Archive for March, 2011

spring beginnings on the highline





Tiny bit of spring is peeking out on the Highline. Tried to take in a little bit of sun in the cold weather while Andy and Lori visited this weekend. Also featured in the pics: Deric, Jeff, Laura, and Nick. Justin and Ben were out on the Highline with us that day as well. Dim sum + Highline + chocolate milk + good friends = great day!

(images by: vivien chin)

the shack


Fair shake & shack burger via shake shack. It makes my tummy happy & makes laundry go by much faster :).


Beautiful installation using light and architecture.

Here’s the description from the artist, Pablo Valbuena’s, website:

“Site-specific installation. Matadero Madrid. ES. 2010. Video projection on architecture.

Quadratura was the technique used in the baroque to extended architecture through trompe l’oeil and perspective constructions generated with paint or sculpture.

The site-specific installation presented at Matadero Madrid follows the same principles but manipulating space by means of projected light. The main axis of the room of Abierto x Obras is extended and the limits of the physical space dissolved.”

(images from Pablo Valbuena’s site)


Disheartening images of the tragic state of Japan due to the recent tsunami & earthquake.  My heart goes out to them for all the lives lost as well as hope for a quick recovery.

(images from

heart for japan

Heart for Japan logo designed by Graphic artist Delphine Perrot to encourage people to donate money to help humanitarian relief in Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami.



aesop saint-honoré_march studio

Ash timber planks from Australia compose this Aesop Skincare store in Paris by March Studio.  I’m a sucker for highly detailed projects using timber like this.  Beautiful.


(images from dezeen)

branzino & bone marrow_prune restaurant


Recently had the most delicious thing at Prune Restaurant for Jeff’s birthday dinner.  The Roasted Bone Marrow appetizer is to die for here.  It’s served with toasted bread, parsley, and sea salt.  Soooo buttery and delicious.  I highly recommend it.

For entrée, I had the fish of the day which was grilled branzino stuffed with fennel.  It was cooked to perfection.

Other good appetizers were the Octopus and Squid with Celery and the Butter Poached Fingerling Potatoes.

Prune is definitely a must go.  Great atmosphere and food.  I left very satisfied.


Prune Restaurant
54 East 1st St # 1
New York, NY 10003

(212) 677-6221

panda candy


Genius packaging. 2 chocolate candies make up the head and body of the panda. Makes for candy too adorable to eat.

(image by: vivien chin

the spring stair

My favorite stair vestibule as I walk down Spring Street, SoHo

(image by: vivien chin)

black iris

Absolutely beautiful and ridiculously awesome.  I’m in love with the iris design of these amazing shoes.  Alexander McQueen is a genius. ($3500 and you can have yourself a pair) too

_black iris sandal

(images from Alexander McQueen)

i PASSED!!!!!

Was ecstatic as I opened my mail and found I’d passed my first ARE test!  I even did the eye cringe thing as I slowly opened the letter hoping I didn’t fail…haha.  1 down, 6 more to go.  License here I come.  Good way to start the week.


(image from web)

grow back…

grow back like a starfish….

pondering this….



(image from heather leigh‘s blog)


3D printed dress for Paris Fashion week designed in collaboration with London architect Daniel Widrig, Fashion designer Iris van Herpen, and digital manufacturers .MGX by Materialise.


(images from Dezeen)

best product review ever…

This video is pretty hilarious. PHOTO! iDrawingBoard…iFoodtray…iFruitcutting table. go giant iPad 2!

this week’s subway view: the chicken + skunk

The chicken and the skunk jam session. Always something going on in the subway :).

(image by: vivien chin)

flying house

National Geographic flies a small version of the UP! house across a California desert by attaching 300 weather balloons 8 ft in diameter and filled with 1 tank of helium each.  The house flew up to 10,000ft in the air with 2 pilots.  Pretty awesome.

Thanks moi for sending me the find!


(images from National Graphic Channel.  Original article here)

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