Thursday, November 19, 2009


Begrudgingly back from vacation and getting into the swing of things again.

I'll post more vacation picture next week.

I'm still acclimating to the cold, dark, rainy Portland weather and getting motivated to work.

Real life is hard.

Stillness is the Move

By Solange Knowles. NO really.

She covers the Dirty Projectors song with the addition of a slowed down Exxplosive Dr. Dre back-track.

Friday, November 13, 2009

four 30

A sustainable project by Lauren Nicloe photography.

30 photos each season.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bike Envy

Wooden handle bars, weathered seat, white tires...

I am in love.

Domenica by Bertelli

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Raymond Biesinger

Inspired by the editorial illustrations of Raymond Biesinger.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


A few pieces I wouldn't mind wearing from Muntedkowhai.

Monday, November 9, 2009

So Long...

...cold rainy Portland. I'm off to ten days of sunshine and heat.

Tell you all about it when I return.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hartmann Luggage

Yesterday I went thrifting on a whim. While waiting for what felt like hours for my friend to finish trying on her goods, I spotted a gem.

A vintage Hartmann Tweed suitcase. Gorgeous and all mine.

I think it shall accompany me on my vacation to Peurto Vallarta starting Monday morning.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two weeks too late.

On one of our weekend trips, Jacob and I found ourselves buying fresh chestnuts in Hood River. (Along with the egads of apples we picked. Yumm.)

I read a tutorial on how to peel them online and it was a little tricky. Plus, it included two more steps then this tutorial I found last night!

This would have been faster and easier! Future note to self.

The chestnut soup I made was delicious so it all worked out in the end.

Chestnut Soup

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups chestnuts, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 cup ruby port
1 thyme sprig
3 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Melt the butter in a medium sauce-pan. Add the mirepoix over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the chestnuts and cook for 5 minutes. Add the port and thyme and cook over moderately high heat until the port is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil.

Cover partially and simmer over low heat for about an hour or until the chestnuts are super soft. They have a tendency to be grainy if not cooked for long enough. This will throw off the soups texture in the end.

Discard the thyme sprig. Add the cream to the soup. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender. Return the soup to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Eat. Love.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Jill Sander for Uniqlo.

Really? Only one Uniqlo in the states. No online shopping.

You're killing me.

I have been hunting for a sleek, long, winter, wool coat.
Nice Collar. Extra Details.

Someday. Someday.

Made For Me

Dirty Librarian Jewelry.

Monday, November 2, 2009


We went sailing on the Columbia this weekend.

It was almost a perfect day for a sail. Sunny with light winds but utterly freezing. My fingers and toes were white from loss of circulation for an hour and a half after getting off the boat.

Geez Louise!

I think I need a heating suit.

Next time.

Baroque Shelves

I recently turned my second bedroom into my office.

These would be a great addition above my desk. I might just try to make them.


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