Monday, April 28, 2014

Mediterranean cooking

Our favorite baked fish from Claudia Roden's book Mediterranean Cooking. I have the book in Hebrew, not sure how the English version looks. I'll post the recipe when ready.

Friday, April 25, 2014

To die for

To die for Blueberry Muffins, this is how the recipe is called. You can find it here. Tomorrow is the last day of my Textile Design program at Otis and I'm bringing these yummy blueberry muffins. • I doubled the quantities of all the ingredients but the topping, it was enough for 24 regular size muffins. I used buttermilk instead of milk, 1 1/2 cups of blueberries and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. They came out great, very moist and not too sweet. Enjoy.


Arashi shibori (poll wrapping technique) on cotton and silk combo and gathering technique on silk CDC.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Melle Diete

Melle Diete got hooked on typedesign in 2004 and became a permanent member of Luc(as) de Groot's Type Class at University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. More about Melle here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Arashi and itajime shibori

The first image is of arashi shibori (pole wrapping) and the second is of itajime shibori (shape resist technique). Both were dyed with a mix of dark gray and black on raw silk.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Two new scarfs

Scarfs in the Arashi Shibori technique. I wanted to show the endless patterns you can created by this way of dyeing.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Farewell Letter
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

If God, for a second, forgot what I have become and granted me a little bit more of life, I would use it to the best of my ability.

I wouldn’t, possibly, say everything that is in my mind, but I would be more thoughtful l of all I say.

I would give merit to things not for what they are worth, but for what they mean to express.

I would sleep little, I would dream more, because I know that for every minute that we close our eyes, we waste 60 seconds of light.

I would walk while others stop; I would awake while others sleep.

If God would give me a little bit more of life, I would dress in a simple manner, I would place myself in front of the sun, leaving not only my body, but my soul naked at its mercy.

To all men, I would say how mistaken they are when they think that they stop falling in love when they grow old, without knowing that they grow old when they stop falling in love.

I would give wings to children, but I would leave it to them to learn how to fly by themselves.

To old people I would say that death doesn’t arrive when they grow old, but with forgetfulness.

I have learned so much with you all, I have learned that everybody wants to live on top of the mountain, without knowing that true happiness is obtained in the journey taken & the form used to reach the top of the hill.

I have learned that when a newborn baby holds, with its little hand, his father’s finger, it has trapped him for the rest of his life.

I have learned that a man has the right and obligation to look down at another man, only when that man needs help to get up from the ground.

Say always what you feel, not what you think. If I knew that today is the last time that that I am going to see you asleep, I would hug you with all my strength and I would pray to the Lord to let me be the guardian angel of your soul.

If I knew that these are the last moments to see you, I would say “I love you.”

There is always tomorrow, and life gives us another opportunity to do things right, but in case I am wrong, and today is all that is left to me, I would love to tell you how much I love you & that I will never forget you.

Tomorrow is never guaranteed to anyone, young or old. Today could be the last time to see your loved ones, which is why you mustn’t wait; do it today, in case tomorrow never arrives. 

I am sure you will be sorry you wasted the opportunity today to give a smile, a hug, a kiss, and that you were too busy to grant them their last wish.

Keep your loved ones near you; tell them in their ears and to their faces how much you need them and love them. Love them and treat them well; take your time to tell them “I am sorry,” “forgive me, “please,” “thank you,” and all those loving words you know.

Nobody will know you for your secret thought. Ask the Lord for wisdom and strength to express them.

Show your friends and loved ones how important they are to you.

Send this letter to those you love. If you don’t do it today…tomorrow will be like yesterday, and if you never do it, it doesn’t matter either, the moment to do it is now.

For you, with much love,

Your Friend,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez