Friday, September 19, 2014

beautiful morning. I wish I could capture the glittery water, it is mesmerizing. #maine#abenjb #sky #nature#nofilter#rockland#sea#naturesbeauty (at Ledges By The Bay)

Monday, September 15, 2014

SWIRLS OF EXCITEMENT

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1959 design of swirling stucco placed across from New York’s Central Park continues to be something to talk about.  His design was somewhat scandalous for the time.  To create a museum without square galleries was unheard of.  Although we might assume his new design was meant to fight convention it was actually far more thoughtfully conceived.  

The interior structure is one long walking path with natural lighting from above.  This was the first time patrons were able to observe art from multiple angles and distances.  The items in the permanent19th and early 20th century collections are hung in annexes off of this great pathway.  And the rotunda has been home to many magnificent displays.  Many of the works shown in this space have been as conceptual and forward as the building itself.  

During my last visit to New York I scooped up these adorable interpretations of the building on sale at the gift shop.  I had not been familiar with any of Wright’s pottery and porcelain prior to this.  These reproductions have brought a sense of the simplicity and innovation of the Guggenheim.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE                    It is always amazing to me to see the taxidermy from The 1800s.  This fantastic speckled bird caught my eye today.  These were very popular in Europe.  A common fixture in the trophy rooms of aristocrats throughout Europe.

SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE It is always amazing to me to see the taxidermy from The 1800s. This fantastic speckled bird caught my eye today. These were very popular in Europe. A common fixture in the trophy rooms of aristocrats throughout Europe.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Breakfast at The Standard Hotel.  A perfectly designed little oasis in the meat packing district.  Enjoying good company and a refreshing cava berry cocktail.  #thestandard#meatpackingdistrict#thehighline#thestandardhotel (at The Standard, High Line)

Breakfast at The Standard Hotel. A perfectly designed little oasis in the meat packing district. Enjoying good company and a refreshing cava berry cocktail. #thestandard#meatpackingdistrict#thehighline#thestandardhotel (at The Standard, High Line)

SPECIAL MOMENTS

Instead of taking awkward photos of my dinner guest I found myself taking photos of moments to remember.  Getting to scroll through moments that may have been forgotten and recalling odd little details is the perfect equation for a smile.  These photos span a few months and miles apart—from Boston to New York to Paris to London. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MENS ROOM BLISS

Although The New Museum has a lot more to look at their bathrooms can not be missed.