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+ deep in bushwick

+ deep in bushwick

For some of my dear readers, you’ll recall these images. And even the loft if you kindly took the time to ride the JMZ into outer space – Halsey Stop. I discovered these images while digging through the plethora of files under the hard drive folder entitled “Stuff 2”. Stuff 1 folder was too full...
+ wine rack

+ wine rack

A dear friend recently bought a wine refrigerator. At first, I thought: insane, extravagant, over-the-top. But then, in hindsight (which never does tend to have a future), I do recall having a modest wine rack myself, though not temperature controlled. Personally it’s quite pleasing to know that a bottle or two waits for me at...
+ barcelona through a lens

+ barcelona through a lens

I finally got around to processing a few images from Barcelona. Aaaah los colores de España! Just a few days but I managed to capture some nice moments. I wish I had operated the camera shutter more frequently but with 25 degrees weather and delicious tapas and cold mojitos…I rest my case.
+ the sunday bag

+ the sunday bag

Sunday has arrived and though I dread tomorrow, at least I can have an enjoyable day, most likely sipping coffee at my favorite joint. For that, I’ve armed myself with sketchbook, drawing utensils, and a warm hand-made scarf from Iran (my thanks Amir!). And my passport…just in case I’m suddenly forced to escape the country....
+ saturday bag

+ saturday bag

We’ll see how far I get but the goal is to photograph the contents of my bag every day for a week. For all I know, this might be the most epic failure of a post series if nothing of the contents change. But it does make one aware of what’s actually inside the mysterious...
+ when in south france part II

+ when in south france part II

A trip down to Nice to escape the cold Berlin air unintentionally ended up in some interesting fashion shots. Where even young teens have developed their very own personal and quite particular casual yet chic fashion. No doubt these youths will be discovering the sartorial world in just a few years coming.
+ when in south france part I

+ when in south france part I

APOLOGIES, the blog’s been dry for a few days, BUT we’ve got a whole spammage of amazing photographs to show all the way from Nice/Bagnols-en-Foret/San Remo/Fréjus/Sainte-Maxime! Fresh air, delicious food, crisp wines, and the best of companies in the south of France.
+ moda milanese

+ moda milanese

Gentlemen of Berlin, North Italian tailoring has arrived in Berlin. DANDY of the GROTESQUE is a made-to-measure fashion house located on little known Gormannstrasse, number 17b. A Saturday walk over to a favored coffee shop resulted in passing by an open door and thus the convivial introduction to Itamar, the designer behind the name. The...
+ the corduroy man

+ the corduroy man

The U8 is essentially the metro line of the eccentric and the straight up weird. And sometimes it crosses into the creative. The latest sighting was gentleman who kept twitching his mouth into a sly smile and occasionally wringing his hand, making his gold watch tinkle. But of note was his mad mustard-yellow hawaiian shirt...
+ Hacienda Monasterio 2007 Crianza

+ Hacienda Monasterio 2007 Crianza

Everyone once in a while, amongst the ocean of mediocre wines that the world offers, there’s one gem that actually manages to elevate your erudition of enology. Such is the case with the 2007 Crianza by producer Bodegas Hacienda Monasterio. A 92 by Robert Parker, this vintage from the Ribera del Duero region is a...
+ weekend party

+ weekend party

This is no particularly exclusive food post. Just a conglomeration of images from a chill Berlin afternoon party. The penthouse setting simply improves the quality of course.
+ the color of pink

+ the color of pink

Rosé – “pink wine” according to some – comes in various colors ranging from pale orange to near-purple. The classic obviously is a blush color, like the 2010 from Toscana that we enjoyed this afternoon – and the taste can be delightfully tart and dry, rich and fruity, or anything in between.