Monday, August 31, 2009
I want them. Round ice cubes, that is. Maybe I'll splurge on this expensive and complicated Japanese contraption that melts cubes into spheres.
To quote the Japenese Trend Shop,
"Spheres of ice are preferred because the smaller surface area means the ice melts slower, keeping drinks cold without becoming too diluted. Simply heat briefly in hot water, place good-quality ice in the mold, put on the top, and it works on it’s own!
Of course, this is the Mini Version, but you can fill a glass with a single ball or creative shape using the other available molds, ranging up to 80mm!
The Ice Ball Molds can be used to create 30-40 ice balls an hour!"
Via this place.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
In the past couple of weeks, I've discovered two very cool places.
1) Drink. It's probably the coolest bar I have ever/will ever go to. It is located in the hip Fort Point area by the Children's Museum. Three u-shaped bars have 2 or 3 extremely accomplished bar tenders making you complicated, old fashioned, and very authentic drinks right in front of you. They muddle the cucumber, infuse the sugar cubes with bitters, chip ice off of giant blocks. Really. The coolest place ever.
Plus, we made friends with a guy named John Mayor. His brother's name is Dave Matthew Mayor. Funny.
2) If you need a haircut, go to Shag. I went with my pal Daniela, and she was under the impression that it was in the South End. After following her gps system all over the city, we ended up in an area that resembled that of Gone. Baby, Gone. And it was!! We were in South Boston. The bar across the street from the salon was the one in the movie, Murphey's Law. It was thrilling.
The salon was awesome, and pretty cheap for a hair cut. I didn't get one, I just sat in a delightful chair, sipping a free mimosa, watching Daniela get life-altering bangs. She looks great. Think Manny from Degrassi.
So, go to those places. The end.
Bar images via Boston.com and bizbash. Shag via Shagboston.com
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A few posts back I wrote about a "polite" umbrella, that squished up on each side so you could pass fellow umbrella-toters in the rain without bumping into them. I've often fantasized about a contraption that would make it so I could use an umbrella while carrying things in both hands (or at least an umbrella with a cup holder in the handler).
You can imagine my excitement when I found this posted on Swiss Miss. A Japanese umbrella shoulder holder!
And a steal at about $26.00 from Amazon Japan.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
The view out of window.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
So we didn't have to pay. And we spent the whole day there, sipping Mojitos. It was marvelous. We even made friends with a pretty lady from Venezuela!
PS- check out the dude's mullet.
You may have to click to enlarge, but it's worth it.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Check it out: the chains on the earrings I'm wearing in this picture are coming from BEHIND MY EAR LOBE. I'm sure these earrings exist, but I'm totally into the idea of earrings with pieces that hang from the post behind your ear lobe, before the little stopper. So I made these hammered hoops that float on the lobe, with the gold chain and turquoise bead hanging from behind! Trippppy.
Do we feel good about these?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I like bikes. I know, everyone does. Who doesn't like a bike? I'm different, because I don't like riding bikes. Actually, I'm sure there are lots of people who are like that too. I bought an adorable yellow old 60's one speed bike from a flea market once. I tried to ride it down my driveway and got too tired to ride back up. Needless to say, it hasn't made it to Boston yet. Sometimes I fantasize about riding it to a bakery in a red and white polka dot dress, a big straw hat on, and coming home with a baguette and some muffins in an equally adorable basket.
Obviously hasn't/will never happen.
so, instead I made the necklace pictured above. It is the sister necklace to this:
Which followed the original:
And that's the evolution of the bike.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
And she was in the Metro! So she is famous, too.
BTW, AMY, i opened an ice cream store one summer after freshman year of B-Deis, so if you need a giant pink and green Hood Ice Cream flag to hang from a window, or a big ice cream cone cut-out, I've got you covered!