Author: Karen Man

a student, teacher, sister, daughter, friend, baker, thrower of dinner parties, jumper at the opportunity to fail, made of unicorn breath and Danish summers, and lover of sunflowers.

Betsy’s Granola

250g gluten-free oats (2 1/4 cups)150g pecans, whole or broken in half if large (2 cups)130g pumpkin seeds (1 1/2 cups)80g sunflower seeds (1 cup)75g slivered almonds (1/2 cup)70g olive oil (1/3 cup)110g maple syrup (1/2 cup)5g sea salt or pink salt4-6g paprika4g cinnamon3g tumeric2g nutmeg2g cardamom2g black pepper1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, optional 80g large […]

The Lima Year

They say travel opens the mind, the palate, creativity, understanding of the world—that it changes you. That I could return with an expanded self. Peru would expand me.


The night sky presents a survey of a regularly-occurring darkness. That which is always largest in the night sky—the Moon. As the moon holds within her the totality of the feminine experience, she is most closely associated with the old and wise. Here’s a film brochure of spaceflight in modern cinema.


A handmade project of Solange’s A Seat at the Table vinyl cover in acrylic and origami mediums. Read this interview of Solange, by Beyonce. Listen to her album. Watch the music video.


Rejse is Danish for travel. Magazine cover for unusual places like Pyongyang.


Paula Scher is a highly-accomplished American graphic designer, visual artist, art design educator, and the first female principal at Pentagram, which she joined in 1991. Her work is included in the collections of New York MoMA, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich and the Centre Georges Pompidou. Enjoy this […]

Banana Bread

170g butter, room temp 200g sugar 100g whole eggs 44g whole milk 270g unbleached, unbromated flour* 5g baking powder 4g cinnamon 3 overripe bananas pinch salt Cream butter, sugar, salt, and cinnamon with a paddle. When creamy, add eggs. Add sifted dry ingredients in stages, alternating with bananas and milk. If using nuts, add last. […]