Category Archives: art

SUPER MEATY

Sketched out a poster for an upcoming concert in the hour before I left for work. Somehow, even when it’s not about food, it’s still about food. Feels nice to doodle again. It would be nice to get back into silkscreening and make proper concert posters, but this is okay for now. (Also, this concert is going to be incredible. Please come out!)

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CHEZ PANISSE MENUS

Ordering this book immediately. I love reading menus, and lists of ingredients; it’s so soothing. Is that weird? My favorite Richard Olney volumes are his books arranged by precise meal plans —specifically,The French Menu Cookbook: The Food and Wine of France—Season by Delicious Season—in Beautifully Composed Menus and Ten Vineyard Lunches. I can’t even count how many times I’ve referred to its pages for inspirations for dinner parties and other events. I love thinking about the sequencing of a great meal as being similar to a tracks on a record or chapters in a book. Why should a meal be assembled haphazardly, when it could be composed as a linear, thoughtful event? Oh, and this Patricia Curtan book inspires me to host a Grand Aïoli of my own, too.

[via the Paris Review]

PORTRAIT WITH CAT

I recently “commissioned” my talented and awesome friend Gigi Kaufman to do the first ever portrait of me and Joni. I am so stoked with the results. She really nailed it. I mean, my hair is exactly like that! My friend Alison said it best: “It’s how I imagine you guys would interact if she had opposable thumbs and drank alcohol.”

See more of her work here.

YIKES

[Mind Bokeh, 2011]

[Précis, 2006]

I mean, I can’t be the only one to have noticed this, right? The ripoff is egregious and unmistakable.

THE TAROT WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO CREATE A SOUL

The event isn’t for a few more weeks, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share this rad news. I was commissioned to write a story about having my tarot cards read by Alejandro Jodorowsky — yes, that Jodorowsky. One of the many reasons why I love being a writer. I have no idea what to expect, only that it will be insane.

[images via the best time of the day]


2 POINTS

More palms, by California-based Italian sculptor Benny Bufano. [Via an ambitious project collapsing]

And a witchy ring that I would actually wear every day. It uses my three favorite materials: lapis, opal (my birthstone!), and gold. [via Erie Basin]

COMEY SCAPES

I already own the pants, and these tops are just as perfect. I’d like them both, please. It’s like embodying these landscapes, or being the woman in these photos. Beautiful work by Rachel Comey, as usual.

[via Frances May]