Friday, October 29, 2010

Retail Florists

We always love an early morning filled with fresh scents and bold colors at the flower district on 28th street. While we often tend toward pale, earthy tones, we were smitten last weekend with how vibrant the selection was. And apparently some capitalists appreciate the aesthetic as well...

Chelsea flower district

"Heremes pops up at Liberty" scarf via Codex Costinianus


Blazing Poppies wallpaper at Anthropologie


Takashi Murakami, Flowers 2004


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Form and Function

Shooting store windows frequently for the blog, we have quite the collection of mannequin photos. The truth be known, the more literal the figuration, the less appealing the mannequin seems to us. Here are a few that we think are a bit more sculptural than literal, artistic than utilitarian.

Artist's forms in an office window, Midtown

Moschino lace mannequin in the Meatpacking District

Barney's NY

Jewelry forms, 57th Street

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Morning Grays

Taking photos last week of our mornings, there was a gray story waiting to be told. The story of the cold blacktop as the sun is just rising, of windows reflecting early light on the streets...gray is cold and warm, vintage and modern, familiar and still mysterious.

Walking East on 15th Street in Chelsea

Cali Hobgood, Shoes

Cali Hobgood, John Taylor's Shirts

From the Hunters and Gatherers at Home office...mid century lamp against gray wall

Sunday morning in midtown

Claudio Missagia, 2010 Composition

Irving Penn, Cigarettes No. 86 at Christie's

Midtown on Sunday

Cali Hobgood, The Grey Valise

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Two World's Collide

Today we explore the hyperreality of New York and Abelardo Morell. We were immediately taken with Morell's work (featured in New York Magazine this week) and found common themes to photos we've been taking around town that extend depth, smooth out texture and warp reality.

Abelardo Morell

74th & 3rd, NYC

Abelardo Morell

Midtown courtyard

Abelardo Morell

Central Park

Monday, October 25, 2010

We and Estes Reflect on NYC

We're playing close attention to New York, reflecting on glass, reality, illusion and the layering of imagery. Today, Richard Estes and photos we've taken around the city this weekend.

Reflection of the Chrysler Building on our Sunday morning

Richard Estes, Car Reflections at Plus One Gallery

Through the window of Siniqual

Urban Landscape Suite - Grants 1972 at Denis Bloch Fine Art

Taxi, intersection and restaurant window collide on 3rd Avenue

Richard Estes, Michigan Avenue with View of the Art Institute via Enantiomorphic

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tastes, Colors and Textures of Fall

Pumpkin picking at Martin Viette nursery in Muttontown, Long Island


Jean Emmons, Squashes II 2008


Watercolor pen and ink by Kelly Garbus via flickr


Jean Emmons, Grape Leaves 2007

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Roadside Shopping

One of our most favorite things about weekend road trips is stopping at the fairs and estate sales and antique shops along the way. We find the most amazing pieces on our journeys that emit a sense of quality and passion that you just can't find at the local strip mall. From leather bound books to hand painted china, we like to imagine the "lives" each of these finds had in their heyday. And hopefully we stumble a treasure along the way.

Local finds in New Hampshire


19th Century staircase via Acuity Designs


Eaton Hall, Cheshire 1883


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cute and Scary...Halloween, Keene, Hoffine

Our trip on Saturday to the Keene, NH Pumpkin Festival was a wonderful glimpse of community spirit and fun. The parade of costumed kids and proud parents put a smile on both our faces. Now, with the cute must come's where Joshua Hoffine's photographs come in. We stumbled onto his work via if it's hip, it's here. Cinematic and fun with a ghoulish edge, Hoffine photograph's our worst (and best) childhood nightmares.

The best costume pair in Keene... contemplative chicken attacking farmer

Going to grandma's house is scarier for some than others...Joshua Hoffine photography

Only one of the sprouts on dad's head actually bloomed

What is the best pet for your child?

Followed by owner with very big baggie

Spelling tutorial for the "soft focused"

Vitamin deficiencies can be cheeks, purple hair

Balloons are so scary

The frightening "One handed Popcorn Box", yikes!

"Jenny, for the last time, leave the poor ghoul under the stairs ALONE!"