Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New York, I love you...

It's been a while since an update, but in our defense, Josh and I both go to school and work full time. Blogging has been the furthest thing from our minds lately. However, we cannot pass up the opportunity to jump around and shout into the internetz: WE'RE GOING TO NEW YORK TOMORROW!!!
We'll be staying with my bff, Asta, at her amazing apartment in Brooklyn with its huge windows, vaulted ceilings, and probably the biggest kitchen in all of New York City (it's still pretty small, though).
While in New York, we plan to be huge tourists and visit as many museums and eat as many Magnolia Cupcakes as one can in 4 short days. I'm especially excited for the New Museum in the Bowery. I've been buzzing about to just about anyone who'll listen. Gorgeous architecture, brilliant new artists, and only a $6 admission fee for students-- what more could you ask for?

One exhibit that I'm particularly interested in, and I think Josh will be too, is Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries "Black On White, Gray Ascending." The website describes it as "Using Flash animation techniques, they create fast-moving, text-based artworks that are synchronized with original scores. Using a seemingly simple format—texts on monochromatic backgrounds—YHCHI weaves complex and evocative narratives. Invoking the genre of film noir, and the hard-boiled literary styles of Raymond Chandler and Phillip K. Dick, YHCHI’s imaginative, witty and often politically pointed narratives offer layered and compelling stories in which identities are assumed and discarded, and ideologies of all persuasions are held up and questioned."

This post has been exceedingly text heavy, so I'll just shut up here. I promise lots of pretty photos and videos once we actually get to the Big Apple. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it'll snow!!


Sunday, February 3, 2008

knobs knobs knobs

I found this old dresser in my grandmother's garage that I have had plans to restore for a while. Yet like many of my projects, it took a back seat to work and school, and is currently sitting in the outside patio storage of my current apartment. recently I have finally felt inspired enough to finish. All it really needs is sanding and a paint treatment. I want to find a good way to paint it with a cool distressed look similar to this one, except not pink.

I've been researching ways to properly paint it to get the look I want, and finding a few solutions. I did however, find a spectacular set of knobs from anthropologie that I had to buy for it. I think they're a nice blend of our design tastes.

dresser photos via Sweet Feet Boutique blog

knobs available at Anthropologie

Salle de Bain

In less than a year, I'll be making my official move to the West Coast to start my life with Joshua. In doing so, I'll no doubt, have to compromise a lot of my interior design aesthetic. So I figured, as my last chance to deorate how I really want to decorate, and to push my extreme girliness to an all-time high-- I've decided to turn my bathroom into a St. Regis meets French Boudoir bathroom wonderland.
I've pulled some images, along with some clips from youtube, to share my inspiration with you. Enjoy.

And some links where I always find inspiration:
The Paris Market & Brocante in Savannah, GA (My favorite shop!)
The Paris Apartment