Green Roofs

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Minutes wasted in 2014 talking about the weather: 2,946*. Minutes wasted in 2014 talking about how boring it is to talk about the weather: 753*. (But, really, when will this godawful winter end? Okay: 754 minutes.) I needed something vibrant and pretty to look at so I went down a rabbit hole of green roofs. […]

Shocking Pink

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Apparently raindrops on roses are one of my favorite things. Sometimes you need something to jolt you out a funk and these waterlogged nearly-neon blossoms cheered me up on this dreary day. Schiap roses from my Instagram Though I’m not really a pink person, this riotous color made me think of Elsa Schiaparelli and her patented […]

Put a Plant In It

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

I’m a gardener. Can’t help it: Ma and Pa had me pulling weeds and spraying kelp on the plants back when I was barely big enough to pick up a half-full watering can. I’m lucky enough to have a piece of land in the city that I can plant legally, but I’m drawn to unlikely […]

Hideous Kinky: Beatrice Oettinger

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Against my better judgement I’ve been charmed by Beatrice Oettinger‘s improbable lingerie. The diaphanous pieces are embedded with flower petals and seeds, and intended for “decoration and observation.” Surely they chafe.

My New Office

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I’m way into natural reclamation: Ivy taking back buildings one brick at a time. Tree roots buckling sidewalks. That sort of thing. And I wish this Tres Birds experiment in Denver could be my office. Wouldn’t everyone’s productivity increase tenfold if their chairs were cushioned with springy moss? Very important data

Up State of Mind

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Goddamn I love the Hudson Valley. I’ve said it before: The best burritos I’ve ever eaten are made fresh in this little trailer in Red Hook. This water lily pond at Vanderbilt Mansion was littered with Pac-Man leaves. And I caught a weird-o storm cloud reflection. Lovely Poet’s Walk at sunset. Somehow the brown grasses […]