Monday, May 24, 2010
the idea of central park blows my mind on a daily (okay, maybe weekly) basis. it's 843 acres in the middle of manhattan and the designers of this city could have easily built a 10 or even 100 acre park and called it a day. thank goodness they didn't. i think we owe a lot of it to olmsted, one of my favorite people and the father of landscape architecture. i also love how well they have preserved his original plan. we walked around for a couple hours and saw maybe one tenth of the park.
Friday, May 21, 2010
when we were leaving the east river state park, we ran into this amazing garden store called jungle. they have been open for almost 2 years and i'm blown away that i haven't heard of them. they have a wonderful selection of plants, trees, furniture, accessories, containers, seeds... everything basically and the 5000 sq ft space is set up beautifully. it's kind of like a mini terrain in my own backyard. nice.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
the east river state park in williamsburg used to be just a nice place to see manhattan from a field of waist high weeds. now the weeds have been wacked and there is small playground, but not much else has changed. it's still pretty laid back and simple. there are however tons of people there which i assume are the inhabitants of the huge luxury condos along the water. they seem nice enough though. i especially liked the family flying the kite since the wind was perfect and the kite was cool.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
i got my film from this weekend developed and i'm so excited. well, i had a few bloopers, but not as many as i expected since i could barely remember how to focus and rewind the film, but still it was a great experience. i have heard people talking about how shooting film is way better than digital for so long, but i finally understand. i love the slowness of the process and the patience it takes to wait for the results. the parts i don't particularly like are the scanning and the price. oh well.
these shots were taken around riverside park in the 90s on the upper west side. i love walking around that neighborhood. lots more photos coming in the next few days.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
abc carpet & home is probably the most famous home design destination in new york city. it's enormous and exhausting and filled with lots of treasures. the prices are a bit high (to cover the massive rent they must pay for their prime building), but it's still worth a stroll as it's full of ideas and inspirations.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
i have always loved fishs eddy for the beautiful antique portrait paintings they have throughout the store as part of their displays. since it's mother's day today, i figured it was a good time to feature the lovely ladies of fishs eddy. they also have wonderful vintage kitchenware and lots of different libby glasses at great prices.
Friday, May 7, 2010
location scotland is a production and location rental company that often sends me emails. every time i receive the email, i check out the site and dream about visiting all of these amazing places. it's so diverse- castles, lochs, cliffs, green grass, and sheep. what more could you ask for?