Monday, 19 September 2011

Illustrated Recipes - More Appealing, More Appetizing

I'm really lousy in the kitchen department. In fact, I keep teasing my mum by telling her that all my friends cook well except for me (not true). But I have always had a fascination with magazine/online recipes and cooking books. I would pay attention to how certain chefs demonstrate their recipes well and how others use great visuals. However, most, if not all, magazines or cooking books in the Arab world use photography and a standard way of displaying a list of the ingredients and steps.

These are much more interesting, although I have to admit some are not detailed enough.

You can view some more on this really cool website

Mouth-Watering Desserts

Light Snacks (or not so light)

Around The World with a Few Dishes

Speaking of cooking, I found this kinda-funny Kharabeesh video

Click to go to youtube

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Fancy a Cup of Tea? Great Branding Practices

Kusmi Tea

Kusmi Tea enjoys an eye-catching colorful pattern and an exotic look and feel.

Lov Organic

Nothing has 'Organic' written all over it like a minimal design with soft tones.

Isst Organic

Minimal design and soft tones - check. Very refreshing, very organic.


I am a sucker for icons, and vintage patterns.


High end tea. Well, it looks pretty elegant. Using the color black is absolutely unconventional for tea branding.

Whittard of Chelsea

I'm not sure if a cup of tea would make me feel 'beautiful' but I like the 'mood' idea.

Al Wezzah Tea

Just kidding.