Sotto

January 31, 2012




last weekend i had dinner with mel and kel - going with the intentions of dining for dinela, but once we got there we realized there were so many things we wanted to try we decided to order of the menu instead. while sotto is popular for their pizza, i really enjoyed their housemade bread with lardo pestato, crispy pork belly and pork meat balls. check out sotto if you're in los angeles!

Carl Kleiner for IKEA

January 26, 2012



i love the work of carl kleiner, loving this new series for ikea where kitchenware turns to art. you may have seen some photos from his other series homemade is best where he worked with stylist evelina bratell and arranged baking supplies. more beautiful art and photography can be found on his website.

PHOTOS BY CARL KLEINER

Behind Photographs

January 24, 2012

i love these images, from the book behind the photographs by tim mantoani. famous photos that we've seen before, with stories from their photographers.

PHOTOS BY TIM MAHOANI

Neon Legs

January 23, 2012


neon is really big right now, but i love just small touches of neon. i can't get over these legs on this dining room table, they just painted them neon and it looks grand.

PHOTO BY LEELA CYD VIA APARTMENT THERAPY

Happy Friday

January 20, 2012

a late happy friday to you all, hope you all have a wonderful weekend! here is a picture of my steak salad from my weekend adventures, for more of my iphone snapshots visit snapshots.jchongdesign.com

PHOTO BY JCHONG

Protect IP / SOPA Breaks the Internet

January 18, 2012

i've been seeing a lot of #sopa lately but didn't quite understand, here is a video that helped. take a stand.

VIDEO BY FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE VIA DESIGN WORK LIFE

WANTED / Cutting Board

January 17, 2012

it is pretty embarrassing that i am even saying it out loud but i don't own a decent cutting board. when i moved i bought some cheapo plastic things till i found the one i wanted but somehow i never got around to getting one. so im on the market for a new and improved cutting board, these from branch home are quite nice. do you have a favorite cutting board?

PHOTO FROM BRANCH HOME

Kindergarten Kekec

January 16, 2012




love love love this kindergarten school in ljubljana, slovenia, designed by architect jure kotnik. love the colorful wooden against the natural wood. the design doesn't block all the light either, fabulous design.

PHOTOS FROM ARCHITIZER

The Holstee Manifesto

January 13, 2012

some of you may have seen the holstee manifesto poster before - well here it is in video form! great video, hope you all have a wonderful weekend enjoying life!

VIDEO DIRECTED BY COOPER MILLER | HOLSTEE

Eleven Questions Part Two

January 12, 2012

travels
a continuation of yesterday's post - eleven questions from leah.

11 QUESTIONS FROM LEAH
1. List 3 words and a color that describes you the best.
reliable, hungry, adventurous - green
2. If you had to pick one, which Muppet would you be? Why?
kermit! he is the kindest.
3. Share three different photos from your travels and tell us a little about them.
top photo - from my travels to southeast asia, this was a temple i was visiting in chiang mai, thailand
bottom left photo - hawaii, with three of my closet friends
bottom right photo - manchu picchu, morning sunrise as we rise into manchu picchu
4. What’s your favorite video game of all time?
i love mario party - great game for lots of people and tons of fun.
5. What is one accomplishment you are most proud of doing in 2011 and what is one thing you’d like to accomplish in 2012?
2011. shooting for whisknladle hospitality / hiking manchu picchu
2012. travel more, play more, do more.
6. What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
traveling alone to southeast asia - although, once i got back i realized it wasn't scary at all, traveling alone is fun!
7. What are your “go-to” pair of shoes right now?
because its winter - j.crew cece flats (if it was the summer i'm in flip flops all day everyday!)
8. What was the last thing you bought online?
well fed and a new turn south cookbooks
9. What are three websites that you visit on a regular basis (besides Google, Twitter, FB)?
oh joy, bonnie tsang, and pinterest
10. Winter or Summer?
summer!
11. What are you most passionate about?
eating :O

PHOTOS BY JCHONG

Eleven Questions Part One

January 11, 2012


leah from velokova tagged me in this 11 question post. im breaking the rules but thought it would be fun to answer a few questions. thanks for the tag leah!

11 THINGS ABOUT ME
1. i love chick-fil-a, although I try to maintain a paleo lifestyle of eating most of the time.
2. i crossfit regularly.
3. i play volleyball as much as i can, sometimes six or seven times a week!
4. i didn't realized it until i moved to california, but the weather plays a huge part of my life - love sunny socal!
5. im passionate about eating and taking pictures of what i eat.
6. i don't make new years resolutions, but i make goals - one of which is to travel to a new country ever year.
7. one of my biggest pet peeves is when people are late, especially if you're really late and don't call until the time your suppose to be somewhere.
8. some people call me jennifer, jchong, or jenn – (i prefer jenn with two n's over one n) not a fan of being called jenny!
9. i get really excited about glass tupperware and facial products, i think it's a sign that i am getting older. ;)
10. growing up i was a figure skater - i wanted to be the next kristi yamaguchi
11. i always have burt's bees chapstick on hand.

PHOTO BY THEARY MEAK

I Love Doodle

January 10, 2012

Ilovedoodlei can't get enough of lim heng swee / i love doodle's work!

ILLUSTRATIONS BY LIM HENG SWEE

PrepKitchen

January 09, 2012

PrepKitchenPrepKitchenat the end of last year, i had the great pleasure of shooting for prepkitchen in preparation for their newest location in little italy - scheduled to be opening at end of this month. i've said it before and i will say it again – their food is absolutely fantastic, if you're making a trip to san diego, this place is a must! congrats to the wnl hospitality on their newest restaurant!

PHOTO BY JCHONG

New Turn in the South

January 05, 2012

while i was home in atlanta, i sure didn't hold back on the food intake. snault and i had our christmas gift dinner at empire state south, which was absolutely fabulous! i don't have pictures of our meal – but it was definitely one of the most memorable meals i've had in 2011. lucky for us, chef/partner hugh acheson has a book out with a few reciepes from the restaurant as well as beautiful photographs with fun handwritten designs. a new turn in the south is definitely on my cookbook wishlist!

PHOTOS FROM AMAZON.COM

Goodbye 2011

January 03, 2012

goodbye 2011 and hello 2012! i ended my year with lots of good food, family and friends. i know some people dread the holidays and i know my tummy is glad the holidays are over but i already miss everyone i saw a few days ago!

i wasn't into all the hoopla when instagram started but i am warming up to it - if your on instagram you can follow me at jchongdesign.

PHOTOS BY JCHONG W/INSTAGRAM APP


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