The Air Up There

These aerial images by photographer Alex MacLean are nothing short of amazing. All the patterns and shapes created by viewing ordinary things from above make me have bird envy!

via The Fox Is Black

Benu

Over the holidays, Chris & I decided to treat ourselves to a delicious meal at Benu (ben-oo) in San Francisco.

This was truly one of the best dining experiences I’ve had (thus far). We opted to try the tasting menu with the pairing. The entire staff was knowledgeable on every detail from the drinks down to designers of their serving pieces.

Chef Corey Lee reinterprets Asian cuisine in the most amazing way. There seems to be much play with the sweet and savory aspects of food. I really appreciated the thought of using multiple dishes with a particular drink so that we could differentiate the flavors and understand how they interact with each other. Their plating was done in such a thoughtful manner. Much thanks to Chris for resisting the urge to instantly devour the food to take photos. Everything was great, but these dishes shined the most.

Thousand-year-old quail egg, potage, ginger

Oyster, pork belly, kimchi (made into a thin wrap)

Jasmine chicken with dates (my most favorite dish)

Foie gras xiao long bao

Fresh noodles, shrimp roe, tarragon, veal jus

Beef braised in pear, beech mushroom, sunflower seeds and leaves

If you want to treat someone out to something really really really nice, this is definitely the way to go. Level up on food.

Ice Cube + Eames

In this great video for Pacific Standard Time (an arts initiative celebrating the birth of the LA art scene), Ice Cube talks about how he studied architectural drafting before he became a rapper and about the Eames House. Who knew?

Here’s to the Crazy Ones…

A beautifully designed homage to the late Steve Jobs by Jared McDaniel. You can get your own (and maybe one for me?) here. All proceeds go to the Acumen Fund!

T(GIF)

Today’s T(GIF) features a fun version of the ABCs by illustrator Jack Hughes. Have a lovely weekend (that hopefully isn’t spent fighting people at the mall)!

Clever Girl






Miranda July as an extra. Luff. Lurve. Love.
via Vice

Bling Bling



I would love to own any of these typewriters.
via Kasbah Mod.

The Phantom Photobooth

Have a good weekend y’all.

Stardust


Get romantic.

Tilt


Photos by Paul Octavious via This is Colossal


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