Merchant: ondu pinhole camera

I love it when beautifully creative things just drop into my inbox, just like this Ondu pinhole camera. Designed and built by Slovenian industrial designer and carpenter Elvis Halilović, the Ondu was made possible via Kickstarter just over a year ago. Focusing on sustainability and quality, Elvis has come up with a family of six cameras that are simple, easy to use, and look amazing.

Make sure you check out the Ondu website, twitter and facebook for more info. You can also run on over to their flickr group and browse through some examples of the cameras’ gorgeous results!

The Pie Project: blueberry-strawberry pie with a rosemary crust

Blueberries and strawberries have got to be two of the best berries, so I was pretty darn happy to stumble upon this particular recipe. The pastry was really interesting to make; very dry and crumbly, and I wasn’t so sure about the rosemary at first, but it works perfectly with the fruit. Also my first attempt at a lattice crust! Woohoo!

Blueberry-Strawberry Pie from Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine

My crust really needed a little more milk and a little less time in the oven (whoops) and the frozen berries were a bit tart and definitely could have used more sugar…

Merchant: the vintage vogue

Be prepared for a dose of total awesomeness! Charlotte is the talented lady behind The Vintage Vogue, responsible for gorgeous paper sculptures, wooden trays and coasters, and hanging globes. I love the simple geometric lines in her work, definitely adding a few Vintage Vogue pieces to my wishlist.

You can find these excellent items in the online shop, and make sure you check out the Vintage Vogue Instagram too!

The Pie Project: traditional apple pie

I’ll be the first to tell you — I’m not a cook. I’m not a completely terrible cook, I just don’t do it very often. The Pie Project is my attempt to haul myself out of my baking rut: make twenty five different pies within a year. Twenty five different recipes, twenty fives different fillings and twenty five attempts at pastry. That’s an average of a pie every two weeks or so. I can do that, right? A pie every 14.6 days.

I wanted to start easy — apple pie. The pie staple. I trawled the interwebs for the perfect…

trouvé magazine

Have you heard of Trouvé? It’s a gorgeous new independent magazine from the US, and it’s — in a word — wonderful. Think Kinfolk with an arty edge; Cereal from a creative’s perspective. Trouvé literally means “to find” in French.

From the moment it arrived, Trouvé made a big impact with the packaging alone. It’s like opening a present; perfectly wrapped in white paper and stamped with a wax seal, a gorgeous typographic print and handwritten note included. The pages are filled with inspiring quotes, stories and interviews with creative people, and are beautifully designed to boot. I received Trouvé…