true story: my mom used to buy these and i definitely slapped my brother’s packet onto the ground because he wouldn’t give me the white one and i lived for that one and he said he was going to tattle and i said “no one’s going to believe you colin”.
I made a cake for my birthday last month mainly because I was avoiding studying for my last exam. Being home meant that I had access to an unnaturally well equipped kitchen complete with blow torch and gold food spray (?). Now that I’m back in New York a dishwasher seems novel!
These illustrations of beautiful leaved plants are from the Huntington Library’s rare copy of the fittingly titled Beautiful Leaved Plants (1861) by E. J. Lowe. These woodblock illustrations are the work of the talented Benjamin Fawcett (1808–93). Working from his business in the village of Driffield in East Yorkshire, England, Fawcett carved the designs (after the work of the naturalist artist A. F. Lydon) in relief on woodblocks. The designs were then printed in black and white, and elements of the design were then meticulously hand-colored. Fawcett was such a perfectionist that he even made his own colored inks! And wowie, LOOK AT THESE COLORS!!