Martha Goes to Market
Martha recently took a visit to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, and went to the local market. The food at that market looks beyond amazing. Check out the unmissable post on her blog here. she went with Tom Brokaw and his wife fresh salsa being prepared—yum!! Fresh Soybeans poblano peppers stuffed with fresh white cheese, dusted in flour brushed with frothy egg and...
The Coolest is when
THE COOLEST: the coolest is when a wild hawk sleeps six inches away from your window. It happened again last night. from an amazing nyc photo blog
Ah Sweet Mystery of Life
from the thistle & clover blog.
the origami tree at the natural history museum
I went to the Brain exhibit at the natural history museum, and this is what I saw on the way out. Gorgeous. Tonight my parents bought me a tree!
Tidings of Comfort and Joy
I had a fun Thanksgiving. Almost too good to be true. Well I went back on the train to CT and enjoyed the country. Then Thanksgiving came and all my family was there. Including 3 Russian sculptors who unveiled a life size statue of a bull that my dad commissioned. There was a speech by the sculptor himself after Thanksgiving as we huddled around the bull’s dark form in the dark and in...
The Reptile House at the Bronx Zoo A.K.A My Dream...
The Wolf Scene in Fantastic Mr. Fox
There’s a moment in Fantastic Mr. Fox, which I saw on Thanksgiving last year I think, when there’s a black wolf on a hill sillhouetted and mr. Fox stops and salutes him. I thought that moment was the most awesome of the whole film but didn’t really understand why there was some random wolf in the movie. But while doing some googling (wolf fantastic mr. fox) I found this article...
A Thanksgiving Poem
Today there were beautiful things I never saw before; Sunlight through a jar of marmalade; A rainbow in soapsuds on dishwater; Candlelight on butter; The crinkled smile of a little girl A chickadee on a thorn-apple; purple mud under a willow, Where white geese slept; White ruffled curtains sifting moonlight On the scrubbed kitchen floor — (adapted) May Thielgaard Watts
A Thanksgiving Poem
Notice by Steve Kowitt This evening, the sturdy Levi’s I wore every day for over a year & which seemed to the end in perfect condition, suddenly tore. How or why I don’t know, but there it was: a big rip at the crotch. A month ago my friend Nick walked off a racquetball court, showered, got into this street clothes, & halfway home collapsed & died. Take heed, you who read this, &...
A Radio Interview With Dr. Burns →
Press play on the program “Innervision Tuesdays with Nita Vallens” on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:00 pm. Extremely interesting interview with the guru himself. What could be better?
She really used to think that way
“This book, when I am dead, will be A little faint perfume of me. People who knew me well will say, She really used to think that way.” By Edna St. Vincent Millay
Find out who you are and be that person– Ellen DeGeneres
A Brief Update
Today I bought some long black candles and they are burning on my desk right now. I now have 3 plants. Plants make things better. Everything seems more natural and alive when there are plants. I went to Lush to get some more conditioner and ended up buying some other things. Their products are amazing—they smell so good, and they really work. Today my hair is flat, soft, combed, and...
I'll be glad when these interviews are over
I’ll be glad when these interviews are over
The Girl Who Would Be Queen
Kate Middleton: Gryffindor, 1993
The Ideal Tub
O Holy Night
A Christmas Memory
While I made cookies, my mother and father would be drawing up the plans for a ridiculously elaborate gingerbread house every year. They were architects, and they held a gingerbread house competition at their firm every year. They were ultra competitive in everything they did, and this was no exception. They had to win. They won most years, but they often were bested by one of their closest...
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) looks great!
melissa shoes/ vivienne westwood winged sandals
Blog Review: 9 Eyes by Jon Rafman
9 eyes is a blog by Jon Rafman where he features the most beautiful images he found on google street view. What’s funny is, like all blogs with a lot of pictures on them, it creates a vivid picture of the blogger. You look at pictures of what the person likes and you get a sense of the underlying forces that drive that person. Well, this guy’s tastes are so clear. Like me, he...
S*** MY Dad says
Take a look at any of Elmore Leonard’s books, and you’ll see the greatest dialogue in the world. and you’ll want to cry for joy and wish you were there laughing and rolling around with his characters.
ode to my sleeping boyfriend
The Vision of JJJJound: His latest posts
In this latest sequence of images from JJJJound, I see a more domestic thread. Yes, there is the usual counterfeiting money operation/drug deals/art heist/ whatever, but there is also a break from a job well done, a trip to Europe with his girlfriend (take your pick of which one you like best to play the role), buying of...
S**** my Bro says
Aubrey: Oh let me guess. You want me to play chess for two reasons. One because it makes you smart. And two because it reminds you of your father. Dad: Yes. And because it’s fun. Aubrey: Not for me. Dad: Oh not for you? Aubrey: Well, I’m getting used to it.
My Friends are all ballerinas
Pictures of the buildings at the Bronx Zoo
The Aquatic Bird House, built 1899. The Primate House The Reptile House, 1899. Modeled on the Reptile House at the London Zoo, built by the same architects. The Lion House, built in 1905, the longest building at the Bronx Zoo. The old Elephant House at the Bronx Zoo (now the Zoo Center), opened 1908. Used to house hippos, rhinos and elephants. The old Sea Lion Pool that the Zoo...
The Lion House at the Bronx Zoo
The Lion House at the Bronx Zoo, built in 1903.
What a fun weekend I had. What I did: Well, I forgot what I did on Friday, and Saturday need not be focused on too much here either… What I did today: Got up and went to brunch at The Mermaid Inn. Good food but incredibly meager portions… good eavesdropping and great ambiance though. Then I got into a tiff with Tom, and we talked it out while going to the Bronx Zoo on the 2...
The Plot of the Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera has always struck me as a cool tale. A man bullied, and driven away by society because of his burns, takes refuge in the secret passageways of The Paris Opera house because he loves music. In fact he pretty much directs and controls the whole opera unseen by anyone but always present. Most people think he is just a rumor, but the staff of the Opera house...
A Blog Review of Bellefleurdelis
I read this blog bellefleurdelis this morning. It is written by a German girl named Lotte who reminds me of Amelie. She has a house full of plants, and likes the simple things in life: and I mean the very simple things—minimalist style. It seems she lives alone, and what she likes to do is drink tea flavored with plants from her house, eat probably amazing German mueslix, read books about...
My brother Aubs is such a funny odd person. He is so adorable and yet so serious. You wonder what is going on in his tiny head. He has the oddest thoughts and needs—like he needs to run ahead of everyone and always be first, like my old dog Rolfie used to need to do. Rolfie would rush crazily ahead of any group of running kids, pushing them all out of the way-he had to be first. So does...
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010