Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Another beautiful travel video, this time in Iceland (on our list of places to go). Found on a travel blog we recently discovered, Lets Get Lost. I wish I could bottle up the feeling of exploring a new place...there is nothing like it.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Unbelievably beautiful photos from a 2006 exhibit put on by the Library of Congress. It was the first major exhibition of color photography taken by the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. The images capture the effects of the Depression on America's rural and small town populations between 1939 and 1943. They are so simply stunning and timeless: its hard to believe these were taken 70 years ago. See more here.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
If you ever find yourself in New Hope, PA, you can stop by the home, studio and workshop of George Nakashima. Born in 1905, he was a Japanese-American woodworker, architect and furniture maker, who was a father of the American craft movement. After graduating from MIT with a masters in architecture, he bought a round the world steamship ticket and lived in France, North Africa and Japan. He eventually ended up in New Hope, where he built fourteen dwellings and raised his family here. His daughter, Mira, has continued his tradition and designs pieces of her own.
Needless to say, the furniture of the Nakashima's are wonderful specimens of functional and inspirational art. Their property (which is on the National Register of Historic Places) looks beautiful, and is only a two hour drive from NYC. Perfect place to visit this spring!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
This weekend (and next) is Maple Weekend in upstate New York. Visitors can taste all the fresh sap that they want, and attend one of the 20+ pancake breakfasts being held! There are vendors all over the state so it would make for a nice (and yummy) road trip. More info in today's New York Times article on NY State syrup making.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Kathryn Bently's cute little home makes me want to move to California right now! I love the dark wood, ethnic prints and greenery. Even more, she has space. What a thought. Found on another great peeping tom website, Closet Visit.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Quick link to a little article that Refinery 29 did on NYC day trips. I highly recommend Blue Hill (and Woodbury Commons if you are willing sit in bumper to bumper traffic for three hours)!
Friday, March 11, 2011
Photographer Lizzy Oppenheimer has a goal to shoot every rest stop in America...which is a LOT of rest stops. I love rest stops...they remind me of junk food, magazines, late nights, vacation, maps, wandering. So many different types of people randomly coming together. I get tingly just thinking about being at one..they really are one of my favorite places. More about her project here and here.