximately $41 dollars per night
Highlights: The Valencia Lounge Hostel literally caters to your personality and tastes with its thematically-designed rooms. The hostel was designed to have the look of a modern hotel but coziness of a home.
Design draw: Bold graphics, colorful artwork, and custom decor brighten up every room. Even with the modern interiors, each room is still homey enough so that you can truly enjoying being away from home while feeling at home.
Book it: Visit Valencia Lounge Hostel.

Photos by Luis Beltran.

21 Sep 20:00

On the Street…A Very Dapper Young Man, London

by The Sartorialist

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21 Sep 02:41

The science is mounting – giving babies peanuts and eggs cuts allergy risk

by Merryn Netting and Katie Allen

Researchers now have ‘moderate’ certainty that infants should be given potential allergens from four months to help prevent severe reactions

In the 1970s, when we were in school, food allergies were rare. But Australian children now have the highest rate of food allergy in the world. Up to one in 10 infants and two in 10 school-aged children have a proven food allergy.

In the 14 years to 2012 there was a 50% increase in hospital visits for anaphylaxis, the most severe allergic reaction. Infants and toddlers accounted for much of this increase.

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19 Sep 15:16

Shaken and Stirred: Bill Murray, Brooklyn Bartender

by FOSTER KAMER
Tifmurray

LOVE THIS.

As a favor to his son, the restaurant owner Homer Murray, the film star and folk hero serves up shots — and drinks them, too.
02 Sep 18:22

Ind. Gov't - Pence Names Sarah Freeman as a Commissioner of Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

by Marcia Oddi
From the news release:Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today named Sarah Freeman as a Commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory...
02 Sep 12:00

wear this there: sketch.

by Michaela d'Artois

sketch's pink dining room in london / sfgirlbybay

we’re having a rock n’ roll moment for a second while we introduce you to this week’s wear this there. sketch is london’s cotton candy dining (and high-tea) experience that is all types of british eccentric, and we’re diving right in -— pinkies up! it’s truly 50 shades of pink everywhere you look, from the booths to your boots. a punk rock floral frock, paired with that killer leather jacket, there’s no rules when it comes to dressing, or decorating. think of this as an ode to those fearless brits that paved the way.

~ michaela d’Artois, vérité published.

pink dining room with chevron carpet inside sketch / sfgirlbybaywear this there: sketch. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: pixie market tallulah floral maxi dress; ego pink patent ankle boot; prism sonic boom sunglasses; zara long leather effect jacket; zara faux fur minaudiere; credo olio e osso tinted lip balm; and lizzie fortunato blush fringe earrings.

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• photography via sketch.

30 Aug 21:23

An Appraisal: Gene Wilder’s Understated Nuttiness

by WESLEY MORRIS
Mr. Wilder doesn’t have many comedy descendants. He was too much of an original to copy.
31 Aug 00:59

Han's Modern Guest House Makeover

by DABITO
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My homegirl Han bought a house with her heartmate in Highland Park two years ago. She snatched it at the perfect time because Highland Park is definitely happening and real estate has soured in just a short amount of time. Her home features a guest house in the back which she wanted to turn into a studio or rental. After two years of settling in, she's finally ready to give it a complete makeover. She asked me for some help with the layout design which is one of my favorite things to do. I also included some colors she might be interested in working with. We both gravitate towards yellow so we were sold on a putting a yellow sofa in. It was a fun collaboration as I gave her styling tips from New Orleans and she pretty much ran wild with it. 

Han's guest house is small as you can see below. It's narrow so it was definitely a challenge to bring in all three — lounging, dining, and sleeping — areas into one space. Here's a the layout I created and we stayed true to the plan. 

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When they bought the house, it had this offensive carpeting so they ripped it out and added wood laminate flooring. 

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We added some wood shelving above the stove for storage and also to create a nice vignette in that blank space. We chose a round dining table as they work best in small spaces. It could also function as a desk.

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We repurposed Han's headboard by wrapping it with a jungalicious blanket we found from Target. 

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The tripod lamp might be one of my favorite piece from Target. It's so affordable and versatile!

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Han installed custom bamboo blinds for all the windows, especially one for above the bed. It looks like it once housed an AC unit and then got patched up with a border around it. It's just odd so we covered it up to create an illusion of a larger window.

Her vibrant guest house is now available on Airbnb. If you plan on visiting Los Angeles anytime soon, this is the place to stay! You can also follow her stylish L.A. adventures on instagram

 
 

GET THE LOOK

LIVING ROOM
Yellow Sofa
Coffee Table
Jute Rug
Floor Lamp
Sofa Accent Pillow
Los Angeles Print by Rifle Paper

Monstera Print and Hanger from Living Pattern

BEDROOM
Table Lamp
Bed Accent Pillow
Banana Leaf Quit

KITCHEN + DINING
Dining Table
Dining Chairs
Vase
Shelves & Brackets
Glassware

Design + Photography by Dabito
Styled by Han Le


27 Aug 16:00

A Modern Chicago Home Built From the Ground Up — House Tour

by Arthur Garcia-Clemente
(Image credit: Arthur Garcia-Clemente)

Name: J. & Stephanie Stack, & Baby Leo
Location: Pilsen — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 5,000 square feet
Years lived in: 1-1/2 years; Owned

Calm, cool and collected…these are the feelings you get as you step through the front door of J and Stephanie's home. I am sure, however, the couple probably wasn't feeling calm cool or collected during the 15 month process that they embarked on to rebuild a home from the ground up. I'm sure the feelings were probably more like blood, sweat and tears! They turned an old and dark building into a made-to-measure, modernist, Chicago walkup, where their first son, Leo, would spend his first years. And what a payoff it was, because this hidden gem of a home at the end of the block is a stunner.

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28 Aug 16:00

A Vintage Retro Wonderland in Australia — House Tour

by Natalie Jeffcott
(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)

Name: Dana Leviston, Mahlie (9) Leon (8)
Location: Yarraville, Melbourne, Australia
Size: Approximately 700 square metres
Years lived in: 11 Years, Rental

This house was built in the 1950s and renovated in the '70s. It came to Dana's family through her father first; he bought the house in 1992 . (There was only one previous owner before their family.) Dana's father immediately made some light, brightening renovations in the '90s, such as knocking walls down to open up the space (sacrificing one of the four bedrooms) and replacing one single solid door with glass sliding doors that open out onto the deck.

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24 Aug 16:30

statement making art.

by victoria

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BRIAN W. FERRY photography for a piece apart.

i really love ‘big impact’ artwork. i used to be more of a ‘gallery kinda girl’ but lately, i just love the simplicity of one great big piece of art that makes a bold statement. i have a large print over my sofa from kiki & polly, and another large photograph by laure joliet in my dining area. there are so many wonderful sources for art these days — we’re really fortunate to have places like etsy and chairish for vintage art, and emerging artists’ work from online galleries like tappan collective, deb carlos, 20×200, mammoth & co. and minted art where art is affordable and very accessible. there’s also parabo press and artifact uprising where you can easily upload and print your very own instagram and smart phone photos. the art world is your oyster these days — and if you’d like still more helpful sources for art, check out my gallery pinboard.

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marc jacobs home via architectural digest.

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derek swalwell photography.

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style at home.

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Kimberley Dhollander Dreamy Houses Art Print, at urban outfitters.

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laure joliet print shop.

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the posters and simply framed, via old brand new.

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Heidi Lerkenfeldt photography.

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dave wheeler photography for homes to love.

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the paris print shop.

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icanvas.

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ashe + leandro.

24 Aug 18:03

A black homeowner called 911 to report a carjacking. He wound up getting shot by police.

by Lindsey Bever
Indianapolis police called it "a tragic incident involving a homeowner attempting to protect his family and ... officers trying to do the same thing."
24 Aug 22:07

New planet 'Proxima b' reminds us that the universe isn’t about us

by Joel Achenbach
Another reason to cherish Earth.
25 Aug 09:29

On the Street…The Fortezza, Florence

by The Sartorialist

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24 Aug 12:33

12 Trendy And Chic Laptop Skins For The Girlboss

by Gemma Bonham-Carter

I recently got a new computer (my first Mac – can you believe I’ve held off this long?!). I’m all kinds of in love with it. It’s like my third baby. Running my online biz is such a big part of my life, and my computer is the hub of that… so what’s a girl to do? Obviously I want that little machine to look gooood. So I proceeded to lose several hours down the Etsy rabbit hole and came up with some gorgeous laptop skins. Kinda like wallpaper for your computer.

Here are the ones that made the cut – my 12 fave skins. Is it just me, or is it weird that they are called “skins”… kinda gross sounding, right? Anyway, they are all vinyl adhesives, meaning you can just peel them off your computer if you tire of the look with no residue or damage.

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The one that you see across a gazillion instagram pics: Classic marble. I ADORE this. It was what I originally searched for, and it’s probably the one I’ll buy. [Grab it here]

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But as I kept looking, I kept finding other goodies. Like this “Rose All Day”? Yes, please. [Grab it here]

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Can’t decide between white and black marble? How about this two-tone beaut? [Grab it here]
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If marble ain’t your thing but you still want that stone look, how amazing is this agate one? I love the veining. [Grab it here]

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Pink and pineapples. So cute. [Grab it here]pink-pineapple-laptop-skin

Coconuts more your jam? How cute is this?? I might just have to get this one instead of the marble. Decisions, decisions.  [Grab it here]

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I love the geometric pattern, colour scheme, and polka dots in this guy. [Grab it here]

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This watercolor cactus skin is so pretty, hey? [Grab it here]

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On-trend banana leaf. It would match our new family room perfectly. [Grab it here]

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This aqua and lemons pattern is super cheery. [Grab it here]

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And how pretty are these succulents? I love love love this one. [Grab it here]

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And these ferns? Like straight out of an English garden or something. [Grab it here]

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Go grab one of these for yourself to give your laptop a little makeover! Or give as a gift to an entrepreneur, college student, or someone starting a new job. Makes such a cute gift idea, hey?

Which one gets your vote? Got a fave?

The post 12 Trendy And Chic Laptop Skins For The Girlboss appeared first on the sweetest digs.

18 Aug 17:50

Ind. Courts - "ACLU uses RFRA to sue jail on behalf of Muslim inmate" [Updated at 1:47]

by Marcia Oddi
Tifmurray

Faulk trolling Republicans.

Madeline Buckley of the Indianapolis Star has the story here. Some quotes:The Indiana American Civil Liberties Union is suing the...
18 Aug 12:22

Old Favorites: Café Patachou and Jasmine Thai

by Erin in Indy
Tifmurray

Never been to Jasmine Thai!

Since I have been back in the country after being away for a month, and because the kids are back in school and for about a minute I have more time on my hands to go to lunch (until I start school-oy!), and I have been missing my favorite stand-bys, here’s a couple of the places I visited in one week. (Seriously, you have no idea how much you dream of Asian food and American sandwiches after three weeks in Italy and one in Greece).

First stop: Café Patachou. And while I sometimes vary my order, I knew exactly what I was going to get—my ultimate comfort food sandwich—egg salad on toasted sourdough with chips and an extra pickle (it’s about $10). Everything was going great until the server informed me they have stopped serving the pickles. Devastating. Apparently, they are composting a lot more these days and realized how much they are throwing away and didn’t like how many pickles they throw out (how could you not eat these pickles?). They have also stopped automatically serving the tomato and cucumber unless you ask as well. So, I think they should do the same with the pickles—only if you ask for them. Bring back the pickles!


Anyway, the sandwich was just as good as always (except I really like a bite of pickles mixed with every couple bites of sandwich). I also tend to eat my sandwich open-faced because I like a larger salad-to-bread ratio. Their egg salad is simple—eggs, mayo, salt and pepper, but they do it just right and it is delicious. Still, bring back the pickles! (please?).

Next stop a couple days later-- Jasmine Thai for my favorite sautéed eggplant with basil (and I add chicken—it’s normally a vegetarian dish) (also around $10). I normally like food a little spicy, but here I order this dish mild. First, they are serious about heat at Jasmine and second, when this particular dish is spicy at all, it seems to me it loses a little bit of the rich basil flavor—the heat just overpowers it. 

The eggplant is nice and tender and the chicken is sliced thin and mixed it—I wish they would give just a little more chicken because I like a bit of chicken and a bit of eggplant in each bite for the texture variation, but other than that, this is one of my favorite dishes. And Asian flavors, because they are so different from what I had been eating were one of my top cravings in Europe (we did manage to get sushi twice in Italy, but that’s it).

Anyhow, those are just a couple of the favorites I have been in the last week or so…. I am sure I will be hitting up a few more here soon.

Café Patachou
8697 River Crossing Blvd
Indy  46240
317/815-0765

Jasmine Thai Restaurant
4825 East 96th Street
Indy  46240
317/848-8950


12 Aug 21:16

Making a Murderer: Federal Judge Overturns Brendan Dassey’s Conviction

Steven Avery’s nephew was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse, and first-degree sexual assault.
09 Aug 19:48

SUMMER CORN SOUP

by designlovefest

summer corn soup | designlovefest

i was born and raised in the midwest where summertime means roadside stands filled with fresh berries, tomatoes and sweet corn. i find frozen corn to be completely uninspiring and almost never eat it but fresh corn is a completely different story which is why i’m only going to recommend making this soup in the summer time when you can use fresh corn on the cob! it makes all the difference. what have you been making and loving this summer? i’d love to know, i’m always looking for new ideas. i find that my enthusiasm for cooking goes down in the warmer months so i’ve been focusing on simple meals that require little effort and work as leftovers as well. i just made this chicken salad from the NYtimes last night and really enjoyed it.  – joanie

summer corn soup | designlovefest

what you’ll need:
serves 4
• 4 ears of corn, remove the corn from the cob
• 2 jalapeños
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 white onion diced
• 2 sprigs fresh marjoram
• 1 32 ounces box of vegtable broth
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoons salt
• 2 limes
• garnish and serve with tortilla chips, queso fresco (feta would be good too!), sliced avocado and spicy salsa.

summer corn soup | designlovefest
summer corn soup | designlovefest
summer corn soup | designlovefest

• heat the olive oil and add the onion. chop the jalapeños (remove the seeds if you don’t like it too spicy) and add to the onion. add the cumin, salt, marjoram and corn and mix until incorporated. add the vegetable broth and let simmer on low for 15 minutes. remove the sprigs of marjoram. the idea is to barely cook the corn so that it stays really crisp and fresh.

summer corn soup | designlovefest
summer corn soup | designlovefest

• ladle into four bowls and top with fresh avocado, queso fresco, and the juice of half a lime. serve with tortilla chips and a spicy red salsa (which you can add to the soup if you want more of a kick!)

summer corn soup | designlovefest
summer corn soup | designlovefest
summer corn soup | designlovefest

styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis

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