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.
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.
Made a date at Prune of course…
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.
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.
Burr. See You Next Time NYC.
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.
all photos snagged from www.gormanshop.com.au
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.
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
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!
I looove Valentine’s Day. Not because of boys or dates, but because I love hearts, flowers, the color pink, special food treats, bubbly and wine. In the infamous words of Tom & Donna – TREAT YO SELF!
And here are a few new cards in the works…
I’m so happy that I was in New York during the final days of the Matisse exhibit at the MOMA! It was inspiring and I even got suckered into some paper cutting scissors in the gift shop. These Matisse + Tata Naka mash ups from Miss Moss are so good, and even though the patterns are a little wild, I can’t help but think that at the right event, I could totally rock one. I want one.
IMAGES VIA : MISS MOSS
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.