How are you supposed to measure how much pasta to boil for one serving?
Eyeing how much pasta to cook right outta the box never really works. You either end up with a heap of leftovers or still a bit hungry. When I lived in Florence, the first time I saw Carlotta, my roommate cook pasta for 4, she took out the 4 plates she would later serve the pasta in, and filled them each with the dry noodles. She then poured the dry noodles right into the boiling water, and…Perfetto! Pasta for 4, with no leftovers. I use this trick every time now and it works like a charm.
All measuring accoutrement via Anthropologie
Megan Geckler’s installations are part art, part architecture, part design, and all beautiful. I’m amazed by what she creates with the same vibrant flagging tape used by construction workers and land surveyors. The last piece above, entitled Color Wheel, is made out of zip ties for plastic bags – which blows my mind even more. Give your eyes a treat – go see her work now through October 31 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
You can’t imagine our surprise, traveling around in Europe and opening one of our favorite Italian magazines to find our “99 Ways To Cut, Sew, Trim and Tie Your T shirt”book as the cover inspiration for their summer cover shoot. We are literally over the moon with excitement. Grazie Velvet! The cover looks amazing, and cutting up your T-shirt is looking fresher than ever. To get the look that’s featured on the cover, flip to style 21 of the T-shirt book for easy step-by-step instructions. Happy recycling!
What You’ll Need:
20-30 Paper fasteners.
Begin with any T shirt.
Cut an arch shape from the hem and trim the sleeves the amount you want.
Cut out oval slits that follow the shape of the collar.
Take a paper fastener and using the stems, poke a tiny hole through the fabric.
Fold the stems on the inside of the shirt.
Follow this design or use your creative spirit to create any design you fancy!