NEW YORK

NEW YORK THINGS

Sharing a long over due post from my trip to New York last month! I worked, met up with friends, made time for museums and discovered some new favorite restaurant spots.  Charlie Bird was my most memorable meal, and will be the place I revisit next time. Their About Us page quotes the Beastie Boys, and I actually have a crush on some fancy ass Zalto wine glasses now.

Charlie BirdIMG_6310.JPG

I also finally managed to get my “been workin on my feet all day tired self” over to Brooklyn for dinner at Diner. It was so lovely and well worth the trip. The menu is written out on the table while the server goes over it. Our server was pretty and had a soothing voice so I zoned out, and had to ask a lot of questions and for repeats.

IMG_6370.JPG

IMG_6403-0.JPG

Made a date at Prune of course…

IMG_6229.JPG

Being in New York to see Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs at the MoMa was definitely the highlight. The gift shop was selling the scissors seen in my first pic, and I was skeptical, but I have to say…. they are pretty awesome. I plan to get my Matisse on and do some cut-paper-collage work.

IMG_6230-0.JPG

The Cooper Hewitt has also recently reopened, and it’s one of my favorite museums. They have interesting exhibits centered around historic and contemporary design and the building itself is stunning.

IMG_6274-0.JPG

IMG_6256-0.JPG

IMG_6430.JPG Burr. See You Next Time NYC.

Quick Links for the photo up top & other places of interest: Muji | Esquina | Charlie Bird | Sucre Shop | Scissors | Diner | Ducks Eatery

 

Check out My Google Map of Saved NYC Spots

I WANT ALL THE THINGS * GORMAN

I need some Gorman in my closet real baaaaaad. The Australian brands Autumn 2015 Collection does not disappoint, and is full of bright, bold pieces. I love all the mixing and matching of patterns.
gorman1 gorman2 gorman3 gorman5

all photos snagged from www.gormanshop.com.au

NOTEWORTHY 2.15

NOTEWORTHY-2.20

1. Reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I’m only about half way through, but so far I like Marie Kondo’s approach. I’m dying to get started tossing out the books I’ve been hoarding.

2.Need this beautiful pot of Beef Bourguignon with purple pearl onions created by Alexa Z and spotted on Food and Wine.

3. Listening to artist interviews/stories over on Megan O’toole’s What’s Your Story Podcast . Lots of good advice, and it’s just nice to know you’re not alone with your fears and crazy thoughts.

4. Test driving some Aesop products. They definitely win at packaging and smell.

5. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are coming to town, and Geoff got us tickets!!!! Summer of 69: No Apostrophe

 

view more noteworthy posts here

SKETCHBOOK 2.18.15

IMG_6619.JPG

In 2015 I plan to shift gears a bit, and revisit painting and working on paper. It’s been fun taking some time to create and experiment. The little shapes in this series came about from some ceramic pieces I have in the works. Stay tuned for a few pieces in the Artwork and Ceramics section of my shop!

IMG_6618.JPG2015-02-11 20.20.21-1 IMG_6605.JPG

GEEZ LOUISE VALENTINO

I can’t get over the Valentino Pre-Fall 15 Collection. From intergalactic space embroidery to delicate mesh florals inspired by Botticelli’s painting La Primavera… It’s magnificent. I had to reel myself in on sharing too many photos. Treat your eyes by clicking the source links below for more looks. Someone please invite me to something fancy and give me money for an outfit.

valentino05 valentino07 valentino08

valentino06

Valentino_prefall15_004_USP Valentino_prefall15_015_USP

SOURCES : mymodernmet.com | uniquestyleplatform.com | first spotted via Laura Grandiflora