Tuesday, October 29, 2013

hirschberg hooped glass vases from a new york city jaunt

On my last self-indulgent junket to New York City, I stopped by my very favorite glass store, The End of History. I can't help myself. The shop is absolutely incredible. All the glass is organized NOT by manufacturer or country of origin BUT by color.

The End of History, NYC, Hirschberg Glass Vase
From the Robb Report, Great Find, The End of History.
Honestly, it is a cacophony of colors, shapes and sizes. In only the best way.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

introducing sumi the wonder dog

I truly believe in living as simply as possible. Our modest mid-century modern home is consistent with this philosophy as is my addiction to selling, buying and reselling all manner of used objects, furniture and clothing on Craigslist and eBay. I have found having cats is a low maintenance pet option and provides me an easy fuzzy fur fix.

cats and husky

But sometimes the universe interferes with your ideas of how your life should be lead.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

dwell city modern manhattan: family style 14th street loft

Lucky me! I got to go to Dwell's City Modern Manhattan Home Tour and take a look at how sophisticated city dwellers live. The first house we toured was a converted Con-Edison switching station with a hipster industrial vibe. The next home was just as cool, but it had a distinctly family feel and was a tiny bit more practical.

This may be my favorite feature of the whole house. And, not really kidding. A shoe cubby by the front door, wouldn't you just die?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

dwell city modern manhattan: con edison switching station turned townhouse

Oh do I have a treat for you. My annual expedition to New York City this year just happened to coincide with Dwell's City Modern Manhattan Home Tour. We get to peek into three of Manhattan's finest spaces.

Dwell, City Modern Tour, New York, Manhatten Lafayette Townhouse in Soho

Pretty unassuming right? I have seen some other pictures of the front of this home and it gets frequently redecorated by local artists. Wouldn't that make you crazy if it was your house? But the current owners seem to embrace it.