Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rotten Apples

Julia Chiang recently went to a residency in Colorado and came out with some rotten apples. I've been a fan of Julia's work since her collaboration with Ryan McGuinness at Deitch but have grown to love her work more with her hand-embroidery and etched mirrors. And now these...
Never before have I wanted such a rotten apple more.

Text from the New Museum store:
"Julia Chiang is interested in objects usually considered unworthy, unattractive, or unimportant. The apple stands as a symbol of desire and also of NYC- a home of both desire and discard. These delicate apples, frozen in a state of beautiful decay, are handmade of porcelain and coated with a 5% gold luster. Edition of 21 signed and numbered."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My community...

I recently got a plot in my Community Garden, after living here for 5 years... One of the many pleasures of Spring in New York and of New York itself. I still have my rooftop garden growing, but am very excited to get to know my neighbors.

This is my plot, #19, the shady one. Started to grow some basil, beets, green onions, cilantro, brussel sprouts. I hope to grow some tomatoes and some flowers too.

These beautiful tulips and daffodils were cut from the garden as well.

Also in my neighborhood, the Brooklyn Flea and Mr. Softee outside of the flea.

Must have of the summer in my neighborhood: Habana Outpost's frozen mojitos. YUM!

Monday, April 27, 2009

swirlin' at the "Sea Swirl"

This weekend, I took a trip outside of the city to Mystic, CT. Mystic as in "Mystic Pizza," I have the proof below. I've always wanted to do a fried clam road trip and Ipswich, MA to the Clam Box was a little too far to go to (and yes, I mainly want to go there because it looks like an actual clam box).

A beautiful day to a beautiful setting. Had some fried clams at the Sea Swirl and ice cream by the water with great friends and my favorite pooch. It was a great Sunday. Tomorrow, I'll update you on my garden!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Totally into her...

I have the biggest girl crush on Janelle Monáe. Either that or I just want to be her. She's got awesome style, is totally quirky-beautiful, can dance, and has an amazing voice.

Love the saddle shoes on her!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hyperbolic Coral Reef, WHA?

This is awesome... Margaret Wertheim is a science writer who started a crochet project with her sister. They re-created the coral reef based on a crochet technique invented by a mathemetician.

The more and more I do my handi-crafts, the more I realize math is coming into play in my life. I remember when I used to say, "when am i going to use geometry and algebra in my life?!" Little did I know... tsk tsk to me.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I did something bad...

I've gotten into the pattern of baking every weekend, I don't know what it is but this time I think it was a mistake. I decided that I was going to bake these...

So here's the part where I think it was a bad idea, they are the most delicious desserts I've ever made. I mean, c'mon marshmallow fluff innards?? You can't go wrong.... I've packed up a bunch to give away so that I won't stuff myself.

I made some mini ones so that I eat less.

Here's the recipe for you gluttons. My only tips in making this is, let the pies completely cool before filling them. Also, I put 1 cup of powdered sugar and only 1 cup of fluff. (fyi, if you want to make a strawberry filling, mix some strawberry jam in it)

Friday, April 17, 2009

"I've always wanted to be a Tenenbaum."

Wes Anderson and his films have been one of the biggest inspirations to me. I have watched all of his films more than I can care to say. And its no wonder why, he combines my other favorite inspirations into his style of filmmaking. Francois Truffaut, Charles Schulz, Mike Nichols, J.D. Salinger, among others...

The Museum of the Moving Image just concluded their 5 part series breaking down Anderson's style called The Substance of Style. It goes through the set design, scene to scene shots, character development, and so on. Its pretty impressive. Check it out when you got 50 minutes (or 10 minutes).

thanks to "The Scout" for bringing this to my attention

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

hello blue ridge mountains

i got into fleet foxes a while back but am now currently obsessed with them.

you know how you listen to something and it gives you goosebumps and it leaves you with this overwhelming, swelling feeling?  maybe its only me, but "blue ridge mountains" does that.

can you imagine being in this space, a rotunda, having this played for you?  i think that's what i love about la blogotheque's take away shows.  pretty rad.

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Site for New Eyes

Finally! I've updated my website. Its been 2 years!! But now, my spiffy new web site has some photos of work in progress, random photos, new work, and faster to load! This is an easier format to update so I'll be sure of doing that more often.

Check it out HERE!

Gill-y. Gill-eeee

I'm not an expert in type but I sure do love it. The other day, I was doing research of old engravings and came across Eric Gill, Gill as in Gill Sans. A lot of the figures remind me of Clare Rojas' figures and I love the combination of type and drawings.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Beaver Projects in Germany!!

Beaver Projects is opening a new space and residency in Germany!

Beaver Projects CPH
An exhibition space and residency for the artists involved with Beaver Projects.

The opening exhibition- from CPH to Jameln-
Featuring works by: Bank & Rau, Diane Barcelowsky, Rasmus Bjørn, Gudrun Hasle, Caroline Hwang, Tanja K Jensen, Carter Kustera, Jakob Roepke and Mette Vangsgaard.

Beaver Projects CPH is a collaboration with Das Alte Haus.
Contact gallery for further info.

From CPH to Jameln
Grand Opening Friday, 4/10 from 8pm.
29479 JAMELN



29479 JAMELN
P : +49 (0)5864608

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I have a love for bears which is why this i just awesome.

This sleeping bear bag is created by Eiko Ishizawa can be taken anywhere, to be slept in the woods, park benches, etc. Its not for sale (yet!) but is a very cool concept.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


This weekend was filled with:

-Getting my plot at the Clifton Community Garden

-Traveling down to Dumbo for Brooklyn Flea and Almondine (see pics below)

If you haven't been to Almondine, you need to go. Chocolate Almond Croissants are like moments of heaven in your mouth.

Also, as we were walking down to the Flea we came across this place: LAND, League Artists Natural Design. According to the Brooklyn Arts Council, LAND "is a unique studio and gallery that features work of adult artists living with disabilities. LAND is designed to help these artists develop their skills in a nurturing enviornment and market their art to the community in a vibrant and inclusive manner."

Looking forward to visiting it when its open. And yes, that card does say "Judas Priest wishes you a happy birthday."

-And on beautiful Sunday, had a lovely brunch with some ladies and built my garden box on my roof top!

I'm planting my seedlings now and hopefully will be transplanting them in the coming weeks!