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The Charted Cheese Wheel

  Words cannot express how much I love The Charted Cheese Wheel from Popchart Labs. This illustrated collection of 66 cheeses is broken down by animal and texture. In addition to just being wonderful to look at, it’s a great idea-generator for future wine and cheese parties. I’m getting mad cravings for Pont-l’Évêque and Pecorino Sardo just [...]

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I Love Boston Map

Anyone who visits my apartment is able to tell immediately that I’m a little obsessed with maps. I have maps everywhere: framed and hung on walls, on postcards tacked to my office bulletin board, even as Jenga tile magnets on my fridge. And if my map-making design class in May goes well, I’ll have a few hand-drawn ones to [...]

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Food-Inspired Tote Bags

  1. Let’s Make Thai Food Tote, Brooklyn Brainery  2. Momofuku peach tote  3. Pasta Bolognese and Salad Nicoise totes, One & the Same  4. Tiki Bon Shopper, Kate Spade  5. Cheese Survival Kit tote, Brooklyn Slate Co.  6. “Delicious Ices” tote, Gillian Kyle It’s hard to have enough tote bags, especially if you do as much grocery and food styling prop shopping as I [...]

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Inspiring Cookbook Cover Designs

  While working with my publisher on the jacket of my upcoming cookbook, I spent a lot of time browsing in bookstores for inspiration. There are many cookbooks that do well with a single closeup photo of a dish on the cover, but I wanted something that stood out graphically. I’m happy to report that we [...]

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“Cheese is Love” Print

  (Image from Society6) I’m currently looking for more art for my new apartment and stumbled upon this Cheese is Love print from artist Lucy Knisley on Society6. What size to get, a modest 8″x10″ or a large gallery 22″x28″? I just had brie with bread for dinner and writing this post is making me want even more cheese.

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New York Neighborhood Plates from West Elm

I recently saw these New York neighborhood plates on West Elm’s site and fell in love immediately. The whimsical black-and-white line illustrations, drawn by artist James McNally, depict Dumbo, Coney Island, Central Park, and Chelsea. They remind me of both old Saul Steinberg illustrations for the New Yorker and vintage children’s books. If he does a part II series [...]

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