As summer wears on I've been doing more and more cooking at home. There is one recipe that has gotten the heaviest rotation however, and it's homemade ice-cream. I remember as a kid sitting around the ice cream maker in the summer making a fresh batch of homemade ice-cream. Now that I'm all grown up, I haven't been able to commit the time or energy, until now, mostly because this recipe takes almost zero time or energy. Don't be fooled though, it's incredibly delicious, versatile and addictive.
The basic recipe is from Nigella Law and goes like this.
The already good selection of modern home interior stores in Austin just got a little bit better with the addition of Blu Dot. Last night was their big grand opening party, but before the crowd arrived I had a chance to take a tour of the space and chat with founder John Christakos about Blu Dot and the store.
First, it should be noted that Blu Dot is different from West Elm or CB2 and other modern design stores in one very specific way. Everything at Blu Dot is designed in house and manufactured by Blu Dot. John, and co founder Maurice Blanks first formed the company in 1997 because they could see the need for good affordable modern furniture.
Ahh the good ol' homes tour. People love nothing more than being able to pry into the secret lives of others and see how they live. There are modern home tours, traditional home tours, but one group has been sadly left out, until now. The weirdos.
The 2014 Austin Weird Homes Tour will give you a chance to sneak a peek into some of Austin's weirder homes, from dumpster homes to container homes to homes made of earthbags (whatever that is). Ohh, and you'll be giving to charity too, because 20% of all ticket sales goes to Caritas, and that's not weird at all.
Here's another little grand opening party that you're not going to want to miss, and this time you can't say I didn't warn you. Next Saturday August 23rd WORK will be celebrating their recent opening, and they want you to be there. So, what is WORK? Straight from the horses mouth:
WORK is a multi-disciplinary community designed to bring Austin a place where one can drink coffee, shop til your hearts content, participate in creative workshops, and get anything you can imagine designed as well as all of your digital needs met. WORK is Noah Marion Quality Goods, Hoiden Supply Company, WORK Coffee Co. and GOLDEN EAGLE CREATIVE.
Yep, that's a pretty solid line up that you aren't going to want to miss. You can check out their FB page for all the nitty gritty.