Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
(to make about 8 servings)
* 1 cup of thin sliced (about 0.25") fresh ginger roots
* 12 cups of water
* Peppercorn (optional)
* Organic spring onion roots, about 5 pieces (optional)
Press black peppercorns into sliced pear. The peppercorns add a bit more of spice. As for spring onion, use the root portion only and make sure wash them thoroughly before boiling.
In a large pot bring water, sliced ginger and pear, and spring onion root to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer about 45 minutes or until the pears are soft.
Serve with honey. Enjoy!
Written by: In-Sung of Namoo.
Friday, February 26, 2010
After a quick glance at this lovely photograph, I saw that the model was adorned with a necklace (and a cluster of flower brooches!) from BEST's own, Jen Menkhaus of The Littlest Bean. Simply stunning, Jen!
It seems that this photo shoot was a collaboration between the lovely folks at Red Tree and the Baltimore Magazine. They don't call us 'Smalltimore' for nothing. What a great town we live in! Click here to see more photos from behind the scenes.
Written by Monica of Sugar Paperie.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
One of my favorite jewelers is Elisa Shere Jewelry. Organic, modern and classic all at the same time. You can find Elisa in the Altcraft section of the show.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Brown Center's Falvey Hall
1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
In case you missed it at Artscape last summer, a screening of Handmade Nation is being held at Maryland Institute College of Art tomorrow! The director, Faythe Levine, will be presenting the film in person, with a Q & A afterward.
In 2006, first time director Levine traveled to 15 cities & Interviewed 80 artists & designers to capture the virtually tight-knit community that exists through Web sites, blogs & online stores & connects to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries & craft fairs. Interviews were also conducted in artists' studios & homes.
I've seen this movie, and it's amazing. If you love this community, please go see it!
From greenstarstudio comes a super sweet, felt and fleece Folkie! And I hear that they're
only ONE of the new things from greenstarstudio that will be premiering at ACC.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I love the crisp black grout border around these pendants from The Broken Plate Pendant Company.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Green's been my favorite color for a long time; my first love (Kermit the Frog) was green; the first car i ever REALLY wanted (a lime green beetle) was green and for years one entire room of my home was green... not painted green, but covered, as in "no exposed wall" covered, by green objects (candy wrappers, Frisbees, feathers, trinkets, book covers, toys, game pieces... COVERED). Over time, green came to also relate to certain way of working-- a more eco-conscious way, which is what I hold myself to.
The Star has been my "power symbol" for years; you get a gold star for a job well done; it's the thing that marks "you are here" on a map, they're the things i want to look at every time I'm anywhere near a planetarium; successful people are called "stars", but mostly, its because I relate to the shape as a person (two little pointy feet, two little pointy hands and one pointy head) and to me its says "stability".
When i first cast out to do this professionally (back when I was still in school), I just threw the two words together with "studio", because Illustrators always seemed to have "Studio" in their company name. I chose to run the three words together as one word and to write it in all lowercase, because that's how my name is spelled (danamarie, and my dad "invented it" and everyone always butchered it... which i never really understood caring about until i had my own "baby" to name)... so i named my baby "greenstarstudio".
it was only a few years ago that i realized that greenstarstudio had the same number of letters as danamarie (greenstar) hosler (studio). Thus, i AM a greenstar, afterall. FREAKY!!!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Want a little taste? Be sure to stop by and enter the "Spring Giveaway" on my blog!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
First is this incredible upholstered Wingback by Spruce Home. My first purchase if I ever win the lottery!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I recently finished designing several dresses that drape beautifully on small to plus sized figures! I'm expanding my line to include lots of luxuriously delicious sustainable fabrics.... I am in love with my super soft bamboo jersey knits. The ruffles are romantic, the design has modern lines with vintage appeal and they are totally wearable. I'm even setting aside the sewing machine to hand sew some vintage buttons and lace on to organic linen and cotton. You can all of my newest work available online in my Etsy shop.
Monday, February 15, 2010
This Blue Jewel Handknit Scarf will be my next acquisition from Crickets. The blues and purples are one of my favorite color combinations!
This Fringe-O-Rama Scarf was what got me the first time! It’s so fun because it goes with everything!!! I love the way Cricket’s scarves are very soft and fuzzy…they will keep you warm on a cold winter’s day!!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
1/2 lb cooked meat (bacon or sausage, depending on the mood)
2 cups of frozen chopped spinach, squeezed and patted dry (broccoli is also tasty)
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup of cheddar
1 cup of milk (whole milk is the best)
1T onion (who am I kidding, I use more than that!)
fresh pressed garlic, to taste
tarragon, to taste
salt and pepper
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Enjoy!
Written by Monica of Sugar Paperie.
Friday, February 12, 2010
In a related note, there is still time to vote in the Handmade Olympics!
Vintage dress by Timeless Vixen Vintage.Necklace by In Blue Light and purse from Percy Handmade.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Fabulous 1950s Black Cocktail Dress from The Vintage Vortex.
Crazy Eyelash Sweater Coat from The Violet Junebug.
Silver Sparkle Shoes from Fab Gab's shop.
Written by Erica of CEK Custom Designs.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Photo by faithdesired.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Please take just a second to cast your vote. If you are able to vote for each of us, we will luv u 4-ever:
--->Yummy & Company Tiny Valentine Planter
-->The Broken Plate Pendant
Swing Jackie, age 17
The Exhibit will showcase photographs from Youthlight, an award winning after school photography project based at Access Art in Southwest Baltimore. Access Art Board members will also serve as guest bartenders during the exhibit and 10% of all restaurant’s proceeds will be donated to Access Art.
Benefit Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 5-10 pm
Baltimore Pho Restaurant
1114 Hollins St, Baltimore MD 21223 (410) 752-4746
More about Access Art & Youthlight:
Founded in 2000, Access Art is an after school arts and media center that empowers youth to use their artistic ability and their unique understanding of their environment as catalysts for social change in their communities. Access Art delivers youth-centered after school programming to address the artistic, emotional, and cognitive development of middle and high school participants. We achieve these goals by providing students with a safe space to create, positive adult role models, empowering activities, leadership development, and alternatives to violence and high risk behavior. Access Art enables participants to learn the expressive qualities of art, while investigating their own lives. They learn to translate their unique views and feelings about the world through the visual language of image making while learning valuable art related and vocational skills, gaining self-confidence and self worth, and realizing personal achievement.