Friday, February 27, 2009


If only each day, I can reflect on the serenity that the sublime Michelle Obama posseses, and work toward that great vision of being. Seen here in the March issue of Vogue photographed by Annie Liebowitz and another photo I found online that took my breath away...


I must say that I'm blessed to have not only an incredibly creative mother, but mother-in-law as well. Mary not only keeps me current of all the latest trends in art and design but inspires a cultural knowledge that I only hope I can even get close to at her age. Unfortunately I had to miss Maira Kalman last night, but I do hope to check out Droog when Mary is in town next week. Here are a few of my favorites.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Serge Bloch

The beloved french illustrator Serge Bloch is popping everywhere these days online. Here are a few examples for the menupages and new york magazine

Sunday, February 22, 2009

beautiful things

I'm completely in love with the work of resurrection fern which I discovered via design sponge today. Ever since I was a child my adoration of rocks, the sea, and bits of forest has lead to pounds of lugging precious pieces that I have a harder time parting with than anything store bought.

Speaking of things I love that are in line with the circular is the work of Jeff Lewis.

five leaves

Kai and I have been enjoying Heath Leager's cosy cafe at the corner of bedford and lorimer. After his death, his friends and family got together to make it reality. It is beautifully put together and feels just right.

Friday, February 20, 2009

a snowy week in the country

We spent the week in Andes accompanied by Aya's best friend Malou (as well as her sister Nico and mommy Sandra). Marius joined us on wednesday. It snowed heavily and we all discovered the power of boredom, wonder and creativity. No need for TV here!


Of course the english have always had an eccentric bold streak along with their very traditional british ways. So to perfectly keep in line with that thought Conde Nast's new fashion celeb mag LOVE just hit the newsstands this week with a fabulous and voluptuous cover of Beth Ditto in the nude.
(which reminds of an amazing ad campaign the Body Shop did years ago of Barbie)

Saturday, February 14, 2009


yes, it takes a lot of love! The super Vanessa inspires me again with her energy, love and beauty. All those amazing cookies!

design by the book

the work created by the featured artists was both beautiful and extremely well thought out which you can view here on design sponge. I was also quite taken by the patterns I saw that evening as you can see above.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

design by the book

Heading over to Grace's "design by the book" at the NYC public library tonight... more to come.

sunny day

These beautiful children's illustrations found via flickr's vintage children book pool are just giving me the needed warmth on this exceptionally cold day. 

Monday, February 2, 2009

design related

Met the wonderful designer Cristina Ottolini (who used to work at Mucca) this weekend at a friend's dinner who recommend the networking site design related. Finally a site worth spending time on!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

and Maria's mountains have arrived

another brilliant and inspiring installment of Maira Kaldman's illustrations, thoughts, reflections... I'll never forget how when I was working for a certain "big corporate" client, access to her site, was blocked due to "explicit and political content".