Maira Kalman. I love her work so much it makes it difficult to write about. The riot of color, the casual, serious nature of it. It's friendliness. Her obsession with cake & pie, bobby pins & hats, packages & politics. It's all so endearing. She wrote two amazing blogs for the NYTimes. I love The Principles of Uncertainty. Be warned that if you have not read/ seen her work hours will pass without your knowing. It is just that wonderful! Enjoy!
I am admittedly particular about my clothing. Not just how it looks, but also how it feels. In the interest of cutting down decisions for 5 years I only wore black & white. In the past two years I have begun incorporating hot pink. You cannot live in the south and only wear black & white. People literally stare at you with sympathetic condescending looks because they believe you have just come from a funeral. My rules for an article of clothing would be:
1. Comfort: soft, no biting seams
2. Simplicity: simultaneously an interesting detail or twist
3. No garish logos: it is almost impossible to find unmarked clothes
4. Fit: well proportioned
While this hoodie is perhaps not the most flattering and certainly too casual for a fair number of activities it is my current favorite and has been since the moment I put it on. Some of the details that make this garment superior are documented below. What's your current favorite?
Here's the deal: I know I need to learn how to code. Back in the day I dabbled with the code on myspace personal page and while I didn't know really what I was doing I managed to take others templates and change them so they met my aesthetic standards. Now I use Weebly for my website hosting & design and I can accomplish minor changes, but nothing really significant. And I know it is time, I need to learn how to code. TED is telling me. Jessica Hische is telling me & she even made a beautiful website to show me how! There is even a Code.org website with Bill Gates & Mark Zukerberg telling me to learn code so that one day I can be an industry titan like them. So there really is no excuse. I am not promising a new site, but saying maybe there will be some changes.
P.S. You really should check out all of Jessica Hisches' sites! She has a great sense of humor & provides a lot of info/research on her pages. They are an education in & of themselves. Prepare to spend hours in her corner of the internet.
Set oven to 425F
small can of tom. sauce
one clove of garlic
assemble pizzas with tortilla, mixture of olive oil garlic & sauce, fresh mozz
make sure oven is throughly pre-heated
8 minutes in the oven
top with fresh basil & parm
perfect thin crust pizza