design moments | fun findings

My new job has already stirred up in me a renewed passion for design.  Here are some things I’m loving right now in the world of interiors.

This desk – I’m loving my fresh new work space!

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Bold but tasteful color.

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Penny tiles – so New York.

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Unusual accessories.

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Marble tile.

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Art Deco elements – especially this City side table.

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Unexpected color placement.

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Retro pendants.

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All-neutral palettes.

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This pattern.

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This color combo.

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Industrial furniture.

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This awesome living room.

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This fox pillow – doesn’t he look cuddly?

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And the design element I never tire of…geometry.

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fashion friday | brunching and photo adventure

Happy Friday!

Tonight, I’m super stoked to go see The Oh Hellos at City Winery with S and my roommate, C.   They’re an awesome little guy-girl duo with an addicting vibe, and they’re a little sentimental to me, too.  Check ’em out while you scroll the post:

Tomorrow, I’m meeting one of my favorite NYC girlfriends, B (go get addicted to her blog Quelle Rigolade) for brunch at Dinner on Ludlow (Thanks for the voucher, S!)  Then, we’re romping around the city on a little photo adventure, hopefully securing her a new camera in the process.  I think I’ll throw on something light and airy, like this, to survive the heat.  Snapshots of our day will surely make an appearance in the near future.



What are you up to this weekend?



news | brooklyn bound for a new beginning

Hello my lovely readers!

I’m so excited to share a big piece of news I’ve been sitting on…

…I’ve taken a new position as an Interior Designer for Kiki Dennis Interiors!  I am so thankful for the opportunity and am thrilled to dive into something new.  My daily work is now on residential projects, a refreshing change from the institutional, corporate and museum work I’ve been doing the last few years.

The office is in Park Slope, Brooklyn – just a block from Prospect Park – and it couldn’t be a prettier neighborhood to get to know.  I’m already in love with an adorable jewelry shop down the street where I acquired this S necklace (so I can carry S’s initial over my heart, of course…aww).  It’s quickly becoming my new staple.

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I’m ecstatic and honored to be a part of the small (but powerful), talented, and incredibly kind group of designers at KDI.  I’ve just wrapped up my third day, and I already feel at home thanks to these awesome new coworkers.  Here are a few of my favorite shots of their work:




Bare with me as I adjust to my new routine and get back in the swing of blogging.  More soon!




coffee break | tunes, words and recipes for july

Hello, July!

Do you have a few days off for Independence Day?  I do, and man, am I looking forward to the long weekend.  Until then, here are some fun things to read/stare at/listen to/browse to get you through the next few days.

To me, there’s no such thing as too much good music.  This morning, I’m entranced by the emerging UK singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin.  She has amazing style, and her songs really hit Home.  Don’t miss The Power of Love.

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Traveler of the Year.

Super cool beach paintings.

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Love this little poem.

S and I made these on Saturday – YUM.

Some 4th of July recipes.

And I think I’ll make these for our rooftop gathering:

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Image by Stanley Wong on our office rooftop last year.  In three years of living in NYC, I have yet to experience the fireworks live.  Can’t wait!

What are you doing for the 4th?