MiN Apothecary and Atelier

perfumes and custom blended scents sourced from around the globe infuse the interior of MiN apothecary and atelier on crosby street, ny. leather chesterfields and dark woods serve as a backdrop for fragrances and fancy candles for the home, housed under bell jars. perfumes are curated from niche european brands and mixed to order. this is the destination for that one of a kind scent you won’t find at a bland department store counter. by cp

terry and chris

i have been a fan of terry gilliam since i was kid, watching monty python with my dad and being completely intrigued by the surreal animations and gags.  the man has to be brilliant, to be a funny-looking art student from minnesota and get completely encapsulated and accepted by the python crew as not only their youngest but only american member.  we all know gilliam’s ode to la jetee is twelve monkeys, the 90’s film exploring time travel and the dreams/visualizations of a prisoner.  the film is quite predictable, but it’s worth a watch if for nothing else but madeleine stowe’s lovely face and brad pitt’s neuroses.  anyway, here is terry praising the paragon director, chris marker.  notwithstanding all the love in this post, my favorite part has to be his tintin sweater! by sv

beat treat

beats by dre releases their first artist designed headphones and they’re designed by our friend tristan eaton. you can get them at the apple store in the united states or here. by ak

to have and have another

now although the cover leaves something to be desired, i am hoping the content makes up for it in this case.  a companion discussing the works of hemingway, and what drinks to pair when reading various novels, stories and anecdotes.  this is a perfect gift for any hemingway fan or alcohol enthusiast.  if you are looking to get me a gift this holiday season, i will take this and a nice bottle of scotch.  cheers! by sv

1668 lamborghini bertone miura roadster

miura svj interior-note the bertone emblem

why are modern cars so ugly again? just a reminder; 474 miura were built from 1966-69, 140 between 1968-71 and only 150 between 1971-72. but the bertone roadster version? only 1 was ever made. now that’s a luxury. miura is what you get when you work late at night on your own time….

“during 1965, lamborghini’s three top engineers, gian paolo dallara, paolo stanzani and bob wallace, put their own time into the development of a prototype car known as the p400. the engineers envisioned a road car with racing pedigree – a car which could win on the track and be driven on the road by enthusiasts. the three men worked on the car’s design at night, hoping to sway lamborghini from the opinion that such a vehicle would be too expensive and would distract from the company’s focus. when finally brought aboard, lamborghini allowed his engineers to go ahead, deciding that the P400 was a potential marketing tool, if nothing more… the rest was history.” by dd