Friday, January 30, 2009
DOT cut a much more generous deal with Forest City than was initially made public and ESDC perpetuated the myth to the appelate court, according to a fascinating and detailed expose yesterday on the Atlantic Yards Report. ESDC first told the public in 2007's Final Environmental Impact Statement that the bridge would be closed for two years. A Freedom of Information Act request by AY Report's Norman Oder, however, revealed that Forest City has three years to complete the project with another two years tacked on in the case of an "unavoidable delay." "The reconstruction of the bridge was not necessary," Council Member Letitia James said. "Governor Paterson should return the bridge to a state of good repair and reopen it immediately to the community."
Contract Gives FCR Three Years (And Maybe More) [AY Report]
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Along with the delicious bevy of paper sweetness in the shop now, we're excited that Allison Micarelli of Brooklyn's own Sweet Cookie Company will be here this Saturday, January 31st and Saturday, February 7th to take cookie orders for Valentine's Day! Stop in between noon and 2 to catch her.Below are some images of products from Paper Love. Check out her blog right here: Paper Love New Arrivals.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Last weekend when I went to make espresso for my friend S. and I, I discovered that the rubber gasket on the pot had gotten so old that it no longer made a proper seal. I have an old Bialetti stovetop espresso maker like the one above, and I am happy to find that I can order a replacement gasket pretty easily (though I plan to check at a local coffee store first to avoid shipping costs, if I can). While the Bialetti makes good coffee, I was spoiled over the holidays by my parents' fabulous Breville espresso machine like the one below. I must say that if I ever have a kitchen with a lot of counterspace, I would be more than happy to have an electric espresso machine like the Breville. It makes great coffee, and unlike some inferior machines, it foams milk almost as well as a professional machine. (Trust me, I served coffee for most of the 90s, so I know a thing or two about steaming milk.)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
Wallpaper has always been in step with fashion -- now more than ever – and York Wallcoverings drives the point home at Heimtextil. The centerpiece of York’s booth is five mannequins adorned in silhouettes ripped from current pages of Vogue and InStyle. The difference? Each dress is crafted from designer wallpaper, and hand-stitched with all the detail devoted to haute couture.
As many as 700 pieces of wallpaper comprise just one of these clever cut-out confections which, after their Heimtex debut, will make appearances at other shows stateside throughout the year.
I wish I were in Frankfurt to see them in person. Hopefully one of their "stateside" appearances will be in New York. They're pretty amazing aren't they? Here are links to dresses: Flocked Floral, Selene, Carla, Boccaccio and Linework Floral.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
There were a lot of clothing vendors, which I am less interested in, but the furniture vendors who were there had nice things at mostly reasonable prices. One guy who had a particularly nice booth was Jeremy Hollingworth, who calls his furniture re-sale business Severely Vintage. Here's a link to some of the things he's selling right now--it's definitely worth checking out. Sadly, the yellow Emeco chair pictured above is already sold.
(Plus, he better get to work soon, or else he runs the risk of having me here at the apartment with him while he does the work. When I told T. this, he laughed and said: Stefan might like that--you'd be helpful!)