Wednesday, April 28, 2010
the performance artist, marina abramovic is sitting at the moma for 2 and a half months and people are invited to sit with her for as long as they wish. the photographer, marco anelli is shooting portraits of every person who sits with her and they have all been posted on the moma flickr account. the collection is quite amazing.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
today we went to fort tryon park in washington heights after visiting the cloisters. the gardens at fort tryon were the most beautiful i have seen in nyc and were originally designed by frederick law olmsted jr, son of the designer of central park and prospect park and so many great parks across the country.
i first read about olmsted senior in that great book about the chicago world fair of 1893, the devil in the white city.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
the city reliquary is a super tiny museum of all things williamsburg and new york city on metropolitan avenue. there is a room with a permanent collection and then the back room has a show changing every month or so. it's run by volunteers and most of the items in the museum are donated by locals. very cool idea and very well done. they are open weekends noon to six and it's pay what you will to check it out.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
a few random shots from around my house (and one from the dressing room at bird!! i wish i lived there). this post made me realize i really like neutrals with organic rose/peach/pink tones. i am also very proud of my new low profile converse high tops. i have wanted a pair for about 15 years, but i finally bit the bullet since they were on sale. ha ha! so stupid since they cost $35.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
i walked through the green dome volunteer's garden in mccarren park the other day and took these shots. my favorite is the tulip growing out of the lamb's ear. i wonder if it was meant to work out that way or if it's a happy coincidence.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
we needed a night off from cooking, so dan and i tried a relatively new restaurant in the neighborhood tonight called baba and were pleasantly surprised. it's super cute inside with all the right details, the food was delish and the service was super nice! very excited!
there is also a retail space at the corner of metropolitan and lorimer that has been vacant for a few months, but they have recently started renovations for opening a new business. we played the always fun game of what would be the best business to open on the corner next to our apartment and dan said fruit/vegetable stand and i said flower shop, but we found out tonight by reading the building permit that it will be a bagel shop. we decided that would be just fine, as long as it's a good one.