Portland feels like the kind of party you might have in up in snow country, where you make a couple invitations and put out the bruschetta as people start to trickle in and kick off their boots, and all of a sudden the house is packed with flannel and beards and the fireplace is crackling… Continue reading Stumptown
Without the usual family activities to satisfy my Christmas urges — decorating the tree, singing carols, sneaking around with rolls of tape and ribbons — the focus naturally turned to food. But not being a large-hunk-o’-meat person, I wasn’t exactly jumping at the chance to perfect my oven-roasting skills. So in honor of the Jewish… Continue reading Happy Holidays!
[All images care of Ricardo Bofill, via Arch Daily and Twisted Sifter] These photos have been open in my browser for over a week now, lurking alongside my active tabs, on standby for a short notice pick-me-up. I’ll take a peek here and there — drooling over the vast vaulted ceilings and clean color palette,… Continue reading Taller de Arquitectura: The Studio
Part two of the Hawaii adventure, since Kaua`i is just a quick jaunt from Oahu and it would have been a shame not to pop in to see family there, too . . . First shave ice of the trip! I’m not a huge fan — it’s too cloyingly sweet for me — but when… Continue reading And while we’re in this corner of the Pacific . . .
Sometimes there’s no way around it — no matter how many “dog ate my homework” excuses you come up with you just have to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Hawaii. It might be a sudden convergence of inescapable factors, including $350 roundtrip tickets and a foreign friend with exemplary peer pressuring skills [“when ELSE am… Continue reading Oahu, if you insist