Katie Quinn Davies is a professional food photographer living and working in Sydney, Australia. While her professional work is wondrous to behold , it’s her personal blog What Katie Ate which has me hooked. It’s rare to see this level of styling in the food blogosphere. Enjoy this beauty, and have a Happy Friday!
Archive for July 2010
Hoo boy, do I have a stunner for you today. This beautiful kitchen is currently the most popular kitchen tour at The Kitchn, and it’s not hard to see why. Belonging to Wendy, a New York-based musician, this space underwent an incredible transformation to become the clean and serene space you see here.
Obviously, I’m loving the colour scheme here. White, soft green, natural wood and carrera marble make for a soothing and sophisticated combination. My current favourite detail, the tiled wall, looks great here in a subway tile with variation and depth. Some considered lighting, modern chairs and a few green accessories complete the look.
Several weeks ago I received an email from Caroline, the design and business brains behind Warbeck & Cox. This UK home label makes quirky accessories in offbeat prints; I particularly like the grasshopper and key ranges. Plus, everything is made in England using sustainable materials, so no ethical quandaries there. Check out a few of my favourite items, for the kitchen and beyond:
Today I’m featuring one of my favourite photographers of all time. Those of you who enjoy Jamie Oliver‘s books will know this name; David Loftus has photographed the food superstar’s last five books, as well as doing work for his magazine. But it’s not just food that Loftus turns his lens on. This multi-talented and wildly successful photographer counts fashion, travel and interiors photography among his talents, as evidenced by his portfolio. Enjoy, and have a Happy Friday!
I haven’t posted a cool kitchen in a while, and there’s no time like the present to rectify that. Soon after opening the August issue of Living etc, I fell head over heels for the home of textile designer Diane Bergeron and her family. Located in an old Melbourne warehouse building, inside it’s about as un-warehouse as you can get. Colourful, elegant, feminine and quirky are all adjectives that come to mind here.
The kitchen is a slightly different space, though. Oh, it’s still elegant and quirky, but here is where the industrial warehouse aesthetic really shines. I love the (original!) metal door leading into the room, not to mention the vintage rolling ladder along the (cookbook?) wall. I also like the trio of retro pendant lights over the island, which together with some well-placed cast iron cookware, add colour to the room.
Overall, this is a room I’d love to cook in. It just seems so clean, bright, and user-friendly; exactly what a kitchen should be. Be sure to check out the rest of the home, too.
If you’ve opened a UK design mag anytime in the last few years, you’ve heard of Rockett St George. This online shop stocks a great mix of accessories for the home, from cushions and wall decals to lighting and furniture. Their kitchen section is particularly well-stocked, with known brands and unique finds alike.
I’m pretty sure I laughed out load when I saw these Comfort Food Pillows from Diffraction Fiber on The Kitchn last week. Shop owner Beth makes whimsical felt cushions in cute and clever designs- imagine a cushion that looks like Grandma’s cherry pie! I think these are a great idea for a laid-back breakfast nook, particularly if there are little ones around.
Today’s “find” was actually discovered via a post on Decor8 earlier this week. A spread on tarts in the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living caught Holly’s eye, thanks to the gorgeous and highly unusual styling. Created by Japanese-born and San Francisco-based artist Miyuki Sakai, those “plates” are actually hand-made illustrations. Created with a sewing machine and thread. Can you even believe that? As a food lover and keen sewer, I’m all over this idea:
Miyuki has some lovely work in her portfolio, too. I’m loving all these gorgeous “drawings” of produce, treats and beautifully laid tables:
And with that, I’ll leave you to enjoy your weekend. Happy Friday!