Monday, March 22, 2010

Jan Yoors

Had one of those amazing New York moments last week. After spending a few hours on the job site I walked out to the side walk to take a break and met this sweet old lady that lives next door. We started chatting about the neighborhood, my clients (her new neighbors, and things like that. Some how I ended up walking into her house with her - I was speechless. This woman, Mrs. Marianne Yoors, is the widow of the late artist Jan Yoors. These two have lived amazing lives and that was evident just by walking into their home. Their house is covered with beautiful photographs - mostly of the gypsies in Europe that Jan spent years living with, antiques from far off places, giant tapestries on every wall that Jan and Marianne wove together on the 25' loom that is still in their home now. It was truely amazing and inspiring. I plan to have my camera on me next time (if there is one, my fingers are crossed!) so I can snap a few pics of this eclectic paradise. So so great, this is why I love this place.

Jans work:




Saturday, March 6, 2010

High Line Park

Over the past few years there has been a construction project underway to revamp an old above ground train track that runs from Meat Packing up to Chelsea. I have wanted to go there ever since I heard it was done and today I finally did. Perfect place to spend one of the first sunny above 45 degrees days here in New York.

This is the railroad when it was in use way back when.

In some places it went right through buildings.

This is what the trail looked like when I lived in NYC two years ago.

This is how it looks now.

Well, more like this because there were tons of people out today.

See more pictures and read about the High Line Park here.

Friday, March 5, 2010


These are updated photos of the Charles Street house. I was so excited this morning to see how things were coming along I almost forgot how much we still have to do (in 4 weeks).

These are the floors through most of the house. It's the old pine sub-floor (the floor that supports the actual floor material). Which in our case was an old parquet floor that was in bad shape. We gambled by pulling the whole parquet floor up and working with the pine. When I saw how great this floor looked after being sanded I almost didn't want it stained as planned.

... but then I saw it stained and got really excited because it looks amazing! Totally makes the whole place feel a lot more sophisticated.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Jesse Chehak

This photographer photographed the article I read about Amandiri - and although I couldn't find any of the images from the magazine online he does have some other great ones in his portfolio. I really looove his pale raw images.


Read about this resort on my flight - it's located in Southern Utah between Lake Powell, Zions, and Bryce. Some guy purchased this primo land - 600 acres worth in Canyon Point, Utah. Kind of hate that it's there, but would of course really love to stay there. $800 a night.

The same owner also has resorts in Bhutan, Philippines, Thailand, and a couple other places that I don't even recognize. See more here.

Dries Van Noten

Ok, so I would obviously never wear these dresses myself, but how hot are they?

I just wish she wasn't wearing these boots with the long one esp.
See more of Dries Van Noten's gorgeous fall newbies here.


I like it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I have been on the hunt for cool long dresses and skirts for what seems like years now - so few and far between. Maybe I should take that as a clue that they're out of style?
Nope, still interested. Let me know if you come by any.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Funny Face

Watched Funny Face last night and I'm so bummed that you can't use the image capture when you're watching DVD's! There were so many amazing shots in that movie. The set design, camera angles, everything was surprisingly interesting and wonderful. Although this is a beautimous shot of Ms. Hepburn it by no means lives up to the color and fun of the movie. Love finding new jems like that.