Monday, September 19, 2011


Lately, I've been floating through life very retrospectively, incapable of experiencing things without reflecting on some bookmarked moment from the past. Example: I was at McNally's Bookshop reading cookbooks and had a flashback to the first time I ever cooked anything out of a book--pumpkin ravioli from scratch, a feat that I tackled without a hitch. Soon after came lasagna, tofu patties, and even olive bread--those kitchen smells are the last intangible relics of my college days.

And then there's the tough stuff that I wish I could forget, but as life would have it, I can't.

I still remember when I found out he was leaving. We cried, a lot. I cried alone and sometimes I'd just revert to self pity. Typical daddy-issue subtext that seems written into my life forever. Then he had to go. We tried but my foolishness took hold, and all the hand-holding and adventures and inside jokes and shared meals just sort of evaporated. Anger made room for recklessness. And the calls stopped. I stopped picking up. Things fell apart and I thought I could save myself by neglecting his hurt. He was then, the love of my life, and I dug a deep dark hole and buried him a little mercilessly.

And to my point about remembering things far too often--I think of him fondly and often Usually thoughts are associated with some kind of foodstuff: Chocolate cake, tacos, crumpets, and even arugula salad--all of which means nothing to most people (perhaps even to him) but are reminders of a really beautiful friendship I was lucky to have with someone. And even though we've both moved on to new lives, new loves, new culinary adventures, there will always be those moments I'll never forget which I'm sure he'll always remember, because they are his memories too.

Monday, April 13, 2009



I moved.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

William Hundley

Austin photographer William Hundley

These images are from his 2007 repository of floating "amorphous figures". A bit outdated, sure, but still visually stunning.

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's not even Christmas yet

I probably shouldn't have opened my Christmas gifts already, but my childlike curiosity could not be suppressed. And I'm really impressed with what I got-but-did-not-ask-for. I really know how to pick my friends!

Here are some of my favz:

APC gray pima dress

Muji color pencil set

Mociun "bauhaus" print tee

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

for the have and the have nots: holiday edition

I’m gearing up for a holiday gift exchange among friends that’s become an annual tradition since its inception circa 9th grade. Usually, it’s easy for me to list off all the things I want, well tangible things at least; yet this year, I’m racking my brain for ideas. Given our waning economic stability, I suddenly don’t want as much as I did before. The occasional Henrik Vibskov dress and Geren Ford shirt aside, I’ve simplified my life by “notwanting”. And if the feeling-of-want starts to bubble inside, I indulge myself with some online window-shopping aka “retail bulimia”. Add what you want to your shopping cart but instead of checking out, close the page. Sick, right?

Anyway, I’m stuck trying to come up with a few things to add to my Elfster list because I have to (see line 32A in our gift exchange rule book). And as much as I’d like my gift in a cash value, I can’t– that just takes the fun out of opening presents, no? Why am I such a stickler for tradition?

Papier Labo

Rosemieke de Hair

porcelain goblets

Facing China at Vreeman Publishers

Porter “Hello My Name Is” bag

Whimsey & Spice

One Year of White Pages

Thursday, December 11, 2008



“.nl” always makes me happy. I love the Netherlands, I love Dutch design. This brings back fond memories of my short visit to Amsterdam a few years ago. I am still on the Stedelijk mailing list and frequently salivate when I get their event updates. Le sigh!

And in case this I wasn’t clear enough- Humanoid is awesome.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Pixel part 2

Icelandic illustrator/London inhabitant Siggi Eggertsson is my hero! I first spotted his work accompanying an article on the NYT website. After some web-stalking, I found his website . Of course, I was entranced. I love pixelated anything but its his choice of color and vector shapes that I find unique and visually stimulating.

Read his interview via Computer Arts UK.