Friday, October 30, 2009

finally! biodegradeable trash bags!

if you're like me then you'll be really excited about these new fully biodegradeable trash bags from Green Genius. all material is made from 100% recycled materials. they'll be hitting shelves soon, it's been a long time coming but better late than never :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Vier5 is a french design duo, and they're tearing it up! Their "modern" ( aka contemporary ) aesthetics are bad ass. Vier5 is "...adamant that our times require their own letterforms - the typefaces of yesterday will not suffice."

i really enjoy these minimalist prints from Present Joys

Sunday, October 25, 2009

magic hour


wish list

this is art in the form of a $550 macbook pro case

Mulberry for Apple

what do i have to do to get my hands on one of these?

love it.

want one

boardy© drives


Saturday, October 24, 2009

package inspiration

wish list?


this design is so fun i just want to order it right now and play with it. its like a toy for adults - it comes with everything one could need to have fun - a shark tooth, a message in a bottle, a feather-quill, and of course, delicious black spiced rum. check out the packaging greatness.

Verve Clicquot Yellowboam

handcrafted lacquered box holding a gold + stingray leather coated 3L bottle of champagne! STINGRAY LEATHER?!?!!? that's really cool.



for Pad See Ew lovers

If you live near me in Bed-Stuy, heads up - i have rock-hard research concluding that the best Pad See Ew and all-around Thai goodness in the Clinton hill/Bed-Stuy area can be found at Manee Thai.

it's at Myrtle & Clermont. it's affordable and delicious. I've tried Thai 101 and Myrtle Thai but compared to Manee, they're gross. My room mates and i are die-hard Thai lovers. we've done the research - order Manee.

p.s. that new place that just opened up this spring at Dekalb & Classon called Umi Nom was a huge disappointment. the prices are whack and the food was SO boring. they don't have their liquor license yet so it's BYOB ( like Zaytoons ) which is about the only thing worth going for. that said, the service was very good and the environment was really pleasant. i give them props for opening up right in front of Lafayette gardens. the table up front is a fun experience when its nice enough to open the big window because the people-watching is great. it's like an interactive dining experience.


Friday, October 23, 2009

people are creative

I spent last week at my brother's wedding in the UK. The wedding was held at Stoke Park Club, a gorgeous golf club and event venue. It's often featured in of films, one of which was Goldfinger (1964) which showed the most memorable game of golf in cinema history, when James Bond defeated Auric Goldfinger on the 18th green. During the reception a silhouette cutter came round making one-of-a-kind hand-cut silhouettes out of thin matte-black paper for each of the guests to take home. Each cutting took barely 3 minutes - the woman was an absolute pro - and after cutting your profile out, she taped it onto a cream-colored sleeve. a copy of each one goes to the newly-weds so they can have a scrapbook of all their guests. ( luckily there were only 80 people at this wedding, but imagine a larger wedding! ) My mom ended up taking mine home with her but the image above is one i found on facebook belonging to another guest from our wedding. i fully intend on framing mine when i get my hands on it :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

lina at a big party


Friday, October 2, 2009