1. City Map Illustrations | by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

    Check out these delightful prints of city map illustrations by Anna Bond, co-founder of Rifle Paper Co. I’m a big fan of her work, and I’d gladly add everything on Rifle Paper Co.’s website to my wishlist! Purchase these prints here

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  2. God is dead!

    (Source: ruinarmitage, via sea-change)

  3. ailalelo:

    Do you feel the danger of the banana?

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  4. Blackberry and apple crumble cake

    One of the best things about being in Northern Ireland in September is that there are blackberries everywhere. (My friends and I also had an opportunity to scrump the Earl of Antrim’s apples yesterday, but we chickened out.) Anyway, this cake is based on Dorie Greenspan’s apple cake, which has a glorious fruit-to-batter ratio, and involves blackberries and pecan streusel for extra autumnal excitement.


    To make the streusel, mix 30g flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 50g sugar and 100g chopped pecans. Rub in 30g butter and set aside.

    Melt 115g butter and leave to cool. Beat 2 eggs with 130g sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Add 110g plain flour, a pinch of salt, 3/4 tsp baking powder and the melted butter. Dice 3 apples and fold in, along with 150g blackberries. Sprinkle streusel over the top of the cake and bake at 180 for about an hour.

  5. there and back again

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  6. likeavirgil:

    Heinrich Bünting, Europa Prima Pars Terrae in Forma Virginis (ca. 1581)

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  7. beautiful idiot

  8. parksandrecthings:


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  10. Lemon and raspberry braid

    I made a Smitten Kitchen recipe with added raspberries. I know, you’re all shocked. I swear the next thing I bake will be more adventurous. Metric conversions below, for your(/my future) convenience.


    Mix 90ml warm water, 30g plain flour, 7g yeast and 5g sugar. Leave for 15 minutes, then add 300g flour, 90g sour cream, 60g butter, 1 egg, 50g sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla essence and zest of 1 lemon. Knead until smooth and prove for an hour (or overnight in the fridge).

    Mix 70g cream cheese, 30g sugar, 30g flour, 30g sour cream and the juice of half a lemon. Roll out dough to a 10x15 inch rectangle and spread the lemon filling down the middle third. Scatter over about 80g raspberries. (Next time I’ll add some extra sugar too, because the raspberries were very tart.) Plait the remaining dough over the top (see original recipe for instructions) and prove for another 45 minutes. Brush the top with beaten egg, scatter over some sugar, and bake at 190C for 25 minutes.

  11. all my burning bridges [1/2]

    Waterloo Bridge / Blackfriars Bridge
    Blackfriars Railway Bridge / Millenium Footbridge
    Southwark Bridge / Cannon Street Railway Bridge
    London Bridge / Tower Bridge

  12. all my burning bridges [1/2]

    Battersea Bridge / Albert Bridge
    Chelsea Bridge / Grosvenor Railway Bridge
    Vauxhall Bridge / Lambeth Bridge
    Westminster Bridge / Hungerford Bridges


  14. tashvi:

    'At which point the much-tried Wimsey lay down among the tea-cups and became hysterical.'

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