*Starts playing Olivia Newton John* Let’s get kimchical, kimchical, let’s get kimchicaaal, let me hear your radish talk.
I know, I’m so getting a grammy for this gig. While that happens, you want to make some super easy super quick kimchi pickled radishes? (or anything kimchi pickled for that matter). Ok, then hop ova to ma kitchen!
Quick Kimchi Pickled Radishes
Makes about 1L container
- 1 pound of radishes, washed, trimmed, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons of sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of garlic chili paste (sambal oelek)
- 1 tablespoon of finely chopped ginger
- 3 garlic cloves, super chopped (if you love garlic add a couple more!)
- 3 shallot bulbs finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 4 tablespoons of rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of chilli flakes (ay! it’s calienteeee)
- 1 cup of water
- 1L Mason jar or pickling can
1. Wash the mason jar/can thoroughly. Set aside.
2. Prepare marinade (pickling liquid) by combining all ingredients in a jug
3. Place sliced radishes in the jar and pour the marinate and all its contents
4. Close the jar and gently shake so that it mixes well
5. If there’s not enough liquid, just add a bit more water with a pinch of salt and shake again.
6. Let is sit in the fridge for a couple days and bada boom chin chin it’s done!
These radishes are super yummy on salads and in sandwiches – they add this tangy, spicy layer of awesome that’s kind of addictive.
NOTE: You can substitute the radishes for any other veggie like cabbage, cucumber, or carrots!
Enjoyyy and get kimchical!
Photos and styling: The Artful Desperado
Molly Hatch knocked it out of the park with this crazy series of hand painted chairs designed for Anthropologie and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, basically the 2 most amazing places on earth, one for shopping, one for gawking at amazing art.
All of these pieces were painted in her studio and are one of a kind. No cray cray mass produces stuff in here fellas, we are talking serious skills in here. Molly used historic prints as inspiration for her paintings, which in addition to the sleek modern design of the chair, create the perfect combo.
Who wants one of these babies?
JEBUZZZZ. I think it’s only fair if we all freak out a little bit about these mixed media pieces by Jesse Draxler, no?
This series was produced by Jesse as a lookbook for New York based high-end retailer OAK NYC, and boy did he nail it! I swear, just by looking at these images I want to buy every single article of clothing, which will probably cost a million dollars, but hey, one can dream, right?
If you do have a million dollars just laying around and want to go shopping to OAK, can you take me with you?! I’ll carry your bags!
Oh goodness gracious, it’s been a while since I’ve featured some embroidered art. It seems there was a crazy wave of it and all of the sudden went quiet. To break the silence of the threads, I bring you the work of Melissa Zexter, a Rhode Island photographer that packs some serious stitching skills.
Her exploration of femininity goes beyond the portrait, adding lots of depth and details with colourful embroidered patterns and textures. I know a bunch of you (including myself) are a fan of this kind of work, so you should definitely visit her site to get a taster of her talent.
A couple years ago I tried to get into stitching photographs, and bajeesuz, I poked my fingers with the needle to many times that it looks like I had red polka dots all over my hands (a.k.a dry blood). So, let’s leave it to the pros to amaze us with their creations, yah?
These photos by Cody Cobb speak to me in ways I cannot describe (I’m really sleepy).
Styling orgasm by Studio Fludd
This space is so clean it feels like heaven. Via
Hope you enjoy all the goodies! On a side note, this Mail app screwed with my mailbox and it’s so messy it looks like a troll cave. So, if you excuse me I’m gonna serve myself a double. Happy weekend!
Ay dios mio. I’m gonna..I’m gonna..Someone pass me my smelling salts! *sniff* ok, ok. I’m good. Shit, that was close.
Well, that’s what happens when you see people living in such amazing spaces like this heavenly pad in Hackney, London, inhabited by furniture designer Martino Gamper and artist Francis Upritchard. PURE BEAUTY! I mean, what else can you expect when you get two super talented creative minds under the same roof? Holmes on Homes? HA! GAG.
I absolutely love all the colour and textures in this house, it is far from being boring or over the top and, above all, it looks cozy! I bet that if we all lived in a place like this we would be pumped with energy and we’d wake up to go to work 100X faster…while that happens, let’s go back to our cubicles and make one freaking giant cup of coffee – I’ll meet you by the water cooler so we can bitch about the weather.
Images: NY Times Magazine // Photographer: Tom Mannion
OH YEAH. That time of the year has arrived. The time when Barney, Cupid, Hallmark, and Pepto-Bismol mate in a wild orgy that culminates in a rainbow explosion of cosmic proportions…also known as Valentine’s Day.
For the February edition of The A List Newsletter I decided to celebrate V-Day in an unusual way, a way that follows the teachings of grumpy cat. So what can you expect from this month’s edition? Well, lots of crazy things that range from dysfunctional valentine’s day cards, to a pissed off calendar, and a few weird links in between.
As per usual, if you are the owner of a shop/creative biz of sorts and would like to be included in the newsletter, please drop me a line to hello[at]theartfuldesperado.com and let me know what kind of cool goodies you got to offer to the rather amazing readers of this rather delusional blog (submissions close on Tuesday night!).
So, have you subscribed yet? No? GAWWD. Just go here, add your email addy and you’re good to go. Don’t worry, I NEVA EVA EVA send spammy things.
Ok peeps, get ready to celebrate V-Day with lots of blood, sweat, and tears!
Image: Sam Thurman
Guys guys! I just started a new church, well, it’s more like a cult and it’s called Sistas and Mistas of the Euro Badass Brodahood. We gather once and week and talk about the possibility of going back in time and ask our parents to give birth to us in some european country, one that’s very designy if possible. We are currently recruiting! All you need to join is a COOL-AS-F*CK ATTITUDE.
Anyways. No, you’re not reading the title wrong and no I’m not drunk blogging (although that’d be great); Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre is a french garment design house created by Amélie Charroin and Marie Colin-Madan, for us peasants that can’t read French, the name is a number and it means: 1984.
These fine ladies combine super arty/modern designs with textiles like cotton and silk to create the lovely scarves seen above. The styling, the colours, everything is drool worthy. In other words – and as mentioned in their FB page – their work is like “Hermes for the tumblr generation”. Oh hell to the yes!
K, gonna print some membership cards for those of you who want to join the cult. PS. Tom Cruise might pop by for tacos and beer later this week.