Friday, February 27, 2009

atmospheric cups

Yup, it's made of cups & hot glue.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I love this print ad for the Chanel RTW Spring '09 Collection.
It reminds me of...

This Louis Vuitton necklace from last season...

and anemones, a flower that made an appearance at my wedding.

Craving Origami

I'm in an origami phase. Here's some beautiful jewlery from Leila Batten. Too bad it's actually made of paper, I would likely destroy the bracelet after one wearing.

Friday, February 20, 2009

take a look, it's in a book[case]...

Infinity bookcase by Job Koelewijn

Do you climb in? Does it open up? Or does it not even matter cause you're never going to get to read all the books you'd like to anyway?

John Frisch

Some inspirational images for my cosmetics company lobby by John Frisch.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This company understands that one can never have enough makeup. Once you open one compact there's even more adorableness to discover! The packaging is so cute though, that I fear I could not actually wear the makeup. I wonder what Pupa means in Italian... I shall go consult my dictionary.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

like, don't need.

I don't drink coffee or tea, but if I did, it would be out of this mug by Suck UK.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


It's a day for sweetness that I will be spending with my honey.
Some more from MoMa. This one is Sweet Dreams Security Series by Matthias Megyeri. Cutest security ever.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

I see the light!

I'll admit that I have never spent the time to get Rothko. Today I spent the time, and I get it. No 3./No.13 at MoMa did it for me. As with all new loves, I can't get enough.

My closeups.

I've heard people talk about colors floating, and light, and canvases expanding. It's all true. Rothko was so concerned with how his work was displayed. He preferred his work to be grouped together, which is how I've seen it before. But here, it's displayed in a room with other artists. I was drawn to it and I think the diversity helped.

Go see it! MoMa is free on Friday evenings thanks to another love of mine, Target.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

MAD for some bags, bowls & spoons

Just got back from The Museum of Art and Design where I enjoyed viewing Yuken Teruya's Ten Cut Paper Bags. These images are of similar pieces, but MAD doesn't let you take photos and they don't have any of these images on their site. Yuken lives in Brooklyn. Maybe I'll see him in Prospect Park with Keri Russell (saw her in the park last week 5 seconds after seeing a whole spread in New York Magazine about how she lives in my neighborhood).

There are so many cityscape themed objects to be found but this one just glowed- literally, they displayed it on a lit pedestal, which is the only way to see it. I am of course referring to Jay Musler's Cityscape Bowl from 1989.

There's a time lapse video of Jill Townsley's Pyramid falling down slowly over time. Apparently the plastic in the spoons breaks down and it's supposed to represent art's impermanence... or something. I was hoping it would fall while I was there. It didn't.

Marloes ten Bhomer

I've been working on a shoe design and in my research I discovered a love of all things Marloes ten Bhomer.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

alternative shelving

Movisi bookshelves made with Arpro. Oh, the possibilities...

Saturday, February 7, 2009

BK bastards

Oh, Brooklyn Industries, you adorable bastards. Why must you be so freakin expensive? $36 for a t-shirt?! I still love you though.

Friday, February 6, 2009


It's all about food today. I'm still enjoying this healthy take on a spinach and artichoke dip I made earlier this week (and my "I", I mean I found the recipe and my husband made it). It's from Food Network's Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger. It's easy to make (so I'm told) and beyond good.

Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 cloves garlic
1 (9-ounce) package artichoke hearts, defrosted, rinsed and dried
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, excess liquid squeezed out.
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 cup (4 ounces) Neufchatel cheese (reduced-fat cream cheese)
2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until onions are light golden but not browned. Remove from heat and cool.
In the bowl of a food processor combine artichoke hearts, spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, Neufchatel, mozzarella and salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Add cooled onion-garlic mixture to the food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Transfer mixture into an 8-inch glass square baking dish or 9-inch glass pie plate which has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with pita wedges or crudites.

And for dessert... I found these yummies at ShanaLogic.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

In the year 2000...

Audi's styling is on point as can be seen by their Locus concept car. Take note big 3.

Leafy Shade

Concept: Implementation:

Office building lobby in China by the firm A-Asterisk

Looks like a sucessful take on a popular theme of incorporating natural motifs in interior spaces. Can't find any description of it's actual "green" qualities though.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fashion Forward

Coolest innovation I've seen all day:
Sabine Munch's design using Luminex.
Found on fashion technology blog twenty1f