the reason for my recent busy-ness of late can now be revealed: i was helping to build content for TWINE, a new knowledge-sharing/social-networking-website that utilizes the technology associated the semantic web (making the web "smarter," by connecting and making associations between bits of information/data).
we announced the product and launched the closed beta this past friday! it's the same company my husband pete works for; he's been working on the foundations of the project for several years now. so nice to see it finally happening, and it's nice to know i could do something to help! sign up for the closed beta at twine.com, learn more here, and stay tuned...i'll probably tell you more about the site and how you can use it at a later date.
in the midst of all that hard work, i did take some time to dream of, obsess over, and indulge in more fashion-y, and just plain enjoying-the-good-life everyday things, such like:
-all manner of boots: i am glad boot-weather is inching back in, as i can wear all my new and vintage boots! yay! however, i may eat those words when the cold weather inevitably drags on ad nauseam here in SF next summer...
-pomegranate seeds. pomegranates are back in season again, and they especially delicious in vanilla yogurt in the morning! now, where are the blood oranges?
-homemade limoncello, made by my dear friend jessica. she made some and brought it to the party we had the weekend before last, and we just polished off the remnants in the mid-week that just commenced. absolutely scrumptious, jess! we drank it out of our little french shot glasses, making the experience that much more lovely, of course.
-i am all over the jeu de paumes book series...they are, in short, little jewel like books filled with delicious eye candy from a small japanese press that are filled with inspirational photographs of the interiors of european apartments, artists' studios, shoppes, kitchens, childrens rooms, and more. quirky, colorful, playful, novel goodness. i snapped up stockholm's kitchens @ SF's kinokuniya yesterday, and i am actually pondering riding my bike back up to japantown later this afternoon for a few other books from the series. i'd especially love to get this one.