Wren & Cooper Blog is moving to our new E-Commerce Website

Posted in Design, Furniture with tags , , , on September 21, 2012 by Wren & Cooper

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve launched our new website, at www.wrenandcooper.com, complete with a shopping cart. Have a look at all of the shiny new features, such as expandable images, full size wood swatches, revolving slideshows and our new informational pages about our products and recent press. Our blog will also be moving over to be hosted on the new site. If  you would like to continue subscribing to our blog posts please visit the new site and sign up on the Blog page.  Thanks so much to everyone who has followed our blog. We hope you like our new site as much as we do. Cheers!

Center City Chair in Mahogany + Espresso Leather

 

In the studio

 

Center City Media Console in Mahogany

 

New Full Size Swatches

 

In the studio

 

Saturday morning at the lavender farm –

Posted in Bucks County, Inspiration with tags , , , , on June 24, 2012 by Wren & Cooper

 

We checked out the Peace Valley Lavender Farm yesterday morning, which we’d been meaning to do ever since we moved to Bucks County. I think the images speak for themselves; This is just an incredibly beautiful corner of the world, and well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Salad with Red Wine Vinagrette and Honey

Posted in Food, Travel with tags , , , , on June 10, 2012 by Wren & Cooper

Greek Salad with Red Wine Vinagrette and Honey

We went to Greece a few years ago, and while we were there, we got really into assembled salads. It was so hot and sunny, and eating heavy foods was really unappealing. Our host, Theo, introduced us to real Greek Salad, i.e., chunks of tomato, cucumber, onion, olives, and HUGE pieces of feta.

Morning view of Nikiti, Chalkidiki, Greece

I have been making it back at home ever since, with a few alterations and additions. I add lettuce, to make it  more nutritious and, and cut down on the amount of feta (or at least the size of the chunks). The key to this salad, what makes it really good, is a light drizzle of honey, which is applied after the salad is dressed and plated. The honey covers a little bit of everything, and really plays well off the vinegar and salty feta.

Recipe:

1 cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/3 inch slices

2 or 3 tomatoes, cut into large wedges

1/4 of a small red onion, thinly sliced

handful of black pitted olives

1/2 a block or so of feta cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes

spring mix lettuce or romaine

fresh oregano leaves, chopped

Honey

Assemble all ingredients on plates, drizzle with dressing, and then honey to taste.

Dressing:

Olive Oil

Red Wine Vinegar

Salt

Pepper

Honey

Honeyed cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and feta

Serve this salad with a good ciabatta or other white, italian style bread, toasted (grilled if possible). Rub the toasted bread with a split clove of garlic, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with dried oregano and salt. Makes a really nice warm weather lunch or dinner.

Evening view of Nikiti

The spoils from a Saturday morning trip to the Center Farm

Posted in Bucks County, Inspiration with tags on May 19, 2012 by Wren & Cooper

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Biscuits for Maple Lovers.

Posted in Food with tags , , , on May 13, 2012 by Wren & Cooper

I just finished making these “Maple Sugar Ragamuffins”, and they’re really amazing. It’s a rolled up little biscuit with caramelized maple sugar all over, a bit salty and not too sweet. I found maple sugar at store the other day and have been trying to figure out something to do with it.

The recipe is from Gourmet Today, the cookbook put out by Gourmet magazine just before it was cancelled. These were easier to make than scones, are great with a cup of tea, and look a really impressive.

A Truckload of Forsythia: What I did this weekend

Posted in Bucks County, Inspiration with tags , on April 9, 2012 by Wren & Cooper

 

 

Custom Media Console

Posted in Custom Work, Design, Furniture with tags , on March 30, 2012 by Wren & Cooper

We recently finished a custom media cabinet for some lovely clients, and wanted to share a few pictures. They needed something to fit a very particular space in their recently renovated living room. I drew up some sketches for them, based on my Bucks Coffee Table, which they liked.

We decided on dimensions, and I started building. We were initially going to go with little knobs for the doors, but ended up doing little cut out birds to use as finger pulls instead. I think they turned out pretty cute, and they were a lot of fun to make.

 

 

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