San Rafael needs this:

Bells please! from rebecca harley on Vimeo.

New Spectacles

After 7 years of needing new frames, I am happy to report I bit the bullet & bought not 1, but 2! 2 pairs of glasses! Warby Parker is the name. VSP is the game.
1. Preston in Matte Sandalwood.
2. Crosby in Burgundy Fade. Total bill for both pairs - frames - Rx lenses + VSP discount??? $110 thats right. $110. Go to & connect the dots please. thank you.


kat&arlo, originally uploaded by hellodeer.

phoenix 2011

my new best friend

He lives in MARIN!

Fstoppers Original: The Tree Spirit Project from FStoppers on Vimeo.

LA to do list

I'll be rolling through LA next weekend - but don't know if I have time for the Hedi Slimane show @ MOCA. I HOPE I DO!

to the occupy movement:

whats with the drums?


Very exciting article on Kickstarter = featuring a friend of a friends restaurant in Brooklyn - littleneck! I spent my Sunday night there a few weekends ago & had the clam chowder. It was beyond!

i skipped crossfit saturday morning to do this:

i want this for Rowdy....

Cattache, A Great Way To Let Your Cat Out of the Bag:

Cattache, A Great Way To Let Your Cat Out of the Bag


Chocolate Fudge Topped Petite Cream Puffs | Easy Hors D'Oeuvres:

 When I was in college, I worked at a bakery called the Upper Crust.  They made the most beautiful desserts, cookies, cakes and breads - most from scratch.  One of their most popular items were these small bite-size cream puffs with chocolate fudge buttercream.  Ladies would come in a buy trays full for parties, then have a couple boxed up for the car ride home.  People were addicted!  The real secret was... the cream puffs were frozen!  That's right.  They bought them from Costco, then added their own delicious buttercream on top. 

When I started catering, these cream puffs were my secret weapon.  I could turn out 100 in 10 minutes for $15... and my clients loved them - always at the top of the request list. 

Chocolate Fudge Topped Petite Cream Puffs

the easiest sweet treat

Frozen Mini Cream Puffs

Chocolate Fudge Buttercream (store-bought or homemade - recipe below)

Thaw the cream puffs for about an hour at room temperature or a couple of hours in the refrigerator.  Put the chocolate butter cream in a plastic pastry bag.  Cut the tip off, leaving about a 1/2 inch opening.  Pipe the buttercream on the puffs.

Chocolate Fudge Buttercream Recipe

4 sticks of salted butter, soften

6 cups of powdered sugar

1 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

1/2 cup of heavy cream

Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and pour over heavy cream.  Microwave for 1 minute, then stir.  Repeat until the chocolate ganache (yes, that is ganache!) is smooth.  Be careful not to over heat.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes until cool.

In your kitchen aid fitted with a paddle attachment, whip butter and 4 cups sugar for 3 minutes until fluffy and smooth.  Pour in chocolate ganache and 2 more cups of powdered sugar.  Whip until smooth.  Add more powdered sugar, if necessary to create the thickness.

Put the buttercream in a pastry bag (or ziploc bag) and cut 1 inch opening at the bottom of the bag.  Pipe in a swirl on top of the cupcake - be very generous with frosting.

What Z & I did today:

photography couple

I'll bet having these two over for dinner would be beyond beyond. Photojournalists Benjamin Lowy & Marvi Lacar are married with 2 kids & a dog.

no more walls

“Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” - Anaïs Nin

Photographers vs. Videographers Epic Battle: Episode IV

Mark Lyon

Please take a moment to browse this photographer's website. I was taken by the homepage images of the reflections in the Ford. Brilliant.

I Believe I Can Fly - Flight of the Frenchies

I Believe I Can Fly - Flight of the Frenchies:

If you are an adrenaline junkie or outdoor lover, you will want to see this preview clip for a documentary about these daredevil skyliners. It made me jump up in my seat, yikes!

If you are scared of heights, (I am slightly and was okay) this may not be for you. French filmmaker Seb Montaz is coming out with a documentary (on 11.11.11) about Skyliners and the cinematography is surreal. What a rush that would be! Would you do it? What is the craziest thing you've done? I wonder if they were inspired by the Frenchman Philippe Petit from Man on a Wire?

This clip that Seb Montaz about the beauty of the French and Italian alps is also absolutely beautiful too! Ah, a trip to the Alps sounds really great about now.

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i want to be a part of the social experiment that is no-facebook. so in closing - if you want to keep in touch with me - i've got over 2,000 pics on flickr, and this here blog & a youtube page & a pintrest & an etsy & a twitter & a website (that should be enough right there!) but its not - & a google plus account & a pandora & a yelp & a tumblr & a work twitter & blog & flickr.............. you get my point.

N R train

Snow day in rye

marijuana - by kid cudi

Every Cup Counts

Every Cup Counts:

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that life moves quickly; decisions are made so readily that the consequences barely seem tangible. When we order that latté to go, do we really consider the fate of the takeaway cup once we’ve dismissed it to the rubbish bin? That’s where “Every Cup Counts” comes in. Using motion dolly time lapse, director Phil Kibbe presents an exploration of the unintentional environmental impact our takeaway habits can have, and introduces a solution in compostable cups from Green Paper Products.

Appropriately focusing upon images of nature and change, interlaced with bustling footage of modern life, the video provides a stirring environmental message that does not come off as preachy or condescending. The video presents facts in such an unassuming and honest way that the message of the video is far more resonating than it would have been using any other method.

Essentially serving to remind us that we do hold the power to make choices that can benefit the environment, and ultimately make a difference, the video provides—in the creators’ words—”a visual portrait of the disposable age, and the solutions that lie ahead”.