Remembering Ellsworth Kelly

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Ellsworth Kelly, one of America’s great 20th-century abstract artists, and one of my favorite artists, died on Sunday at his home in Spencertown, NY at the age of 92. After World War II, Kelly spent some time in Paris. It was here that Kelly developed his style of painting. He started drawing from shapes and colors he saw in nature and the city around him. “I realized I didn’t want to compose pictures,” he told The Times in 1996. ”I wanted to find them. I felt that my vision was choosing things out there in the world and presenting them. To me the investigation of perception was of the … [Read more...]

Sleep On It | Flaneur Bedding.

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Flaneurs are dreamers, idlers, and strollers of cities. Founded by Tianjiao Saikhantal Yu and Lu Xiong (who met as Phd students at Columbia!) Flaneurs is a NY based luxury bedding company that is currently changing the way I think about bed linens. Why? I previously thought, "Yes, give me white bedding." But apparently, I have been wrong.  Their first collection features a set of four sheets and a duvet cover in original Supima Cotton color. In contrast to the white sheets in the market today that are fully bleached, Flaneur sheets inherit the golden-white color with the visible natural sheen … [Read more...]

Brad Pitt’s photos of Angelina Jolie.

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Who knew Brad Pitt was a photographer? Brad was approached by W Magazine to take the photos of Angelina. In the interview with Jolie, she says, “I love his photography. Some people have a hobby, and they find the quickest way to it and are very pleased with the outcome right away. But he’s someone who will really study the camera—he’ll get the most complicated one and really understand the science behind it. And he’s very critical of his own work.”  I'm laughing at that quote a little bit, but Brad does seem like he takes all his hobbies very seriously. I do love this photo series. One … [Read more...]

Design by Moonlight | Midnight Modern.

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This series by Tom Blachford is just spectacular. It's cool how just the cover of darkness and the changing of light makes the whole place look, smell, feel different. Darkness is magical, mysterious... A few nights ago I had a similar experience walking and shooting at The New York Botanical Gardens Rose Garden. As I was walking around taking photos of gardens at night, I was thinking - wow, how interesting to see this place like this. The same, but different. So too, this series is of Iconic midcentury homes, shot in what can only be Palm Springs, by Tom Blackford by moonlight, with … [Read more...]

Biossance |The Revitalizer

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I'm as low maintenance as they come - I don't do blow outs, and my idea of makeup is moisturizer and a red lip, but as I enter my thirties, I've found that maintaining my skin is taking a bit more work! (I just saw a quote on The Fat Jewish's instagram saying "I wish I was as fat as I was the first time I thought I was fat." HA! Touché Fat Jew. Touché. If only we all knew how lovely we were/are.) I was recently sent a bottle of the Biossance brand's Revitalizer product to try and review. I've been using it instead of my usual moisturizer to replenish my skin from too much beach/sun and to … [Read more...]