28 October, 2011

New Pie Bird Press for Hello Lucky! Holiday Photo Cards!

Take a look at the holiday photo cards I designed for Hello Lucky's new collection! You can order them here and here.

27 October, 2011

Pretty Things

vintage postcards and tom slaughter via scout's honor co.

erie basin

christopher patrick ernst via junkculture

rojan via 50 watts

oh happy day

leslie david via all the mountains

jeana sohn (this vintage skirt makes me think of school paper cutters)

lynn woods turner via arthound

marcel van eeden,

homesteading roasters and idear papergoods via scrapbook

public school via printeresting

cannelle et vanille

scout's honor co.

miranda skoczek via the jealous curator

building block

above via white walls

heirloom recipe via the goldsmith

christian herr via scrapbook

randy hage via junkculture

lines bros. 1937 dollhouse via an ambitious project collapsing

régine ramseier via unruly things

unknown source via old chum

brice marden via printeresting

double merrick via sfgirlbybay

Weekend! (Seattle Edition)

This weekend I took a trip up to Seattle to visit with some good friends, and it was lovely. All of us are foodies, so as usual we did more eating than anything else. Highlights include pizza at Delancey, dinner at The Walrus & The Carpenter, Brunch at Sitka & Spruce, my friend Chris' homemade roasted squash pasta and Piper's homemade sourdough bread, a pilgrimage to the Seattle Pie Company, dinner at Momiji, breakfast at the Skillet, and drinks at Canon. In between meals we did a lot of sitting by the fire, watching movies and YouTube videos, and shopping. I love my friends! Here are some photos from the trip.

i fell completely in love with this fox at an antique mall in west seattle. sadly, after talking to several taxidermists, it seemed hopeless to try and restore him (the back of his head is held on with scotch tape, and there is serious damage to his paws and ears).

more antiques from around town

smoked black cod with pickled beets and creme fraiche from sitka & spruce

shawn and chris' beautiful home

chris ricing squash for pasta dough

tower of pie!

another shot of shawn and chris' home

biscuits and gravy, and poutine from the skillet

the sunrise from capitol hill

16 October, 2011


I have fallen behind on my weekend reports again, and as usual lots of fun things have been going on. Here's a bit of what I've been up to lately.

This weekend, my friend Jessica and I attended Le Diner en Blanc in Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse, conveniently scheduled on one of the warmest evenings of the year! I made salad Nicoise and a pear clafoutis, and Jessica brought some lovely rosé, cheese, charcuterie, and bread for our picnic. I wasn't totally sure what I was getting into when we put our names in the hat for an invitation a few months ago, but the event was truly magical. 3,500 people dressed in white, dining in candlelight al fresco... incredible! You can see a glimpse of Jessica and me in this video, at 2:10.

In the past couple of weeks, I also took a walking tour of Craftsman homes with my friend Christine, organized by the Oakland Heritage Alliance,

took a ferry ride across the bay,

had brunch at Doña Tomas with Erik,

saw an exhibition of photographs from the 1991 Oakland Firestorm at the Berkeley Art Museum with my friend Elka,

went swimming at the Coppola Winery pool with some girlfriends,

enjoyed multiple avocado smoothies at the Sweet Booth in Oakland's Chinatown,

attended my dear friends Jenn and Ajax's wedding,

finally ate dinner at Una Pizza Napoletana (exceeded its reputation!),

made it to an Oktoberfest Monday at Camino,

spent an afternoon going through the clippings files at the Oakland History Room,

participated in a big board game night,

went to Oregon for my family's annual vacation, along with two of my favorite lady friends,

attended Home Movie Day screenings at the Oakland Museum,

cooked a lot and was cooked for,

visited the Santa Cruz County fair with Marina,

toured the historic Fox Theater in downtown Oakland (built in 1928),

as well as the gorgeous Paramount Theater (built in 1931),

played bocce ball,

and even took a gondola ride on Lake Merritt!