Archive for March, 2008

STILL LIFE WITH A VIEW.

March 19, 2008

This is the view from our tiny kitchen table.

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PIZZA AND CAKE.

March 18, 2008

At HQBK we cook. We make coffee, we brunch, we eat supper. That is the first big change in our lifestyle, cooking. To be noted: I never cooked. And usually go on and on about how I loathe cooking. But this week, things changed…

PIZZA: Don Pepino makes the sauces, Brock Shorno chops the mozzarella and basil. All I do is toss the dough (well, more like handle the dough), plop it onto the pizza stone and we’re good to go! Our Margherita pizza recipe is from the Italian version of The Joy of Cooking entitled, The Silver Spoon. Thanks very much to Kyle and Emily for this wonderful house warming gift!

CAKE: The Golden Cake (recipe from Mark Bittman) was baked in Honor of One, Kristen Lombardi. Our first dinner guest, house guest and generally number one. Ironically, Kristen was not the first to taste The Golden Cake. The Golden Cake was one-sixteenth eaten by Matt Cassity and me earlier in the day. He stopped by on Monday afternoon to check out HQBK. Matt deserves all the cakes in the world— he fixed my internet which had troubled me all Monday. (nb: Matt was only able to figure out my ‘net problems after he enjoyed my cake, prior to consumption, Matt had no luck) Magic Golden Cake!

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AN ARTISTS INTERPRETATION.

March 18, 2008

LOVELY & AMAZING Photographer, Friend, HQBK supporter, Zoe Strauss, emailed me her interpretation of ‘Calder meets Hippie Woodlands’. The colors presented in this woodland photo inspire my wall painting palette. The Calder colors inspire my fabrics and wall hangings. Thank you Zoe! LOVE, B&K.

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MIRROR, ARCANGAL, MESS.

March 11, 2008

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Mirror from IKEA in bedroom.
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Internet art by Cory Arcangal arranged on the mantel in bedroom.
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Mess Hall.

CALDER MEETS HIPPIE WOOD LANDS.

March 10, 2008

Colors & Feelings. The apartment will be mostly white walls enhanced with primary colors of Calder (orangey reds, Royal Blue, bright yellows, blacks, whites), dingy Hippie tones of muted yellows, oranges, deep purples. The only Greens will be natural, that of Trees, Ferns, Grasses and the like. Deep, Fresh, Beautiful Greens.


Alexander Calder.

Hippies.

Wood Lands.

HOBBIT HOLES.

March 6, 2008

Here’s to Welsh Hippie Family’s. More inspiration to create a woodland home in Brooklyn. Woooooood!

You are looking at pictures of our family home in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this point.

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THE LIST.

March 5, 2008

Hmmm, I wonder how many of these things we’ll actually purchase.

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FIRST FURNISHINGS.

March 4, 2008

Brock is picking up these little sitter’s tonight! What a deal! Brock had his eyes on this sort of wooden folders for awhile. An antique store on Court Street sells them for $25 a piece, but 4 for $55—we are sittin’ pretty! King of the Castle.

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UPDATE: Sold. Brock’s dilligent eyes and powers of observation concluded that these 4 chairs were wobbly! After much deliberation (in the seller’s living room) Brock hagled the price down to a mere $40! These chairs are beauts, knocked up in the most loving way; really just fine, save for the wobbles which we hope to fix. And the comfort of sitting, oh my!

THE BEFORE.

March 4, 2008

The bedroom.
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The living room, boxed.
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The studio.
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The kitchen.
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It’s a bit of a mess. We’re currently too exhausted to do a thing—only enough energy to enjoy some fine wine and fresh baked bread at our local bakery/winery.