Archive for February, 2012

an aerial perspective



(image from Super Colossal)

floral xrays


by Brenden Fitzpatrick.


(images from Colossal)


sexy, sexy chair.  Bent ply–my love.  Constructed from Ash Plywood.  Maritime by Benjamin Hubert.


(images from dezeen)

move over corbu

Fun, chunky, and made of ply.  London architect Lynton Pepper of 00:/ designed these spectacles called WikiGlasses from 18mm plywood.


(images from dezeen)

bath time fun time


Rubber duckies on the prowl. Sooo many to choose from. Bath time made stylish.
Can’t remember the store name, but it’s on Broadway in the West 70s or 80s

(image by: vivien chin)

labbit meat


The new Labbit toy at Kidrobot in SOHO. Which cut is the juiciest?

(image by: vivien chin)


Beautiful use of vibrant colors by Thakoon.

gold leather

Equally as amazing as their similar black leather skirt is this gold leather one by Balmain.  Wish List item.


quinoa tabbouleh salad


Made this new recipe for dinner. Delicious, light, and fresh. Good alone or as a complementing side dish. My first recipe with quinoa. Now to look for more!

2 cups water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup tomato, diced
1 cup cucumber, diced
1/4 cup mint, chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or more to taste if necessary)
1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground (optional if you don’t like the flavor)
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste


(1) Bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has all been absorbed, about 17-20 minutes and let cool.

(2) Mix the quinoa, tomato, cucumber, parsley, mint, olives, and green onion.

(3) Mix the lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper and toss with salad.

(image by: vivien chin)



Definitely hot!  Leather skirt with a lace like pattern studded with Swarovski crystal by Balmain spotted in the window of Barney’s on 5th Ave while I walked to a job site today.


(image by: vivien chin)

dragon dunny


This is an amazing dunny! I wish I had it in my collection. Extra Large with an awesome design. Celebrates the year of the Dragon this year.

Who will get me one?…Currently available at Kidrobot in SOHO.

(image by: vivien chin)

uniqlo + orla kiely




A happy find. Across the street from a project I’m working on is the Uniqlo Flagship store on 5th Ave. Orla Kiely is collaborating with Uniqlo on a special line. I snagged a few tops in the patterns above. Just because spring’s not here yet doesn’t mean I can’t dress bright like it is.

(images by: vivien chin)



Random metal dog find at the antique store today.

(image by: vivien chin)



Growin’ up!

(image by: vivien chin)

mini project: sunburst alpaca wool hat

Just completed crocheting this new oh-s0-soft hat made of tan baby alpaca wool.  I love the sunburst ribbing pattern.  It’s light enough that you would wear it in winter or spring.  Made with love as a bday gift for a good friend to give.

Currently also available at the nummynims ETSY store.   If you love it as much as I do,  check it out.


(images by: vivien chin)




Received the prettiest truffle chocolates. Almost too beautiful to eat. They come from Xocolatti in SOHO.

top row (L to R): raspberry hazelnut, gianduja, champagne brut
middle row (L to R): coffee nutmeg, olive oil basil, rose cardamom
bottom row (L to R): tangerine, malagasy, sake



(image by: vivien chin)

sweet trifecta


Sweet Italian treats from Eataly complimented the home cooked butternut lasagna last night. Tiramisu w/nougat (left); apple tart (top); semifreddo (right).

Decadent and light at the same time. Just perfect!

(image by: vivien chin)

blood orange salad


Just had this really delicious salad recently at P.J. Clarke’s that I want to start making on my own. It consisted of spinach, butter lettuce, blood orange slices, spiced pecans, and goat cheese with a blood orange vinaigrette and topped with a home made crouton.

So simple, but so good!

P.J. Clarke’s
Lincoln Square
44 W 63rd St
Upper West Side
New York, NY 10023

(image by: vivien chin)

empire valentine


Red, pink, white up on the ESB tonight to celebrate!

(image by: vivien chin)



Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!
My favorite–Tulips!

(image by: vivien chin)

kit kit kittys


today’s art view in union square.

(image by: vivien chin)



Love this chair.  Antibodi by Moroso

happy valentine’s day

Pixelate your love.


(image from minieco)


Amazing ceiling finish and light fixtures at a restaurant in DUMBO at 108 Jay Street.


(image by: vivien chin)

stylin’ doggie

oh yea, this dog is too cool for school!  Model pose, hair flip, Yankees cap with sunglasses.  Spotted at the 2011 Creator’s Project in DUMBO

chandelier roots

If only all trees had crystal roots.  Always love this part of going to Grand Central Station.  Nice entry piece to the market.


(image by: vivien chin)

sky opens

Stumbled upon this pic of the skyline and sky opening from Central Park this last Fall.


(image by: vivien chin)


Art on the way to Ground Zero.


(image by: vivien chin)

8 spruce street_gehry

Gehry-designed residential tower near Ground Zero.  The back is so flat…


(images by: vivien chin)



This is a waaaay better option than Build-a-Bear.  I love the muppets.  Available at FAO Schwartz.


(images by: vivien chin)

yorkshire puddings

After having popovers at a local restaurant, I really wanted to try and make some of my own.  I stumbled upon this recipe for Yorkshire Puddings that are made in a normal muffin pan that have all the characteristics I love about popovers–in particular the fluffy, crispy, layers.  Made these a while back, but only just now go around to posting them.


Ingredients ~

1 cup flour
1 cup eggs
1 cup water/milk (50/50 split mixture)
pinch of salt
1 tbsp malt vineagar


Instructions ~

(1) Mix flour, salt, eggs, and half the water/milk mixture.  Beat well until lumps are gone.

(2) Add the remaining water/milk mixture and vinegar and mix thoroughly.  Set aside

(3) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Fill each reservoir of muffin tray 1/5 full with vegetable oil (or beef drippings as traditionally done.  I used vegetable oil).  Place tray in oven to heat up oil.

(4) Once the oil gets hot, take the tray out of the over and quickly pour some batter into each reservoir.  The batter should sizzle when it hits the oil, just like frying dough.  Place the tray in the oven for 25 mins.  Don’t open door or they might collapse.

(5) After 25 mins, you can rotate the tray for even cooking and cook for another 10 mins or until golden brown.

Serve, eat, enjoy!


(image by: vivien chin)


Paul Frank monkeys all in a line.  FAO Schwartz.


(image by: vivien chin)


Look at this cute face.  Central Park dog sitings are the best.


(image by: vivien chin)


Lit paths wrapping the Guggenheim spiral.  Summer 2011


(image by: vivien chin)


Just broke into the other part of my swag bag–a box of brigadeiro candies.  Brazilian candies.  The pistachio one is amazing.


(images by: vivien chin)

baked asparagus omelet

A new breakfast favorite.  The sweet flavor of the asparagus, creamy cheeses, and delicious eggs make for a good combo.

Ingredients ~

1 pound pencil-thin asparagus, ends trimmed
3 ounces or more of favorite cheese (mix of Brie, Jarlsberg, Parmesan as seen above)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 shallot, chopped
2 garlic cloves
5 large eggs
3/4 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Instructions ~

(1)  Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees

(2)  Boil Asparagus until crisp tender.  Drain and pat dry

(3)  Cook shallots and garlic in butter until tender

(4)  Mix eggs, shallots, garlic, cheese and cream in bowl.

(5)  Place evenly the asparagus in a 9 inch quiche or pie pan.  Pour egg mixture over

(6)  Bake for 40 mins until puffy and golden or until egg is cooked through


(images by: vivien chin)

pure mahjong







This is the sexiest mahjong set I’ve ever seen! I want it so bad it hurts.  It’s been a long time since I’ve played and I don’t have a set here in New York.  Who’s going to get me one?…My Birthday is coming up…hehehe.

Sold by Maison Martin Margiela in honor of their 3rd anniversary in Hong Kong.


(images from hypebeast)


super bright


My new sandals I received in my swag bag from the opening party of the Melissa shoes store in SOHO. Way to kick off Fashion Week! This is my first pair. Can’t wait to try them once sandal weather comes in.

(image by: vivien chin)

graphical circles


Really smart facade treatment with 2 sizes of standard tubing with intersecting flat bars. Easy retro feel. Located in the East Village I believe.

(image by: vivien chin)

classy picklebacks


Templeton Rye + Pickle juice. Good discovery.

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