Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Village Pet Shop and Charcoal Grill

I'm a big fan of the artist Banksy, so I was delighted to find out about his/her newest installation in the West Village, the Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill. It is a pet store-eatery that appeared overnight. You don't understand? Well you kind of have to see it to believe it. Instead of fish floating in a tank, it has fish sticks swimming around in said tank (see-below). Instead of little chickies grazing, there are chicken nuggets pecking the ground. Want a bunny rabbit? Well they have one...primping in front of a vanity. Yes, it seems that this store is a commentary on our over-processed, technologic world. Did I make up a word in that phrase? Probably so, but you get me. There are also more large rats popping up in downtown New York. Like we need more rats...

Monday, October 06, 2008

Studio Violet

I am an addict of Camilla Engman's blog, so it is no surprise that I fell immediately in love with her new blog Studio Violet. It is a collaboration between Camilla and Elisabeth Dunker of Fine Little Day. I love the photos and colors that these ladies choose. I am so excited to see how it all progresses.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Phatsheep Textiles

My swap is over, and this is the last time I will post about it, but I had to show what I received from Suzanne of Phatsheep Textiles. She sent me a lovely bag filled with even more delightful summer "finds". I love polka dots for one, so I was ecstatic with just the sac, but it was filled with postcards, shells, yarn, and yummy soaps, and literature about where she lives. I definitely have the warms fuzzies. I love Suzanne's eye for color and her fabric and textile creations are not to be missed. Thank you for my gifts!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Happy Fall

Recently I told a friend that I was really into vampire stories and that I was loving the new HBO series Trueblood. She replied that she was reading the BEST book called Twilight, and I should read it immediately. So that is what I've been doing for the last week. Reading the WHOLE series. Yes, I am the type of reader who gets obsessed and can't put the book down until I have read the whole thing, in this case the saga. Stephenie Meyer is my new favorite author. The above shoe has nothing to do with the post, but I would love to own it.