Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Milton's Mexico

I'm so excited to be going to New Mexico next week to see "Milton's Mexico" at the Riva Yares Gallery in Sante Fe. Sally with Skull, 1946 and Still Life with Skull, 1946
My own Still Life with Skull

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bienvenido a Miami

Miami skyline

Monday, July 27, 2009

new york out of focus

I took this photo with my new blackberry on the ferry from martha's vineyard to new york. It reminded me of David Armstrong. I love the below photo:

Fifth Avenue, Evening

See more of his work at:
Matthew Marks Gallery

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Flower Trend

I think the current trend in flower arranging is leaning towards a more wild look. Reinaldo and I like to buy the weirdest plants we can find at the flower market in NYC whenever we shoot one of our projects. This wild flowery-cactus-weed-tree-stalk is growing on the Allen Sheep Farm in Martha's Vineyard. I love it.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Living

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cooking with Ashe + Leandro

This past weekend I had a summer dinner party. It was ambitious, maybe too much, but the food got rave reviews and most importantly, it was a lot of fun.


White Gazpacho dressed with cucumbers and almonds (not pictured)
Oven Roasted Whole Trout with lemon and dill and creme fraiche on the side
Butter Bean and Basmati Rice pilaf

Watercress, walnut, radish and feta salad with vinaigrette

Tostones (Fried green plantains)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sleepless in New York

Paint: Dior Grey by Benjamin Moore
Bedding: Matteo Tailor in White
Lamps: Artemide Tolomeo

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Watching Whales Watching Us

Its rare for me to be moved by something and somehow this article of whales in last Sunday's New York Time Magazine really got to me.

" insights into the behavior of our long-inscrutable, seabound mammalian counterparts began forcing us to reconsider and renegotiate what once seemed to be a distinct boundary between our world and theirs. Scientists have now documented behaviors like tool use and cooperative hunting strategies among whales. Orcas, or killer whales, have been found to mourn their own dead. Just three years ago, researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York discovered, in the brains of a number of whale species, highly specialized neurons that are linked to, among other things, the use of language and were once thought to be the exclusive property of humans and a few other primates. Indeed, marine biologists are now revealing not only the dizzying variety of vocalizations among a number of whale species but also complex societal structures and cultures.Whales, we now know, teach and learn. They scheme. They cooperate, and they grieve. They recognize themselves and their friends. They know and fight back against their enemies."

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a. One that enjoys special favor or regard.

b. One that is trusted, indulged, or preferred above all others, especially by a superior: a facrite of the monarch.

2. A contestant or competitor regarded as most likely to win.


Liked or preferred above all others; regarded with special favor.

OK, fine, it's just "favorite" misspelled. That's what happens when you have an interior decorator edit her "english-as-a-second-language" partner's writing. This sentence could use some help too.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Another friend wrote a book!

Virginity and the City (New York Magazine)

Elna Baker is a 27-year-old Mormon living in New York whose stand-up comedy landed her a book deal.

My mother tells this story: When I was 6, I’d just started school and didn’t necessarily enjoy it, so I asked my mom what the word for being done with school was. “Graduate,” she replied. And my follow-up question was, “When do we graduate from church?” I was disappointed to find out the word for graduating from church was “death.” So I was always questioning my faith to a certain extent. Humor helped me cope. I was chubby, and I remember I told this funny story to my classmates, and then they all wanted to be my friend. I had no concept that this was something you could ever make a living off of, it was just this thing that I did. Then I went to Tisch—my parents were terrified—and I had a mentor who took an interest in me and encouraged me to tell my stories at the Moth. I consider myself a writer who happens to be Mormon, though on dates, I tend to introduce that fact as if it were an STD. ‘I should let you know … I’m Mormon. No, I really do want things to move forward here, but I have the Mormon.’ ”

Pre-order her book here: The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance

Monday, July 13, 2009


eVolo is a new Design and Architecture Magazine. The first issue is about housing for the 21st century and it gives you a full array of what's to come. Read my essay: Home Sweet Home.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Two Super Dorky Quotes in REAL SIMPLE/August.

"An Insiders Guide to the Best Online Resources"
Genius. Is that how a website works? You click on it?

Isn't my house cute?

I usually can't stand my apartment, but today I loved it. Maybe it's the Orchid from Reinaldo.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Seven Tons and Ten Thousand Pieces of Steel

Roxy Paine at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Cantor Sculpture Garden, and the Met's "Young Members" party.

NY Times Review

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Martha's Vineyard Architecture

Three refreshing examples of beach homes that stray from the traditional cottage look.

the mondrian shack, ie: painted house

the floating shack

the "it-could-be-in-france" shack

The Cotton's Independence Dinner

...or feast!!

1st course
: Soft Shell Crab in Brown Butter and Lemon Vinaigrette

2nd course:
Beet, Walnut and String Bean Salad

3rd course
: Grilled Whole Lobster with side of Melted Irish Butter (for dipping!)

4th course: Cheese Course (Goat, Manchego, Cheddar) with Fig Marmalade

Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July

Thanks to the Cotton family for a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Palazzo Chupi

Monday, July 6, 2009

James Perse Furniture!

Nautical Loft

I like Anthropologie's Nautical Loft sub-category for home decoration.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Of this session, Lisa Jack described it as initially awkward. “Barry” showed up to the shoot with a bomber jacket, flared jeans, a pack of cigarettes and a Panama hat he thought would look “cool.” Initially, he posed self-consciously, but as the shoot progressed, the personality and charisma we would all later bear witness to emerged.

M+B Gallery
(my absolute favorite gallery in the world.)
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