the Metropolitan Museum of Art is only a 10 minute walk from my apartment (awesome, i know) but i've only been ONCE since i moved here (pathetic). and i had never been to their roof terrace until this morning- and boy is it ever drop dead gorgeous. (complete with a bar).
taking a little break from the fashion fest happening in NYC right now, i met friend and Holiday star, Damon, to see Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno's Cloud City, an "eye-popping, site-specific installation- a large constellation of 16 interconnected modules, measuring 54 feet long and 28 feet high" that actually sits atop the Met. and on such a bright blue day here in NYC it was the perfect outing.
the view of leafy central park and upper west side was stunning. the benches that line the roof beg you to linger and enjoy. (and again- there is a bar).
just as awe-inspiring as that view was the GIANT reflective kaleidoscope that is "Cloud City".
me under one of the mirrored orbs (in Lauren Moffatt) ;)
feeling very small
leaving the top of the building was tough but if you've been inside, you know it's architecturally glorious. (and there are a few bars).
and what is on the WALLS is always amazing, too. here is another reflective piece that turned me upside down. literally.
if you're planning a trip to NEW YORK the rooftop exhibit is open until Nov 4th. there are also two "talks and tours" scheduled in October.
dont y'all just LOVE LONNY mag? i've been thoroughly enjoying their latest fall issue and my eyeballs bugged out when i saw this creative and stylish treatment for antlers. though there is nothing new about antlers in decor, this idea offers up endless possibilities of customization. you can find the o-natural ones at flea markets and junk shops, but there are a ton of inspiring "antler artists" on ETSY (search for "painted antler"). better yet, if you are feeling crafty (tape, paint, repeat) this is one cool D.I.Y.
i can't wait to attempt a metallic gold, pale pink and white one to display on a stack of books, for example! and especially a pink/white/black version in honor of HOLIDAY.
it's Holiday's 10th birthday TODAY! i could go on and on (and start crying. again) thinking about and thanking all of the people that have made this little shop feel so big. Holiday is (and you all are- you KNOW who you all are) a dream come true. and don't even get me started on our clients/friends. simply THE BEST. so like i said i won't go on and on and tell you the WHOLE, long, twisty beautiful story (one day i will) but instead i'll just say all i wanted to do was create a little place full of pretty things that inspired me and hopefully you, too. and. i wanted it to smell like roses. so to make my speech short and sweet- let's just look at some pictures i've rounded up that make me feel good and smile. because that's the whole point.
LOVE LIVE THE HOLIDAY!
we're not throwing a huge bash or anything. cuz- you know. we celebrate every single damn day. (but we may make some cool party hats with pipe cleaners.)
LOTS OF LOVE AND A VERY VERY BIG THANK YOU!