finally putting details together
I’ve just resigned my lease, the first time I’ve ever done that in my three years here in New York City. Apartment #3 is finally getting some TLC and turning into a home. I still have some work to do, but my desk/work area is off to a good start (despite the nonlevel eye chart ;)).
^Having this area neat and organized make me want to sit here and CREATE. Such a good feeling.
^That camera took some of my baby photos (right, mom?). It needs a few minor repairs, but I want to get it back in working order and take some photos of my own on it.
^My Warby Parker’s finally have a home! Having had worn glasses since I was 4, they’ve become more than just a “have to wear” they’re an essential accessory. I don’t feel like myself with out them; and I love that.
^ I used to work with my dear friend/fellow cheese lover, RJ. One day I wrote “Hello!” in the middle of a stack of post-it notes on his desk and a few months later, he finally found it and responded with a, “Hi there!” Working with him was always the best part of my day and I felt like this post-it summed up all the silliness we had together.
^This is Emma. We went to high school, college, and even had our first job together. She’s a dear, dear friend. One time in high school I did a photo shoot with her for my film photography class. The photo framed here is one of the outtakes, but I love that it’s not perfect or poised, but carefree and fun.
The Big Cheesy was great fun, and had a wide variety of different tastes and grilled cheese style. My winner was Lucy’s Whey who found a way to make an elaborate sandwich out of a simple recipe. Sharp cheddar for a bold taste, apple butter for sweetness and ham for some texture and saltiness. Well done!
R.J. did an awesome job capturing all the deliciousness that was The Big Cheesy. As long as I live in NYC, I want to attend this event (and make sure I run at least 3 miles before each of them).
For more photos and delicious cheese, check out Open House Gallery’s roundup here. They featured some of my and R.J.’s photos!
New York is the greatest phenomenon of the twentieth century.
Laugh || Think || See v. 2
With thanksgiving right around the corner it’s only natural that someone would make a horrible auto-tuned song about Thanksgiving. The same people who brought you Rebecca Black’s Friday brought you this little gem, so no surprise here. Actual Lyric: ”The turkey. HEY! Mashed potatoes. HEY!”
This NYT article, Trying to Keep Your E-Mails Secret When the C.I.A. Chief Couldn’t, illustrates the sheer lack of understanding most people have when it comes to the Internet and privacy. If the head of the CIA couldn’t figure out how to keep his affair a secret, it’s no surprise that most people have a naive understanding of the fact that your secrets aren’t safe on the Internet. To be fair, his mistress kinda of went and really pushed things over the edge when she started sending threatening emails that ultimately uncovered the whole thing, but that’s beside the point.
Today while meandering around the neighborhood, I noticed a new exhibit at the Mark Miller Gallery. My friends and I walked in and found what can only be described as one of the most lovely and creative things I’ve seen in awhile: Plan-in City.
From their website:
Plant-in City is a collaboration between architects, designers, and technologists who are building new ways of interacting with nature. Our 21st century sculptural terrariums combine modular architecture, basic laws of physics, embedded technologies, and mobile computing to construct a “Plant City” where the aesthetic meets the pragmatic.
Each frame is made with cedar wood and copper piping, with digital sensors and integrated lighting controlled by smartphone app. The plants live in an artful structure that’s nearly self-sustaining. After all, plants improve our quality of life and nurture us on an everyday basis; we think it’s only fair to nurture them in return.
Units can operate as independent terrariums, or with extensive modular components to create a diverse ecosystem – your own personal park. Just think of Plant-in City as bionic plant furnishings for the information age that are equally at home in galleries, public spaces, cultural institutions, or apartments.
If you have a chance, stop by the Gallery and see Plant-In City for yourself. The space smells soft like cedar and is a warm escape from the chilly wind.