nothing special but still awesome

Posted: October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

 Chris Bianco at Tratto, his new restaurant in Phoenix. Credit David Jolkovski for The New York Times

pizzaiolo chris bianco discussing his beginnings in “a legend pizza maker steps away from the fire”:

Mr. Bianco arrived in Phoenix in 1985, at age 23. “I just wanted to get away from what I was,” he said. He had heard that Arizona women were attractive and that the desert would ease his asthma.

His interest in cooking had been piqued by a job at a New York pizzeria he describes as “nothing special but still awesome, you know?”

Mona Lisa’s Hundred Smiles

Posted: October 17th, 2016 | No Comments »

Mona Lisa’s Hundred Smiles. Shigeo Fukuda. 1970

Mona Lisa’s Hundred Smiles, Shigeo Fukuda, 1970

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just going for it

Posted: October 15th, 2016 | No Comments »

amazing weirdoshall and oates, “rich girl,” 1977

kindred spirit

Posted: October 15th, 2016 | No Comments »

mona kowalska!!!!!

have long loved a détacher designer mona kowalska and her life philosophy. from waiting on saturday:

My ideal weekend is 3 days long. One day of idleness: just the sofa, a book…I do think there are things happening in your brain during idle time. Another day should be taking care of your life: groceries, laundry…And the third day is going to museums, seeing art. When I work a five day week one of those days goes, but I’m a lazy person so it’s never the idle day [laughs].

Weekends are not work time for me. I’m a real morning person — I get up between 5:30and 6 whether I’ve been out the night before or not. I make coffee and read back in bed for an hour. Then I make breakfast: Quinoa, chia, blueberries and hemp milk. I’m not a cook. A friend came over to cook lunch and turned on the oven and I was like, “Did you just turn on the oven?! Because I’ve never done that.” [laughs]

also this:

Best hour of a Saturday? 5pm, Negroni time.

i like wearing my hats

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | No Comments »
 Viola Davis. Photo: Getty Images

Viola Davis. Photo: Getty Images. Courtesy of NY Mag.

the amazing viola davis on self-care:

Self-care for me is also finding any moment I can to myself and embracing being alone. I don’t judge what that alone time is. I don’t try to make it pretty. I love going grocery shopping. I love going to Target. I don’t like wearing makeup or hair. I like wearing my hats. I like sitting in my tub for hours with water and trash magazines. I like watching Real Housewives shows. I like sitting in my steam shower and I like sitting in my Jacuzzi. That’s what I like doing.

the pink project

Posted: October 11th, 2016 | No Comments »
Portia Munson, Pink Project (2016). Courtesy of P.P.O.W.

Portia Munson, Pink Project (2016). Courtesy of P.P.O.W.

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Posted: October 11th, 2016 | No Comments »

Nathan Lane by Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times;

actor nathan lane discussing his 40-year career in “Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Broadway – Nathan Lane!”:

Did he ever have a moment when he thought he’d quit the profession?

“Saturday!” he said. “Who doesn’t have dark moments?”

if i’m feeling blue

Posted: October 9th, 2016 | No Comments »

lindsey taylor. Photography by TIM HOUT

floral designer lindsay taylor on apiece apart:

Mary Oliver wrote that habits shape us: can you share a few moments from your daily routine?
I’m nuts for ceramics of all kinds. I’m hooked and particular about what my coffee goes in the mornings: in the city it’s a handle-less one by Jane Herold, in the country its a small black one by Joan Platt. If I’m feeling blue I like whiskey and pickles.
Start the day with 1010am radio —I’m obsessed with weather and traffic reports
End the day with a bath.

jasper the beagle

Posted: October 6th, 2016 | No Comments »
sweet jasper

Jasper next to cache of confiscated produce (and salami)

“The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its beloved beagle Jasper, an eight-year-old service dog, is retiring after nearly six years working on the front lines of John F. Kennedy Airport customs, where he spent his career sniffing out animal and plant contraband. … Though his working days are done, Jasper isn’t saying goodbye to everyone. He has been adopted by his handler CBP Agriculture K-9 Specialist Amanda Tripple.”

— from “Jasper the Beagle Set to Retire from Customs Work at JFK”

recommendations / worries

Posted: October 5th, 2016 | No Comments »

things i keep meaning to recommend:

  • things that smell good
  • westworld
  • falling asleep to the larry sanders show
  • this tata harper lip and cheek tint (“a plump, youthful look”)
  • goop skincare (!!!!), and if i’m being honest — goop beauty recommendations in general, it is alarming me, but there it is
  • that groovy deodorant (i weirdly bought one for each of my sisters and my sister-in-law? how better to celebrate family)
  • the idea of good champagne
  • jury duty (just still very curious about it although i’m also always hoping i won’t get picked)

sidenote: is the [art form of the] blog dead?! obviously this blog will never die (fast forward 4 months: RIP BOOKBINDER), but is instagram replacing the blog????? DEEP THOUGHTS ON A WEDNESDAY