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May 2012

05.28.12

Mosaic Monday… Red, White, and Blue.

L to R: Soho Retro White Hex, Oceanside Glasstile Tessera Red Non-Iridescent, Ceramica Alhambra Lapis Azul, and Soho Penny Round Mosaic.

05.25.12

Friday Fare… The Perfect Burger.

 

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally seen as the start of the summer and the beginning of all that this most popular season has to offer.  For the fashion conscious, white clothing is pulled to the front of the closet, Father’s everywhere start tying up their aprons, backyard barbeques are being stripped of their covers, and grills everywhere are prepped and ready to go.  Without a doubt one of the most popular items to hit the grill this weekend will be the burger. Compliments of our friends over at Williams-Sonoma, we bring you “The Perfect Burger”.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground chuck or ground lean beef
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 or 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 slices cheddar or Swiss cheese (optional)
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Sliced tomato for serving
  • Sliced sweet white onion, such as Maui, Vidalia
    or Walla Walla, for serving
  • Torn lettuce for serving
  • Sliced dill pickle for serving
  • Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard or other
    condiments of your choice for serving

Directions:

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat.

In a large bowl, mix together the beef, yellow onion, garlic, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into

4 patties, each 3/4 inch thick.

Grill the hamburgers directly over medium-high heat, turning once, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Check for doneness by cutting into a hamburger near the center or testing with an instant-read thermometer. No pink should show on the inside, and the internal temperature should register at least 160°F on an instant-read thermometer. If making cheeseburgers, place a slice of cheese on top of each hamburger during the last 3 minutes of cooking.

During the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, toast the hamburger buns, cut side down, on the grill. Serve the hamburgers on the buns with tomato, white onion, lettuce, dill pickle and condiments. Serves 4.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series, Grilling, by Denis Kelly (Simon & Schuster, 2002).
05.24.12

Put a Pin in It (5.4)

back·splash/ˈbakˌsplaSH/Noun:

A panel behind a sink or stove that protects the wall from splashes.

Ooh… if it were only that simple!  Originally this definition probably held true. Back splashes came about simply as a way in which to protect the wall behind our stoves, sinks, and bathroom vanities from the splatters of spaghetti sauce, dish soap, and the occasional misdirected squirt of  toothpaste. In today’s world of design however, choosing a back splash for your kitchen or bathroom has to be one of the most daunting decisions in any design project. The options are unbelievably endless. Whether it be glass, ceramic, marble, mosaic, or simply a single slab of stone, with the images below and the collection on this weeks Pinterest board, we’re certain  that  “We’ve got your back (splash)”.

 

 

Walker Zanger Tuileries collection

 

Drop dead gorgeous marble slabs behind each vanity

 

Bright Spring Green subway splash

 

 

Whimsical Mosaic Circles

 

Walker Zanger Marquis Pattern from the Studio Moderne Collection

 

The natural beauty of pebbles.

 

Linear glass done as only S.R.Gambrel Designs can.

 

The crisp clean look of Walker Zanger Vibe Ashbury mosaic in Powder Blue..

 

The Bold Chevron

 

The classic beauty of a single slab.

05.23.12

Behind the Scenes with Walker Zanger

Our new advertising campaign – which you can find in magazines like Architectural Digest and Luxe

Interiors -  has garnered a lot of positive attention, which is  certainly gratifying.  Most people only see the finished product of an ad, but a lot  of work goes on behind the scenes.   From the initial concept, to building sets, selecting props, casting models and the shoot itself, everything has to come together in concert to create the final polished piece.

During our last shoot, we had some creative friends from Minx Films come by to shoot some video,  and  they made this cool little”behind the scenes” film that packs three long days of photography into 3 minutes.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

If you want to check out more of the ads in the series, go to wallkerzanger.com.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

 

05.21.12

Mosaic Monday… Provence.

L to R: Contessa Chartreuse, Beaumaniere Classic Limestone, Pavia Antico Walnut and Contessa Aquamarine.

All photo images and text are the property of Walker Zanger. Please do not use for commercial purposes without permission. You are welcome to repost. copyright 2014.

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