Sunday, December 4, 2016

Animal. Vegetable. Mineral.

I found this book over at Caught By The River and I'm in love!  This is most definitely a book for the ages.  A perfectly, delicious book of illustrations of the natural world covering a variety of topics. Consider it firmly locked onto my #Christmas wishlist.

Check it out here

Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide

Selection of Winter Wish List items for Christmas
It's that time of year when being home, making good food, and day dreaming about winter sports is perfectly satisfying.  Time to cozy up in your favorite pair of sweats, make some tea, and re-watch the entire Bridget Jones' Diary set, right?!

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,

Blundstone Boots
Helle Knife
Leica Camera
Nigel Slater Cookbook
Gardner's Seeds
Weyerbacher Merry Monks Beer
Gardner's Knife
Succulent Plants
Cadbury Chocolate
Ritter Chocolate
Cross Country Ski Package
Black Watch Shirt

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Swift Industries: The Perfect Bag For Your Wald Basket

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

Venders From Above: Loes Heerink

Loes Heerink spent hours waiting on bridges to catch venders in Hanoi carrying bundles of colorful goods on their bicycles.  It's a really beautiful perspective and something that caught my eye on the web today.  

Thursday, October 27, 2016

NYC: Guggenheim


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 Best Season Of The Year

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

#BeerReview--Check 'Em All Out

I really like a great pint of beer!  So every now and then I tell you what's hot or what's not!  So check out the beer reviews on the site and send your suggestions my way!  CHEERS!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

La Chute: The Custom Honda SS50

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

Finland Gov't Says No Go on Guggenheim Helsinki

picture of guggenheim helsinki by moreau and kusunoki

I first saw the plans for Guggenheim Helsinki about a year ago and I was excited to follow the project.  The dark fa├žades 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?