santa fe: city of color

"There is a reason that artists—Georgia O’Keefe for one—have long flocked to Santa Fe. With its organic adobe architecture and laidback, open-minded vibe, this colorful city seduces without ever trying too hard. The cuisine isn’t fussy or fancy, yet hits all the right tastebuds. The shopping is surprisingly diverse and eclectic. And if ever you cease to be sufficiently persuaded, a sunset drive into the hills of Chimayo will secure the enthusiasm of even the toughest converts."

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the influence of design in today’s increasingly stylized coffee market

It has been a pleasure to work with Mothersauce on a three-part advertorial series for KitchenAid and the Specialty Coffee Chronicle. In my most recent piece, I examine design's ability to move beyond functionality to tell a compelling, three-dimensional story:

"There’s something about aesthetics that tells a story, bringing beauty and nostalgia to objects that would otherwise be merely useful. We see that every day in the world of coffee shops, whether in the form of professional espresso machines with sleek, almost automotive lines or in the stunning visual effects of a siphon coffee brewer. So why shouldn’t we see the same logic applied to all coffee equipment—including that which we use in our homes?"

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nectar & pulse: 24 hours in new york

"I like to start my day early and biking is my transportation of choice. Ideally, my first destination would be one of the city’s outstanding bakeries—most likely Ovenly or High Street on Hudson—for a scone or a crusty loaf. But true bakery heaven is Lafayette. Housed inside one of the city’s most beautiful restaurants, this bakery is overseen by one of the city’s most talented young pastry chefs, Jennifer Yee. Don’t miss her eclairs, petits beurres cookies and wide assortment of traditional French loaves..."
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