Friday, September 5, 2008

Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea

{looking up into one of Swoon's boats; photo from the ny times}

This weekend, one of my favorite NYC street artists, Swoon, is landing her traveling fleet of handmade boats at Deitch Projects in Long Island City, Queens as the final stop on a 3 week long tour down the Hudson River. The opening is this Sunday, and throughout the next week there will be live performances from members of the traveling art exhibit. This will be an amazing show, so be sure to check it out if you are in NYC!

Here is a brief from the Switch Back Sea website:

Swimming cities of Switchback Sea is a flotilla of seven intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the stretch of the Hudson River between Troy and the New York harbor this August 15th - September 7th. Imagined as a hybrid between boats and bits of land mass broken off and headed out to sea, the Switchback vessels will make stops in towns along the river bringing performances and music. Over the course of three weeks they will make their way toward their home port - an invented landscape tucked into a niche along the East River in Long Island City, Queens.

Here are some examples of Swoon's work seen on the streets in NYC:

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Perfect Little Bag

Lately I have been searching far and wide for small purse to carry. Rachel Nasvik's Eleanor bag is not only the perfect size; you can still fit your phone, wallet and more in it, but it is just as stylish and cute as a little clutch, but with a bonus strap and minimal hardware!!! It actually reminds me of the first purse I had back in 5th grade!

p.s. If you live in Brooklyn, Dear Fieldbinder is selling it for $297 as opposed to $310.

{photos from rachel nasvik}

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fascinating Hats

These hats by Julia Cranz are spectacular!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bklyn Pillow!

I am so happy to see that Vané opened up her ring pillow shop! She has created an array of gorgeous and modern ring pillows that will be sure to compliment any wedding's design scheme. Not only can you buy one of her handmade existing designs but you can also help customize your own by picking out your ribbon color. I just love the little stitched details that pop up throughout the pillows; I can't wait for my next friend to get married!

{images from bklyn pillow}