The world cup is here, and for most of us that means fiddling with TVs and projectors and tending the grill in the back yard.
For those of us for who have had enough of cheap sausages, this is a simple and also economical alternative. (chicken wings are something of a by-product of the leg and breast preferences of most consumers) Perfect for big groups.
The principle is simple: chicken wings already have the fatty skin that makes them succulent and crunchy on a grill: all you need to do is help the flavour along by pre-marinading...
Roger Penrose is a mathematician and physicist whose approach to life and work has been a guiding light for us here at Fundamental. We have no solid basis in mathematics and physics beyond secondary level, and it is from a position of not knowing, of wonder that we are drawn to his work.
Penrose is one of those scientists whose body of work ranges from something that a child can play with to the truly mindblowing.
RHOMBUS ceiling ornament, our first product to explore the penrose tiling.
The easiest and most googleable of his contributions...
Hot and cool, dusty and clear music from far away places, with a strong dash of funk, for dreaming of the desert.
Today we present a hero close to home: Beyza Özler. In her Wild Heart Free Soul store, also known as Beyza's Temple, Beyza has selected heartbreakingly beautiful vintage Kelims from all over Turkey.
The combination of her excellent eye, and the rich tradition that she is drawing from leads to a tightly edited selection of the most perfect colors and patterns, as a well as a real sense for place, that could be described as spiritual, if that's what you're into.
Beyza has a showroom on the...
This isn't so much a recipe as a reminder: now is the time of year to enjoy the fresh, cooling hangover-proof daytime drinking classic, the white wine spritzer.
For the classic spritzer, you just need some cold fresh white wine, Bergdolt does an excellent Grauburgunder (Pino Grigio) but a Weissburgunder (Pino Bianco) or Riesling are also great as a spritzer. Remeber that the water is important, something with a full, aggressive sparkle, low sodium content, and always from a glass bottle, never plastic.
We will be serving these at our opening on the 28th of April, courtesy of our...
A fresh playlist of contemporary love songs for a bittersweet seduction. Enjoy alone, with a new flame, and old love or with good friends.
Cy Twombly was an american artist whose romantic symbolism cuts through the abstract canvases he created.
Very much a creature of his time, the influence of his cohort of American abstract expressionsts is clear, but something timeless shines through all of that.
This image from his studio south of Rome reveals his engagement with a sort of shared cultural memory, that for us really shines through his canvases.
Cy was short for Cyclone, in case you were wondering.
Heat the olive oil in a caserole dish. Chop the onions and paprikas into thumb sized chunks and saute gently until the onions are translucent.
Chop the courgettes, aubergines, tomatos into similarly sized chunks and add to the onions and paprikas.
This month we made a summary of our favourites from the studio playlist:
But for the first time, we are also sharing the long list. You know the spotify playlist where you just dump all the albums you kind of like right now and play it on shuffle -
Let us know if that's of any use to you or if you prefer it kept tight.
If you look up 'tea' in the first cookery book that comes to hand you will probably find that it is unmentioned; or at most you will find a few lines of sketchy instructions which give no ruling on several of the most important points.
This is curious, not only because tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country, as well as in Eire, Australia and New Zealand, but because the best manner of making it is the subject of violent disputes.
When I look through...