Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


the chickens are ready to play badminton.

enjoying suede's comeback-of-sorts. takes me back to 1995, sweden. en fin kväll, eller hur?
what are you not telling me?

Monday, April 22, 2013

sun, in/out

it's been perfect weather in the bay area lately. sunny, soft winds, not too hot. 

california being ridiculously beautiful. in tennessee valley, lupines are blooming and dot the grasses. we saw a whale (or whales), a plump quail chirping, black velvety butterflies, a small snake. among us we ate chicken wings, sparkly water, perfect carrots and hummus, fava beans, a baguette with cheeses, a pear, half an avocado, crostini, spicy nuts, and for dessert, a walnut cakey-loaf thing. an uncoordinated, yet suprisingly complementary, satsifying and decadent picnic. 


Tuesday, April 16, 2013


i remember when they were building the interior of gravel & gold, before they opened, and i would walk by and wonder what this gravel & gold place was going to be. sey yes posters covered the windows, and a lot of woodworking seemed to be happening inside—sawdust came flying out of the darkness through the cracked open door. they've changed their layout many times since opening, but the store retains its yummy scent and always its excellent aesthetic.

the g&g store owners appreciate textile art, marimekko, producing their own fabric/designs, the 60s/70s, sweden, hand crafted goods, and boobs! among other things. and they're a pickup site for eatwell farms csa. overall goodness.

steve martin and edie brickell's collaboration is up on first listen.

a little lightness amidst the sad news.


Sunday, April 14, 2013



a beautiful book by chef magnus nilsson about his restaurant fäviken, which is in the middle of sweden, near the norwegian border.

here is a talk by magnus.
and a shorter video.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

blue | orange

a good blue and a good soup 

now and then i remember to check out what maddie is doing. she's the best