Love, memory, making

Today, I was absolutely stunned by a blog post on "Kitchen Vignettes" which combined memories of a much-missed mother with her signature summer recipe, together with a video of the daughter picking the fruit and making the dessert.  There is a beautiful response on the blog post which says: "The video stunning (because you weave …

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Gee’s Bend Quilts as flags

I have a large-size book of visual inspiration called "Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt".  Every now and then, I feel the need to look through it again - at pictures of the giant, off-centre, off-everything, bold modern geometric shapes.  Made quietly by poor women in Alabama, mostly to keep their family warm - …

Guest Post: 15 tips for a successful long distance relationship

Today's guest post is used with permission from Monte Celia Parker - Caio, Monte! - who wrote this post for her personal blog, while studying Italian in Bologna, 4,000 miles from her boyfriend.  What she recommends for maintaining a good relationship longdistance is personal, but I thought there were enough great ideas to be worth repeating, …