Sunday, February 28, 2010

Linnaean Libation League & Flatbush Farm

Last night I attended my first event at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens that I read about in 
Brooklyn Based email. The Linnaean Libation League hosted a celebration for gin and 
the herbs/plants it takes to grow & flavor that delicious poison. The fashion direction 
was 1960s Palm Springs so not only did I enjoy amazing the Gin "Garden" Martini's, but 
everywhere I looked I saw amazing vintage & vintage-inspired outfits. Afterwards we 
had dinner on the other side of the park at Flatbush Farm - an old favorite of mine. 
I insisted everyone play the fun game of "pass the camera around and take a photo of 
your dish."

White Stripes + Michel Gondry

Still obsessed with these collaborations of the White Stripes and Michel Gondry. (Both have amazing websites as well, so check those out too!)

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Saw these beautiful photos over on Child of the Moon & wanted to share. All photos by the amazing Bert Stern.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ekovaruhuset (House of Organic)

Sunday morning my friend and I visited this shop in the Lower East Side - Ekovaruhuset which means House of Organic. So lovely! The woman in the shop told us lots of the products come from her friend who has a bunny farm and every 3 months she cuts the bunny hair and spins it into yarn and makes beautiful hats & scarves. The third picture down is an example. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Valentine's Day

Better late than never right? Brunch at  Spitzer's - an old favorite in the Lower East Side, and then just wandered around the East Village, enjoying a Sunday in the city. 

Tompkins Square Park at dusk:

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Red Shoes

Just saw the beautiful film, The Red Shoes, tonight at the Film Forum. A dancer has to chose between dance & love - what a woe, what's a girl to do?! Such a delightful pleasure for my eyes - such rich, saturated colors, and over 20 minutes of the film devoted to ballet... sooo lovely! I wish I could find stills that give the film justice, but these from a quick google search will have to do.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Wow what a Sunday! Right after I woke up I was thrilled with good news about my dear friend's birth of a beautiful baby girl. I went to a new-to-me Episcopal church in Brooklyn Heights then met a friend for brunch in the city. We wandered around a bit and then I headed uptown to the MoMA to meet a friend of a friend to watch a series of documentaries about Eastern Kentucky & the Appalachian culture.  

At the end of the night, I had dinner alone at an old favorite - Grey Dog Cafe, and enjoyed the quiet time to myself to reflect.I just finished reading the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and a large theme of the book is the injustice & poverty in the Congo and various parts of Africa.  I gave up bread & sweets for Lent, and also am aiming for a diet rich in vegetables and it occurred to me, wow - how lucky that I even have a choice to do this. I am so blessed! 

Now for some pretty photos, these pink roses somehow are refusing to wilt away & die. They have dried quite nicely - probably because they are right by radiator. I found this stick with a little nut hanging from it on the street & I quite like it. What do you think?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Judit Garcia-Talavera

Yesterday we had a rep from Jed Root Agency visit our office to show the work of their illustrators. I was familiar with a few, but delighted to be exposed to some new artists. I love the work of  Judit Garcia-Talavera. I'm always drawn to ink drawings with a bright splash of watercolor. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Seasonal Food Calendar

In doing intensive design/typography research for work today, I stumbled across these beautiful little calendars by Joel Richardson on Typography Served. Of course I love the hand-made element, but also the reminder to eat what is in season.


hehe I love a good word pun, check it out: TIE-pography :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Iris Cafe

After a crazy week at work it was so nice to sleep in Saturday morning. I got up and strolled through Brooklyn Heights toward the new Iris CafĂ©. Lots of snow still on the ground, and the grey skies seemed to enhance all the colors around me. I had the BEST oatmeal ever - spiced apples, a drizzle of caramel, and steamed milk.