Design*Sponge did a nice round up of some cool calendars for this new year. I especially like the Prisms, and I’ve also seen The Wild Unknown mentioned often around the internet.

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.

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A Day and a Half in SF

Some photos from a weekend trip to San Francisco. The city that holds my heart. DSC_0006 DSC_0010 DSC_0012 DSC_0017Tartine is always the first stop. Oh, scone.DSC_0026Lying on the grass at Dolores Park.
DSC_0081 DSC_0099 DSC_0135 DSC_0144DSC_0153 DSC_0146 DSC_0160A breathtaking hike at Lands End.DSC_0171Dinner 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. DSC_0194 DSC_0205 DSC_0211photo-58Saturday 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. DSC_0218A walk around Alamo Square.396159_10100983069108446_486878841_nLunch at Zuni Cafe before heading home.


Spring Summer


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.



whaleThese Whale Bookends made me smile.

lunchMost 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-

sleepSpeaking 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.”

nyny2Really excited for Brandon and his upcoming book, based on his beautiful project, Humans of New York. It’ll be out in mid-October, but you can pre-order the book here.

Good read: Gardens, not buildings. 

ice ice2 ice3Iceland.

Six micro-movies on the physics of love: What Love Looks Like.

Magnus Reed on Freunde von Freunden

fvf1fvf3 I had recently stumbled upon an interview of Berlin-based photographer, Magnus Reed, featured last September in 2012 on Freunde von Freunden. The interview dialogue is a great read, and the photo tour of his stunning apartment/studio is outstanding. Find it here.



1 2Receiving little gifts wrapped in brown paper is so nice. 3

Especially when that gift happens to be home-baked bread. 4

I’ve been meaning to try Sarah’s recipe for her Life-Changing Loaf of Bread,  and after seeing it praised on Jen’s blog as well, I knew this bread was something. But I never got around to it.

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.5

May life remain simple enough for a wonderful little loaf of bread to be able to do that.



Flower Fields


A weekend road trip to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. ff2

I didn’t expect the beds to be purely of ranunculus…ff16

Ranunculus happen to be one of my favorite things.ff13 ff5The beautiful, delicate ranunculus, in every color, enclosed me,ff15ff9And the overcast skies stayed grey above me,ff3And I tried hard not to think in similes and metaphors.




A weekend hike, a getaway home of a friend with a mighty green thumb, and love sketches that followed –

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Oui oui! Spring is in the air!


The Getty

A few shots from a visit to the Getty Center over the foggy weekend –

111012478635I 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.