Monday, November 29, 2010

picasso's living room

j bird

el capitan?
i drop off the edge of the world for a while and you go all road trip on me...!
wish i could've seen it all in person. pretty nice.

instead i've been spending way too much time in front of my computer, talking to printers, choosing the perfect shade of green.
but i did look up long enough to find these guys. so brilliant! so finnish!
would love to have seen their installation, picasso's living room, for the ateneum museum in helsinki when the musee national picasso in paris was under renovation.

hope you ate a whole lotta bird.

sally ann

el capitan

a snapshot of el capitan i took as we drove through yosemite yesterday in all it's winter wonderlandness.
absolutely magical and so breathtaking ...more photos in a minute.
j bird

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


darling s,
i give thanks that i am surrounded with so much love from all my wonderful friends + family and feel so very thankful and lucky to have you in my life.
tomorrow a few of us are volunteering at this event and again, i am thankful to be able to help out. i hope to bring a smile to someone's day and i will be sharing that smile with you.
sending love to you always,
o x
lady j

Monday, November 22, 2010

dj dj

good morning

what a perfect sunday you had for yourself -
and i'm mostly talking about that bowl of pomodoro. yum!

i have of course been in the throes of it all. but i did find this for you, a dj app for dj, via kindra is here. (lot''s of lovely ephemera and such there). watch out though, those songs will stick with you.

now if they could only make an app like this that would play all your old vinyl!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

a perfect sunday


do not disturb is right...
this is my idea of the perfect sunday late brunch curled up in bed with the mouse and maybe a little glass of red wine...makes me feel like i'm up at gambier.
may wander over to the hammer museum in a bit and see the eva hesse show + reminisce over her + you + our art school days.
happy sunday love.
hope there is some quiet time + something yummy in your day.

jay z ( as in lay z)

Friday, November 19, 2010

thai eggplants


have you ever come across these little gems on your shopping excursions?
they are thai eggplants and just slightly bigger than a golf ball.
i found them at my asian supermarket the other day and the entire pack cost me $1.35 and i will admit i bought them just based on how beautiful they looked and had no idea what i was going to do with them.
then last night i made a thai green curry with them and am presently eating a bowl of it for breakfast topped with a little raita. quite delicious.

it's dark grey here today and i suspect it will rain most of the weekend.
is it true? is there snow up there?

hope you find some moments of peace + relaxation over the weekend.

love you,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

lunch date?


can we go to japan for lunch today?
and either hit the ramen museum or the old tokyo eel restaurant.?

some day...

o x
miss nippon

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

my country club life


saturday i golfed with the ladies then sunday after reading the ny times in bed with a nice bowl of pomodoro , i played tennis with jb who has all the right moves.
and yes, i did see jf & son article in the times
which once again confirms you don't miss a thing.

i had a dinner party on friday night and made malfatti and then hosted another on sunday night and made suzanne's beef brisket with horseradish cream and salsa verde. goodness all around.

it really was a country club kind o weekend.

lady j

p.s and tonight is maira...very excited.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

jf & son


fabulous feathers!

i want to wear feathers everyday...

have you heard of jf & son? interesting article on them on cathy horyn's blog for the nytimes. she has an ongoing conversation with herself exploring fashion and design in this time of mass consumption and the internet, and how one can possibly remain contemporary, relevant, and inspired. these guys sound like they get it, with their vertical-horizontal concept.

ok. back to it.

love you,

Friday, November 12, 2010

feathers for you


once again i am amazed at the amount of patience it must of took to compose all those paper bits in that vimeo and so well done.

the monk showed me these gloves the other day and of course i j'adore and could see us sporting a pair while we scoured the racks at VV...they would keep all the germs off our delicate paws.
i then went to his website and discovered this fabulous purse.
kissing birds kissing away all the money in one's bank account.
i wish.

it is the most gorgeous day here...sunny + slightly crisp
wish you were part of it as i'm feeling like thriftin'.
jay bird

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Jeremy Messersmith - Tatooine from Eric Power on Vimeo.


welcome back.
too much going on these days to be insightful, or funny, or meaningful.

so here is a poetic moment for you.

and maybe this is the meaning of everything anyways.


Monday, November 8, 2010

crochet happy

darling ess,

thank you for my birthday presents...guanciale, a mountain and an architect.
what more does a girl need? absolutely nothing!
you really do spoil me.

i spent my special day eating handpulled noodles in the park then wandering around through all the new art galleries that now dot the lower east side and chinatown.
came across these 2 bicycles at some point and was very curious as to whom would take the time to wrap these in crochet only to discover this at the next gallery i went into.
i am simply amazed at the amount of patience people have.

it was so great to be back in nyc if only for a ny minute...

love you,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

it's your birthday...

...and i bought you a chunk of meat.

guanciale actually, for your pasta all'amatriciana.
we'll see how usps likes it.
then i decided it isn't enough, so i bought you a mountain. a little hilltop in japan called mt fuji or something. we'll have to change the name, probably to mt jow (no pun intended).
you can build a modernist castle at the top, but you'll need an architect, so guess what? i bought you one of those too!
he looks like a cross between george clooney and one of those j crew model guys. i don't know if he's capable of building you anything, but he looks good.

love you lots,
sally ann.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

jeana sohn

lady j,

just wasted some time ogling the stylish closet peeks on jeana sohn's blog.
i need to replace everything.
medor watch?
vintage celine handbag?
antique embroidered dress?
i could probably at least try and MAKE a pompom headband.

fashion seems to be on the brain these days. good thing i have such a rich inner life...

and the hudson - how beautiful!
so love the fall colours everywhere.


Monday, November 1, 2010

a postcard from nyc

have landed in the east and woke up to this picture perfect view of the hudson this morning and the amazing colours of the turning leaves.
the sun is shining with a chill in the air as i get ready to hop on the subway and make my way into hand pulled noodle territory.
o x
lady j
p.s. forgot how bananas this city gets with the hallowe'en festivities...crazy!