Sunday, March 30, 2008

b is for ...

new spring bags from the barney's catalogue...i love these lanvin ones with their soft buttery leather. really beautiful. sunday is here and brunch is in order. besos o x j

Saturday, March 29, 2008

BAM art auction

hi kitten,
great links! there really is so much creative goodness out there, no? this year's brooklyn academy of music's art auction has taken it up a notch and has some fine work up for grabs including a collage by our old acquaintance, marcel dzama. this piece by luisa caldwell, caught my eye with its bright background and clever use of fruit stickers. bling! o x your cal gal

Friday, March 28, 2008


California Girl:
Love this Abner Graboff book cover. More on Biotope, including a Fresh Look at Cats...
Also, do you know of the brilliant D-Bros? Great product design...I would love to find more information on this book by member Yayako Uchida.
Northern Light

Thursday, March 27, 2008

central park 03.26.08

dear s,
sad i am leaving new york today. went to the whitney yesterday to check out the biennial and only wish i could of seen some of this work you posted as most of what was there looked like 'art school crap'. i then strolled through central park with c to find some peace of mind. it was the perfect remedy. x j
p.s. cannot believed it snowed there yesterday...will send some sun from calif.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

adalgisa campos

Been meditating on this drawing by Brazilian artist Adalgisa Campos.
Her work is so fine and clear, and I love that it's not about any kind of minimalism, but uses its own austerity to mask an obsession with innumerable calculations. Her practice is an obsessive record of a multitude of measurements, like the floor plans of every room she's ever been in, or how many ways there are to document the layout of a piece of graph paper. I can't find much on her online, except on this post on Sydney's blog, about half way down the page.
It snowed yesterday, and I've had quite enough. Maybe we should meet somewhere closer to the equator?
the baroness

Monday, March 24, 2008

a gala mood

an old letter that i came across during spring cleaning...a gala that! and the crazy letter 'e' in this typeface. x, jay

Friday, March 21, 2008

spring is here

miss s.
HAPPY SPRING to you! no daffodils or tulips here, instead this plant i bought at a cute garden store in williamsburg. the wee gold bulbs bloom tiny flowers. forgot the type of plant it is, but i believe it's part of the chrysanthemum family. x miss j

Thursday, March 20, 2008

ramen talk + travel tips

dearest s,
WEIRD!! i was just talking ramen yesterday with some friends and of course momofuku came into the conversation as david chang does a ramen made with berkshire pork. it's quite delicious, but i just have a hard time paying $14 for a bowl of ramen. my favourite ramen spot here in nyc is right around the corner from there and is called rai rai ken. simple, yummy and cheap. we can test out both when you are here. also, found you a ny travel tip guide and the other two i picked up in a thrift store in capetown just for their covers. definitely going to try this miso chicken recipe ...where did you get your burdock root and mustard greens? chinatown? o x j

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I wish I had taken my own picture of David Chang's clay-pot miso chicken before we devoured it, but it was too good to wait. A perfect braise for a rainy day. From my well worn copy of Gourmet's October 2007 issue.
And you are seriously tempting me, drawing me to your fine city. There are far too many temptations there for me to even begin to fathom... hmmmm.
Don't wash away.

bath time

sahara of the dessert..
where did you disappear to? i've drawn you a bath and have put the lovely joanna on... then i will play some little dragon for you. come quickly...cathay flight is at 1:30 your time and bring your hunter's. it's raining here in brooklyn.. . can't wait 2 c u ... o x j

Monday, March 17, 2008

spring cleaning

hello love,
how was your weekend? i spent mine spring cleaning, which was dead boring and always reminds me of how much crap i keep around. as always,the hard part will be when i get around to the clothing. listening to good music makes the chore a little easier though. happy st. pat's.. skip the green beer and go straight for the jameson's. o x j
p.s. art work by artist, tomie arai.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

wall bling

beautiful t's... can't wait until spring comes!
saw this wallpaper on poppytalk and thought of you. it's available here should you be in the mood for some spring redecorating.
o x j


good morning.
well, afternoon for you.
here are those shirts. You can see more on my other blog, or etsy shop.
they are fitting my mood for spring flowers.

margiela + me

hello my elegant snake charmer,
looks like an interesting book 'cept i can't help but think of crocodile handbags.
and speaking of accessories, my new BFF, martin margiela, made some jewellery for me this season. what do you think?
o x j

Saturday, March 8, 2008

reptiles of the world

I love this book on reptiles for its great photos contrasted with a quite elegant typeface.

Monday, March 3, 2008

art auction

art auction on friday night here in the neighbourhood at the dumbo arts center. i thought you might like this piece by brooklyn artist andrew eustler. also up for grabs was a piece by canadian artist balint zsako whose work i really enjoy. maybe it was you that told me about him?
x j

Saturday, March 1, 2008

girlie sushi

saw these little pockets of yumminess and thought of you. i'm not sure if you have the energy these days to take on making these but if so here is the recipe and the story behind girl's festival in japan. happy weekend baroness. o x j