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April 30th, 2019 Comments off
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Doing my husbandly duty recording @drrosannewelch Presenting her Talk – The Sisterhood of Science Fiction via Instagram

April 29th, 2019 Comments off

Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder’s book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder – 27 in a series

April 28th, 2019 Comments off

Archive.org has a host of old cookery books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these books. I’ll be sharing more books as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas


Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder’s book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder – 27 in a series

What might you find in these old cookbooks? What special recipes have been handed down to you? Share in the Comments!

Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder's book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder - 27 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder's book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder - 27 in a series

Historical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder's book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder - 27 in a seriesHistorical Cooking Books: The physiology of taste; Harder's book of practical American cookery (1885) by Jules Arthur Harder - 27 in a series

Available in PDF, Text, JPG formats, and more


PREFACE.

“What ! ” the reader may exclaim “Another book on cookery ! Have we not Careme and Francatelli, Yatel and Soyer, Ude and Gouffe, Miss Acton and Mrs. Beeton, Meg Dodds and Mrs. Hale, and scores of other authorities on the same subject ? Must every cook be an author, and we be asked to read his book, as well as to eat of the dishes he prepares?” Gentle reader, it is to anticipate this possible state of mind, and to answer these probable questions, that this explanatory preface is submitted. Many a dish is cooked that is not worth the time and trouble, even by an ordinarily educated palate, given to its discussion, and many a book written especially on the subject of Cookery the reading of which is worse than time wasted. There have been innumerable Cook Books for popular use published, I grant you ; but if you ask nine out of ten persons who consult them, they will tell you they become more and more perplexed as they attempt to follow their guidance. The housekeeper will confess she has been led into errors by their vague recipes, injurious to the family health, and, at the same time, expensive to the family purse. It is to dissipate this fog enveloping the literature of the kitchen that the publication of the BOOK OF AMERICAN PRACTICAL COOKERY is undertaken. The author claims that the work is the result of a lifetime of study, constant observation, and practical experience in the best culinary establishments of both Continents. He, therefore, brings to his task a thorough knowledge of the subject, and asserts, fearless of successful contradiction, that the result of his labors will be the only competent, treatise applying culinary science especially to the material conditions of this country ever written. He intends it for a trustworthy guide to all what to eat and drink, and what to avoid.



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Illustrator Lets Japan’s Golden Autumnal Leaves Color in His Kimono Drawings via My Modern Met

April 28th, 2019 Comments off
Such an intelligent and creative way of bringing natural color into your drawings. Even thought it would simple copying, I am considering doing something like this myself just to try it out. I would imagine you could use it for other types of drawings too, like buildings, shoes, creatures and more!  Very cool! — Douglas
 

One of the oldest and most iconic Japanese garments, the kimono is often adorned with nature inspired motifs and patterns. From cherry blossoms to maple leaves, many kimono designs signify and celebrate the four seasons of the year. With this in mind, Japanese artist Kotetsu combines illustration, photography, and the Japanese art of kirie (paper cutting) to create one-of-a-kind fashion illustrations that let Mother Nature determine the pattern and color of the clothing.

To create each work of art, Kotetsu first sketches a clothed model on a piece of white paper. Rendered in his distinct anime style, each illustration features thick black outlines, with some parts of the character colored in soft pastel hues. He then carefully snips out large sections of the garments, before holding the paper in front of a natural backdrop. The resulting images show trees, leaves, and colorful skies become the pattern and hues of the figures’ clothing. As such, each piece is completely unique!

Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden – A Minute in Los Angeles 17 [Video]

April 28th, 2019 Comments off

Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden – A Minute in Los Angeles 17

Scene from the Cal Poly Pomona Japanese Garden - A Minute in Los Angeles 17

 

A minute with the koi in the Cal Poly.Pomona Japanese Garden.


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Architectural Abstract via Instagram

April 26th, 2019 Comments off

What is your favorite architectural style? Share in the comments!

Architectural Abstract

Architectural Abstract via Instagram

Another black and white architectural study capture out and about in Los Angeles. 

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Columbia College of Chicago Semester in LA Wrap Party via Instagram

April 26th, 2019 Comments off

NEW DESIGN! – California Poppies In The Garden – Get These Proud Poppies Floor Pillows, Totes, Phone Cases And More! [For Sale]

April 23rd, 2019 Comments off

In the garden… Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

April 21st, 2019 Comments off

Where is your favorite garden spot? Leave a comment and share!

In the garden... Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

In the garden… Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan

A couple finds respite in the cool shade of the garden on a hot Summer day. We did the same. After walking through the garden we found a bench and just enjoyed the scenery. The mosquitos got to be a bit fierce, though. Bring bug spray if you visit in summer. 😀

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Architectural Abstract via Instagram

April 18th, 2019 Comments off

What is your favorite architectural style? Share in the comments!

Architectural Abstract

Architectural Abstract via Instagram

Another photo of architecture taken to its abstract limits. This isn’t someplace special or unique in regards to architecture but was found in a local shopping mall. 

For myself, I was taken by the regular divisions of space in contrast to the larger panels and the curvature of the roof and how it effects the divisions. 

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