May 25, 2012

it's a cuppie! + Hester Street Fair

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I've been out of town for just about every weekend for the past month and a half, so while most people are gearing up to flee, I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with my city...

The Hester Street fair is my first stop on my mental list of "fun things to do this summer." The fair occupies a small, but well-curated corner on the edge of Chinatown, featuring a rotating cast of quality food, jewlery, and clothing vendors. Did I mention food? My friend, Melissa, is making her street festival debut this Saturday with her sweet cupcake business, it's a cuppie. I designed Melissa's logo this past year, and I'm so excited to see it blown up on her booth's banner! And what's a cuppie, you may be wondering? It's a cupcake with a cookie inside! Yum.

The fair is located at the intersection of Essex and Hester streets and goes from 10-6pm. See you there?

May 2, 2012

Clay Beads

Two takes on colorful clay bead necklaces. Pretty photo styling, too.

(watercolor backgrounds: Emily Green, chalkboard backgrounds: notTuesday)

April 18, 2012

Flower Constructions


Anne Ten Donkelaar manipulates a mixture of real pressed flowers and cut paper images to create these gorgeous floral collages. I especially love the cast shadows created by the three-dimensional display. Stunning.

(via SF Girl by Bay)

April 17, 2012

Modern Keith Haring


I went through a major Keith Haring phase in high school. I mean major. In art class, I painted a ladder back chair in the style of Haring's iconic black and white patterns (the chair is still out and about at my parent's house). I even wrote my first ever research paper on him.

Perhaps prompted by the current exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (see subway ad above), I've been noticing a resurgence of Keith Haring products that are more 2012 than 1982...

Clockwise: Ligne Blanche candle, Colors Tokyo iphone case, tote bag, Blik wall tiles, Case Scenario iphone case

A couple of other recent Keith Haring sightings...

Architectural Digest's March cover featured Brooke Shield's NYC apartment. Showcased above her mantle is an original Keith Haring painting given to her by Haring himself (apparently the two were personal friends).

After a 3 year, 70 million dollar renovation, The New York Historical Society reopened in November to reveal the original ceiling from Haring's Soho Pop Shop installed in its lobby. Amazing! I'm getting all nostalgic now. I remember visiting the Pop Shop on a trip into "the city" way back when with my best friend (hey, Ali! Remember how cool we were? Ha).

(top photo by me, middle photo: Architectural Digest, bottom photo: NY Historical Society/Glenn Castellano)

April 16, 2012

Snazzy Sacks


Made of laminated polyester, waterproof, flexible storage sacks by Finnish-based Varpunen seriously put my laundry basket to shame...  Who knew?

March 20, 2012

Mellow Yellow

There were daffodils blooming in the flower beds around Gramercy Park today. Yellow is my happy color of the moment (yes, that's me in my yellow DVF/Gap dress!).

Clockwise: lemon illustration by Christine Wisnieski, photo of me by LB, recipe cards by Rifle Paper Co., Coin Purse, lemon placecard (via Heather), un citron print by Sycamore Street Press

March 16, 2012



So I discovered a new advantage of being 5 foot 0 and 100 pounds... When Diane von Furstenberg does a kids only collaboration with Gap Kids, I can actually fit into a size XL. Score! The collection launched yesterday and is full of super adorable prints in bright colors. It's selling out quickly, so be sure to check out your local store soon!