Oh how i would love to have a shop like theirs one day...
Step 1 spread the cinamon mixture on the rolled out dough
roll into a sausage and check on previous batch in oven while beattie gets the apple ready to grate
scrolls are ready in their cases for baking
The finished apple and cinnamon scrolls piled high ready to EAT!So who would have thought sunday would be so much fun! After such a wet rainy market on saturday [we literally had a river running through the stall!], it was a joy to make cinnamon scrolls with Florian my new friend of good friend Sarah. He is very talented in the food department - his German heritage helped on this one! Despite a small smoke issue with the oven and having to wave an oven mitt at the fire alarm every time we opened the oven, it was the best sunday fun I had in ages.
Am heading to Melbourne next week to hang out with my sister Chloe, swim, do a bit of sewing and cafe and bar research of course. Photos will be posted!
Tsumori Chisato store, Paris
One of my favourite textile designers is Lena Corwin and this is her book above that I was droooling over again in my local bookshop in Surry Hills, Published Art [I ban myself from going in there regularly because there are so many inspiring books on art/graphics/fashion/textiles/architecture, it can be very dangerous to my hip pocket!].
Anyway, Lena's work is beautiful and she also runs classes teaching hand printing in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her blog to see some of her latest printing designs and classes. She is currently on holidays in Paris and her photos are heaven, check out the Tsumori Chisato store! Oh to be in Paris too...
Well this morning as I was sitting having a coffee at Carlos at Freshwater, NSW. This man came past carrying a wood surfboard he had just finished shaping. It was ready to be sealed and was absolutely beautiful. I seemed to be drawn to the colour and shape of the board and the time it would have taken him to make it and the joy he would have when he rode it for the first time.
As soon as I got into my studio I found this beautiful company in Maine USA that makes wood surfboards, Grain Surfboards.
"Grain Surfboards began in the basement of a home minutes from the waves in York Beach, Maine. Mike LaVecchia combined his love of board sports with a passion for traditional wooden boat-building techniques to create works of art for riding waves.Though not always to our customers’ advantage, Grain’s surfboards are designed by people who surf every time there are waves, from wind-slop to groundswell. But when it’s flat, we’re knee-deep in our second-favorite thing to do: building wood boards that let surfers lessen their impact on the planet, and surf a great board."
What an awesome company! I may want to get my own wood surfboard now! There is something really important in using the hands we have been given practically and connecting with the hands of others.