house with interior made of pallets, the sofa, the bathroom, and even the kitchen, creating storage place in an unexpected way. two architects, brothers, under the name q-bic designed this loft in florence. images: nathalie krag and tami christiansen via taverne agency. more pics after the break
let's make italian giardiniera, perfect for an antipasto misto
giardiniera is also called sottaceti, 'under vinegar', a common name for pickled foods. giardiniera is a medley of pickled vegetables and typically eaten as an antipasto in italy. summer veggies in a jar. image: susanna blavarg via taverne agency, recipe: leonoor ottink, after the break.
you will not believe it but this place is in the netherlands, not far from amsterdam. it used to be an old grain store, built in the late 1950's. images: hotze eisma and reini smit via taverne agency. click on read more to see more..
american grown by michelle obama; in april 2009, first lady michelle obama planted a kitchen garden on the white house's south lawn. as fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs sprouted from the ground, this white house kitchen garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children.
absolutely do make bellini's during the coming days, the peaches are at their best and it's such an utterly delicious drink, and dead easy to make. skin a ripe peach, preferably a white peach but any good ripe peach will do, place in the kitchen machine and process to a smooth purée. place in refrigerator until completely chilled. spoon the purée in 2 glasses and fill up with chilled prosecco. summer in a glass. image: paul lowe via taverne agency
when it comes to interior decor, rachel van der burg and her husband jean-paul ditmarch are an unusual couple. their amsterdam apartment is located in a building that dates from the 1890s and, in it, they've gone against typical dutch taste. images: hotze eisma and reini smit via taverne agency. see more click on read more.
over the past sixty years, the self-taught designer and avid collector furlow gates has created an enclave of four treasure-filled houses on his family's pastoral americus, georgia, property. the book shows each of gatewood's four homes and beautiful gardens, his collections of pagoda figurines and blue-and-white porcelain and lessons on antiquing. via amazon
house of jonathan adler and simon doonan. the ceramicist and interior designer jonathan adler has an irrepressible way of coming up with catchy phrases to describe his design philosophy. 'happy chic' is one of his mottos. photos: ngoc minh ngo