Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. It’s a color for every day – with nothing “everyday” about it. Honeysuckle is a striking, eye-catching hue that works well for day and night in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics and sportswear. Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year!
Archives for December 2010
Sure, we could do a ho-hum recap of the “Best Design Trends of 2010”, but we’re in the mood for something different, and Joy and Janet, the creative minds behind moggit are the perfect gals for the job. Their sassy, irreverent blog (tagline: the guilty pleasure of the decorating world) is one of our favorites, so in true moggit fashion, let’s hear from Joy and Janet and then let you vote on the worst of the worst!
Looking back on 2010, it seems to us that nearly everything was a ‘trend’. It seemed very trendy to be trendy. But if there’s one thing we love, it’s a good trend gone bad. And this year, there were a bumper crop of seemingly harmless trends that went off the rails…
HERE’S OUR TOP FIVE:
1. WALL TO WALL CARPET: So while we don’t necessarily mind a good layer of soft, plushy wall-to-wall carpet under our feet (especially on the bedroom!) we do draw the line at installing carpets– and layering them– in a bathroom. Are people still really doing this?
2. NATURAL WOOD: Three words for this one, folks– Enough. Is. Enough. Maybe it’s a chick thing, but there’s only so much natural wood (or in this case– plywood) that we can take in one room.
3. GOING GREEN: We want to be clear, here. We’re definitely all for being eco-friendly. We’re all saving the planet. Heck, we’re even all for this whole ‘bringing-the-outdoors-in’ thing– all of which can be encompassed in this ‘Going Green’ trend, but just not like this.
4. ECLECTICISM: So here’s the thing– when you embrace eclectic as a design style, you really have to know when to say ‘when’. For us, eclecticism is all about showing off your personal collections, your unique and favourite objects and putting them all together in a way that just works. Can we just say it’s really, really not about doing this.
5. INDUSTRIAL CHIC: Industrial chic– it’s a trend that been around for a while, and shows no sign of slowing down. The very words conjure visions of ultra-cool lofts, fab floors, and beauty in the very functionality of it all. But we have just one question– if we embrace industrial chic, can we please just be comfortable while we do it?
We’re almost through the holiday festivity crunch… Just a few more days until New Year’s Day, and we find ourselves craving something healthier than the sweets we’ve indulged in since Thanksgiving. This Antipasto Tart by Tami Hardeman from Running with Tweezers answers the call for a tasty, healthy brunch or appetizer with a simplicity that won’t hold you hostage in the kitchen. Her ingredients were purchased on a whim at Trader Joe’s and offer plenty of room for swapping a favorite of your own. For other great recipes, visit Tami’s blog, voted best in Atlanta and recently featured in CNN’s Eatocracy.
serves 4 as a meal-sized portion
- ~ 2 sheets pre-made puff pastry, thawed per instructions on the packaging
- ~ 4 tablespoons basil pesto or olive tapenade
- ~ 1 small jar capers, drained
- ~ 1 jar marinated artichokes, drained and halved
- ~ 1 small jar roasted red and yellow peppers, drained and rough chopped
- ~ 1 small jar hearts of palm, drained and sliced
- ~ 4 ounces goat cheese, softened to room temperature
- ~ 1 generous handful pea shoots, washed and dried
- ~ 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ~ 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ~ a pinch of truffle salt
Preheat the oven to 375º F. Place thawed puff pastry onto parchment paper on a baking sheet. Cut each sheet of thawed puff pastry into two rectangles. Score a border around each rectangle about 1/4- 1/2 inch wide to create the ridge when it bakes. Pierce the botton of the tart with a fork several times so the base won’t puff up.
Spread a tablespoon of pesto or tapenade onto the base of each pastry piece. Arrange an even amount of hearts of palm, artichoke, red peppers and capers onto each pastry piece. Bake for 12-15 minutes until starting to puff and turn brown. Add about an ounce of crumbled goat cheese to each tart and bake for 3-4 more minutes until the cheese is soft and the crust is golden brown. The time it takes to bake your tart will depend on your oven and what brand of puff pastry you use. Just check on the periodically toward the end of the baking time. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a minute or two – this will help get them off the parchment paper.
To serve: In a mixing bowl, toss pea shoot (or other greens of your choice), red wine vinegar and olive oil until it’s all thoroughly dressed. Garnish the top of the tart with the tangled greens. Sprinkle with truffle salt and serve.
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