May 1, 2013
As longtime admirers of them both, we were thrilled recently when a friendship between potter Frances Palmer and Brooklyn floral designer Amy Merrick sparked the idea for an afternoon spent shooting Palmer's new collection of made-for-terrain vessels with Merrick's stunning botanicals. An avid gardener herself with an eye for subtle asymmetry, Palmer's quiet Connecticut studio and pure white ceramics were the perfect foil for Merrick's beautifully unruly arrangements. Take a peek at the afternoon above and, if you're in the neighborhood, stop by terrain in Westport on Saturday, April 20th to meet the artists and see their lovely work in person.
For more information on the April 20th event or to mark your calendar, visit our events page here.
Still want more? Hear more about the intersection of gardening and art in Grace Bonney's recent interview with Frances on the Heritage Radio Network here.
Photography courtesy of Frances Palmer and Amy Merrick.Comment
Big news fans of Design*Sponge! We have not one, but two projects in the works this month with our D*S friends. The first, a partnered Pinterest board we can't wait for you to see. Inspired by their April gardening theme and our own observations and excitement around returning outdoors for the early days of spring, we'll be pinning all this week right here. Hope you'll stay tuned!
And what's more? In a little less than two weeks, Design*Sponge managing editor Amy Azzarito is stopping through terrain at Styer's to share a craft from her new book of decorative arts history and modern DIY projects: Past & Present. Fans of her D*S column of the same name and new readers alike will no doubt be charmed by Amy's smart, insightful writing style and eye for design, along with the dozens of crafts she shares from some of our favorite contemporary designers. Today, she joins us here for a preview of her visit and a quick DIY.
*To register for Amy's 4/14 workshop at Styer's, visit our events page here.
"Although I love this time of year when we're finally getting some warmer weather, I also love chilly days of sitting around the fires at terrain with Hudson Bay and other Native American trade blankets. I love how this project celebrates those beautiful blankets. On a practical level, if you're like me and gravitate toward neutrals, when it comes to tabletop, I love how easily and affordably this project allows you to bring a little pop of color to your table." - Amy
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February 7, 2013
In need of a winter warm-up this month, we put our heads together with Philadelphia’s Art in the Age Spirits and created a February Chef’s Dinner menu inspired by their snappy spirits. If you haven’t yet tried their unusual elixirs with recipes based on Native American medicinals, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello-brewed gin, German lebkuchen cookies, and Ben Franklin’s rhubarb tea, you’ll want to taste them for the flavorful twist they bring to mixed drinks. Case in point? The recipes you’ll find below, shared by the kind folks at AITA.
ROOT, Lemon, & Ginger Soda
2 oz. Art in the Age ROOT
2 oz. ginger syrup
Juice of half a lemon
Combine ROOT, ginger syrup, and lemon juice over ice in a highball glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a slice of lemon.
2 oz. Art in the Age SNAP
1 oz. bourbon
Splash of sweet vermouth
Splash of dry vermouth
Bitters (preferably orange or whiskey bitters)
Chill SNAP, bourbon, vermouth, and bitters over ice. Strain and serve up or over ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.
Want to taste these spirits for yourself? For more information or to reserve your table at our February 20th Art in the Age Chef’s Dinner, please visit our events page.Comment
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