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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sunday This & That

Last weekend we had brunch at home/made (formerly Tini) in Red Hook and it was delicious. The set up is great and you can reserve the garden for private events or hire these ladies to cater off site.
I recommend a visit this summer. If you come from Manhattan take the free Ikea ferry. It's a beautiful ride.
Red Hook is also the home of perch! - you can see some of the perch ceramics at Steve's (delicious) Authentic Key Line Pie. Or online at: www.perchdesign.net. Michele Varian on Crosby Street also carries some perch! designs.
Also my friend Rona gave me some soaps she made a while back and they are awesome. Non-toxic & homemade with cute packaging. If you would like to try them you can find them at the Plum & Lion store: plumandlion.bigcartel.com. Also stop by Rona's blog www.plumandlion.com. Great pics and most recently a poetic and uplifting video titled "Miracle of Chives" by Rona's friend Wilson.
And Tema has a nice post on her blog PALMAIRE about midwesterness.
Oh and if you ar ein Philly today don't miss I-95 -- by my own personal hero Zoe Strauss! Don't know yet who Zoe is? Then read Karen Heller's article "It all clicks for South Phila. photographer" for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Thinking of Songha

Songha Thomas Willis
May 2, 1972 - February 2, 2000


portrait courtesy Hank Willis Thomas

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time (Well) Spent


Cabin on The Beach © Nina Buesing/Getty Images

(Wo)Man, where does the time go?
I can't decide what is better: spending time slowly and somewhat unproductively or doing lots of things and being really productive - with time racing away.
I guess these are the thoughts that cause some to 'drop out' and move to an island (not the Manhattan kind). In Germany we call those folks 'Aussteiger'. Which is not as passive or accidental as 'dropping out'. 'Aussteigen' implies more will -- a conscious decision to leave it all behind.
Tempting.


A different Path © Nina Buesing/Getty Images

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NP on NPR


my picture on NPR!

Please head over to NPR's blog The Picture Show to read today's post about Nymphoto.