I finally got around to creating a for-realz design for this site. It even looks good on iPads and iPhones! Amazing, I know.
For some reason, this has proven challenging since I started writing this blog a year ago. I suppose it’s much like writing an artist statement: how do you distill all of your artistic interests—everything that matters—down to fifty words (or in this case into one header image)? What could I photograph that would encapsulate creativity, living simply, and food with a single image?
Oranges, I suppose.
They are beautiful, simple, and tasty. Perfect.
This whole re-designing process got me thinking about my purpose for this site. I have found that a lot of alternative foodie blogs share intricate recipes requiring exotic spices, vegan protein powders, single-use kitchen gadgets, and hard-to-find flours like chestnut flour.
I’m not into that.
You could spend an hour making fruit leather, or you could just eat an orange. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some fruit leather, but I have found that it’s often a lot easier (and equally satisfying) to avoid over-processing my food. Banana chips were a big hit in our house, but I find the work involved discouraging when I could just grab a fresh banana. I find that kind of simplicity in the kitchen liberating.
And this is true for other aspects of my life too—whether it’s interior design, fashion, art, or film. I embrace living simply because it opens up space to do what I love. A simpler life means less maintenance—and for me that means more time for things like filmmaking (which I should really get back to now).