Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Intriguing, But False

My past blog on "lickable wallpaper" was erroneous, erroneous on all accounts. Sadly, I found out that this wallpaper is only of the scratch and sniff variety. So, I am sorry if I got anyone as excited about this product as I was; I completely misled you. On the upside, the wallpapers are still bright and fun!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Electric Canvas

So far in my blog, I have written about scouring for beauty in your everyday world and in the people around you, seeing with your eyes wide open if you will. But, I also find great inspiration from art, whatever I deem worthy, therefore art is to be defined only in the loosest sense of the word.

One of my favorite modern artists is Randall Stoltzfus and I was lucky enough to see his work in San Francisco at the LIMN Gallery in the Spring. The paintings are simply breathtaking in person, he incorporates gold leaf, palladium leaf and oil to create the most delicate illusions to the eye. The Van Goghesque repetition to show movement is surreal. I find I get lost in his paintings...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Awake and See

"With new eyes, a new world can emerge. See the beauty in others and your days become magical. See the beauty in nature and preserve it with all of your heart and soul."

This is the quote on the box for Eye Hope by Philosophy. I believe in this statement; I don't know how much not having fine lines and puffiness around my eyes actually effects my vision, but it may aid in lifting my mood. Nonetheless, the statement on the box resonated with me and I wanted to share it. Even though it is a Monday morning crowded with all the chaos that is the beginning of another week, I hope you can see the beauty in others, nature and yourself.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Trouble with Jeans...

...finding the right pair for you. So far, my jean search is not successful. I love the skinny jeans look, but honestly I keep trying and trying to find a flattering pair, but I go home disappointed every time. I have been trying other styles of the straight and bootcut varieties, but no luck there either. And of course, I want to avoid the dreaded muffin top-yikes.

Truth be told, I don't actually love jeans, nor do I feel the need to wear them everyday. I have always preferred skirts and dresses, obviously paired with tights in the colder months. But this fall I just want a good pair of jeans, and the weather is already starting to cool down. I am starting to realize that maybe the reason I prefer the skirts and dresses, is that somewhere in my subconscious I have always known I look miserable in a pair of denim pants? The hunt remains on!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Easy Like Monday Evening

Living in Manhattan. The harbor, the history and the Statue of Liberty. The sail boats. Walking along the water with a breeze of almost fresh air. Well, these are some of the things I am discovering in NYC. While strolling along the water, I felt removed from the hustle, bustle and grind of the city. I don't think I was the only one who felt the calm of the early evening, everyone was in relaxed mode with weekend jeans and t-shirts. Refreshing.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tasty Decor

Lickable Wallpaper…could it be? Why yes, yes it can. While wandering about in the Meatpacking District, I discovered a delightful little place called Wonderland. The boutique/salon sold lickable wallpaper, yes, just like in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-unfortunately the paper didn't come in "schnozzberry".

Maybe this lickable paper is quite common, but this was an astonishing find for me. How fascinating? In what room would you put this tasty treat?????