Thursday, July 22, 2010

Studio Parris Wakefield- Cityscapes

Paper cut art by Julene Harrison

Madebyjulene is the paper-cut art of British designer and illustrator Julene Harrison.

Party barn!

Bobbin bicycles Islington

GJELINA resturant venice beach LA interioir

ship in a bottle

The ship inside is a giant replica (37 sails and 80 cannons) of Horatio Nelson’s ship and created by artist Yinka Shonibare, on display in londons Trafalga square. The attention to detail is spectacular, even down to the sailcloths being created from traditional sail canvas before being hand printed and hand sewn. The bottle is 5 x 2.8 metres just large enough for studio workers to be able to climb in and out and work.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Cayman Island to get a new wreck dive

Look at this amazing ship. Its a 251 ft submarine rescue ship. It was destined for the scrap yard but the Cayman Island tourist authorities have decided to have it sunk to create an artificial reef. I love wreck diving as it creates unusual habitat for sea life and new areas for coral to grow. I also like the juxtaposition of the underwater world against something so industrial and man made, and the fascinating story behind them.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Out the Door

The interior design of Charles Phan slanted door off shoot is as stunning as the slanted door at the ferry building with its attention to detail even using local Marin 'Heath Ceramics' plate ware. The amazing back wall you can see here is actually different types of HONEY in box's. The walls are bamboo veener and there are amazing 'acid on iron' paintings on the walls, of which i'll try to put up a picture!

paper art

A few inspiring paper projects.

Boot & Shoe Service Pizzaria Oakland

Finally made it to boot & shoe, sat at the bar in the back, a perfect spot for catching up and enjoyed handcrafted cocktails and a basil, squash pizza! Heaven! the perfect spot for a date, small and intimate.

Farmer Browns SF

I finally found Farmer john's off market street after hearing about this place from my sustainability teachers for months, the place is about supporting local and african-american farmers, using organic, biodynamic, and/or sustainably raised foods, and beverages . We walked in on happy hour and stumbled out after some of the beat cocktails i've EVER had! so refreshing and original.....i'll be back!

farm-fresh cocktails

tenderloin shandy housemade ginger beer, scrimshaw pilsner, lemon line soda 6

the mango tango tequila, fresh lemon & lime, homemade mango puree w/cayenne rim 8

apple bellini a nectar of four types of organic apples topped w/prosecco 8

el caballo loco vodka, fresh muddled kiwi & cilantro, shaken, served up 9

the slurricane silver rum, orange, passionfruit & lime juices, a float of grenadine, topped w/Meyers dk rum 8

bring the beet back gin, beet juice, homemade kumquat marmalade, fresh berry nectar 9

vanilla mint julep housemade vanilla syrup, bourbon, fresh mint, and soda served in 16oz glass 9

Barbecue and ourdoor kitchen by Electrolux

Grilling season is here I'm fantasising about having this out door kitchen!