Friday, December 31, 2010

goodbye 2010

hello 2011!
happy new year my ess-ness and here's to us and the fabulous year ahead.
clink.
this photo taken on my plane ride home yesterday...
the world is our oyster indeed!
love you.
ox
jow

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

the geometry of pasta




my darling,
was ever so lovely hearing your voice today and i can't wait to see some of your new books from santa. maybe some lego sculptures to share as well?
was just looking at this online and thinking of some new ink drawings for 2011 in between bites of some of these pasta recipes. i am such a noodleholic no?
am dreaming of the amatriciana at the moment and wishing we were sitting around a long table on new year's eve eating paul's which i have to say is absolutely the best i have ever had.
miss you +
kissmas you
from the snowy ski slopes.
ox
mammardelle
p.s. do you think the post office/customs confiscated the guanciale you sent?

Monday, December 20, 2010

wish list one


j

i
want
books.
i have so many they are pretty much holding up the walls of my home, but there are always more:

who is sleeping on my pillow: mamma andersson / jockum nordström, documenting their joint exhibition at david zwirner in new york.


perfectly kept house is the sign of a misspent life: how to live creatively with collections, clutter, work, kids, pets, art, etc... and stop worrying about everything being perfectly in its place. i think i am mostly charmed because lately, my personal mantra has become something very similar to this title (and it includes inspiring pics of nathalie lete's studio and home...)

leslie williamson's book, handcrafted modern. just look at her blog. (just look at that sink!) even though my home seems to mostly be knee deep in lego and dress-up clothes, in my imagination i am closer to some of these homes.

s

ps those furry boots will ruin me, and let's not even start with the pink snake celine!

ringing in the holiday season

s.
spotted this over here and must agree, i j'adore too.
the delicate rings and beautiful bag ...so chic.
more things for my wish list.
can't believe christmas is almost here.
x
j

Thursday, December 16, 2010

under the mistletoe with margiela



doll,
was in barneys the other day and stumbled upon these beauties.
needless to say, i would be quite happy in either version.
oh margiela why do you torment me so?
more from my wish list soon...
oxo
dj dizzy

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

furry boots for you

ess,

seeing dear old bob + doug makes me pine for the great white north and a golden toque (or 5).
i know these are on your wish list and noticed they are on sale at OC just in case you do well with your xmas sales and deserve a little treat.
(btw you always deserve a little treat!)

and next trip up, i promise we will go thrifting and eat cheeseburgers in a parking lot...
or maybe you can come down here sooner and we can go to the rosebowl flea market then finish at in-n-out because seeing you is definitely on my wish list.

ox
jow

Sunday, December 12, 2010

first day of christmas





j

i find the cartoon version somewhat horrifying, but sctv? gotta love it.
twelve days to go -
i have some things on my wish list to share with you in the next week or so.
but be forewarned, they do NOT include beer.
but possibly bacon.

s

Saturday, December 11, 2010

wary meyers





j

i want to go thrifting. i want to pile in the car, and drive way out, and eat a cheeseburger in a parking lot and hit the mother lode. do you ever look at wary meyers?
that's what i'm talking about. but estate sales in long island aren't quite the same as thrift stores in burnaby...

s

ps and loving that california air in kahlil's films. so good!

Friday, December 10, 2010

kahlil + seu













s.
our friend
mister kahlil is in the house ....
with seu.
more on his latest project here
x
j

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

in pain? i can help

dearest sarah,

lady a rolled into town yesterday with a bottle of this for me...
it seems i can help with arthritis, sports injuries, joint pain/stiffness, muscle sprains,pulls, carpel tunnel,work related injuries (?), achy feet, bruising and swelling and best of all it's 100% natural, like me.
i know you probably want your own bottle of jow so have a look here.
right now i wish my bottle of jow could help with my jow headache after a night on the town with lady a.
we had some fine food and wine here so no complaining and i had a ms. goin siting as well which immediately made me think of you.
sending love and chicken liver crostini to you.

ox
jow

Friday, December 3, 2010

winter wonderland


doll face,
more shots from my yosemite trip in all it's winter glory... 2nd photo from a great hike we did around mirror lake.
thanks for the tip regarding the japanese prints. i will make a plan to get out to the norton simon ( great museum where we went for jb's birthday) and report back.
the picasso museum exhibit looked fun...now if only i was a roller bearing heiress to get us over to europe when needed for art, food + frivolity.
i know you've been busy and just wanted to say your new note cards and poster at your shop are gorgeous.
good luck with your upcoming gift shows...wish i could be up there helping you out.
sending love from the land of sunshine,
ox
your girl friday

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

japanese prints





j

there are three japanese woodblock exhibitions happening in your general vicinity right now (the most general kind of general), the most interesting probably being in pasadena at the norton simon museum, and featuring among other things utagawa hiroshige's thirty-six views of mount fuji (or mount jow, as it is now better known) (and different from hokusai's).

but if you can you should probably get down to the san diego museum of art to see an exhibition that includes work from cora timken burnett's collection:

cora timken burnett was a roller bearing heiress and self-financed sculptor who collected asian art and paranoid ideation. in the 1920s she married a boy-toy who also happened to be a dr. frankenstein. osteopath and scientist dr. john clawson burnett believed he might cure all ills with electromagnetism. cora’s wealth bought him a suitably electrified laboratory in the new jersey palisades. it was part of the couple’s 50-acre compound, featuring a green-tiled house designed by cora, a swimming pool shaped like a coiled snake, and an art collection that featured a reconstructed indian temple. dr. and mrs. burnett were nuts about security (even compared to neighbors in celeb-ghetto alpine, nj). they had a barbed wire fence, a kennel of guard dogs, and and unfinished 200-foot-long fallout shelter, big enough to store their collection.
(william poundstone, quoted from here)

xs