When Profiling

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Sometimes all you need is one line. (Though Hitchcock used nine when he drew the silhouette of himself that appeared on his title cards.) Here are two sentences that deftly animated their subjects, and brought out my lopsided smile: “Fieri, who is roundish and bleach blond, looks like a children’s plush toy that joined the […]

Crazy Salad & Other Vintage Ephron

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Ogling vintage Nora Ephron books…

Lula #14: Juliana Romano

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

I interviewed painter Juliana Romano for Lula‘s 14th issue. You can see the whole piece here. Juliana won me over by referencing the cover art of the (circa ’80s) Sweet Valley High books. I wasn’t allowed to read them (too trashy?) but, man, was I tempted by those ice-cream-social pastel portraits of Esprit-clad heroines. Juliana also put […]

Q&A for New York Magazine

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

I interviewed Mark Hernandez for the NY Mag Design issue. Mark’s a real cool techie who told me about futurama ideas like paint-on wires and fridges that send messages to the manufacturer when they need to be serviced.

Mobile Shops

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I wrote about the new iteration of the food truck trend for Conde Nast Traveler: mobile shops. I like to call them “truck shops” but people insist on being fancy and calling them “trailer boutiques.” Check it out. Kjosk in Berlin, Germany


Monday, February 20th, 2012

I’m having a torrid affair with Swedish candy shop Sockerbit. It’s so obscenely good that I find myself writing its name on my daily to-do lists. But buying bags of candy every day would be deranged, right? So I came clean about my obsession on the travel site Fathom. Read all about “pure love between […]