Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I am kind of fascinated with objects or art made at exaggerated scale (particularly miniature scale, dollhouses, terrariums,  Dominic Wilcox's watch sculptures). So, I was delighted to come across the concept of scale related to desserts in this article in the New York Times.  Hurray for bite sized portions of concentrated deliciousness.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs

Professionally, Steve Jobs was such a hero of mine. His approach to design, communication, user experience and the consumer informs my thinking, especially now that I'm trying to launch a start-up of my own.  When I heard the news that Steve Jobs died last night, I was so stricken and  transfixed on the relentless stream of  updates, news, obituaries, and eulogies, written to not only honor his corporate accomplishments, as a leader of one of the most amazing companies ever--but also to salute the amazing way he lived his life. Here is a commencement speech that he gave to the very lucky, 2005 graduates at Stanford.

I LOVE this speech and his parting words were perfect: "Stay hungry, stay foolish."

Who wants to take calligraphy class with me?
R.I.P Steve Jobs.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brian Atwood

If you created a Kepner-Tregoe chart to decide what shoes to wear this weekend,  Brian Atwood would come on top for height and comfort requirements.  Yes, those stacked loafers (Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang) look so comfy (relatively, natch), but you can't pair them with just anything.  The gold python pumps will be mine. I  also quite like the quilted, black patent leather.  I believe they are from the Pre-Fall 2011 Collection....

Brian Atwood

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Arrested Development Redux

Another season AND a movie... Check out the Bluth Family Reunion on The New Yorker Facebook Exclusives page... Hilarious.