Friday, December 31, 2010

DECEMBER 31, 2010

White Hinterland - Icarus


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

new york city

walking around this fall

Friday, December 10, 2010

I can't do my homework

Big Deal - Homework on Vimeo.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Gift Guide Number 2: Boys

I actually think my boyfriend is really easy to buy for, but it was harder for me to put together this little batch of gift ideas while avoiding what I actually got him (none of these things!) because I think he actually checks this once in a while. I did however include one thing I got for my brother (the Brooklyn cookbook), and something I got for Luke last year but I like everything else a lot and hopefully a boy you know will also!

1. Everything he needs to make his own beer in his kitchen - Beer Making Kit from the Brooklyn Brew Shop $40. 2. An awesome cookbook with recipes from tons of great brooklyn restaurants...Franny's...Dumont...Marlow and Sons etc etc. The New Brooklyn Cookbook via Amazon $26.40 new. 3. A cute minimalist japanese backpack by Nanamica via Trés Bien Shop $188. 4. I always want to surprise someone with perfect concert tickets, but my timing has always been off. The Get Up Kids anyone?? I am still super bummed about missing the Something to Write Home About tour last year....that would have been a nice present... 5. A fancy shave and haircut from Freeman's Sporting Club Barber with a bottle of D. R. Harris Aftershave Milk - $38. 6. A cute button up by Wood Wood from Creatures of Comfort $155

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

braid pile

pretty braids from my photo library....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Xmas Gift Guide Pt. 1

Ohhhh the degree to how much I love Christmas shopping is kind of crazy. I'm excited that it's finally an appropriate time to have it on the brain, because I usually start my hunting around mid-October. Getting things for my family and boyfriend is (oh I am so virtuous!) definitely more enjoyable than the receiving end. Inspired by the lovely Joanna's yearly gift guide, I decided to take a stab at it too. Pt 1. - My sisters (and good for a girl-friend/girlfriend too)

1. Adorable calendar by The Wild Unkown $30, 2. A gorgeous, sculptural pinata by Confetti System $150. I would love this hanging in my room (they also have the most incredible garlands!) 3. And the woodsy prism (also The Wild Unknown) $60-$85 - haunt their website! the most perfect things, and they have holiday specials too. 4. A chubby alpaca&wool neck warmer by Greenpoint's Pipsqueak Chapeau $120. 5. Teeny vintage heart earrings from Day Lab $4. 6. A mix CD - this is one of the my favorite gifts to give and receive! 7. A customized bottle of Le Labo's most beautiful perfume. Their scents are mixed one at a time and they will (so amazing!) customize the bottle with the receivers name. 8. A cool knit headband by Hortensia from OAK. $122. I really want ones of theesssee

Okay, so I know its much easier as a girl to shop for a girl, but expect a couple more gift guides to come with ideas for the hardest people to shop for

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Wild Unknown

Obsessed with these beautiful prisms by The Wild Unknown...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

NYC Itinerary PART 2

There are way too many places I could recommend, and I feel like I should pick a neighborhood to focus on when I do these posts, like, here is what you should do for a fulfilling day in Park Slope! But I am just gonna stick with my real favorites and unfortunately, they're all over the place. Anyway, here we go! Part 2: Only food

1. Cheeky Sandwiches - Orchard St. Between Canal and Hester St. (closes at 6pm)
Holy shit. I love Cheeky's. It's a hole-in-the-wall New Orleans style sandwich shop on Orchard St with about 5 things on the menu served & made by a very charismatic & super-model handsome Louisiana export in a black tie and thick black glasses. It's been open for less than a year and already has a cultish following. I always get the chicken sandwich on a biscuit with gravy and a bag of salt & vinegar chips (I ate one for breakfast this morning!), but everything is soo delicious. I mean, look at that picture, are you not salivating?

2. Joy Indian Restaurant - Flatbush Ave between St. Marks and Prospect Place
I used to live next door to Joy when I lived in Park Slope and I became embarrassingly addicted to it (they called me "Aloo Matar Gobi girl"). It isn't especially exciting inside, but by far its the best Indian I've had in the city. I went here for my birthday this year and it was perfect for a big group of people & super cheap (byob!). I highly recommend the trek out to the 7th Ave Q just to go here (maybe coordinate with a trip to Brooklyn Flea?)

3. Tea and Sympathy - Greenwich Ave between Jane St and West 12th St
This is an old standby for my boyfriend and I on wintery days to get super delicious comfort food and big pots of tea. Tea and Sympathy is a teeny English restaurant on a stretch of Greenwich Ave in the West Village home to a few other very-charming British establishments (I have yet to try A Salt and Battery next door for fish & chips, but I hear it's also really good). I always get the Chicken and Leek pie with mashed potatoes (and spend the extra two bucks or so for the onion gravy!) and Luke goes for the Steak and Guinness pie. Ahhh yum.

4. Northeast Kingdom - Wyckoff St. in Bushwick
My boyfriend and I have had more date nights here than anyplace else in the city. It's dark and intimate, and somewhat far off the beaten path (Jefferson L stop) in a neighborhood that at night appears desolate. When I go it makes me feel like I've stumbled upon a back woods tavern in the middle of nowhere. Definitely comfort food (I always get the chicken pot pie) and they have a great selection of specialty beers and wine.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

a d é t a c h e r / s s 2 0 1 1

A Détacher via (more photos here)

this collection makes me crazy. so amazing.
time for me to get some sleep.