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Fonts of the month: September.

As usual, here I bring you the best fonts released on this past month. September was a bit slow month in the typography scene but that doesn’t stop many designers of bring fabulous, good looking fonts. Since all this fonts have been released this month a lot of them have introductory discounts. You can check all the details clicking the name of the font you like:

  1. Nexa Rust (82% off)
  2. Harman (84% off)
  3. Factoria (70% off)
  4. Cervo (90% off)
  5. Core Escher (50% off)
  6. Hollyhock (free download ornaments)
  7. Uberschrift 
  8. Magma II (50% off)
  9. Orgon Slab
  10. Gibbs (50% off)
  11. Conto (free demo)
  12. Tansy (25% off)
  13. Nautica (30% off)
  14. Ridewell (20% off)
  15. Maker Aid (60% off)
  16. Uomo (80% off)
  17. Bemol (39% off)
  18. Estandar Rounded (70% off)
  19. Aguda (80% off)
  20. Halogen Flare
  21. Voga 
  22. Predy (45% off)
  23. Social Gothic
  24. Bango Pro (50% off)

Did you like it? Then you should see the past months: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly, August and past year.

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Get The Look: Concrete Kitchen Countertops

The kitchen is by far one of my favourite rooms in the house and being a critical part of a home, both in living and selling/buying, the choice of countertops plays a huge role in the appeal of a kitchen – what materials used, how easy it is to maintain, how they look, how they hold up, and many more considerations are all aspects when thinking about kitchen countertops.

From rough hewn to refined, concrete countertops have moved beyond the drab slabs of the past. A serious contender for those seeking a customized material with a natural sensibility, it’s widely adaptable, but is definitely not for those who cherish perfection.

After doing some research I’ve solidified my wanting for the rough earthy material in my home. Read on to see what I found out.

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PROS:

•Concrete counters are a custom handmade product that you can design to fit your space and aesthetic.

• It’s available in a wide array of colors that can be adjusted to match your palette.

• Despite being a hard surface, concrete provides a soft, textured, natural feel to counters.

•Properly sealed and maintained, concrete countertops will wear well for years — and can be used indoors and out.

• Like other natural countertop materials, such as wood and stone, concrete counters develop a patina (which is a gloss or sheen produced by age and polishing) with use.

CONS:

• Concrete is a porous material and can stain.

• Sealing is very important to prevent staining.

• Caused by the natural shrinkage of the material, concrete countertops can develop minor hairline cracks that are nonstructural—some consider these a flaw, others a positive textural characteristic.

If you ask me, the pro’s outweigh the cons.

Would you have concrete countertops in your home?

"Fish Here, Get Your Fish!"

Just a few weeks ago when autumn seemed a million days away, Brooklyn played host to the Renegade Craft Fair.  If you were one of the many walking through the maze of artisan booths you might have stumbled upon what at first glance looked like the world’s only odorless fish market.

Fake fish on fake ice and her real dog Sheila.

Nic Annette Miller, a print maker from Utah now based out of Brooklyn, set up shop with her new series of seafood woodcut sculpture prints— Campbell’s Coho Salmon, Ayres’ Largemouth Bass, Hayley’s Halibut, and Sebastian’s Shrimp.

Nic has been creating hand printed animal sculptures for some years now.  Her process in handcrafting begins with researching her latest choice of species, then hand carving her desired image on wood.  She then produces a series of prints, all slightly different from the one before, and adheres them to a slab of wood before cutting out each individual print and adding watercolor accents.

Other sculpture prints by Nic include blue birds, black birds, robins, buffalo, bear, deer, moose, elk, and… Chewbacca.

These woodcut sculpture prints and other work by Nic Annette Miller can be viewed on her website: http://www.nicannettemiller.com/

Follow her on Instagram @Nicamiller to catch her exciting posts of new work.

And in case you missed the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, do not fret!  The Manhattan Renegade Craft Fair (which is free to also attend) will take place November 15 + 16 at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  You can find more information about the fair and its other locations by clicking HERE.

-Becca Gore

Recipe of the Day: New Potato, Goat's Cheese and Thyme Tart

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This is the simplest of simple recipes, yet the deliciousness of its
transformation – from inedible, raw ingredients to soft, melting, crispy,
unctuous, salty moreishness – is something close to alchemy.
   I’m afraid it does require a mandoline or a food processor with a
slicing attachment unless you possess infinite patience, a very sharp
knife and a true eye for slicing potatoes super thin.

SERVES 4–6

1 small bag new potatoes
(approx. 500g)
½ slab ready-made puff pastry
(approx. 250g)
butter, for greasing
flour, for dusting
1 goat’s cheese (the kind in
a log with a rind, not the
spreadable stuff), thinly
sliced
several sprigs of thyme
splash of olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground
black pepper
1 egg

METHOD
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

Slice the potatoes. I recommend using either the slicing attachment
on a food processor or, like me, risking your fingertips and using
a mandoline. It’s the work of a few minutes to slice a small bag of
new potatoes into uniform pieces. The key word there is uniform:
you need the slices to be the same thickness so that they cook
through evenly. About the width of a two-pence piece.

Grease a baking tray with butter. If you plan to serve this tart on
a platter rather than the baking tray, place a piece of greaseproof
paper or baking parchment on the tray so that you can easily
transfer it.

Take the puff pastry and roll it on a floured board until thin but still
small enough to fit on the baking tray. Transfer the pastry over to
the greased baking tray, then lightly score a box about 2.5cm inside
the edges. Layer the potato slices onto the pastry within the scored
box and arrange the goat’s cheese slices on top.

Strew over the sprigs of thyme, splash on some olive oil, and
liberally add salt and black pepper.

Beat the egg with a fork and brush over the pastry border.

Bake for about 15–20 minutes.

This recipe is taken from Friends, Food, Family: Recipes and Secrets from LibertyLondonGirl by Sasha Wilkins (Quadrille, £18.99)

Photography by Sasha Wilkins

"I was working in the lab late one night when my eyes be held an eerie sight for my monster from his slab began to rise and suddenly to my surprise, he did the mash! He did the monster mash."

HAPPY OCTOBER FIRST! :)

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