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Pistachio (or, Crack that Nut)

When I worked at Friendly’s Olde Ice Cream Shoppe as a teenager the store had two specials for retired individuals or members of the AARP. In the mornings, they could get breakfast for nary $2.99 including unlimited coffee, two eggs, and a side. In the evenings before 6:00 pm, as part of the Early Bird Special, the customers could choose from a list of entrees that came with a one scoop sundae. Invariably, the customers ALWAYS ordered pistachio ice cream. Once a person turns a certain age, clearly, this flavor will definitely become ones favorite. I must have served over 2,000 scoops of this green treat.

Image Via Oh Joy! And what a joy it is!

Image via Cook Your Dream.

Image via The Girl Who Ate Everything. Why not use this cranberry-pistachio cookie to inspire your next room palette?

For the longest time this bold yet subdued green reminded me of granny squares and a retirement home in Miami – YET – it’s official, it’s cool again, it’s actually even, dare I say, YOUNG!

According to the article, The History and Agriculture of the Pistachio Nut, “Archaeologists have found evidence from excavations at Jarmo in northeastern Iraq that pistachio nuts were a common food as early as 6750 BCE.

It is even rumored that the pistachio nuts were creeping down the walls of the great wonder, The Hanging Garden of Babylon.

Jason Oliver Nixon & John Loecke via Domino Magazine (RIP), October 2008.

The Pistachio Tree meets the Mint Herb in this fifties, retro inspired kitchen (Here).

I know this monochromatic wonder is a LOT, but I feel as though I am sitting in a field of verdant grasses! Via Bright Bazaar and the U.K. based Ideal Home magazine.

Jonathan Adler always hits the nail on the head with modern design mixed with traditional and antique finds. Hello white lacquer table.

Wallpaper via Fern Living, image by Betsy Maddox.

Domino Magazine strikes again!

Image via Live Like You.

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Be Fruitful and Multiply

Dress 1 (left): Fattori Flower & Fruit Print Dress

Dress 2 (right) : ASOS Summer Dress in Fruit Print

Slip-ons: Banana Print Slip-Ons by HVBAO

Platforms: Jeffrey Campbell Fruitylicious (Fruit for your Feet!)

Ring: Petit Plat Tart Ring

If designers are able to make fruit wearable (rather than edible) why not bring fruit to places in your home other than your kitchen?! Fruit’s naturally bright neon colors can help enliven any mood. The cheerful, sun-drenched colors in fruits can help to subconsciously improve mood, concentration, and speed metabolism. These colors also help sunlight to penetrate a small space. Sometimes repetitive fruit patterns lend themselves well to bright and beautiful wallpaper with an unexpected abstract twist.

Bowls:  GRAPEFRUIT BOWLS – SET OF 2 at Uncommon Goods 

Pillows: Wool Fruit Pillows by Jonathan Adler

Wallpaper: B-A-N-A-N-A-S! by Flavor Paper

Art Print: Sherbert Dot by Tyler Resty at Society6

Lazy Susan:  LAZY SUSAN FRUIT SLICES at Uncommon Goods

Fruit Compote = Homemade, a recipe here!