In my efforts to take advantage of all the awesomeness New York has to offer (a resolution I make every year), I'm attending a Creative Mornings talk with Milton Glaser. Creative Mornings is a monthly speaker series of creative-ish people created by Swissmiss, a design blog and studio run by Tina Roth Eisenberg. I'm so excited to hear what Mr. I HEART NY himself has to say. His impact on modern design and illustration is one of the most commendable in the design world. So excited to be attending!
Thanks to my good friend, Jose, I now have to decide what recipe to take a stab at first from my new book, Baked Explorations. Will it be the whoopie pies or the pear tart? Your taste buds will have to wait and see!
So, although I'm not a fan of floor coverings in general--I think co-op living and the 80% carpet rule has traumatized me--I must say that FLOR has a pretty amazing product. Using a modular design, you can buy carpet tiles and arrange them however you want. I think the flexibility of the tiles is what draws me but the colors and patterns are also very fresh and give a great modern alternative to the old shag.
My personal favorite and what's going in my living room.
...are these little appetizer spoons from West Elm! Take note, people, this is the perfect gift for that awesome hostess with the mostest in your life (like moi). These perfect bite-size portion appetizer spoons make me want to whip up tiny servings of shrimp ceviche, although I have an inkling that they'd turn Doritos, or even the eucharist, into fun gastronomy!
My Saturday started out as it usually does; putting in a new door or window and then aimlessly admiring it for a couple of hours.
New door + siding
And then my little suburban Saturday took a turn for the interesting when I got the happy invitation to the Priscilla of Boston fashion show in Chelsea from my good friend Michelle who was moonlighting for Brides Nior. The show was fantastic and although I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb among the fashion world bourgeois, I very much enjoyed the true "New York moment" of being front row at a fashion show.
After the bride-xtravaganza, we met up with Jose, future editor-in-chief of something important, and went on a pilgrimage for French food. 40 minutes, 20 blocks and a painful-non-inebriated fall later, we found ourselves at Tartine on W 4th and 11th where we shared lots of laughs, communal dining, delicious wine and buttery-French goodness. All in all it was a successful Saturday night.
I don't know if it's because I love to eat (understatement) or if it's because I love to bake (another understatement) but I'm obsessed with kitchens. Especially when they evoke a feeling of comfort and homeyness, as does this lovely kitchen from Southern Living. Anyone who's had the pleasure of listening to me rant about my new kitchen (due to make it's debut in December 2010) knows I adore contrasting upper and lower cabinets as well as vintage and country touches mixed in with very contemporary lines. I can't believe the cabinets are from IKEA and they look this gorgeous.
I've been in search of a "look" for my fireplace area (catty-cornered in the first floor living room). I really like this look with the stone on the inside rim and the rest of the mantel and its color going up the wall. I think that I will do something similar but not in a dark stained wood. Maybe a light tan neutral?
I'm a 31 year old wife, art director, writer, dreamer, friend, sister, cousin, baker, and an old soul. I like the freshness of the modern world without forgetting that everything that's been here before us has a story to tell.
I hope you enjoy this blog and the little ol' things that bring tiny bits of joy into my life.
Old Soul Gallery
old soul; having been through many past lives thus passing on attributes and lessons from the previous life