Tuesday, October 13, 2009

item of the week...

All of a sudden I have a fascination for these gurgling fish pots! Don't ask!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


London based designer Kristy Whyte was just one of the designers at this years 100% Design London. Her style exudes "simplexity". When I first saw her work, I thought her designs seemed very Scandinavian. Turns out, she did study briefly in Sweden. I love her work, can't wait to see more. She just launced her own company called Purewhyte:




wheatpasting at vin de syrah

I am so excited to check out this new wine bar in downtown. The design looks so whimsical and chic, it reminds of the kind of places you find in LA. The fact that they also have a wheatpasting wall in also very promising. I hope it doesn't suck! And by suck, obviously I mean the crowd.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

pryamids child play compared to puma punka??

This is so incredible...why does history leave out such important and significant information. I always thought that the pyramids of giza were the oldest and most mysterious of ancient architectural remnants. Turns out, that this site in Bolivia, is the older and more mysterious. It seems to be the remains of a great wharf (for Lake Titicaca long ago lapped upon the shores of Tiahuanaco) and a massive, four-part, now collapsed building. One of the construction blocks from which the pier was fashioned weighs an estimated 440 tons (equal to nearly 600 full-size cars) and several other blocks laying about are between 100 and 150 tons.

Puma Punku doesn’t look impressive: a hill as remains of an old pyramid and a large number of megalithic block of stone on the ground, evidently smashed by a devastating earthquake. However, closer inspection shows that these stone blocks have been fabricated with a very advanced technology. Even more surprising is the technical design of these blocks, implying a modular design. The blocks were cut with such precision and laid in place without mortar, they are impenetrable even with a razor blade.

The block to the right has been cut with such precision, that it suggests evidence of machining and that they were using machined tools to cut the blocks. But apparently, the Imari Indians that built it, didn't not have a written language!!!

Incredible, truly incredible.

Watch more about the site here:


I am really loving Rob Dobi's work right now. Rob is a 2003 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in fine art, portfolio available at:


pantone plehora

As a designer, I've always enjoyed flipping through panetones color swatches. So it makes me very happy to see that other people are just as inspired as i am. I love all these new pantone products and designs i am seeing!


flight stool

I have to have this mug!

pantone stairs....brilliant!

pepper mills

Monday, October 5, 2009

beautiful Cakes...

Although this is not the first cake I've ever made, it is the first cake, at my new apartment with my very first cake tray!! I love this color of this cake tray, it really seems to accentuate baked goods, especially of the chocolate nature!!