Wednesday, April 28, 2010

marina abramovic

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

earth tones

some earthy tones from around the house.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

rainy day brunch

today was a gloomy day in brooklyn, but at least i started it off right with a nice brunch with good friends at le barricou.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

the cloisters

it was a perfect day to finally travel to the cloisters after living in nyc for 8 years and it was so worth it.

fort tryon park

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

camille vivier

i have written about camille before here. then i was drawn to the drama and now i love the quietness. sounds about right.

around the house 2

some more random shots from around the house. i am rooting for my new begonia in the kitchen. that's always a tough spot since the light is touch and go, but i have a good feeling about this guy. he is also shiny which is awesome.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

city reliquary

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

modern 50

modern 50 is a cool vintage shop based in virginia that has a killer website with great product styling and photography. it reminds me a bit of the simple rustic styling of this. they also deliver regularly to brooklyn which is a plus.

Friday, April 16, 2010

around the house

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

green dome garden

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.