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Thursday, April 1, 2010
I think I have good taste.. and expensive ones too. I have an irrational weakness for beautiful things. The only thing that keeps me in check is the limited space I have in my apartment for them. I have to be very careful not to over clutter my space otherwise, all beauty would just become part of a garage dump. Sometimes, when I still have not lost all ability to rationalise, I would pep talk myself : there are so many beautiful things in the world, do you really think you can buy and own all of them?
Rational, I was not when I saw the collection of Astier de Villatte ceramics at the uber cool Strangelets. Blame it on my business appointment at Telok Ayer Street, which led me to the discovery of this lovely shop. They have a covetable selection of curio collectables for home styling- all gorgeous and almost all expensive...sigh. I knew I was in trouble when my eyes fell on the Ceramics. A Parisian brand ,their hand made white glazed terracotta tableware has a strong cult following. I like the way the simple white glaze lends a rustic romantic balance to the what could otherwise be a fussy and opulent baroque design. I left the shop with a side plate and a little coffee cup. I fear, I fear that I will go back again and again for more...
Eager to show off my new tableware, I decided to bake the Banana cupcake from Joycelyn's class last weekend. Possibly the best Banana cake I have ever tasted - richly soft , explosively fragrant with the sweet aroma of very ripe bananas - you have to be around when it is baking in the oven. I guarantee you will have your neighbour sniffing their way to your kitchen.