Mind the Gap
I’m sorry to have been so absent this week. I’d like to give you a list of reasons why I haven’t had time to write…and to be certain, I have one. But, mostly, I’m sad. In a few days, I will no longer call San Francisco home, and will begin my journey into uncertainty once more. My story is not unique, just timely. At a time like this, I often turn to the movies for...
Gertrude Stein Through Artists' Eyes - NPR's... →
The life of Gertrude Stein and her famous modern art collection are currently the subjects of two major museum exhibitions in San Francisco. In this NPR piece, Laura Sydel delves into the story of Stein and her unflinching patronage of artists like Matisse and PIcasso when few gave them any attention at all. Both exhibits shed light on the relationships, works, and travels of Gertrude Stein and...
Meditate in Style
I’ve had a lot of conversations lately about meditation. Like most, I can come up with a pretty substantial list of reasons why sitting cross-legged on my floor, hands on both knees, and chanting to myself will not bring me closer to an enlightened state of mind. However, I must admit, if given the opportunity to lounge in any of these pods, chairs, or homes, I think I could let the concept...
Clothing lines, purfumes, books - Are Actors and... →
World Oceans Day - 2011
If you are a somewhat constant reader of this blog, than you will know that the conservation of the oceans has become my cause-of-choice. Today is World Oceans Day and I can’t think of a better time to write about some easy ways we can all start contributing to an effort which, considering the size of the problem, often goes overlooked. I myself am one of the many who, until recently,...
Apple Galette from Elephantine I think people hear names of desserts they don’t recognize, than they hear it’s French, and well, the whole thing’s called off. I love this short instructional video of how to make an apple galette that looks as good as it probably tastes. I will certainly be trying my hand at this in the near future. Best, Lauren
At first glance, a dusty old suitcase seems like possibly the least useful item found in basements and attics alike. But lately, as testament to the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” I’ve noticed others incorporating these items into their homes as a way to lend a space a vintage, laid back feel. Coffee Table or End of Bed Storage: This is a...
ROA - Street Art
Images of Roa’s work on Unurth have always just seemed to catch my eye. Somehow, amongst all the frenetic scenes of street art, his stagnant colossal black and whites stood out. Roa, who got his start like most street artists painting on abandoned walls, has graduated to international recognition complete with gallery space and fan following. In a world commanded by the presence of...
Playlist of the Week
Let me just preface this post by saying that I assume that it will largely be women who will appreciate the following tie-in to all these songs. But hey, guys, keep reading, if you already are.. In any case, there are those songs which, in their complexity and intensity manage to express the mess of emotions that we spend so much time analyzing when we think of love. In this playlist, I showcase...
Hidden - This Guy Has My MacBook
A couple months ago, I was devastated when someone came into the gallery I worked at and stole my laptop. As someone who spends almost all their time with my computer at my side, this was real blow. So, I was totally excited to learn of the application “Hidden” which allows you to track your stolen computer around the world through GPS and photos taken of both the screen usage and...
My friends birthday is today and I had absolutely no idea what to get her. She has amazing clothes, bought herself a new necklace, and her apartment is decorated perfectly. Many of my go-to present options were a bust. Hence, the DIY candles. They’re really easy to personalize for the recipient, relatively easy to make, and really nice looking in the end. To be honest, the hardest part of...
I’ve always had an interest in documentary films. They’re an excellent way to educate yourself in a short period of time on a subject of your choosing. I’ve found that doc films can make you laugh or cry but almost give you something to think about as you walk away. I’ve watched many in the last two years or so but these were the best in my opinion. Jean-Michel Basquiat:...