this week’s recipe: Fig Tart with Carmelized Red Onions

A beautiful recipe with the perfect compliments of sweet and savory. Check out spoon fork bacon for more innovative and delightfully witty recipes (not to mention lovely food styling!).

links for your weekend

Some of our favorites from around the blogosphere this week!

+ If you missed your chance at Target, Refinery 29’s got you covered with DIY Missoni-style Sneakers via Poppy Talk

+ Jennifer Collier makes everyday items from found pieces of paper with a great attention to detail, pictured above

+ Visual bliss: food styling by Dietlind Wolf via Seesaw

+ It might take her a few decades to complete them, but we love the delightfully simple designs branding the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota by Jennifer Meyer via Pitch Design Union

+ Hand printed textiles are always on our radar, and there are some good ones in Untold Imprint’s shop via Design Sponge

+ LOCAL STUFF: Minus Sound Research 6 exhibition / First Friday gallery walk in Raleigh / AIGA Raleigh 25th Anniversary at Busy Bee Cafe / IHF Fashion Show in Raleigh

Have a good weekend!

round it up: vintage red and orange

Perfect colors to get you ready for October and the changing of the leaves!

red lantern // orange enamel Arabia bowl // number sign // Scandinavian metal tray // lucite earrings // Eames side chair

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photo by wedding photographer extraordinaire Jen Huang

kitchen ideas

We met with a contractor this morning to talk about our kitchen remodel, and these are the inspiration photos I brought along. Just keep your fingers crossed that there are hardwoods under all the layers of vinyl…

images: Hus & Hem via Emmas Design Blogg / Bodie and Fou / source being researched