also the portland flea is this sunday, and there will be samples and full bottles available there as well. 525 se pine at union/pine
in addition, i have just put some silk tapestry pieces online in my etsy shop for sale using the instagram #instasmell hexagonal digital collages i've been producing. they're big enough to be worn as a headscarf, or to simply be hung on the wall as shown
i'm in room 224, come say hello, and experience my new fragrance flor del desierto desert blossom
this is all there is for now until i reformulate with a new floral at get it bottled, but that's in the works
there are new tapestry pieces in the pop-up at the cleaners, and custom limited edition temporary tattoos
working today on some souvenirs to be collected at the palms in joshua tree on october 12th and 13th! these are silk sewn pouches with dried chaparral leaves inside, the scent is really subtle and heavenly
i love how the silk is sheer, and gives the feeling of waxed paper pressed flower "stained glass" i used to make with my mom after our nature walks
i also just updated my website with a totally new design including online shopping made much easier!
awww...change is good...
inspired by the hdts project i've been making new necklaces thinking of souvenirs hanging from the rearview mirror, cords tangling, and myriad objects co-mingling into something luscious. some of these are available online, some of them at my antique mall spaces, and some at demimonde studio on ne broadway!
matt and i have been on a drive through the desert from joshua tree to albuqerque the last few days, making our way through the map we put together for the high desert test sites (hdts) 2013 program
this is just a teaser, the more elaborate post is at our blog for the project: souvenir_collab
we'll be posting on instagram using the hashtag #hdts2013 and #souvenircollab and you can follow me at julia_barbee on instagram as well!
i was obsessed with the chocolate dollar cookie recipe from the cookie lovers cookie cookbook that i had as a child, and tried altering the recipe to make it gluten free, well, at least wheat free...success!
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (I use more)
3/4 cup brown rice flower
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/3 cup unsweetened powdered cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
sprinkling of sea salt
mix all ingredients.
the recipe calls for refrigerating the dough, i skip that because i'm too impatient. i just make balls, and press them down, top with some sugar, and this time i tried a little sea salt since the recipe doesn't include salt, and i think it's always nice with dark chocolate. it made a big, delicious difference.
bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes. they're pretty squishy out of the oven, i often just eat the first one with a spoon!
i searched for years for this cookie cookbook that i used to use as a child, i got it from scholastic news. many thanks to prudence younger for inspiring this recipe!
I have got to say I felt your eyes on me ... It's been a long time
since someone got caught looking at me, like you were looking at me...You smell my Narciso Rodriguez cologne which is the sense tied most closely to human memory. Now you remember how it feels...
Ryan you are a SuperStud
Wistful Words for My SinnerI wore the gardenia body lotion to the gym today. As I worked out, the heat of my body released the scent of gardenia. The smell filled my senses and I could not stop my thoughts from turning to you. I need to hear your voice so that I know and you know we are not alone in this Void.
as part of my stay here at the sou'wester i've been creating some new jewelry designs, each is still one-of-a-kind, of course! i'm photographing them while staying here, and putting them up for sale in my etsy shop here
i'm so excited to announce that at the outset of my residency at sou'wester lodge, matt suplee and i were accepted to be part of the hdts (high desert test sites) 2013 program! here's our blog about the project!
so part of the residency at sou'wester will be making fragrance combinations, one of which might be part of the souvenircollab piece we create as well!
i'm excited to share that i'll be doing a residency at sou'wester lodge in seaview, wa in early april creating a signature room scent for them as part of my stay there. i was thinking this would be a good chance to explore some site-specific scents
in preparation, i'm reading at home by bill bryson, looking at the history of architecture, and our relationship to space. he even included stories about ambergris, which is one of my favorite perfume ingredients, and anecdotes about the history of spice importation through travel
Fragrance of the World - m4w - 28
your soft skin
your lips delicately
brushing my canvas
your nose touching my nose
the smell of your hair
the taste of your neck.
Kissing the fleshy parts of your fingers
dancing my hands in a slow waltz
across your breasts and down
to where your body curves
like a wine glass.
Seeing you with more than my eyes
touching you with more than my body.
Cheeks like flowers,
shortness of breath,
the world discarded.
Of all the waves in the ocean,
I recognize only your wave
as hand in hand our bodies collide
like two champagne flutes
in a toast to sparkling rapture.
And afterwards I'll hold you
like a rare musical instrument,
listening to only the sound of you
as you inhale and exhale
the fragrance of the world
If I was granted a wish to do anything for a day... - m4w...it would be to spend that entire day with you at Disneyland again. But, just me and you this time. Just to spend the entire day, playing, having fun and spending it with each other at a magical place. <3 section="">
to the girl that waved at my at carols jrs no lacster by market st - m4w
i'm excited to see how my images look in the instagram feed now that i'm using a single hash tag for them. and using a bezel has made it easier to pick them out
the above image not only includes 4 of my images, but a photo of my perfume VICE from another shop's image tagged with the hash tag #instasmell