I like Ji Lee‘s projects. They’re simple in concept and really engaging (the first one that comes to mind is his Bubble Project that led to a whole load of knock offs similarly-inspired guerrilla art projects). His newest project, Word as Image, uses typography to define the words meaning.
I have major, major love for side projects and the sanity they help you maintain, so seeing a project like this bring turned into a neat video and published book makes me happy.
This past weekend I cooked up my first porchetta in preparation for my family’s annual Christmas Eve party. It turned out really, really well (I was surprised), so you better believe I Instragrammed the sh*t out of it.
Surprisingly, making a porchetta wasn’t super difficult! The only thing I’d recommend is having a second set of hands around when it comes to the rolling and tying the lot (you have to roll a pork tenderloin inside a slab of scored pork belly then truss it).
The recipe is from I Am a Food Blog. They have some killer stuff on there. I totally recommend it if you’re stumped as to what to cook during the holidays.
I love the concept of Notabag — it’s a convergence of a reusable shopping bag and a backpack.
Companies like, most prominently, Apple, make convergence look easy, but I think it’s really difficult on any level. Things tend to get overly complicated, when merging the functionality of two objects really needs to be kept as simple as possible — think of how many ways you could merge a shopping bag and a backpack and how many ways it could turn into a disaster. Seeing this simple and really useful bag makes me happy. (I could totally use one for travel.)
The seven tracks on True form a great breakup album, but the closing track, “Bad Girls (Verdine Version),” is my favorite by far. It just has this brooding, synthesizer-clad heartache with an amazing 80′s sensibility. Props to this girl for 1) trying to make it in the shadow of her big sister and 2) actually finding her own sound and doing it really, really well.
I really like Beyoncé, but I think I like this Solange track more than anything out of Beyoncé’s collection. (As a playlist recommendation, place it in a playlist with Desire and College from the Drive soundtrack.)
I just can’t get over it and am completely, completely obsessed. LISTEN!
I was just doing some Christmas shopping, so naturally I got distracted and found a bunch of stuff for myself.
I LOVE this world map by These Are Things. I’ve been looking for a good map for my office space as a nod to this past year of travel and design. I’ve been looking for a vintage map this whole time, but after seeing this I think I may go vintage-style print.
I’m a little late to this … but when I left New York over a year ago, my friend E sent me a link to “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” by LCD Soundsystem. I love the song, but it still brings me the super sads when I hear it.
This viral YouTube duet uploaded by Alessandro Grespan features LCD and Miles Davis and has seemingly been around for a bit, but has been blowing up this week.
You’ll notice in the description that there’s “no editing or other tricks, just 2 youtube videos played at the same time,” which makes it kind of mind blowing. How did this even happen??? Amazing.
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I'm a formerly Brooklyn-based Graphic Designer making 2012 my year for travel and personal projects.
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