Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Started a Supper Club!

My dear friend Ronnie told me about his Supper Club in San Francisco where he and his friends take turns hosting dinner. I love to throw dinner parties, so I decided to start a Supper Club of my own! I hosted the first one. Pics coming soon!

Supper Club Numero Uno.

To celebrate the completion of Queen Frida and my psychedelically colorful bathroom, I decided to make the theme of the first Supper Club party "Unibrowed Mexicans Take Brooklyn." I had 10 people over on 10-10-10 (Happy Birthday Brian!) for a taco bar extravaganza.

I made taquitos, chicken, fish and 3 kinds of salsa + trimmings for the taco bar. Friends brought chips, guacamole, mole, churros, corn, Coronas, rice pudding, ice cream, and...mustaches!

I went all out. I made paper flowers and cut paper flags and place mats. 

 This was the perfect occasion to put my extensive hot sauce collection to use. I have about 15 kinds of hot sauce. 


 I made corn/bean salsa, tomato/pepper salsa, and mango/tomato/avocado salsa

 Paola kindly provided the mustaches which easily doubled as unibrows. 


Monday, October 4, 2010

My Psychedelic Bathroom.

When I moved into this apartment 3 years ago, I quickly slapped a coat of paint on the bathroom walls and I had not touched it since. I actually really liked the color but I was getting tired of how boring it looked.

I knew I wanted to paint or draw a pattern on the largest wall, but I was conflicted over the direction in which to go. I'm attracted to patterns that are very repetitive and geometric, but the lopsided angles of this 110 year old building would have made for a lopsided pattern, which would have driven me crazy.

I probably looked at over 10,000 images while searching for inspiration for my bathroom. I pondered for 3 days weighing the advantages/disadvantages of having a light, dark, neutral, or colorful space. Finally, I came across this amazing Missoni print, and I decided to use that as my inspiration.

I'm quite happy with the way it turned out, but I have to admit that for the first 2 days, I found the colors dizzying. You'd never guess it from looking at my vibrant portfolio, but I consider myself "allergic to color." I only wear black, white, gray, and dark blue so this paint job was quite shocking to my corneas. The main color is Benjamin Moore's "Passion Plum" #2073-30

Friday, October 1, 2010

Landscaping at My Parents' House.

I was pretty pleased with how my parents' house turned out even before the grass went in, but man,  landscaping makes a HUGE difference. It kind of looks like a house out of a fairytale now. My mom designed it herself :)