I just love these hand-embroidered pieces by Katja Ollendorff. Her subjects are simple yet charming and she brings a whole new dimension to the 2D canvas. I like when an artist surprises you with their mediums.
This past weekend was unbelievable. It was so refreshing, fun, and filled with people who are near and dear to my heart.
My friend Dana who I have not seen in two years arrived from Detroit to a whirlwind of shopping, art, drinking, and eating delicious food. We couldn't even contain our excitement when we saw each other. Have you ever had someone that just fits you so perfectly and it doesn't matter how long you go without seeing them nothing will ever change? Well I know what that feels like now.
Finally receiving gifts from my brother for my birthday these included InstallationView by Ryan McGuinness and Twlight by Gregory Crewdson. There is a fantastic interview in InstallationView that sheds a whole new light on Ryan's work and makes me respect him more. (I hope to highlight his answers on the blog within the next few days)
Walking around Brooklyn and visiting the lovely store Sodafine. It was adorable inside and they carried some great new designers. Dana and I walked around Brooklyn her first night here visiting all the great boutiques that I had yet to travel too. I loved everything they had to offer, although things were a wee bit out of my price range.
Eating at HOME, a great little place on Cornelia street in the West Village. Have you ever had Chive Grits, poached eggs, and tomato sauce...if not..don't walk..run to the restaurant for brunch. You will not be disappointed.
There is so much more that happened, but as the week progresses I will give some more updates.
Juniper Designs really knows how to find and highlight some great art. I think these photographs over at Guido Vitti are beautiful, interesting, and really appeal to my artistic sensibility. There is something brewing underneath the surface of these photographs, which adds a whole new depth to Vitti's work.
These new clothes from Lauren Moffatt are so beautiful and interesting. You can't really go wrong with perfect tailoring, asymmetrical closures, and some really great prints. I would love to own any of these pieces and will probably have to catch them in the sales rack.
I am trying to get inspired by something or find anything noteworthy to post about today, but alas I am dry. This past weekend I stopped by Barnes and Noble in Union Square and looked at all the wonderful Graphic Design books they had laid out. I was overwhelmed while taking feverish notes of all the great illustrators (old and new) that were published. I am starting a new creative endeavor and while it is in the early stages I am very excited and can't wait to see how it unfolds.
I was thinking about purchasing a Gocco machine. Does anybody have any information regarding one?
One of my closest friends is coming this weekend all the way from Detroit. We haven't seen each other in two and half years and I still can't believe she is going to be here. We met while studying abroad in England and she is the great girl who sends me those lovely packages. I have to show you her latest one, the clutch is amazing candy colored stripe with a gold clasp. I adore it.
I just can't wait for her to get here and to spend time chatting over dinner and drinks. It is an amazing feeling to have friends who want to see you as much as you want to see them.
Well Chocosho has their new website up and running and it's a really big change from the kitschy mountains they had running in the background before. It is much more modern and looks very similar to every other online store with popup windows and multiple options. Times are changing I guess even web pages are getting boring. I am happy to say they sell Mike and Chris now; they really seem to be everywhere don't they????
While looking around on Chocosho and Busy Being I discovered a mutual vendor named Princess Tina and began to get excited. She does loads of things including bags and t-shirts, but I really liked her jewelry the best.
I am home on a Friday night because I just don't feel like going out. I am trying to make time for my creativity because I am afarid between work, my social life, and the gym I have neglected something.....my passion! It is a little scary when you wake up one day and realize that you have lost your way and the path that your on is really not where you wanted or think you should be. I am looking to make a change and start in a new direction with a few baby steps.
I love my blog, but I realize that it is preventing me from pursuing anything even remotely creative. I am living behind a lense. I am not producing anything just showcasing other peoples' wonderful abilities without really working on my own.
Every once in a while I have to check myself and get back on that track. I did it about a year and half ago and ended up getting a great job, losing weight, moving out, and basically becoming an adult. These things are absolutely fantastic, but there is so much more to me then the FACTS of my life...there is contribution to the world and I am determined to flesh that part out.
I have never been a huge sweater person. I am more of a jacket and coat kind of girl, speaking of which I got my Marc Jacobs Jacket back from the dry cleaners and it fits perfectly now! I had them change the buttons and it looks brand new. Anyway.....
These sweaters in cashmere look so delicate and I love how they drape over the body. I also think these looks are styled really well at Shopbop because they allow the simplicity of the sweater to really show.
I have mentioned Kristinit before and how much I love their fanciful dresses. There are some new items on their website and also on Le train Bleu where you buy that pretty red heart jacket that is on SALE!