Tuesday, March 2, 2010

[JessFinds] Crave List for Spring

Because it is never too early to think about such things ... this is what I currently covet. I will welcome age 36 this (fast-approaching) Spring. I still yearn for a few of my Fall/Winter items (such as the Jane Austin DVD collection and that dainty snake pendant...sigh).

I took the "real" letter print classes in February, but I am interested in the potential of this home letterpress crafting idea. I plan on eventually saving up enough money to buy a real old-fashioned letterpress. In the meantime, this looks like big fun in small scale batches.  I would also need 2 sets of the photopolymer (Set 4) in order to spell anything out.

I just discovered this really cool site called eShakti that allows you to customize your clothing while you purchase it. Change the neckline. Add a different sleeve length. Adjust the length of the hem. For $15 per item. How cool is that? I want to try it out - some of their dresses are Anthropologie cool.  They are based out of Seattle, which might explain the coolness.

 A set of Alice in Wonderland glasses from Urban Outfitters. Love it.


Framed Goat portrait. If you know me, you know why.  Hello my little goat friend!

My cookware is worse-for-wear. I would be pretty darned happy to see a set of All Clad Stainless Steel pots and pans in my kitchen. Unfortunately, they are rather prohibitively expensive (especially the copper core ones that I deeply covet but won't even bother openly craving on this blog. My cooking skills don't merit copper core to be honest...)

I have never had Pernod! Apparently, Pacifique is fantastic and made in small batches in Washington state with a hand-hammered copper pot still. Pernod, of course, is the godfather and probably should be the "first."

My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and their Final Meals. Portraits, Interviews and Recipes
. By Melanie Dunea. This book has the now-famous Anthony Bourdain photo with the leg bone. He is such a rock star. I get fluttery just thinking about it. This is one of those books meant to be owned and put in a collection.

Nigella Express: Good Food Fast. Lovely Nigella is the queen of all food porn. I love her. She loves food. Her Express book is missing from my Nigella collection. I am also missing her Christmas book.


Anonymous said...

I just requested "My Last Supper" from the library b/c you made me quite curious. I am also curious about absinthe, but I will have to wait until I am at a party where it is being served, or I will never have it. I miss your parties. They were the most clever and interesting ones I've ever been to. I hope someday whatever job you have involves ALL of the creativity you and Alan possess.

Amy said...

eShakti sounds quite cool. Will need to look into it. I just bought an unusual jade necklace from John Brana, and I don't have a deep enough plunge to really show it off.