I learned to love cooking from my mother, who practically has a library of cookbooks. From Julia Child to Ferran Adrià, she uses great chef’s recipes primarily as a source of inspiration, not as a set of instructions. Niki Segnit’s book The Flavour Thesaurus is my new go-to book for dinner ideas. Beautifully printed and humorously written, this book the new definitive guidebook for people like me who wish they had a more developed palate.
LA-based blogger extraordinaire/graphic designer Bobby Solomon’s site The Fox is Black is pretty much my morning paper. A balanced survey of design, typography, architecture, music and more, Bobby and his editorial team also publish a few regular columns, including the Space Suit of the Week. This collection of interstellar fashion concepts takes you to that soothingly nostalgic place at the intersection of childhood wonder and great design.
The folks over at the Moby Dick Big Read describe Herman Melville’s novel as ‘Sprawling, magnificent, deliriously digressive…the great unread American novel’. After my best friend tried for years to get me to read Moby Dick, I finally moved the American bible of whaling off of my bucket list and onto my bedside table after he spontaneously tattooed a sperm whale on his forearm as an homage to the behemoth in his favorite book. Now I understand what all the fuss is about. Moby Dick is manly, cosmopolitan, and above all, nerdy in the best way possible.
Before I wandered over to my current residence in Berlin, I spent four years sampling Baltimore’s seemingly endless source of musical inspiration. Famous for producing Animal Collective, Beach House and Dan Deacon, Baltimore’s cheap rents and ample space for creative exploration have attracted the best the East Coast has to offer, and then some. Among […]
A synthpop ode to a breakup, the track Last Calls is my first release as PVTLVS (Private Lives) – a duo comprised of yours truly and long-time collaborator Vasco Cesaretti. A mashup of found stock film footage from the 1940s, our debut video has been described as ‘A slow build of lovelorn suburban ennui, all […]
Yes it’s true. London’s Natasha Kahn’s NSFW black and white album cover portrait is on the front page of pretty much every indie music publication this month. Thirty seconds into the video for her single Laura off of her new album, The Haunted Man, and I too became a converted follower in the kult of Kahn. […]
I recently stumbled upon the Etsy store Clockwork Universe and immediately became obsessed with mechanical wristwatches. They just make sense to me. In a society overwhelmed with non-durable high tech gizmos, a hand-wound watch helps take the edge off.