Favorites List (10.12.12)

Favorites List (10.12.12) Recipe

Hi all, I'm pretty excited about sharing this favorites list with you - my sense is it's a good one. At least I hope so - cakes, and rose petals, and pretty patterns, and people & projects that inspire. I'm also excited to share some details next week about an adventure I'm on. Hope you all have a great weekend! xo -h

- Recommended Reading

- Dream House

- Weeknights at The Yellow House

- Thiebaud via Morandi

- Rose Petal Jam from a Venetian Monastery

- Goodbye Summer!

- Leah Rosenberg

- Jake Stangel: #protips #photography

- George Nakashima studio (part 1 | part 2)

- Wednesday Patterns

- Amy Atlas Pattern Board

- Paddleboarding (so easy! so fun!)

- When your camcorder is stolen by a seagull (via Clotilde)

And before I let you go, I just want to send congratulations to all my friends who've just had books released. I'm so excited for each of them. I'm going to do my best to link into their events and books down below - if you have the chance, get out there and say hello. Every one of them is incredibly knowledgeable, talented, fun, nice, and inspiring.

- Aida Mollenkamp, Keys to the Kitchen
- Adam Roberts, Secrets of the Best Chefs
- Luisa Weiss, My Berlin Kitchen
- Nancy Singleton Hachisu, Japanese Farm Food
- Deb Perelman, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
- Yotam Ottolenghi, Diane Morgan, Roots: The Definitive Compendium
- Maricel Presilla, Gran Cocina Latina
- Aran Goyoaga, Small Plates and Sweet Treats

...and(!) there's a beautiful new issue of Kinfolk out, Volume Five.

I'm crossing my fingers that I didn't forget anyone!

Lead photo: A snapshot at Molly de Vries' light-filled studio.

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love your LISTS!! can i make a suggestion? when you click on one of yor favorites, can you set it up so it opens a new window, rather than changing on that page? its easier than having to go back to your original site every time! thanks : )


I love these favorites lists Heidi. They are so unique, real, and quirky! The things I see here are so refreshing somehow. They relax and inform me rather than make me feel frantic, like so much information these days does. That Wayne Thiebaud video is fascinating.

Hi Heidi, I've been a fan of your blog for some time now. Beautiful favorites list. The Nakashima studio is right up my alley. Kelly

Thanks for sharing your favorites! A suggestion for Carmen to open the links in a new window/tab…if you’re on a mac and using a mouse you can “right-click” on the link and it will give you the option to open in new window or new tab. On PC i’m sure it gives you the same option??? Use the “control” button if you’re not using a mouse.

HS: Thanks Jill!


As always, I'm so flattered to be included in this round-up, Heidi. (also---I too have been obsessing over that home "sneak peek" from Design*Sponge---that shot of the fireplace/mantel sealed the deal). Cheers---S

HS: right? Might be my favorite "sneak peek" to date. Hope you're great Sarah. xo

Although I'm pretty sure you've shared the Yellow House with us before, and that I've looked at it and fallen in love. Life must have gotten in the way because it felt like the first time I laid eyes on this site and I've fallen for it all over again. Thanks for sharing!

HS: I agree Calantha - I feel that way every time I visit :) Sarah's site is smart and beautiful - inspiring all around.

Thanks for including my Rose Petal Jam from a Venetian Monastery post along with such an inspiring list - truly honoured! Have a great week.

HS: You too Emiko - and thank you for the beautiful post!

I love favorite's lists. I love to hear what other chefs and cooks are inspired by and what gets their culinary curiousity going. Thanks.

oh my, Heidi, a lovely list indeed. Thank you for the additions to my reading list ([cook]books and blogs alike), and to my dreams (a home much the same, flavours to try[again]); thank you for the inspiration

I've been wanting to make rose petal jam ever since a visit to Turkey! Thank you! Do you think it would work with the little jar of roses you sold on Quitokeeto? I have an unopened jar at home.


The seagull theft link doesn't work, but it seems that the video is on YouTube ("GoPro STOLEN by a SEAGULL!!").

HS: Thanks for the heads up Amy, I'll try to update it when I'm back on my laptop.

Just wanted to let you know that your Favorites List is one of the highlights of my month--every month! Love it and look forward to it. THANK YOU! Eva


Those photos on Leah Rosenberg's site are stunning. The colors!

You had me at rose petal jam from a Venetian monastery.

I love your favorites list! One suggestion, if I may: is it possible to make the links on your Favorites' list open in a new window? Whenever I open up one of the featured links, it goes directly to that link in the same window, and I lose your original page. This is a small suggestion, but handy, because that way I can keep your original page open for reference. Thank you!!


Heidi, thanks so much for this. I really hope I get to see you when I'm in San Fran next week. I'll be in touch! XO, Adam

I was in need of recommendations for something to read, your list just came in handy!

Thanks for sharing this! I can't wait to get stuck into reading again when I finish my exams. I have the new issue of Kinfolk on my desk waiting for me ;) Have a nice day!

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