Taste the Rainbow… Swiss Chard!

Well, I’ll be damned.  I’ve been lured into the world of really, REALLY healthy vegetables by unseen forces.  I have to admit to being officially charmed by chard.  No longer will it linger on the shelf of Whole Foods or wilt in the outdoor heat of the Farmer’s Market.. not if I’m around!  Next to Dr. Oz, who is almost obnoxious in his zeal for promoting this wholesome plant, I must say that I’m next in line as its new cheerleader!

And why now?  Why, indeed!  Why not!  Look at how scrumdidelyumptious these colors are, for one thing… almost as colorful as candy!  (who likes candy?!)

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Crowns!

I know I’m a bit late in honoring the Queen’s Jubilee, but here it is anyway.  A few wonderful depictions of my favorite piece of jewelry, the crown.  How often in life do any women get to wear these?  Isn’t it time for a change in fashion?  Can we please bring these back?

 

New York Hearts The Fish

Everywhere we looked there were images of fish on our trip to New York recently;  on the walls of a Cuban sandwich shop; on the walls of a subway in Brooklyn; on ancient Chinese dishes at the Metropolitan!  What does this tell us?  You decide.

Subway at Metrotech Station in Downtown Brooklyn

Ming Dynasty serving dish with lovely celadon glaze, found at Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Koi are a beloved image in Chinese art of all kinds.

The Best Something in New York!  Was a pulled pork sandwich or a taco?  Does it matter when they have cute artwork outside?  We only were sad we’d already just eaten when we found this little joint in the east Village.

 

Springtime in Dallas=Trip to Northpark!

Ever since kid-dom, I have associated the advent of spring with these things:  Tiny peeper frog down by the creek, fuzzy growths on the mimosa tree in the yard, and a trip to Northpark Mall to check out the spring decor.  Since there were no interior displays to speak of this year, however, I reveled in the gorgeous displays of colorful tulips and bright green grass in the newish couryard!

Even on a cloudy day, this is one beautiful place that Dallas can be very proud of.  Even the outdoor eateries have panache and style.

Did I just teleport to Europe or New York?  Seriously, this is one sweet porch.

And to top this beauty off, there are gorgeous things in the stores.  I had never been inside Desigual before, but this is my new favorite place, si!  The style is kind of Dali meets Gaudi and they share some electric koolade on a dark day in the middle of summer:

Also at the inimitable style-maker store Anthropologie, I located some terribly spring-y dishes from Portugal that have such a wonderful hand-made feel from the weight to the differences in the crackled glass glazing:  do I want some for the new house?  Do cats like to have their butts scratched?  (sorry photo gone)

Oops, I think the effects wore off on me!  I think I see some easter eggs rolling off the grass in to the Adidas store…

And then here’s our new Easter Tradition:  Shooting Peeps with b-b guns!  I *know* it sounds sort of horrific, but until you try it, don’t knock it.  Let’s face it, those things are pure spun sugar and you’ll get diabetes just looking at them…it’s better to just shoot them.  Talk about a Family Fun Adventure for your stay-cation!

Try it sometime with your family.  Just be sure not to invite anyone with a beef to share… safety first!

I *heart* tiny terrariums!

Or is it ‘terrareaia’?  They are so cool either way.  I am working on my own line, but must give credit for inspiration where it’s due.  Here are some items from a store on Etsy called Tiny Terrains (terrific name!) – find them here but please also buy from me, ’cause I’m local and won’t charge you for shipping!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/TinyTerrains  Also, there are a number of good reasons for buying local.  Please check them out in my next post… Thanks dears!

Lindsey Adelman Studio

These wonderful organic light fixtures are handcrafted by a design group in New York who work in blown glass, metal, fiber, and paper.

I’m really impressed with the modern designs and the way the artists brought their various specialties to the fore. 

Molecular, biological, clean… all these words come to mind as I admire all of these creations.  Sigh.  At $1750 per globe.. I will just keep on dreaming. 

Lindsey Adelman Studio   195 Chrystie Street Unit 203D, New York, NY 10002 
T 212 473 2501  F 718 679 9365 / M-F 10-6 / info@lindseyadelman.com

2011 Pricing + Details
Pricing for Bubble chandeliers is calculated at $1750 per globe. 
Knotty Bubbles $2900. to $15,000.
Terrarium $3,900.