30 September 2009

You will need a mustache mug.

"Every mug has a different design on each side to explore your favorite masculine expression! Choose between feirce Fu-Magnum, Mustafa-Chaplin and cheeky Maurice-Poirot!" Buy it here. [via]

29 September 2009

OMA (The Interlace Housing Project)

Designed by Ole Scheeren, The Interlace Residential Housing Complex strays from Singapore's traditional stacked buildings. The complex is formed into a hexagonal arrangement of 1040 apartments.

Oma also indulges residences in green belt communal spaces, which offers an expansive and interconnected approach to housing. The landscaping takes up eight hectares, with emphasis on the surrounding tropical floral, through the introduction of roof gardens.

Additionaly, the designers incorporated sustainability features. Among those: detailed analysis of the wind, sun and micro-climate conditions. Low-impact, passive energy systems were created by placing water into wind corridors, reducing local temperatures.

via: design boom

Empire in Colors

Hernan Hernandez exposes the many faces of the Empire State Building.

Bobbles for Horses (from Arik Ben Simhon)

Utterly bizarre and yet wonderful.

Check out the full set of bobbles at Tel Aviv artist Arik Ben Simhon's website.
(There's cool music in the background. Turn up those speakers).

28 September 2009

Mon Ami Gabi, a lunch on the Las Vegas Boulevard

Hours spent exploring, snapping photos and sweating: I cannot pin point a better escape than a lunch at Mon Ami Gabi; located on the Strip in Las Vegas. We settled in at a table next to a window with a generous views of the Bellagio's booming fountain show. To sip, we split a carafe of Mon Ami Gabi's take on Sangria: Frangria. The refreshing recipe included a smooth Beaujolais, Grand Marnier and sprig of Rosemary. I enjoyed a subtle buzz-

We nibbled on a baguette with whipped sweet cream butter, while considering menu options. Unfortunately, they were out of mussels (I was secretly pleased as I get squeamish about enjoying seafood inland).

I selected the Endive and Blue Cheese Salad with Cantaloupe and Watercress. The salad came a perfect match to the desert heat. Savory toyed with the sweet ripe melon, the soft buttery texture of the fruit balanced the crisp endives.

My partner chose my second choice (+1 we did share): Frisee and Bacon Salad with Poached Egg. The Frisee proved fresh and well matched to the thick cut hunks of bacon. The chives pulled together the presentation and the egg burst yolk in a delightfully sensual lubrication over the greens.

Pleasantly surprised: two words best catering to my thoughts of Mon Ami Gabi. Not your typical Vegas dining. Certainly my favorite meal of the trip.

night vegas, a photo series

blvd xing

a room view



angles: 2

angles: 3

a perspective of paris.

peeping planet.

that way-


day vegas, a photo series


shadow speak

a version of new york

you have no pants.




the judge.


belagio spray



hoovered, a photo series


clock towers


danger here.

self portrait




mining past, a photo series

plane talk.

red canoe.



desert silence, a photo series

soft things.

a fist.







pocket shelter.