milk decoration had a great feature about what The Apartment has been up to lately — and it looks as though they’ve up to color! Located on the second floor of a building in copenhagen, the apartment’s founders Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver have designed the space just like a real home — except you can actually shop here. It’s an eclectic mix of vintage and rare European furniture updated and re-upholstered in gorgeous fabrics, and accented with beautiful boucherouite rugs, amazing lighting fixtures and contemporary art. Stunning and ingenious. Let’s have a look at the apartment’s recent inventory.
Inspired by lead designer and artist Shay Spaniola’s recent travels through India, these bright, busy textiles from Bunglo are perfect for layering fun patterns throughout your home. Bunglo is the growing Austin-based textile design studio focused on creating eclectic hand-painted fabrics responsible for these gorgeous handmade home goods and this new line of luxury pillows, called rishikesh.
Renegade Craft Fair is here for it’s San Francisco Summer Market at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center this weekend, Saturday, July 19 – Sunday, July 20, 2014 and it’s free! Who doesn’t love perusing through aisles of over 250+ vendors for ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, stationery, clothing and accessories, to leather goods, art prints, and more, including workshops, art installations, delicious food and drink and music? everyone loves renegade!
i literally just made this yummy soup for dinner tonight, and then instagrammed it and several of you asked for the recipe. so here goes. the secret to making this healthy corn + crab chowder is substituting silken tofu for cream. and it can be made vegetarian as well, without the crab meat.
HEALTHY CORN + CRAB CHOWDER
Quick and easy (about 30 minutes prep, cook for 40 min, use a blender/food processor). crab is optional if you want to make it vegetarian (and it takes much less time when you don’t have to crack the crab legs.
2 med onions, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil
½ cup celery diced
4 cups fresh corn kernels (you could use frozen)
¼ cup canned green chilies, small dice (Ortega works well)
6 cups vegetable stock (canned ok)
½ cup white wine (optional)
1-½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp fresh thyme
½ tsp fresh sage
½ tsp chili powder
Black pepper (to taste)
2 cups silken tofu (this is the thickener instead of cream — tofu is soft, not firm)
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped and served on top of soup
½ avocado chopped and served on top of soup
½ lime juice squeezed on top of avocado
Shredded cheese on top (optional)
1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add celery and sauté 5 minutes
2. Add green chilies and corn and sauté 5 minutes
3. Add stock, wine, dry herbs and pepper
4. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes
5. Crack your crab meat – I used about 2 cups (optional); set aside
6. Puree 3/4 of the soup mixture with the silken tofu in the blender in batches until completely smooth (just a little bit at at a time – given the heat, you don’t want it to explode!)
7. Return puree back to pot, stir really well with remaining 1/4 of soup mixture
8. Add crab meat, stir
9. Serve in bowls and add cilantro, avocado, lime juice and/or cheese to top of soup and adjust seasonings (I added a tad more sea salt).
voilá! i hope you like it!
when you live in san francisco, and a lot of other big cities, it’s more than likely that your space may be small, and your bedroom smaller. space is at a premium, and so bed sides that can multi-task, and are efficient within the confines you find yourself become most attractive. a shelf above the bed to store small books or collections is perfect because going vertical is always like free space, right? it takes up no floor room at all, and looks great, too. i know what you’re thinking — in earthquake country? but i’m talking light objects — not the entire encyclopedia britannica stored up there! just a few light and lovely objects that perhaps mean something special to you. or perhaps just a simple stool or vintage chair beside your bed, stacked with your favorite reading material. if you find yourself with an extra dinner guest, voilá — there’s your spare chair! here’s an even dozen bedside space saving ideas for you.