Remember when we blogged about this David Chipperfield light back in March? Well, its finally on its way to the US, and we’re so pleased to have it in our collection. The W102 light is manufactured by Swedish brand, Wästberg, who makes only a handful of amazing lights designed by extraordinary designers such as Ilse Crawford and of course, London-based architect, Chipperfield. The W102 light will be available on October 1, 2011 and is available for pre-order now. We’re offering free shipping on all pre-orders through September so check it out!Read More
Last year I blogged about artist Jim Denevan. His site led me to the “farm to plate” dinner event he started in 1999 called Outstanding in the Field. I was intrigued by the concept of bringing Michelin star chefs out to the fields to prepare meals on farms using the locally grown produce. I was also mesmerized by the beautiful photos of meandering tables set on various backdrops across the country, ready to serve up to 250 guests. I had to go!
Luckily, I was able to get 2 tickets to attend this years event at Blooming Hill Farms in Chester, NY where the chef was Bill Telepan of Telpan in NYC. Unfortunately, Mother Nature gave us rain that night, but we had to roll with what we were dealt and although we had to sit under tents, the sun eventually did come out and the delicious food made up for all that rain. Here are a few photos I took of the event…
Guests enjoying some prosecco before the farm tour
Thats Farmer Guy Jones who owns Blooming Hill Farms. He gave us a tour and educated us on some of the techniques organic farmers use, the produce he grows and how important it is to support local farmers who face challenges daily in growing their goods the natural way.
Where chef Telepan and his team made it happen. We had trout with tomatillo salsa & corn, roasted lamb with oregano potatoes and grilled zuchinni and nectarine crumble topped with creme fraiche. Every course was paired with delicious wines (or beer).
At the end, everyone’s plates were washed and left with some fresh vegetables that Guy had left for us to take. Overall, it was a wonderful time though I was too busy eating to take any photos of the actual food! I highly recommend, and I’m looking forward to next years tour!Read More
The post led me to further investigate the site of Dimore Studio, the designers behind this and a slew of other beautiful work including residential, hospitality, retail and installation design as well as furniture and catalogue styling. If you haven’t stopped by their site already, you really should. Link here.Read More
If you’re in New York City, please be sure to check out the Emogayu installation in Greenpoint, Brooklyn running from May 13 – 15, 2011 from 11am – 8pm each day. It will be at Veronica People’s Club, 105 Franklin Street. Yuri will be showing her latest ceramics and is asking for anyone who can, to bring new stationary and pencils she is collecting to send to the children of Japan who have been affected by the terrible earthquake and tsunami. I think that is a great idea! Hope to see you there!Read More