Apartment foyer of Baron Jay deLeval, Mexico City, 1978 Living Room of Elsa Schiaparelli, Paris, 2002 Diana Vreeland, Garden in Hell sitting room, New York, 2000 (images courtesy of Powerhouse <---check this place out!)
For my Presentation class, we are currently learning how to "properly" watercolor room elevations. With that said, I am a terrible watercolorer. I tend to lose control of the water, and then in turn, lose my patience. My professor told me to "light candles and put on some nice music." At first I laughed at this, but I'm beginning to think it's the only way... I'm not sure if Jeremiah Goodmanuses this tip from my professor, but his book, published originally in 2007,
"Jeremiah: A Romantic Vision," certainly grasps at the idea. A romantic vision it is. Jeremiah's interiors are stunning, multi-layered, sumptuous, almost dream-like versions of the truth. A girl can only hope.
This groovy "high techfoodcourt" opened only 9 blocks from my office. It reminds me of ordering a sandwich at Wawa (anyone? anyone?). I'll give this a shot for sure...it's well priced and seems tasty as hell. (Photos courtesy of Notcot)
The Brooklyn Flea is AMAZING. Beautiful vintage clothes, jewels, and bags. Vintage prints of botany, anatomy, astronomy. Old cameras, globes, furniture. And the food? Arguably the reason we went: Brisket sandwiches, horechas, tacos, Mexican corn, egg creams, oh my. The Bk Flea is located in one of my favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods, Fort Greene, so make a day of it, and if you make a night of it, go to Abistro, a quaint, delicious, Moroccan French place (BYOB!!!).
Kelly Wearstler, as you may know, has always been one of my greatest inspirations when it comes to Interior Design: The colors and textures, the luxury, art, and variety of cultural influences. Read, and become inspired here. I think it's time I take a trip. (Image via Design*Sponge)
So Proud of my girls at Gypsy Warrior Vintage! They just came out with their absolutely stunning Fall 2010Lookbook. They truly have a knack for finding one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. +Photography by Tom Medvedich.
For my new class, Presentation Techniques, we had to draw spoons (my professor is super deluxe kooky FYI). I chose a tablespoon and a wooden spoon (burns and all). This was the first time I did a pencil sketch in years. Quite therapeutic really.
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