seeing these photos from keller immediately brought back memories of brooklyn.
the style, the look, the location.

it’s no wonder that they are from brooklyn based designer kelly clark.

check out more designs here.


this scandinavian beach house featured in house beautiful would be alright by me.
oh, it just smells of lazy summer days.

designed and owned by one of the founders of ochre, a beautiful housewares store in new york, it only makes sense that the home of harriet maxwell macdonald would be gorgeous too.

yep.  i think it would be all right.

visit ochre

images via house beautiful


September 12, 2009

P1040556merci-beaumarchais03merci-beaumarchais18merci-beaumarchais201036-119merci-7when it comes to beautiful stores, you must consider mercieverything from the entryway courtyard to the visual displays, from the products sold to the cafe and bookstore, merci is delightfulnow add to all of that, the fact that the proceeds go to various charities, and you have yourself a store worth mentioning.

its no wonder that the gap is choosing to partner with merci in opening up a month long concept store.  there is a new trend with these various pop-up shops, in which stores are temporarily switching merchandise with other stores, bringing a new shopping experience to the customer.


unfortunately i wont be in new york to go to the merci-gap store (september 10th to october 4th, adjacent to gap’s flagship at 680 fifth avenue, at the corner of 54th st) but i’m sure that i will find myself visiting merci quite a bit while i’m here.




picture book art

August 21, 2009


there is an eric carle museum of picture book art in amherst, ma.

i will find my way there some day.

take someone little.

portrait gallery

August 19, 2009

giuseppi+logan_assemblyny9giuseppilogan_assemblyny2giuseppi+logan_assemblyny1i am constantly inspired by images that tell a story, or at the very least, let you know that there is one. i love these photographs shown on the blog 2 or 3 things i know, of guiseppe logan.

2 or 3 things i know.

photographs by margo ducharme

rare books, eat them up.

August 11, 2009

index-1index-2indexthe gothamist just did an interesting blurb on the rare books collection at the new york public libraryunfortunately i never did visit this section, but i am delighted to find that you can see some of the rare prints online.

view more fish.

explore others rare books.

the gothamist.

P1030349oh the time and effort that goes into each of these wall murals on the sides of very very very tall buildings.  whenever i see these people, i have the same reaction as when i would see the window cleaners washing the windows of my old office building…on the 25th floor.

if they want to go through this much trouble, i will take the time to look.