Thursday, 18 December 2014

Interior Inspiration 23: Pop Art...


The History of Pop Art

Pop Art was born in the mid 1950s, reaching great heights in the 1960s. The movement is an invention of Postmodernism which began as a rebellion against established traditional views in society at the time. 

Popular pop artists include Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg, . The artists made use of material from packaging, pop music, comic books and magazines.  


Below are some great ways of bring pop art into your homes.









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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

In The Kitchen 11...


Pineapple Fried Rice

This recipe is inspired by the Thai Pineapple Fried Rice. I've seen several pictures of the dish on Instagram and decided to make my own version. I've been wanting to do so for a while. Since I have some free time on my hands, I decided to make it today. 



Ingredients

1 Whole Pineapple

1 cup of Rice (Jasmine or Basmati)

Pinch of Salt

Oil

Red + Green Bell Peppers

Onions
(Ideally, you should use spring onions, 
but I didn't have any, so made use of some yellow onions that were at home)

1 tsp Brown Sugar

1 tsp Ginger Powder

1 Stock Cube

1 Scotch bonnet
(I used a whole one as I love spicy food! However, you can put less.)

2 Eggs

Fresh Lemon Juice

1 tsp Soy Sauce






To begin, I washed the rice thoroughly and cooked it by adding a pinch of salt, dash of oil and water covering the rice by an inch or so. Once the rice was ready, I started to prep the pineapples. I cut the into half and scooped out all the flesh, diced some for the rice and set the rest aside for eating later on. 

  

I shallow fried the onions and peppers using minimal oil, added all the seasoning and the beaten eggs. Once the eggs were ready, I simply added the rice and soy sauce and mixed everything together. I added some lemon juice to kill the heat from the scotch bonnet. I don't think it made that much of a difference as my mum and sister said it was too hot.  


Once everything is ready, garnish with some red and green bell peppers, serve in the pineapples and enjoy!




Look out for some more In The Kitchen posts over the holiday season!


Take care!




Saturday, 13 December 2014

Designer Love: Stella Jean


I'm a big lover of prints, and Stella Jean does a great job of using prints. I love how the mixing of standard prints, wax prints and different textures look so chic and effortless. 









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Monday, 8 December 2014

Inspiration Of The Week 08/12/2014...


Inspirational Quote

I've been using photoshop for a while now, and now I'm learning how to do new things with the software. I created the image below using Photoshop. Creating a quote and adding the background is probably one of the easiest things to do. Hopefully, I can play around with typography in no time.


Fashion Inspiration

Statement jewellery is the way forward when trying to upgrade a simple outfit. 
Céline is giving us inspiration for the party season ahead! 

Céline Earrings


Modern Architecture/ Interior Inspiration

Pivot Door



DIY Inspiration

I think I'm going to try this DIY to spruce up my desk in the new year.

Gold Leafed IKEA Desk Hack


Homemade Marshmallow

I don't eat gelatine, so I'm on the hunt for some homemade vegan gelatine. I think I'm onto something. Once I have tried and tested the vegan version, I'll be posting the recipe on my blog! If you do eat gelatine, the recipe below is pretty straightforward.

How To Make Fluffy Marshmallows