WaterTower Brooklyn - A Sculptural Artwork

7.30.2012


A new sculptural artwork by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin is situated on the rooftop of 20 Jay Street and is viewable from Dumbo, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, FDR Drive and Lower Manhattan. The monumental water tower sculpture is constructed from salvaged pieces of colorful plexiglass and steel... I tell you, one man's trash is another one's treasure. For prime viewing locations head to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Washington Street (map), and the Manhattan Bridge bike path. Isn't it just beautiful?

Nomadic Thread Society

7.14.2012


Nomadic Thread Society is a collection of beautiful scarves, wraps, and textiles inspired by stylist Nicole Gulotta’s travels. Beautiful and sustainable, her collections are sourced from artisans and small producers around the world and manufactured right here at home in NYC. (Love New York designers!) Now the styling, beach bumming, and traveling have come together and the company is dedicated to bringing you local color and a touch of vacation from all over the world. In each piece you’ll find a story and craft that makes it that much more fun to wear. Certainly a company worth supporting.

Super Summer Picks

7.07.2012

With the sweltering temperatures we've had in NYC the past few days I've been dreaming up a hip jaunt to the beach or how about cruising the Mediterranean?... What better way to prepare than with a few new pieces like cool sunnies, pitchers of lemonade and some bright accessories. 




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Why You Should Visit Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum

7.05.2012


You mean the beautiful creation of a glittering bird slipper above is not enough of a reason? How about design, history, fashion and travel all rolled into one neat little package called the Bata Shoe Museum. Located in the upscale neighborhood of Yorkville, this enlightening museum (yes enlightening, you learn a lot here!) is DEFINITELY a main highlight in Toronto, if not THE highlight. (Along with a trip to the ever so beautifully designed and equally tasty MoRoCo chocolate shop a few blocks away.) With around 12,500 artifacts and shoes on rotating display, this is undoubtedly a girl's highway to heaven. 

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