Like most things I make they are created out of a need for something I can’t find or just a desire to create something with my stamp on it. Andrew (who is the resident butcher at Reynards restaurant in the Wythe Hotel) and I were having a cold beer this past summer and he asked me if I would make him a leather apron to add an extra layer between him and his sharp knife. I thought it sounded interesting so came up with a classic shape and you’ll see the results below shot by genius Adrian Barry.
I used to hate pickles on my burgers and then I tasted fried pickled red onion rings and my opinion of them went 180….so I went over to my friend Sierra’s house (it’s hard to believe that she and her boyfriend live in Brooklyn with such a well stocked garden) with the intention of pickling onions and peppers. I think I sliced two onions and then I got swept away with some rum concoctions her boyfriend was plying me with and I just sat back and took photos.
Sierra in her amazing garden
simple recipe adapted from Momofuku
with the exception of the onion, all of this was out of their garden – amazing!
go Sierra go!
after chopping my onions I was thirsty…
Jace getting ready to do some bee stuff
oh boy – how good are these going to be!
all my hard work…well Sierra’s really
So last week it was my birthday and this joyously collided with Diner Journal’s Farm Dinner (which will be featured in the upcoming Fall issue) at Guy Jones’s farm – Blooming Hill - Blooming Grove, NY. It was a short hour and half trip from NY and a welcome break from August in general – I’m doing Capsule NY this year! everyone at work seems to be taking holidays that I’ve helped fill in for! it’s been real muggy!
Anyway, I was supposed to be working, but that was done by the chefs and Diner Journal staff. So I pretty much poured myself a beer on arrival and did my best to munch my way through the bounty of peaches that were overflowing and took about a million photos. Seriously, it was difficult editing it down to even this many!
We ate amazing food, we drank fantastic wine, we camped and we snuck through fields to swim in the neighbours pool around midnight, we sang around a camp fire and had doughnuts for breakfast. Pretty much a perfect night away from home.
packing the essentials…
gps I love you
boxes ready for packing up produce
i loved the ‘legal’ part of this notice
hunting for frogs
Fay working that babydoll
the bridge on the way to our tent
marinating the lamb
charring the veg
Frank getting the oven ready for the flatbread
where do i sign up?!
beer makes the work go faster – fact
menu for the evening
Becky’s steady hand
edible centre pieces are my favourite
best (pre-birthday) dinner EVER
and home again…
Here was the (instagram) week that was – @reiddamnit – follow up son!
Brunch! by Fallon of Marlow & Sons
So much work to do this week…
So, I’ve recently started working for AvroKO – a design and concept firm in Manhattan – as their fresh set of eyes. In that I photograph and post on their Facebook page stuff that they are working on, stuff that I think is interesting, stuff that I think you might be interested in.
The great thing, is that we have similar interests, so now when I think I should be working and sewing instead of roaming the internet or seeing an exhibition that aligns with the company, really I’m working! It’s also been a great excuse to do some things I’ve been wanting to do, one of them was to see Philip Johnson’s The Glass House. So I took my friend Jessica who is also my PR and we drove to New Canaan, CT to see it. These are all the photos and then some:
And so it begins!
Great circular concrete piece by Donald Judd
Ah, there she is!
Amazing classic Mies van der Rohe
Super simple bedroom, even though it looked super uncomfortable…
Loved this idea – leather tiles on the ceiling in the bathroom
Love this idea part II – juxtapositioning of two different directions of brick
Philip Johnson by Andy Warhol
Philip’s study on the left and the Ghost House on the right
Stopping to photograph the flowers
Filed under Art, Photography
I found out recently about Tom Fruin’s water tower project and had to see it for myself, I love his concept of taking salvaged and found objects, reworking them and giving them new life. Not long after I got down to Dumbo where it’s housed, my camera battery started to die. So other than the first image, all photos are from his site. To see it for yourself oil up your ten-speed because cyclists get the best view from the Manhattan cycle path, how rad is that?!
Peaking out from Pearl St.
Salvaged plexiglass and steel – beautiful
And then these are some of his other projects (all photos from his website) that I think are kind of cool too, also using everyday items found on the street.
Filed under Art, Photography
I am super lucky that I can basically wear whatever I want to work, but every now and again despite not having any limitations I find myself staring into my closet doing the classic “I have nothing to wear” shrugs. Today I’m definitely taking some direction from Gaby Basora of Tucker. She seems to have that “effortlessly interesting and elegant at the same time” thing down pat, and kind of a little 70′s which I’m definitely digging right now. All photos and video by Style Like U
How cute is this illustration? Kim Roselier for Tucker – the rest is up on her site.
So I have lived in NYC for close to 8 years and unbelievably haven’t visited the New York Public Library, what a bad New Yorker I am. But I rectified this last week and checked out an exhibit titled Lunch Hour NYC and kind of had a blast cycling around the city on such a beautiful day.
The entrance is just beautiful, gorgeous light fixtures I’d like to incorporate into my future dream home
View from the balcony
Love the stair detailing
Fast Food jack pot – my kind of win!
Vintage cookbooks, I love the font and bright colours
I can hear the birds now – “cheap cheap cheap cheap…”
I remember as a 5 yr old thinking my quality of life would improve if only I had a themed lunchbox…any of these would have been SO rad!
And then there was this guy just taking a nap…
And then I had to visit one of my suppliers and rode through Times Square and saw this guy…
Totally lived up to his name…
I’ve had a ton of projects pop into my brain and I’ve been testing them all one by one. As per my instagram here is the evidence that I haven’t been eating croissants and lying around in the park (much)…
Testing out some neon paints that made every other colour seem dull in comparison
messing around with two-tone on the Katie Clutch
Fixing a strap to a new batch of duffel totes
Cutting out facing for the army totes
Getting all Floral with some aprons
How bout some camo?
Curing a belt for an order
I definitely update instagram more than anything else, so if you want to see what I’m up to and where I’ve been, my handle is reiddamnit
I was looking through the slide show that Fashionista put together of best dressed at the Met Gala and I loved this image of Amy Poehler photoboming Ivanka Trump. Which naturally lead me on a google journey to a photobombing website…