Legion of Honor: William Morris

My soccer game was rained out on Saturday, so Marina and I ventured to the Legion of Honor Museum to see the Victorian Avant-Garde exhibition, "Cult of Beauty." Of the pieces in the collection, William Morris' wallpaper and textile designs resonated with me the most. Here are a few of my favorites:

william morris textile collage

Many of Morris' textiles were originally created as upholstery fabric or tapestries. The designs were later redrawn on a smaller scale to make suitable for dress making. The fabrics were popularized by Liberty of London decades after Morris' death and remain in production to this day. He was incredibly prolific, and his work is timeless.

The museum cafe was packed, so we decided to go to our favorite spot, Thorough Bread, for some pick-me-ups.

marina at the cafe and boots in the rain

Tea and French pastries make me ridiculously happy. I had the last sweet potato and sage turnover and Marina had gougères (which she attempted to make from memory as an appetizer for her birthday party, and they didn't turn out as wonderful as she had hoped). I found this recipe and we're both going to give it a try. In other news, Jeffery and I are recently hooked on watching The Walking Dead. I am not typically into gore or anything too scary, but it's really well done. So I recommend giving it a try.