my friend Lauren came to visit for a few days in nyc recently, and we had the best time. 48 hours is kinda the perfect amount of time in the city, especially when you have a studio apartment and the front door literally opens into the bed. despite close quarters, the apartment is fantastic, mainly because of it's location. tad and both decided we wanted to be in the east village. fancy is too intimidating, and often fancy's lack of grit means a lack of inspiration for me. our neighborhood is covered in graffiti (you may catch a few or 80 pics on my IG of it), and it makes my heart soar. freeman's alley is one of the primo spots for just that - heart soaring insp. it's a long alley leading to freeman's restaurant (the the secret back entrance to the sister city hotel!) and it's a constantly changing canvas for so many talented and inspiring artists.
did you catch the release of our blockprinted tie-top curtains last week? in case you didn't, there are just a few left, but don't despair because we've already had to place a big reorder because praise be, yal liked them as much as I do. I just love how ridiculously chic, yet casual they look in a room. the lightweight indian cotton makes it low-key, then you've got these brightly colored happy block prints, and the ties finishing it off with downright charm, I tell you. they're freaking charming.
i felt like there weren't a lot of options, especially affordable ones, for indian curtains available, so here we are. I designed three prints, and I'm already using them in projects -- the Bahamas home on the windows, a client's cute laundry room and my fave, as panels around a canopy bed. I think they're at their best when hung on a simple black metal French rod - this one is my go-to.
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tad and I are off to Mexico City later this month for a friend's wedding. lucky for us, the celebration coincides with the day of the dead, so I am quadruply-stoked about this trip. I'm also overdue for a shopping trip to the Mercados in the city. I need to stock up on cute neon dishtowels, hard to find Otomi colors and maybe some funky serapes. I also need to stock up on a dress to wear to the wedding. I've narrowed it down to two choices - this floral number from Alice & Olivia, and this crazy metallic threaded one from Farm Rio.
in a fit of indecision this weekend, I asked the internet, and the democracy of my following voted for the Farm Rio one. what say you?
best dressed guest considerations
daybeds. here for them. wanting to use them in all projects and also about to pull the trigger on ordering one for kondo. I'm digging this blue velvet guy from one king's lane right now - it also comes in a few other sexy colors. perfect for the end of the bed in a big bedroom, or, like what I plan to do, an additional seating option in a large living space, opposite a couch.
good looking daybeds
white eyelet for the win yal. I dunno why, but I can't get it off my mind lately. Pinterest decided to throw me a few sexy images of ladies in high-waisted Levi's and an eyelet top, and whheeeeee.... I decided this is me right. now.
there are a whole slew of good ones right now - from jcrew to ulla. this one is Zara, and btw, I've been wearing it with these silky cargo pants, and I've never been more at ease. seriously, these pants are life-changingly comfortable, and they come in three colors. do it.
white eyelet for the win
ok this is important: momofuku ko. the walk-in bar. if you're in nyc, you gotta go. and maybe go late, so you get a couple of seats at the bar, where they bring you the entire bottle of bourbon you're drinking to examine, and just be close with, the menu is handwritten daily in a moleskin, and they serve a pickle sandwich that you'd pop your dog's bottom for. dill pickle spears, sliced and served on a brioche bun with mustard and onions.
yelp will tell you : Tiny, tough-to-reserve eatery via David Chang offering multicourse, Asian-accented American meals. make sure you go for the a la carte bar, over off the side of the main dining room! (and while you're at it, do the tasting menu sometime too - we loved it). but that pickle sandwich tho.....
I hope you've found some time to browse the new wallpaper collection at furbish - I think it's extra-fun, with just the right color combos, and the prints feel fresh - like something we haven't seen a zillion times, ya know? admittedly my personal faves in the collection were designed by Clare Vivier. Her lotus print gets me everytime - I think it looks so great in her closet.
see how cute it is in her insta post - it just makes everything feel lively!
the sardines print is so freaking cute - I'd love to put it in a pantry! or a cool restaurant bathroom, or kitchen.
a few Clare wallpapers
my love for Carolina Irving's textiles is at an all-time high currently. I've always wanted to use her Cordoba print in a project, and the moment may very well be upon us, hark! I'm headed to high point furniture market next week to do some armchair sitting and testing, and I'm thinking if we nail down the right chair, I may get to cover a pair in the pink and navy colorway! It's possible that's just too much, but ever so often, push your luck, right?