Saturday, April 24, 2010

Where The Wild Things Will Be This Summer

Well, at least one wild thing...ME!! I've been following Patrick Dougherty's work for about a year now, and I can't wait for his installation at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens centennial this summer. I'll be a kid all over again!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Unknown Hipster

This guy has not posted in a while, but his blog is very entertaining!

Born French, Unknown Hipster early moved to New York to become a painter, a poet, or whichever position was available on the Art scene. Once a lead tambourine for « Uneven dusk », it’s unclear what became his main occupation after the band quickly broke-up. All can be said is that Unknown frequently appears at Fashionable and Cultural events without being necessarily on the list. The Unknown Hipster

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lonny Magazine

With the end to quite a few Interior Design Magazines this past year, Lonny Magazine is amongst those who have tapped into the power of Internet. Check out this new online Interior Design magazine.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mikael Kennedy At the Chelsea Hotel

“In 2002 I was twenty-three years old. David Lamb and I were leaving the blood bank in Seattle where we went twice a week to make 45 dollars selling our blood…I sold my blood to buy expired Polaroid film where I could find it, and when that didn't work I would steal it... We had no jobs, we had no plan…I told David that this was to be the plan: No plan. I said we'd ‘Shoot The Moon.’ Like in the game of Hearts, you collect all the bad cards you win, you get almost all of them but not all, you lose. So I started collecting my cards in the frame of a Polaroid.” - Mikael Kennedy

The Chelsea Hotel, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, 222 W. 23rd St., Suite 524. Reception from 6-8 p.m. tonight

Monday, April 12, 2010

American Modern

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a minimalist. I love collecting an assortment of interesting objects, from the pretty to the ugly. However my apartment is certainly not cluttered-there's a place for everything. I always say accessories and artwork really make your home you! The things you live amongst says a lot about your personality, and these things brings a sense of warmth and character to the space. I can never be a Buddhist, I have such an attachment to all my things. My new favorite coffee table read is "American Living" by one of my favorite designers, Thomas O'Brien. It's all about beautiful organized clutter. I love it! I also love O'Brien's showroom in SOHO called Aero.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Green With Envy

Green is the theme this spring! I want these three from the online shop Apolis Activism. Since Apolis is huge on philanthropy work, it'll make it easier for me to spend the green on these green goodies! blah blah blah...just an excuse for me to shop! No, but seriously, check out their stuff guys. The company keeps it simple, casual and relaxed.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Henri Cartier-Bresson At The MOMA

One of my favorites in Classic Photogaphy, Henri Cartier-Bresson at the MOMA April 11 - June 28.

“It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us.”
—Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1952

Monday, April 5, 2010

Casellula, Heaven To My Tastebuds

I realize I don't blog enough about food, and I loooove food! I mean...really love it! Especially if it involves some stinky cheese, and a load of carbs. Yep...this is why I see the gym just about every day. For an early Easter dinner, I went to a Casselulla just around the corner from my apartment. It's a charming little cheese and wine cafe, but they really have much more than cheese and wine, like yummy smoked cat fish tacos mmmm, my favorite! Anyway, This is their philosophy:

We like cheese. We really like cheese. A lot.

Our philosophy is simple: to share our passion for hand-made cheeses with as many people as possible. To that end, we have about 40 cheeses from all over the world on our list every day. The choices range from the familiar to the obscure; from mild to strong (and on to super, duper, crazy, stinky); from fresh to washed to blue. And because not every cheese goes with quince paste we take pains to pair each cheese with its perfect condiment. We work with over 100 different compliments, including a variety of honeys, nuts, compotes, jams, pickles, nuts, herbs, pastes, candies, cookies and cakes. We also love eclectic wines, beers and anything else that goes with cheese. And the best part is you don't need to get all dressed up to come here.

Yeah, and it's too bad I didn't get a shot of the chocolate cake we had at the end. How dare they pour a cup of cream over the entire cake right in front of you! UGH! Let's just say it was devoured so quickly I didnt even have the chance to pull my I phone camera out to capture it's beauty. ooohhhhh, but there will be next time!