4.30.2012

williamsburg bridge (and a winner!)

The Williamsburg Bridge may not be as famous (or as picturesque) as the Brooklyn Bridge, but it's still a nice place for a walk as the sun goes down.
©all photos by me
Thank you for all the sweet comments on the 1000th post giveaway. I was so touched by all your kind words that I couldn't decide on just one winner - congratulations to Bobbie and Khristina! Please email me with your selection and thanks for reading!

4.27.2012

enamored with: red purses

Above, from here.
So, I kinda want a red purse.
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There's still time to enter the 1000th post giveaway! More info here. Giveaway ends this weekend!

4.26.2012

baby blanket

Just finished this blanket for a baby known in utero as "peanit"*.
*Apparently, that's how "peanut" sounds when you are from Vermont.
©photos by me
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4.25.2012

recent pins


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4.24.2012

kings of pastry

Kings of Pastry follows the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition, held once every four years. This grueling three day event crowns four winners of the sixteen contestants to be the "best craftsman in France" and includes six foot sugar sculptures, wedding cakes and countless petit fours. It's emotional and intense - a really fascinating look into another world.

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4.23.2012

museum at eldridge street

image from here
We were supposed to got to the Mets-Giants game yesterday but it rained. And rained. On a whim, I picked a museum off my list (my new goal is to visit all the museums in New York) - the Museum at Eldridge Street. It's more synagogue than museum (personally, I think they call it a "museum" to get more visitors), since they still hold weekly services. The building dates from 1887 and recently underwent a twenty-year $20 million restoration. It's really very beautiful - definitely worth visiting if you find yourself in Chinatown with some time to kill.
©Bottom two photo by me.
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4.20.2012

ghost photos

My camera has been doing this new thing where it will go off on its own. The images are kind of interesting....
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4.19.2012

one thousandth post

This is my one thousandth blog post. How did that happen? I started this blog because I was jealous of Jeff's. Initially, I just wanted a place to show my mom what projects I was working on, but its become so much more than that. It has been four years, three cities, vacations, travels, and countless urban adventures. Some posts have been better than others, for sure, but I'm glad I started blogging. I like being able to see what I've done, and where I've been.
It seems like I should do something to commemorate the occassion, so let's do another giveaway. This time its going to be an 8"x10" print of any of my photos. Leave a comment on this post saying hi, you are awesome, your blog is lame, whatever. I'll pick a winner at random and then you can let me know which image is your favorite.
I've included a couple of my favorite photos here, but you can pick anything from any blog post or from my flickr site (although don't pick one of me, that's creepy).
There are a lot of choices! Let's say the giveaway is open for a week. Email me if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

4.18.2012

recent thrift store treasures

I'd been looking for a marquetry wood painting for years - they were either vastly out of my price range or the subject matter wasn't to my liking (lots of churches), so I was pretty excited when I found this one for twenty bucks at a thrift shop in Manhattan. My other recent finds included an orange blouse from the Brooklyn Flea...
 ...summery flats:
And a polka dot shirt from Buffalo Exchange:
©photos by me