I hate it when you find something you think is beautiful, and then you find out it was staged. Boo… but either way, I am pretty much OBSESSED with picnics lately. Maybe it’s the impending snowicane (what? you can’t just make up words because you’re the news), but it’s really making me want Spring… I … Continue reading


So, ticings™ are thin sheets of edible icing printed with contemporary designs using food-grade inks… That’s the long description. The short description is: ticings are dreamy. I am not a baker. In fact my chef skills are, ahem, limited. Still, I have been trying to make some strides, and I think little things like ticings … Continue reading

takes the cake

Do you ever see something and think, “Sh*t. How do I not own that!” AND “Sh*t. How did I not think of that?” … Well, here’s today’s: Yep, you’re seeing that correctly: Helvetica Cookie Cutters. HELVETICA COOKIE CUTTERS! Omigod! So awesome, so obvious. Damn you Beverly Hsu, you genius. Beverly thanks Greg for his help … Continue reading

half full

I’m feeling pretty positive about 2010 lately. No reason why. More, why not? On that note: Every year a label is created by a different designer in Siquis‘ creative department as a self-promotional holiday gift. Loving this years by Greg Bennett, which was designed as a play on “is the glass half empty or half … Continue reading

whiskey social.

According to teroforma, These Whiskey Stones are ideal for chilling your favorite spirit without diluting its flavor—just add three chilled stones, let stand for 5 minutes and enjoy. They are milled in Vermont by the oldest soapstone workshop in the US. Whiskey has become part of my holiday tradition… I know how that sounds, but … Continue reading

pretty fall party

Over at SimpleSong there was a dinner party auctioned off. Now I know I discussed my love of, and complete inability to pull off dinner parties, so this one just put me over the edge. I would have bid on it! It makes me happy it’s fall… Though this fall isn’t exactly the autumn in … Continue reading


This bottle design by Sydney-based design duo Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney, is awesome. I wanted to drink it before I even knew what it was. Turns out it’s beer, so, ya know, bonus. If Nelson Beer ever makes it state-side I’m buying the whole line

sweet tooth

I’m a bit late on the uptake here, please forgive me. While I was in SF a team of chocolatiers opened up shop in Williamsburg. They called themselves The Mast Brothers. … and they are actually the Mast brothers. Now, aside from making some of the best chocolate in NY (from what I hear, and … Continue reading