Sunday, November 30, 2008

New York, Part 2: Museum of Sex + the Bibliothek

I went to the Museum of Sex with Priscilla. Needless to say, we were very amused. There were three galleries: animals, sex in films, then weird porn/toys. Strangely enough, only the animal gallery was of any interest (you should see below). But I did learn that Japanese people are very interested in octopus erotica (why?)

Loungin' and scratchin' - livin' it up!:

The interior of the map room in the main library. Nearly too ornate to stand, but still tasteful I think.

The MoMA and interior decor stores to come.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fröhliche Erntedankfest!

Berried branches and persimmons! This table looks a bit too busy w the printed runner and the second plate though.

Cornhusk votives. Purplish and softly glowing and so lovely.

Imprint swatches of cane for custom place cards.

I know orange and brown are overused around this time of year, but little acorns on napkin ribbons are simple and v cute.

If you have gold spray paint at hand..

I like me some feathers.

Very cheap and very simple. Just as a hollowed-out pumpkin makes a great vase, a mini pumpkin makes a great base for candles or nearly any height.

Three easy napkin folds.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New York, Part 1: Union Square Farmers' Market

Brussels sprouts! They are my favorite.
Beets! From Schrute Farms, I'm sure.

Can plants look architectural - or the the other way around?

I am not pretending to be The Sartorialist. I only like them a lot. I don't give a shit if ppl are chic and stylish - these old guys are so cute! How can you not like the fur hat, pudgy tummies, little feetsies, clever glasses frames, and walking stick, ah?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

By the time I left my friend's house after a cheese-fest, it was raining again. Not the sort of glasses-fuzzling drizzling or steady streaming, but just light and seldom. Really nice sort of raining.

I put up my umbrella and was careful to skirt around the many puddles and squishy leaves.

I could feel the rain hit the fabric very well and it was very loud. I realized that I was the only loud thing all around me. I was walking past a grass field in the middle of the academic buildings, the neon tunnel, and the botanical garden. There was hardly any wind and only scattered rain drops. I was the only loud thing!

Let down the umbrella and and fully flopped about in my flip flops. I made sure to step in all the big puddles, and the little ones if I could.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


We're studying Antoni Gaudi of turn-of-the-century Barcelona in Home as a Work of Art at the moment. Have a lot o' love for that class - don't quite know which minor to choose now.

Have also decided that he is functional fantasy - on acid!

Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo, roof

Casa Batllo, grand parlor

Casa Mila

Casa Mila, chimneys!

Sagrada Familia Cathedral (bahh!)
I like that he still can't be classified.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Friend Anastasia and I drooled for long time over Graham and Green, amazing new discovery. OHG so gorgeous! And the only statement piece you'll ever need!
Like the parlor bed, but without mirrors.