These unique chairs, designed by South African designer Katie Thompson, are perfect for world travelers and those looking to bring a little adventure into their home. Katie’s company, REcreate, produces recycled furniture, lighting, and interior accessories from found objects that combine high-end finishes with eclectic South African flair.
There just isn’t much travel gear out there that can double as rolling luggage and a backpacker’s backpack. In fact there’s nothing that can touch Eagle Creek’s Switchback Max series. For a recent trip to Spain and Morocco that involved 5 flights, 6 train rides, and a long-distance bus journey, as well as all the regular taxi, bus, and subway trips, I was searching for that perfect combination: luggage that would roll in airports and lobbies, giving my back a much-needed rest, and luggage I could carry on my back for the unpaved alleys of Morocco’s labyrinth medinas, where most roads are too narrow for vehicles.
It seems everywhere you go in Spain, you’re chasing Ernest Hemingway’s shadow. Plenty of restaurants and bars, in Madrid especially, lay claim to the fact that the ever-traveling writer once ate or drank there. But Botín has written proof to back up their claims: in the last scene of Hemingway’s famous novel “The Sun Also Rises,” the main character, Jake, dines at none other than Botín:
We lunched upstairs at Botin’s. It is one of the best restaurants in the world. We had roast young suckling pig and drank rioja alta. Brett did not eat much. She never ate much. I ate a very big meal and drank three bottles of rioja alta. —Ernest Hemingway
These fun cookies will make you smile. Just pick up a mustache cookie cutter and get baking!
[ via Eat Cake Be Merry ]
Andrew Bell’s “O-No Sashimi” collectables are debuting this year at Comic-Con in San Diego. These are so much fun! His supermarket sushi-box packaging is a great touch. Andrew also creates plenty of other monster-related art which can be found in his Dead Zebra online shop.
These colorful works are by Darrell Black, an American visual artist living in Frankfurt, whose work spans both painting and sculpture.
Another Iceland obsessed post coming your way! I immediately fell in love with Morgan’s beautiful portraits of Iceland, whose sometimes rainbow-colored and sometimes snowy landscapes have the same arresting appeal about them as they do in person. I was absolutely smitten with her equally stunning photographs of Joshua Tree National Park in California (after the jump) and her photographs of Europe which evoke a fragile timelessness while capturing the spirit of a place so flawlessly. Simply gorgeous.
Brazilian artist Claudio Ethos recently completed the mural below, his largest to date, at the intersections of Main & 5th street in downtown Los Angeles. Speaking of street art in L.A., MOCA is currently showing “Art in the Streets”, up until August 8th, 2011.
Check out Claudio’s work HERE.
Botín claims to be the world’s oldest restaurant. It’s also where Ernest Hemingway set the last scene of his novel “The Sun Also Rises”. Image by Gayle Wheatley.