Monday, June 30, 2008

Logan's Run

looking around at all the girl's in their cool summer finery.
short, slightly grecian jersey dresses and flat gladiator-type sandals: they all seem to be channeling logan's run.
none pull it off quite as fine as they do in the film.
ps happy 100th post.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

jazz at carnegie hall

sahara sunshine.
i hear you are having a glorious weekend of weather out there in the west. i hope some gazpacho was enjoyed.
thunderstorms here, although rays of sunshine were cast out on to the audience last night when mos def took the stage with gil scott heron.
pretty magical.

and even barack made an appearance...

he had an amazing group of musicians playing aka 'the watermelon syndicate'.
sending love, jazzy j

Thursday, June 26, 2008

the journal of popular noise

thought this might be of interest to the baron.
vinyl re-invented as an audio magazine. more info here.
big love o x j

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

fun with plastic bags

one of my favourite little shops here in new york is kiosk that searches out and sells odd little items from around the globe. presently items from hong kong are the highlight and they are hosting this plastic bag happening. more info about it on their blog.
o x baglady

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

why can't we give peace a chance?

just watched this documentary last night on john lennon.
a sad reminder that not much has changed since then...another evil president, another unjust war.
why is it that those that fight for peace are the ones that end up silenced.?
when cy is sleeping and you have some time, i encourage you to watch. it's available here.
click on watch this film
all we need is love...and i am sending you some from brooklyn
o x j

Monday, June 23, 2008

life in america

b- ness
today's thoughts on living in america...somewhat bitter sweet.

this taken from newwork art,design,style magazine based out of brooklyn, ny

not sure where i will be july 4th but plan on making this anyways. recipe found here.
kind of muggy here today. makes one sluggish.
x o j - ness

Sunday, June 22, 2008

art crawl on the LES

your b-ness,
thanks for sharing erykah and your garden with me...
both are superfine.
i went on a bit of an art crawl through galleries on the LES the other day
and here's some of what i saw -

detail from a beautiful video from Laleh Khorramian

Turner prize winner Tomma Abts

a still from a crazy projection piece by cliff evans. this doesn't do it justice but i thought you might want to read about it here

off to grab a sunday times and see what goodies are at the farmer's market in dumbo.
smooches from brooklyn
o x j

Friday, June 20, 2008

Edie Breeze

Ms Badu, she was like a god.
Aural blessings for my belly.
Here, from Vancouver...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


and here, some frizzy arugula and mache for your salad.
and french breakfast radishes.
and soon (well, not that soon) there will be black krim, brandywine, and red currant tomatoes.
and fine filet beans, and cavalo nero.
and tiny golden fraises des bois, tasting like pineapple, to finish.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

petersham nursery

hello love.
yes please! london, tim walker and all those plates of sweets. can we go have tea or a glass of wine here while we are in the london? mostly so i can watch your face light up as we stroll through their gardens.
sending lightning like kisses to you from hot humid new york.
o x j

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

more sweets

hello sweets,

i forget to mention, after the tim walker exhibit, i'd like to have lunch at ottolenghi.
i find these pictures of their spread so delicious (from here).
nothing like a cake plate to make everything presentable.
although fabulous looking food is always pleasing too...


tim walker


Sounds completely delicious.
After, could we pop over to London for the Tim Walker exhibit at the Design Museum?
You can see more of his work here.
Very sentimental, very nostalgic, and I have no problem with that!

Much Wednesday love,

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

food for thought

stumbled across this mouth-watering article and thought i would share.
x o

Monday, June 9, 2008

mascara madness

check out this mascara from vincent longo that i just noticed in the barney's spring make up catalogue. great colors but i think i might go with white.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

sweet sunday

some sweet recipes for you in the new york times magazine today.
i'm baking here in new york but in a different way...heatwave has hit.
o x j

Saturday, June 7, 2008

YSL dresses

two very different dresses from yves for you

Thursday, June 5, 2008


a champagne 'clink' to the fabulous designer,
Yves Saint-Laurent, who died sunday.
very sad indeed.
o x j

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

foot fetish

not quite shoes, but quite great...
more clever art found here
can't wait to make the curry...thanks!
o x j

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

green curry


Here's the anecdotal recipe for green curry and coconut soup. It's adapted from a recipe in Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid's Hot Sour Salty Sweet, which often seems like more of a travel guide than an every day kind of cook book, although there are some fantastic recipes in it. Green curry paste is usually paired with poultry with lots of basil and lime leaves, but I used snapper because it's what I had. I won't again, as I discovered snapper is on the AVOID list from ocean wise. Maybe line-caught halibut? Or wild salmon?

1 can coconut milk
2 or 3 tbsp green curry paste (recipe follows)
1 tbsp thai fish sauce
A good handful green beans, trimmed (or whatever looks good at the market)
A good handful of asparagus, soaked well to remove any sand, chopped into halves
250 grams fish (halibut? salmon?)
salt to taste
1 bunch thai basil

Place a heavy pot over medium heat, and add a few tablespoons of the thick cream from the top of your can of coconut milk.
Stir as it heats and melts, then cook for about 5 minutes until the oil starts to separate. Add the paste with your fish sauce and stir to blend well. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until very fragrant.
Add the remaining coconut milk and and extra can of water (or stock if you'd like a richer soup). Bring to a simmer, then add your green beans. Let it simmer for a few minutes, then add your asparagus. Once it's gently bubbling again add your fish. You can add lime leaves here too, if you have them.
That's it. You want your veggies crisp, the fish just barely cooked through. Salt to taste and stir in your basil leaves.
Serve with rice, if you'd like.

1 tbsp coriander seeds (I was all out, and omitted to no ill effect)
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 tsp black peppercorns
1.25 cup minced cilantro roots (I substituted cilantro stems)
1.5 tsp salt
1/2 cup minced minced lemongrass
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 tbsp chopped galangal (I substituted ginger and wild (kaffir) lime juice)
1 tbsp wild lime zest
1 serrano chili (see note)

Toast and grind the coriander and cumin. Grind the peppercorns. Place in a large mortar with the cilantro and a pinch of salt and pound until breaking down. Add the lemon grass and garlic and more salt and continue to pound. Continue with the shallots, then the galangal and lime zest, adding a pinch of salt each time and only continuing on to the next addition once the last is shapeless.
Store in a clean glass jar in the fridge. It should keep for about a month.

NOTE the recipe called for 1/2 a cup of bird chilies, but I don't like a lot of spice, and we were sharing with the two-year old. This made for a VERY mildly spiced soup.


marcello toshi

From one shoe fetishist to another,

Just posted my new chie mihara sandals over at banquet, and was perusing the lamb's ear website where I saw these lovelies by marcello toshi.
They are rather naughty!

Phew. That was rather too many links...

Love love.