Monday, May 31, 2010
BOUGAINVILLEA IN SANTA BARBARA | PHOTO BY DESTINED TO DESIGN
Friday, May 28, 2010
1. an oldie but goodie - this skit from snl is cracking me up today.
2. this recipe sounds delicious, think i'm going to test it out this weekend.
3. this could be dangerous, but it's too exciting - madewell's gone e-commerce!
4. delightful abstract watercolors by katherine sandoz really caught my eye.
5. i think i'd die a happy person if i were ever invited to a sunday supper party. now this is my idea of heaven.
6. a gorgeous collection of leather school bags - one day i'll be able to afford mulberry's alexa. one day.
7. what a perfect satchel - i love that putty color as an alternative neutral.
8. the cutest website (and company idea) for van leeuwen artisan ice cream. check out that list of flavors!
9. just what it says: a simple summer look. i adore it.
10. what are you all doing this weekend? i'm heading north, but wish i could escape to a countryside like this with all my favorite people.
IMAGES FROM SMOG SHOPPE
Thursday, May 27, 2010
IMAGES FROM AC MARTIN
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 small clove garlic, peeled, green germ removed, and minced
1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
7 ounces (210 g) mixed salad greens (8 cups, loosely packed), such as escarole, oak-leaf, and romaine, rinsed, patted dry, and torn into bite-size pieces
1. Place the vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, and garlic in a medium-size bowl and whisk together until blended. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking constantly, until the dressing is emulsified.
2. Add the greens and toss well until they are coated with the dressing. Season with pepper to taste and serve the salad immediately.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
1. passion pit | sleepyhead
2. caesars | since you've been gone
3. cat power | sea of love
4. the national | vanderlyle crybaby geeks
5. clap your hands say yeah | love song no.7
6. fanfarlo | harold t. wilkins, or how to wait for a very long time
*click here to listen to mixtape no.27!
Friday, May 21, 2010
MOMOFUKU DELIGHT, NYC | PHOTO BY DESTINED TO DESIGN
1. favorite new blog find of the week: she eats bears, which chronicles one little lady's attempt to cook everything from scratch. in love with the name and header! (via a cup of jo)
2. these branding packages from studio round absolutely stopped me in my tracks. spot-on to my aesthetic and super inspiring.
3. i wish i had a home office, and that it looked like the top image in this series.
4. can completely relate to erin's crushes this week, namely that bedroom.
5. rachel's post reminded me that i need to fill my empty porch pots with some fresh herbs for summer cooking.
6. a great laptop case with a nod to a simpler time.
7. aha! the leica camera case as a bag. knew it was only a matter of time.
8. loving this spring wish list - all the essentials, and nothing more.
9. nothing catches my eye more than driving past a house or building with vines creeping up the side. it evoke such a cozy, lived-in feeling.
10. if i could only wear one thing all summer long, this would be it.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1. VINTAGE BRASS ELEPHANT CARD HOLDER, $85 | 2. ROUND GLASS BOTTLE WITH BRASS RING STOPPER, $145
3. WOOD NESTING TRAYS, $225 | 4. BRASS BINOCULARS ON STAND, $165
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
1. FAVORITE DESIGNER? jonathan adler, morgan lefey, lotta jansdotter
8. AT AGE SEVEN, YOU WANTED TO BE...? a broadway star or folk singer
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Friday, May 14, 2010
1. i've seen my fair share of stationary companies, but this one stopped me in my tracks - sensational work by sideshow press
2. such a cute pair of nautical earrings - the perfect summer accessory
3. i'm with jenny - these two photos have a beautiful symmetry when paired
4. the perfect gift for your world-traveling friend - love the hand-illustrated quality of it
5. two great summer looks that i'm definitely on board with - strappy sandals and red sneakers? absolutely.
6. baron wells' portfolio is so moving - such beautifully paired images, via brian ferry
7. elegant industrial-style metal window panes. love the antique ones, but hope's windows can often be equally beautiful
8. these watches would make for the perfect everyday accessory - i'll take the black and white one, please
9. don't think i'll ever tire of the scalloped fashion trend - chloe pioneered it but bekvam does a stunning rendition
10. a pretty sweet am/fm radio design from the '60's that i think would look great nestled in a bookshelf or gracing a bedside table
Thursday, May 13, 2010
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1. zazie: eggs over medium on polenta with tomato chevre, mushrooms and onions
2. tartine: eclair, lemon cream tart & hazelnut chocolate tart
3. pizzeria delphina: margherita pizza
4. suppenküche: käsespätzle mit zwiebel-buttersoße und gemischtem salat (translation: cheese spätzle in onion butter sauce served with a small mixed salad)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
...in my opinion, derrick miller is about as sharp as it gets.
IMAGES FROM 42ND BLACK WATCH & BLACK NOUVEAU
IMAGES FROM EPICURIOUS & FLICKR
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
2 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt such as Maldon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk
3 large eggs
Heat 1 cup sugar in a dry 10-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring with a fork to heat sugar evenly, until it starts to melt, then stop stirring and cook, swirling skillet occasionally so sugar melts evenly, until it is dark amber.
Add 1 1/4 cups cream (mixture will spatter) and cook, stirring, until all of caramel has dissolved. Transfer to a bowl and stir in sea salt and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, bring milk, remaining cup cream, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar just to a boil in a small heavy saucepan, stirring occasionally.
Lightly whisk eggs in a medium bowl, then add half of hot milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Pour back into saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until custard coats back of spoon and registers 170°F on an instant-read thermometer (do not let boil). Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl, then stir in cooled caramel.
Chill custard, stirring occasionally, until very cold, 3 to 6 hours. Freeze custard in ice cream maker (it will still be quite soft), then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to firm up.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
1. ADJUSTABLE DESK LAMP, $1,800 | 2. PAIR OF SCONCES, $3,800
3. 1950's SCONCE, $2,019 | 4. DOUBLE ARM WALL LAMPS
Monday, May 10, 2010
p.s. check out this ny times feature on shopping with michael bargo - he's got a great eye.
IMAGES BY DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN
Friday, May 7, 2010
1. design with thought: pieces from martino gamper's 100 chairs in 100 days exhibit
2. landscape architect, gabriel wick's, fantastic parisian abode - absolutely heavenly
3. probably a bit behind, but just discovered totokaelo - my goodness, i want every outfit
4. lusting over this loose leaf paper t-shirt - please make adult sizes! (via blue moss)
5. these beautiful inspiration boards are urging me to gather all those magazine clippings and spruce mine up this weekend
6. wonderful mix of textures on chi-young bang - and that chloe clutch! swoon.
7. the niece of kate spade premieres her adorably styled fashion line, whit - looks like great taste is all in the family
8. a simple, but endearing bearded man - deciding whether or not it would be weird to have him grace my sofa
9. a wonderful springtime wishlist from a lady that certainly knows good style
10. wow, what an image - i can't stop looking at it. download + listen to the accompanying air france track, too.
IMAGES FROM DUCKDUCK COLLECTIVE
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
TOP PHOTO, BOTTOM PHOTO
1. G&L UNSTRUCTURED JACKET, $295 | 2. G&L LEWIS SHIRT, $160 | 3. G&L CHAMBREY TROUSER SHORT, $145 | 4. G&L ZIPFRONT JACKET, $165