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Guest Picks: Delicious Decoration
The daily attention we pay to preparing and eating food is naturally immersed in our lives. I like to see images of and words about food incorporated into the details of the space around me. They inspire me. We all want the material pieces that surround our lives to reflect out interests, and for me, it's all about food. From quotable Julia Child tidbits on kitchen tools to a naturally scented grapefruit aroma dispenser, these products let me live and breathe the love I have for food and all of its methods of preparation. — Mariko from The Little Foodie
'Eat' Vinyl Wall Decal by Tweet Heart Wall Art - $15
Simple and bold, this scripted command is about making your kitchen into your office.
'We Go Together' by Eyecharts - $18
This customizable print is all about the harmony of food and relationships. I love these pairings and think that a happy marriage could live under this mantra.
Set of Typographic Food Prints by Lucy Loves This - $73.77
Typographic prints work well in the modern kitchen. I like how this set represents the omnivorous diet so well.
Lemon Slice Apron
Doesn't it just make sense to use food prints on clothing worn while making food? I wish this same print were on a dress.
Girls' Apron with Apple Pear Fabric by Amy's Polka Dots & Posies - $20
I love how food play is the game that kids come back to the most. I'd encourage it with this apron and a few felt food toys.
Paaryna Tea Towel Set - $36
These bold pear print towels are beautiful and could go into any kitchen! I wouldn't even want to dry my hands on them, though.
Julia Child Quote Tea Towels by Sew Ecological
Julia Child was not only a great cook, she was a great talker. These sweet flour sack towels are stamped with snippets of her words.
Julia Child Quote in Pyrex by Gone Girly
Here are more words of wisdom from Julia Child, this time etched into a casserole dish, making it art that's functional and good enough to display.
Julia Child Kitchen Print by Sweetpress Studio
And here's one more fun Julia Child's quote — because butter and cream are just what you need, along with this cute print for your kitchen.
Grapefruit Pop Diffuser - $58
Honestly, the only smells I like to have in my house are fresh flowers or food, so this just makes scents.
Porta Romana Glass Pear Lamp, Charcoal & Silver
This table lamp is sleek and very unobtrusive in its theme. Never underestimate a well-placed pear.
French Wine Barrel Wall Sculpture - $99.95
Wine barrels are being upcycled into furniture, shelving and wall art. This is a piece of recycled beauty that everyone can appreciate.
Grilled Cheese Nation Food Truck Print by Linden Leaf - $12
This Etsy store understands how great food trucks become pieces of art that are associated with their food. I'd like to make a pod of trucks along the walls in my living room.
Red and Black Plums Poster by Robert Papp - $27
This print by Robert Papp, the artist for Cook's Illustrated magazine, is fit to eat. I love the plum's texture, in real life and in this print.
Absinthe Berthelot Framed Art Print by Leonetto Cappiello - $167
I've been told that the beautiful people eat late at night, and I get those same romantic notions when I look at these old café prints.
Mexican Food Sign/Vintage Restaurant Wall Decor - $16.85
Speaking of old pictures, a vintage sign, even with the words stripped of their context, are antiques worthy of sunny memories.
'Sprinkles' Giclée Print - $39
Paul and Jordan Ferney, an artist and a cook, had the genius idea to collaborate for a series of cake paintings. These prints can hang anywhere in the house — because it's always time for cake.
Ice Cream Sandwich iPhone Case by Aestheticase - $8.99
It's possible that this case will make me hungry enough to absentmindedly chew on my phone's corners.
Iris Koser's chocolate furniture looks appropriately fun, even with the "if you have to ask" price tag.