Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Linkage: The Talents of Faye Toogood, Veselka Recipes Revealed, Alternative Holiday Decor, and Postcards from Asia

In which we take a break from shopping to gaze at pretty pictures and read about things that caught my fancy this week.  

The ever inspirational Mika78 introduced me to the jaw-droppingly gorgeous work of London-based interior/environment/set designer extraordinaire Faye Toogood. Here's a sampling, but check out her portfolios at Studio Toogood.


Other earth-shattering moments of the past week included when Daily Candy divulged the Veselka pierogi recipe. My new mission in life is to recreate these scrumptious little dumplings on my stovetop. The prized pierogi recipe, as well as many more from the beloved East Village haunt, are available in the just-released Veselka Cookbook. I so want this in my imaginary stocking.

Last year Apartment Therapy SF featured Dutch artist Jane Schouten's creative take on the Christmas tree. This year, they have suggestions for creating your own version of this lovely vision.

Naomi over at To Be, Inspired has me longing for a trip to Asia. She just returned from a five-city sojourn there and posted these beautiful photos (taken from a camera phone!), which piqued my wanderlust anew. 

Photo credit: 
1-4) Faye Toogood, Studio Toogood
6) Jane Schouten, All the Luck in the World


  1. Aw thanks for the shout out - glad you liked the asia pics!

  2. they're beautiful -- i cannot believe you took them with your iphone.