They missed my particular favorite – the Perpetual Calendar by Arina Pozdynak . It’s a dateless calendar, focusing more on seasons and the natural drift of time undivided by days, weeks, or months. Beautifully done.
Some photos from a weekend trip to San Francisco. The city that holds my heart. Tartine is always the first stop. Oh, scone.Lying on the grass at Dolores Park.
A breathtaking hike at Lands End.Dinner at B Star. The tea leaf salad and the spicy shrimp, eggplant, and tomato curry with coconut rice are my favorite dishes. By the time I thought of taking a picture of dinner, most of it was already happily consumed. Saturday Farmers’ Market at the Ferry Building. Blue Bottle Coffee and Roli Roti’s porchetta sandwich for breakfast. A precious indigo bud vase from Heath, and the sweetest pluots from Frog Hollow Farm brought home. A walk around Alamo Square.Lunch at Zuni Cafe before heading home.
British photographer and director John Lindquist’s narrative short beautifully shot in the village of Positano on Italy’s Almalfi coast.
“For a while you’re carefree and going with the flow but then you have to make a choice about the direction you want to take,” he explains. “And that was the starting point for the story: a small moment of realization.”
Have a lovely weekend.
These Whale Bookends made me smile.
Most of have seen the iconic “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photo taken in 1932, but here’s a photo of some of the men napping after lunch-
Speaking of sleep, have you seen photos of Ted Spagna’s sleep portraiture work? : “Taken at fixed intervals throughout the night from a bird’s-eye view, and displayed in chronological order, the series of images reads like a silent film.”
Good read: Gardens, not buildings.
Receiving little gifts wrapped in brown paper is so nice.
Especially when that gift happens to be home-baked bread.
I did however, mention the recipe to a friend a few weeks ago, and in the most lovely and wonderful way, this morning I get to declare to my dear readers that yes, this bread is something. It’s beautifully studded with almonds, flax seeds, chia seeds, pepitas, and sunflower seeds. It’s healthy- there’s no flour in it, it’s high in protein, made of whole grains, seeds, and nuts. It’s incredibly high in fiber.
But apart from all that, it’s delicious. It’s dense, but not heavy, and once toasted, it is indeed life-changing.
May life remain simple enough for a wonderful little loaf of bread to be able to do that.
A weekend road trip to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad.
I didn’t expect the beds to be purely of ranunculus…
Ranunculus happen to be one of my favorite things. The beautiful, delicate ranunculus, in every color, enclosed me,And the overcast skies stayed grey above me,And I tried hard not to think in similes and metaphors.
A few shots from a visit to the Getty Center over the foggy weekend –
I forgot how visually indulgent museums are. It’s a luxury, to slowly wander through the rooms and halls and let your eyes take in all the beauty and creativity before you. The paintings are all hanging there, sculptures frozen, for eyes to behold, admire, question, and pass.
I’ve often considered the museums in LA to be sorely lacking in interesting permanent collections or rotating exhibitions. In turn, I’ve favored local gallery exhibitions within our small art communities much more. But this past weekend was lovely, and a quiet appreciation for museums was renewed within me. Looking forward to more museum days ahead.