Friday, November 17, 2006

Visual Inspiration

I bought this book yesterday at a great magazine store on Commercial Drive called Magpie Magazines, or something like that. It is 250 pages of everyday objects (from India), seen as the amazing things that they are. I'm not even sure what the point of the book is yet, but the images alone are worth the purchase.

The first thing I thought when I saw this cover is "ooooh, inspiration for cake".
100% Indian, by C. Geel and C. Levy, Chronicle Books, 2005



tiny red boxes

paper dishes

On a more personal note: I am two days behind on flylady.


Blogger Candy Minx said...

These are beautiful! I love this book already just from these impressions. What colours!

(hey I tried calling you today but no answer...I
m feeling even way better and have almost bounced back from yesterday. I e-mailed Dolly btw and she called today---saying "freaky! She says hi to you.)

6:35 PM  
Blogger Cynnie said...

I LOVE all things indian..the colors and designs are so gorgeous!..
I love your blog too..
I've always wanted to be a baker..except i'd eat it all and weigh 800 lbs..
isnt that a cleaning /keeping the house spiffy kind of thing?
I try the shoe method..but i mainly own flipflops..
I feel so guilty taking a nap in my sneakers.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Underground Baker said...

Yes cynnie, I feel the same as you about all things Indian, baking, and well, I guess I love working on my blog!
Oddly enough, I don't cook alot of Indian food. I live down the street from an excellent restaurant so I never feel the need to make it, (although I am soon to work on Roti and some other flatbreads).
The Flylady...yes it is a cleaning thing, and so much more I am told, but I am not quite sold on it only because I find it bloody difficult, (not to mention it feels a little cultish).
Therein lies the challenge.
I was wearing my lace up cowboy boots in the house and totally wiped out on something on the floor, (my feet perhaps). The lace up shoes are now OUT.
It seems I have more challenges than following Flylady's program.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Oh my god, I know those boots and your floor, I can just see you wiping out right now! Good thing you are so nimble! (my latest thing, is I close the door when Stagg goes to bed, but forget and when I come later I proceed to smash right into the door!)

What is really cool about all these colours is also the sense of them being exotic but also familiar.

Check out the fabrics and materials on the ceremonial clothing I posted. It was reminding me of this book and the embracing and travel of world images and materials.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Red said...

Thanks for your comment over at my blog, UB. Did you make that risotto after all? Hope it turned out alright.

I've had a quick look at this flylady thing... it's evil, girl, and it must be stopped! It's like surrendering wives or whatever that little trend was. Evil, evil, evil!!!

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Silverfox said...

Give up on the Flylady... the emails alone will make you crazy. I would like cake and the book, because I need inspiration too. If you don't give me the book... you will "take my breath away".

3:31 PM  
Blogger Underground Baker said...

Red, silverfox,
I know evil when I see it. I seem to have a morbid facination with it, but really, I can't stand anyone telling me what to do, nor am I comfortable with all that wacky blessing stuff, so all will be fine. I find great satisfaction in deleting the flylady emails without reading them. Also, what kind of life does one have to be able to actually do that kind of shit! I'd rather go read.
But really, I am going to try to be a little more organized.

I have no idea what surrendering wives is about, but it smells of human sacrifice.

9:40 PM  
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