Do you remember this post a few months back? I had to pinch myself when Jen Gotch from ban.do emailed me and asked for help with their new collection. I can’t believe that the time has passed so quick and hey, today I can proudly announce together with the super talented girls from ban.do that the new collection has launched today and is available in the shop! Among the whole bunch of awesome iPhone cases, clutches, umbrellas and the most adorable power cords (no kidding, just check this!) you will find there two products with my hand lettering: this cute "hooray" canvas bag and "let's have fun, ok?" the drink sleeve, a party or BBQ must have. Don’t forget to check the whole collection here!
the images by Max Wanger for ban.do
Current I'm working on a personal project, launching very soon! Hopefully it will be ready to show you be the end of the week but for right now here is a little sneak peek. Basically it’s gonna be about illustration, a bit photography and fun. The last one is a must have it it’s about personal project. Anyway stay tuned!
In my mind: an orange muffin with a chocolate cherry on the top, full of sweet cocoa crumbles.
Oh boy, it's been a busy week! Having a little coffee break & posting a little something:) More soon!
This is the first time ever when I post a recipe on my blog but just to be clear I am not the author of Chocolate Truffles in Beetroot Powder but Marta Dymek from the amazing Polish vegan blog Jadłonomia.
Chocolate Truffles in Beetroot Powder by Marta Dymek
For 20 small truffles you need:
• 100g dark good-quality chocolate
• 75ml of coconut milk
• one tablespoon of coconut oil
• one small beetroot
Turn on the oven and set it to 100 °C. Slice your beet into very thin strips (use a knife or a mandolin slicer). This step is very easy but may be a little bit time-consuming so no rush, take your time. Lay the beet strips on a tray lined with a baking paper and dry them in the oven for 25-35min until they are dried (should look like beet chips). Place them in a chopper/grinder (I guess food processor will be good as well) and pulse until beets are nice fine powder. Easy, isn’t?
The chocolate truffles part is even easier: melt chocolate in a slow cooker or use a saucepan filled with water, bring it to a boil and place another bowl with the chocolate in it on top of the saucepan. Use a whisk or spoon to stir the chocolate, add coconut oil. Turn off the stove and stir in coconut milk until smooth. Allow the truffle mixture to cool to room temperature and once cool, refrigerate minimum 3 hours.
Using a teaspoon or a small melon baller, scoop balls of chocolate mixture
and drop the chocolate balls into the mound of beet powder to coat. Don’t worry if your truffles look roughly formed, aren’t they even more beautiful like that? At last they are made with love by you:)
Thank you Marta for the beautiful inspiration, I wouldn’t have created these illustrations without your recipe.
I know that not everyone likes Valetines but hey, it doesn’t matter if you do or not. Open a bottle of pink bubbly something and a heart shaped box of pralines (macarons would be nice as well) and celebrate the fact that tomorrow you don’t have to get up as early as usual. Happy Valentines, happy Friday!
Kristi Lanzit from Bulldog Bistro emailed me in December and asked if I could redesign her blog a little bit and make a new logo. I remember that I clicked the link she sent me and was immediately hooked for two reasons: first of all I love to illustrate food and second… I fell in love with these two cuties (both on the picture taken by Kristi) that remind me of Bruno, the boxer dog of my parents. Bulldog Bistro is a blog about gluten free cooking and although I am not gluten intolerant I was drooling when I saw some of Kriti’s recipes.
Kristi wanted something "cheerful, jubilant, lively, colorful, and upbeat” to make her readers feel that gluten free cooking is fun and easy. She was the one who picked the colous: hot pink, turquoise and yellow so I knew that we were on the same page. I added to the combo a few grey tones. Kristi wasn’t afraid of modern bold design so seriously, she was a dream client! We ended up with illustrations, logo, pattern and blog header you can see on the images above and below:)
For everyone who doesn't like Mondays: free wallpaper to download here! These sweet doughnuts I created for Papertheque (I posted about it last week) may make you smile and sweeten your hard Monday, I hope so. And hey, remember it's 14th of February soon so prepare yourself & your screen for being in a good mood.
Recently I don’t post any personal projects so I thought I would share this one with you. I illustrated this portrait for Bri Emery for her 28th birthday in January:) Btw it’s Friday isn’t? Then happy weekend everyone!
I thought that I would show you one more thing I created for Papertheque. Ola, co-founder and owner, asked me to design a small stationery set. She wanted something very clean and simple but also colourful and a little bit quirky. My first thought was about creating a small “thank you” card but then I started experimenting and ended up with a A4 letter size that provides much more space (in case a note to a client needs to be a little bit longer:). For the biz cards I redesigned the little flower I created last year for Papertheque and added two more colours. On the back I decided to use a very simple pattern. I thought that stripes would be a nice contrast with the round shapes of the flower and illustration on the letter paper.
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