The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects.

•09/27/2012 • Leave a Comment

Designed  by San Francisco-based SB Architects, an international firm well-known for the design of site-sensitive resort and mixed-use projects around the world, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction & Development, this home is a statement of what is possible combining “high design with high sustainability.” Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Hillside House has just received certification as the first LEED for Homes Platinum custom home in Marin County, and one of only a handful in Northern California. Photograpghy by Mariko Reed.


The four-story home – clad with beautiful, sustainable Western Red Cedar siding – is set on a steep hillside site that provides for a very vertical design with living and private zones situated on multiple separate floors. Numerous outdoor and covered terraces and balconies capitalize on stunning views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline beyond.

Judith Ann Braun’s Fingers Are Magical

•09/27/2012 • 1 Comment

With an art career spanning more than three decades, Judith Ann Braun has tested the limits of her artistic musculature. She began as a self-described “realistic figure painter,” and worked through the struggles common to anyone who endeavors upon an artistic pursuit, that of searching for one’s own voice in the chosen medium.

Fast forward to the 21st century where the evolution of Braun’s work has brought us to the Fingerings series, a collection of charcoal dust landscapes and abstracts “painted” using not brushes but her fingertips. Braun has a specific interest in symmetry, as evidenced by the patterns she follows in a number of the Fingerings pieces as well as work in the Symmetrical Procedures collection. Her fingerprints are obvious up close in some of the paintings, though a step back and the grandeur of Braun’s imagination sprawls into a landscape of soft hills, overhanging trees, delicate florals, and a reflective waterway.

finger paintings

Money Graffiti

•09/16/2012 • Leave a Comment

To be clear, you are not supposed to do this with money, especially during a time while lots of people are short on money, but it still is kind of funny to look at (as long as it’s not my money:))

Kreayshawn – Go Hard (La.La.La)

•09/14/2012 • Leave a Comment

This new Kreayshawn song is definitely going to all over the radio from now on. It is already stuck in my head. It is the first song from Kreayshawn’s new album.

Kreayshawn has announced the title for her debut album, which she recently finished recording.

The “Gucci Gucci” rapstress took to Twitter to reveal that the LP will be titled Somethin’ Bout Kreay. While she did not say when the album will release, she confirmed that she has finished recording the project, which will be released via Sony Music.

The Bay Area native previously said that her debut will have “everything.” It is set to feature production from Boyz Noize and Jean Baptiste, as well as several guest appearances from her White Girl Mob partner V-Nasty.

“A lot of it is like different genres and forces, from Brazilian-type music to Indian freestyle to techno-type music,” she said. “There’s everything.”

I am super excited for my friend Slvstr Design, who did the album cover! And if you haven’t checked out his work yet, you should definitely go and do so here!

Tracklist Somethin’ Bout Kreay

1. Blasé Blasé
2. Ch00k Ch00k Tare (feat. Chippy Nonstop)
3. Gucci Gucci
4. Summertime (feat. V-Nasty)
5. Left Ey3
6. Like It or Love It (feat. Kid Cudi)
7. K234ys0nixz
8. Bff (Bestfriend)
9. Twerkin!!! (feat. Diplo & Sissy Nobby)
10. Breakfast (Syrup) (feat. 2 Chainz)
11. Go Hard (La.La.La)
12. The Ruler
13. Luv Haus


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Rob Scott- Brooklyn’ s Finest

•09/03/2012 • Leave a Comment

One of my latest favorite aspiring artists is musician Rob Scott. Growing up in Brooklyn, there is no doubt (at all) that his broad and wide-ranging style of music is going places. He has the gift of being very unique in his style of music and due to him not focusing on only one genre of music, his fans base is very diverse and he is able to reach a wide variety of people with it.

Expressing himself through his music and connecting with people through it has always been Rob’s lifelong dream,especially because he has been surrounded by music all throughout his childhood.  Singing was Rob’s first love, but at the age of 14 Scott was introduced to the rap as well. Being inspired by legends such as Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson, Rob strives to be poetic in his music as well as deliver punch lines you can’t forget.

What makes his music especially innovative to me is that he is not just “another rapper”, like said in one of his songs. The lyrics are topics you can relate to, but they are also very original, so you don’t feel like you have already heard similar lyrics in 1000 other songs before.

Having performed with Will Smith during the 1998 Grammy’s as a dancer, Rob knows what it means to be in the spotlight. He was also the winner of “The Dream Big Hustle Hard Showcase” and has done voice over’s for the Nickelodeon shows “Dora the Explorer” and “Little Bear”, and made appearances on shows such as “As The World Turns” and “Saturday Night Live”.

This young talent is definitely one of the most talented upcoming artist I know of and someone to watch out for because you will, without any doubt, hear more of him.

Personally, one of my favorite songs from him is his version of the song  “If I Die Young” and also “Rigamortis”, but I do have the whole album “to be continued…” on my iPod :)

Check out his website and some of his songs below!


To read more about Rob Scott, check out his website at



Best Homemade Cold and Sore Throat Remedy – Ginger&Peppermint Tea

•09/03/2012 • 1 Comment

I am at the beginning of a cold, which always starts with a sore throat for me and honestly  I don’t have the time to get sick right now (who does?!). Therefore,  I decided to fight my upcoming cold right away, so I won’t even have to spend days being sick in bed.

The best remedy for this is definitely homemade ginger and peppermint tea. It is super simple to make and works great!

What you will need for it:

  • Ginger root
  • Fresh peppermint leaves
  • honey
  • lime or lemon


  • Cook as much water as you would like to have for your tea. I usually cook a pot full, so I have enough to drink throughout the day, but you can also just make one cup. Remember: You need lots of liquid if you are not feeling too well.
  • Grind the ginger into the water.
  • Add the peppermint, lime and honey. The amount of honey you use depends on how sweet you like your tea. I usually use one tablespoon because I don’t like my tea very sweet, but it’s up to you:)

Cook your tea for about 5 minutes. Strain into your cup, enjoy and feel better:)

Ham rolls filled with ground beef

•09/02/2012 • Leave a Comment

These fresh ham rolls filled with ground beef(or pork and beef mixed) in a tasty cream sauce with cheese are so delicious and used to be one of my favorite dishes’ while growing up, and I still love them.They are easy to prepare and so delicious. Great for families; they will love these.


  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced fully cooked ham or honey cured ham
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (or mixed beef and pork, taco seasoned beef works too)
  • one pint (473ml) whipped cream
  • 1 cup grated cheese (or as much as you want to put on top of the rolls)
  • 1 egg
  • chopped half onion
  • salt, pepper, a little bit paprika, oregano and thyme for the cream sauce

  • Take ham and lay it out, and put ground beef in the middle of the ham

  • Roll up the ham so the beef is in the middle of it


  • When you have rolled up all the ham and ground beef, take out a bowl and mix the egg, onion, whipped cream with all the spices.

  • Pour the sauce of the ham rolls

  • Cover the rolls with grated cheese

  • Bake in the oven for about 30minutes, 350 degree fahrenheit
  • Enjoy:)

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