Sunday, December 4, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
I'm going cross country skiing next week and I'm getting all antsy with planning and logistics. Here's a list of things I'd be into this holiday season. Hope my dad is reading this because baby can't afford to buy herself a Leica this year,
Nigel Slater Cookbook
Weyerbacher Merry Monks Beer
Cross Country Ski Package
Black Watch Shirt
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Sugarloaf Basket Bag by Swift Industries is perfect for your Wald Basket. It's made to fit in there nice and snug, snap into it, and made to withstand whatever kinda torture you put it through. Maybe I should, AHEM, sneak this onto my Christmas list?! From $150
Monday, November 14, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
I had the pleasure of visiting New York City last Saturday. The leaves were at full Fall peak in Central Park, and despite the drizzling rain, the day was great! Artist Agnes Martin was the feature around the rotunda, but there were other floors to explore and enjoy with the likes of Chaugin, Picasso, Cezanne, Kandinsky, and one of my favorites-Chagall. Most importantly, the building itself was the real show and I'd pay the $25 to go and explore any day.
As with any trip to the Big Apple, I walked plenty, drank high volumes of coffee (Joe Coffee), enjoyed multiple Old Fashioneds (Ace Hotel) and finished the day out with an incredible meal at the not-to-be-missed Uva.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The seasonal foliage is breathtaking, especially in NEPA (Northeast PA). I made my way north of Philadelphia for the weekend and was stunned by how beautiful the mountainsides were! Philly trees have yet to turn for the season so you could imagine my surprise and delight.
I bought a pumpkin for my small backyard in the city and let Muffin the Dog hop into the lake by my dad's house one final time before it gets too cold. She just loves the water and chasing the ducks, so I let her go at it. My dad made an apple pie and I had a nice little weekend away from the city.
Pumpkin beer is in full-flow at my house, so I'll have to share some new beers with you soon!
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Custom Honda SS50, by George Woodman, aptly named La Chute is a stylish little bike intended for the Punk’s Peak Festival in France. The event was cancelled due to fog conditions, but the bike lives on and is quite a work of art. Check out the Birch multi-ply wood and Paulownia on the front and tail section. Exquisite!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
I first saw the plans for Guggenheim Helsinki about a year ago and I was excited to follow the project. The dark façades and sweeping pitched roofs looked like a perfect compliment to the sea, a stones throw away. The government anticipated the cost to be €40 million (£34 million) of public money. While not wholly opposed to the project, the government is closing the matter and saying no to funding the project by French architecture firm, Moreau Kusunoki. MK had a rough budget of €130,000,000 for the entire project. The completed project was expected to bring in a lot of revenue for Helsinki, but publicly funding this is no longer a question. You can check out more pictures of what would have been, here. Who knows, maybe a private funder will save the day?