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OUTSIDE: shop til you drop
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 7/14/2007

HARRY: My two favourite streets in Los Angeles for walking, eating and shopping are Abbot Kinney in Venice and Third Street in West Hollywood (the blocks between La Cienega and Fairfax). One of my all time faves on Third is Zipper. The owners, Steve Saden and Elizabeth Cashour, describe it as a modernist general store and, in 1993, they were one of the first to open on Third. I love their eclectic design eye (and the bowl of chocolate covered sunflower seeds by the cash register). This delicate spun metal nest and porcelain egg is just lovely. A little sculpture for your bookshelves. And at $30 it’s not going to break the bank. Best spot to eat? Try the recently opened and very French Little Next Door … delicious baguettes and excellent coffee (the wild mushroom Eggs Benedict is also amazing). Enjoy!

Categories: Ceramics, Dining, Eats, Furniture, Textiles

INSIDE: water water everywhere
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 7/11/2007

SAL: I’ve been a little obsessed about water recently - particularly water bottles and our conspicuous consumption of them. So I’ve weaned myself off my Arrowhead-habit and am now drinking filtered tap water - but still in a paper cup. So today I got to looking for an elegant carafe of sorts to have on my desk, that I could just refill all day guilt-free. Harry turned me on to the wonderful folks over at Fitzsu this week, so I meandered over to see what they had. They have a wonderful selection of pitchers perfect for this very use. The Artecnica Transglass Carafe with Glass Polish, above, is very organic and natural looking, and is fittingly made from recycled wine and beer bottles. Alternatively the Normann Cristal Carafe is appealing with a more sculptural style. Go on, save the bottles, save the world.

Categories: Eats, Kitchen, Sal

TRENDS: decant it
Posted by Sal Taylor Kydd on 6/27/2007

SAL: I have to admit, I’ve always been somewhat of a pleb when it comes to wine, kind of comes down to, if I like it I’ll drink it. However, that being said, a recent birthday gift turned me on to the value of decanting your pour before imbibing. It rounds out the edges and has proven well-worth the effort with vintages of every caliber since. There is a huge variety of decanters out there, it seems I’m not the only one to have cottoned on to this idea! Suede Box, above, have an elegant solution, but it comes at a none too elegant price at $250! I found some equally attractive alternatives over at Crate and Barrel and Clio has a beautiful selection also.

Categories: Dining, Eats

INSIDE: simple pleasures
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 6/18/2007

HARRY: I am now old enough, as I edge toward 40, to own a real salt mill and pepper grinder. Those little ceramic pots I use now just aren’t cutting it. I’ve got my eye on these pieces from Stelton. They’re the kind of thing that will outlast us and get passed onto the kids. Investments really. I’m also keeping my eye on ebay but they don’t seem to have much Stelton. Anyone got any other places to look?

Categories: Eats, Kitchen

YUM: bill-iscious
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 6/14/2007

HARRY: We moved to LA two years ago and lugged all our cook books with us. Which ones do we use? Bill Granger’s. Every single one and we’ve got five. The recipes are reliable, the food is fresh and unfussy and - best of all - delicious. I came across Bill’s website recently and found a whole bunch of his recipes online. So if you don’t have the book(s) you can get the chocolate pudding recipe right here! Try it…you’ll never want another dessert again. An added bonus is the beautifully designed website and it’s great photography…I’ve long admired Petrina Tinslay food shots. Delicious.

Categories: Eats, Kitchen

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Harry & Sal is co-edited by friends Cerentha (Harry) Harris and Sal Taylor Kydd. As serious design addicts they wanted an outlet for their wonderful finds... More >