this dress is at the brooklyn museum for the american high style: fashioning a national collection exhibit. in light of the premiere of mad men season three this week, i thought it was appropriate. it feels like something betty draper would wear "lounging" around her house, smoking her cigs, waiting for don.
see more ensembles by american designers at the brooklyn museum here.
last night, a friend and i went to see the last night of jenny holzer's projections at the ica. while we were there, people stopped as they were walking by and marveled at the projections. by displaying her works on public buildings, holzer creates art that is accessible and unpretentious. she offers people the opportunity to experience something that they would otherwise never have the chance to see.
see more of holzer's projections on famous buildings throughout the world here.
a goal when designing a room or apartment is combining all components and styles you love, while also creating a cohesive look. i just found these images from vanity fair of valentino's recently revived fifth avenue apartment that define this balance perfectly. since his retirement, valentino found himself spending more time at home and teamed up with interior designer, jacques grange to redesign his apartment overlooking central park.
the apartment shows a refined range of exquisite tastes, from the eye catching art to the antique pieces throughout. he balances these different, yet strong styles expertly. they do not overpower, but instead complement each other, highlighting the beauty of each component.
now if only i could take some of this inspiration and skill and apply it to my tiny studio...
i took this photo on my walk home yesterday. it was such a beautiful night. the kind that makes you wish you had a roof deck and grill (or find a friend who does!). as i was walking through the fens (an urban garden in boston where you can rent plots of land), this particular plot caught my eye. looking at the photo, you would never know that this was taken in boston, steps from fenway park.
video: wait up (boots of danger) by tokyo police club
i saw this band a little while back when they opened for we were promised jetpacks, and ever since i have been a little obsessed. i think the lead singer is cute in a flannel/american apparel/hipster/skinny jeans sort of way.
at home this weekend, my mom and i found an old box of quotes that she had collected throughout her 20's. we spent hours going through the quotes and picking out our favorites. it was like a time capsule of quotes. each reflected a specific time in her life. it gave me the idea to make a quote collection of my own on the blog. here is the first (stolen from mom's box of quotes)...
"hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly"
image: assorted small cupcakes from sweet bakery, newbury street, boston ma
although ice cream is my favorite dessert, cupcakes are a close second. and these adorable mini cupcakes from sweet bakery are my favorite. any cupcake where the frosting is bigger than the cupcake itself is an instant winner in my book!
its been two years since their debut album, the rhumb, was released, and at long last ra ra riot announced that they are coming out with a new album! the orchard is out august 24 and by the sound of their single, boy, i have a feeling it will be well worth the wait.
i am moving into a new apartment in a couple of weeks and have been tirelessly looking for art to fill my empty walls. in my search i found this photograph on 20x200, a website that has amazing original art for as little as $20! this particular work caught my eye. it is such a happy and nostalgic image.
i have been meaning to get a pair of 'boyfriend' pants, and these photographs taken by vanessa jackman at australian fashion week sealed the deal for me. although it is probably too hot to wear pants of any style right now, this might be a good investment for fall.
those spectacles are the cherry atop of a perfect outfit!
image: chocolate peanut butter cup in a waffle cone, emack & bolio's, 290 newbury street, boston ma
although this delectable dessert was not for breakfast, it was delicious all the same. a must-have for any kind of peanut butter ice cream are substantial chunks of peanut butter. this certainly passed that test. true to form, by the time i walked back to work (in 85 degree weather) i had more chocolate ice cream on my primarily white outfit, than in my belly. (note to self: coordinate outfit with potential ice cream indulgence). i now slightly resemble a jackson pollock painting. oh well, it was well worth it.