Everything you love about porcelain and classic design. Brought up to date.
Versailles Fluo vase, by Seletti
Versailles Fluo soup terrine, by Seletti
The Versailles Fluo series. All by Seletti
Tattoo bunny, Cerruti Baleri
Nothing feels more spring-like than shedding some layers (and leather) and toting something that’s light, whimsical and transparent.
I’m putting these on standby as I type:
margiela lace laminated clutch
jil sander market bag
Portable wood burning fireplace (above) and/or stove (below). By Yanes Wühl for ECAL.
Arguably the only thing cool about moving into a new place sans dishwasher is the excuse to buy dishwashing accessories that are both functional and aesthetically interesting. Enter Alessi’s new A Tempo dish drainer (part of a new line by Pauline Deltour). Round, small and compact, it easily fits into any kitchen regardless of its style or size. Plus its pretty enough that even your friends with dishwashers will want one.
a tempo dish drainer by pauline deltour for alessi
Michel Ducaroy Togo sofa for Ligne Roset
French furniture maker Ligne Roset is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, they have put their entire line of iconic Togo sofas and chairs on sale for 25% off the normal price through September. An absolute classic and, in my mind, an absolute must-have (read: worthy of my attention, awe and drool everytime I walk by them in the showroom on the ground floor of my office building), the sofas were designer by Michel Ducaroy in 1973 and were the first fully-foamed settees of their kind. Today they are still made from layers of polyether foam that come in varying thickness and densities and are traditionally upholstered in Alcantara, a fabric also used to upholster luxury car interiors.
Togo chair upholstered in grey Alcantara
In 2007, Ducaroy unveiled a line just for children, Les Minis, (no, I’m not making this up) which, in my crazy mind, spells out a perfectly acceptable dog bed solution for modern living.
I don’t shamelessly promote things often (other than my own miscellaneous rants and opinions), but this cause is near and dear to my heart. Hunter is my Homeboy is an event/soon-to-be-charity organization that supports german shepherd rescues around the country. Founded after the sudden death of Hunter S. Thompson Miller, a 13 year old rescue dog, the organization is hosting its first annual event in New York on September 25. Please, please donate generously and, if you’re in the area, buy a ticket, enjoy a pig roast, drinks and good people. Click here for more info. T-shirts coming soon…
russian banana and french fingerling potatoes.
Daley Plaza Farmer’s Market, Chicago
peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Daley Plaza Farmer’s Market, Chicago
hand drawn pig
Today is the day that the pork belly crew leave Providence, RI for Chicago. Long drive in a Uhaul with only a radio to keep us going. Let’s just say that the back woods of Pennsylvania play some interesting music.
Tonight we are pulling up to Cleveland, OH and getting some dins at Michael Symon’s Lola. We will consume all things PORK!!
Tomorrow will be breakfast and a romp around the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and then onto the Toledo Jerky Emporium.
From there it’s three hours to Chicago. Many pics to follow.
Introducing our newest porkophile and breakfast connoisseur, Madrid-based contributor Amanda Medsger. Staying true to her Texas origins, Amanda will cover all things food, meat and pork.
Aside from the sobrasada and ridiculously fresh produce, I was also coaxed (okay, it wasn’t really that hard) into ordering a chocolate at a local cafetería where the owner insisted he makes the best homemade chocolate in Mallorca (above). The best? I’d say it had to be pretty damn close. It definitely beat the hell out of the chocolate and churros at the famous Chocolatería San Ginés in Madrid, which is, at best, overrated. One more thing. In Madrid, we dip churros in our chocolate, in Mallorca, it’s all about the ensaïmada.
because we can’t help being gratuitous…
local market close to the Plaza Mayor, Palma de Mallorca
real English english muffins.
The classic Acapulco chair. Pictured here with black base and aqua vinyl.
In my opinion, there are two things that should never mix: classic, timeless design and hipster studios in Brooklyn. At least that was my first thought when I learned of Greenpoint Works a Brooklyn-based design studio making authentic acapulco chairs. in Greenpoint. Using locally sourced materials. Insert eye roll here.