My Obsession With Bikes

Years ago, I was visiting my grandparents in Hong Kong. During a lazy afternoon, tired of couch surfing through the same four channels of chinese soap operas, I decided to try some of the pirated dvds lying around the house. I came across Augustin: Roi du Kung Fu (Augustin, King of Kung Fu) and absolutely fell in love with … Continue reading

envy

As an outsider looking in, the french aesthetic is utter perfection. Subtle, seductive, elegant. Everyone says that parisian women have an inherent sense of style. The weight of the past – being surrounded by beautiful muted colors, rich textures, and ornaments – it does something to the psyche.       and then, distilled over time, is the hint of luxury: … Continue reading

Perfecting the Line

Do you ever see something so beautiful that it makes you stop breathing? What is it about Philip Glass and ballet choreography that makes me so mesmerized?  Or the spare perfection in Chipperfield’s work? Or a slice of Eduardo Souto de Moura’s landscape?

I dreamed a dream.. of gardens and chickens

  My ginormous balcony beckons for a garden. How it is and how I wish it to be are completely separate realities. But I must say, homegrown arugula is so spicy, I almost could not handle it. Gardening is one of my new favorite stress relievers. One day, I hope for this: Ikea Chicken Coop     Square-foot gardening Just … Continue reading

The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

So deliciously evil. Madame de la Pommeraye sets the standard for patience and revenge. Years ago, my room-mate – in her quest to take full advantage of her brand new library card – borrowed Les dames du Bois de Boulogne. After our screening on her tiny imac, I was totally taken. Jean Cocteau’s melodramatic dialogue in contrast to Bresson’s restrained directorial … Continue reading