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In Design, Taste on January 7, 2011 at 5:43 AM

Yeah Yeah I know. Who goes on about coffee… Well I don’t usually. I am a pretty straight forward double tall americano with 2 inches of room. Though recently I switched to decaf – but that is another story altogether.

The point of this post however is not about what I would get at my favorite coffee shop, it is about home-brew. We have tried many a method to get a good cup. We love the results of the Aeropress, though the plunger and tube have lost their firm ability to deliver a quality cup every time, and it is a bit of a production. We hate the Cuisenart One Cup, it just never does the same thing twice. We like the Keurig for it’s simple ease of use, and since we were only recently gifted with the machine, are still trying to find the right little cartridge – plus I wouldn’t be a Seattlelite if I weren’t a little concerned about what I have to do to make those damn cartridges recyclable.

But here is what I want on the counter when my kitchen is finally remodeled… And believe me – I am not holding my breath!

Perhaps by then Clive Coffee will have a version that has just a little more curve at the base and top joinery. But I think with the sexy arch of the back they are on the right track!  Plus – love the simple white porcelain cone and cup!

P.S. – Thanks to Design*Sponge for the heads up!


Food is Art.

In Design, See, Taste on June 23, 2010 at 9:50 AM

I love this photo by Katie Baum!

Don’t Tell.

In Hear, See, Taste on February 10, 2010 at 11:25 AM

As obsessed with opening a restaurant as I am – I also think about how I would want it to be this sort of speakeasy (sans the card games) that felt like an ongoing high energy dinner party.

Watch this video about some of the “Don’t Tell” restaurants in Spain.


In Design, See, Taste on July 20, 2009 at 10:42 AM


Saturday night we went to the bookstore, looked for the most inspiring magazine we could find and went to Redfin for some delicious bites, a bottle of wine, and some very very tasty toasted coconut ice cream. It was all good.

P.S. One of the reasons that I like going to Redfin is that it is located in the Hotel Max, and on the way to the bathroom I often stand and covet the Kiki Smith print.

My friend Mara told me…

In Design, Taste, Uncategorized on June 24, 2009 at 12:45 PM


about a site called TASTESPOTTING – It is a fabulous smorgasbord of postings by foodies of all kinds!! If nothing else it is fun to look at the pictures – but really it is a portal to more and more and more food. And yes this is a BACON CINNAMON ROLL!!!

And in doing the search for TASTESPOTTING, I found FOODGAWKER and CRAFTGAWKER, which seem newer (fewer posts), similar (strangely), and also inspiring. Oh so very much to see and know and eat and make.  Pictures below are from Craftgawker.



Today’s restaurant dream. Good & Cheap.

In Design on June 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM

If I had a restaurant today, it would be a storefront. One window would have 4 of these:images

And the other window would be lit with this:


If you like this idea and want to go in it with me… well you know how to reach me…

Star image found at

Dollar sign for sale at

I have a crush on two sisters.

In Taste on June 4, 2009 at 5:20 PM


This is my new favorite site – – I don’t know these ladies – Celia and Cynthia Cheng –  but I really want them to take me on a tasty field trip. Please?

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