Emerging Thing of the Week
Illinois: Italian beef!
We have a significant amount of homestate pride around here—today’s designer, Jennifer Beeman of Hound, is from my good ol’ IL, and don’t even get Claire started about Delaware. Which means a deep, belly-filling affection for Kelly Pratt’s Stately Sandwiches project comes easy. It’s as simple as it is elegant: The Chicago design student photographs the components of the local between-two-slices favorite and catalogs them to her super-clean website, which also has a rundown of the requisite recipes and will, soon enough, make it possible for you to buy the photos as prints. Because how awesome would they look hanging next to your fridge? —erica