Thursday, August 14, 2014

East Village

Moved out of a model apartment in Financial District for a week to enjoy East Village's nice atmosphere, cafés, bars, brick walls and fire escapes.

Yoga at Bryant Park

Yes! to free activities in public parks

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

street style

Brooklyn Flea Market

It's no secret I love any kind of flea markets: browsing through old books, postcards, jewelry, clothes and all the other odd items, observing interesting vendors and even more extraordinary shoppers, buying ice cream and cold drinks from food trucks, enjoying the atmosphere and sunshine. It's all fun even if I don't find anything to buy, although this time I left with a nice grey wool sweater and supercool playing cards from Misc Goods Co. 
Can't wait to go back next weekend!
Brooklyn Flea Market: Fort Greene Flea every Saturday 10am - 5pm

Monday, August 11, 2014

china town, august 11

museum of arts and design

Here are a few of my favourites from the MAD museum contemporary jewelry exhibition. As photography and jewellery are both my great interests, it was inspiring to see them combined.

Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography  explores how contemporary jewelry artists transform and add new meaning to the pervasive images of this digital age.  
Since the late 1830s, photographs have been integrated into jewelry as tokens of memory, devotion, or mourning. Contemporary photo-based jewelry artists extend these traditional functions and forms, while enlisting new technologies and techniques to engage a great variety of personal and social concerns.

Gijs Bakker. Waterman

Kiff Slimmons. Hindsight

Mary Hallam Pearse. Feeding Desire

Gijs Bakker. Adam necklace

Ramon Puig Cuyas. Ita est


Lara Stone in a Calvin Klein ad on Houston and Lafayette Street.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Essex St, August 10

Essex Street in Lower East Side

Street Vendors

an essence of New York, you'll see them on every street corner.

Beacon's closet and Mashbar

Last week I finally met up with Lindsay, a NYU student and blogger who I've known for years through her blog. She was kind enough to show me thrift stores and cafes around Union Square.
Beacon's closet was a mix between thrift and vintage stores aka they had cool and unique stuff with reasonable prices. I found some cheap cashmere sweaters which I couldn't resist although it was +30 degrees outside.

Later we had a little snack at Hu Kitchen, a place serving mostly paleo-friendly, dairy and grain free food.
Also, I was introduced to a mashbar for the first time. You get a small cup of either chocolate chia pudding, cashew cream, taro pudding, vanilla chia pudding or homemade almondbutter and then choose your favourite toppings.
I had Taro TrouBle no-yo: org raw grain-free granola, taro pudding,  seasonal berry, mango, org puffed quinoa. Such a nice alternative to frozen yogurt or ice cream.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Central Park

I had been to Central Park several times before but I hadn't had time to really disover it to understand the hype. It's too big to see anything in 15 minutes.. or even in an hour. Yesterday I had some spare hours and decided to walk and look for those ponds, lakes and meadows everyone's talking about. Now I see it is a great place when you're trying to escape from people and find peace in a big city.
And it actually smells like forest if you get far enough from street vendors selling candied nuts (these have such a specific smell)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Constantin Brâncuși at MoMA

Considered a pioneer of modernism, Brâncuși (1876-1957) is called the patriarch of modern sculpture.

Kids of Harlem

Thursday, August 7, 2014