Thursday, February 25, 2010

hot product shots

yes, i have posted about maryam nassir zadeh before, but that was about the awesomeness of the store. this post is about the awesomeness of the photographs on the website. i talked to the owner, udar who shoots all the products and he said his trick is using a cheap camera. ha. i think it's a little more than that, but thanks for the recession tip.

Monday, February 22, 2010

sonia delaunay

everyone has been posting their favorite sonia delaunay works lately, so i had to add to the discussion with my favorites. so modern and cool.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

weaving fun

lissy hosted a super fun weaving get together today. here are some shots of our works in progress. finished pieces coming soon!! woo hoo!

Friday, February 19, 2010

space landscapes

i love these "outer space" landscapes by christopher colville.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

museum of natural history

i spent almost 4 hours at the museum of natural history yesterday and still missed at least half of the exhibits i wanted to see. it's such a huge place and always inspiring. the taxidermy animals are amazing as usual, but also the textiles and trinkets (usually tools to ward off evil spirits) from the asian, native american and african exhibits were also great. i love that there are no picture taking rules either. flashes are even ok which is funny since everything is behind glass and therefore flashing = bad.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

vinegar hill house

today, dan and i went to brunch at vinegar hill house. vinegar hill is the cutest little area in brooklyn that looks like a quaint old village. the building across the street from the restaurant (which was built in 1817) had the nicest lace curtains. the interior and food at the restaurant were all perfect.

new indian tote

everyone loves lissy's tote and i just noticed that spool no 72 has another new indian tote that's equally adorable.

pretty prints

i'm not the biggest fan of illustration as art, but these prints would be very cute in a kid's bedroom. check out more of jamie shelman's work here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

brooklyn botanical gardens

today i continued my nature excursions with a trip to the brooklyn botanical garden. it was so desolate and magical.

Friday, February 12, 2010

upper west side

today i had a doctor's appointment in the upper west side, so i snapped these shots on my way from the train. the birds in riverside park were singing so loud. it was the most peaceful i have ever seen new york city.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

gemstone paintings

these gemstone paintings by carly waito are just beautiful. check out her blog here. does she sell the prints?