Most of the time you're busy, walking by it, over it, even on it, but sometimes there's just something on the ground that captures your eye. This weekend, I found two great street artists in NYC that made me smile.
Each weekend, Felix Morelo, a NYC street draws over a thousand chalk faces in a yellow brick road-like line around Union Square Park.
Each face, slightly different, reflects Morelo's style. He marks every 10 faces, so you can see his process.
I felt like a kid walking the zigging and zagging line around the park. At the end... Morelo (in white).
I checked in with Morelo a few times on Sunday. At last I left him, he had drawn over 600 faces that day and was still going strong.
The second artist, Joe Mangrum works exclusively with colorful chalk dust to create stunning original pieces of artwork in Washington Square Park.
Pouring colorful sand out of his hands, Joe adds color and highlights to his work. Seeing these huge creations in person is definitely worth it.
I admire these artists dedication to their temporary installations. Be sure to check them out (and donate).
This weekend instead of beating the heat and getting out of NYC, I embraced my city and did a little Staycation. On Sat, I headed over the bridge to Brooklyn, where I checked out two of my favorite design stores, A&G Merch and The Future Perfect. Chock full of great home accessories, I can't help but feel inspired in these stores.
Good news for those not living in NYC, items are available online.
I've been working my little butt off this week, getting things photographed for Octavia & Brown. My apartment is literally overflowing with awesome sets of glasses and new bar items. Time to have a party!
I love Charlie Harper. I was very excited when designer Todd Oldham collaborated with him to edit and design a stunning, oversized book that has been a fave on my coffee table for years.
So when I recently discovered that Todd Oldham had done a Charlie Harper collection with one of my favorite stores in NYC, Fishs Eddy, I could barely contain my excitement. The collection is bright and whimsical and will most certainly be showing up at my next summer soirée.
I recently visited a friend's new apartment and my jaw just about dropped to the floor. This girl had thought about all the details. One of deign ideas (that I hope to steal) is that she added some Chinese Chippendale style molding to all of her closet doors. Simple change, but instantly transformed the doors from ho hum to inspiring. Sort of something like this on doors.