a few bon mots
Town Line 2011, David Salle
Postmodern Tuesday.

Town Line 2011, David Salle

Postmodern Tuesday.

NYC’s The Deli Magazine stopped by The Well-Informed’s EP Release show at The Rockshop last week. Beatles comparison, yes please! Check out “Everybody Knows” and the Deli’s thoughts on The Well-Informed here.

NYC’s The Deli Magazine stopped by The Well-Informed’s EP Release show at The Rockshop last week. Beatles comparison, yes please! Check out “Everybody Knows” and the Deli’s thoughts on The Well-Informed here.

Wassily Kandinksy’s Composition B, part of the Kandinsky at the Bauhaus exhibit at the Guggenheim.
A series of lock and keys on a Sunday morning downtown coffee run.

A series of lock and keys on a Sunday morning downtown coffee run.

Ladurée has arrived in Manhattan! I like to keep their macaroon boxes for jewelry.

Ladurée has arrived in Manhattan! I like to keep their macaroon boxes for jewelry.

Elsa Schiaparelli is my favorite! The last time I saw a large scale presentation of her clothes was at the Surrealism and Design exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London the summer of 2007. Can’t wait to see what the Met comes up with.
Courtesy Stylesight.com:

Next at the Met’s Costume Institute: Miuccia Prada + Elsa Schiaparelli:
It was revealed last week that iconic Italian female designers Miuccia  Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli will be the subject of the next exhibit at  the Met’s Costume Institute. The double designer feature is unexpected,  but makes sense when one considers the subjects’ similar trademarks and  quirky-sophisticated aesthetics. Although almost no details have been  offered yet, we know that the show will debut next spring, so we can  assume that it will serve as the theme for next year’s gala as well.

Elsa Schiaparelli is my favorite! The last time I saw a large scale presentation of her clothes was at the Surrealism and Design exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London the summer of 2007. Can’t wait to see what the Met comes up with.

Courtesy Stylesight.com:

Next at the Met’s Costume Institute: Miuccia Prada + Elsa Schiaparelli:

It was revealed last week that iconic Italian female designers Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli will be the subject of the next exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute. The double designer feature is unexpected, but makes sense when one considers the subjects’ similar trademarks and quirky-sophisticated aesthetics. Although almost no details have been offered yet, we know that the show will debut next spring, so we can assume that it will serve as the theme for next year’s gala as well.

popshopnyc:

Can’t stop, won’t stop, never get enough. This whole Popshop thing has been going pretty damn well, but still we just can’t keep ourselves from sweetening the deal each month. So not only are we expanding the lineup to four bands, we’ve also got an amazing open bar deal for complimentary…

"I don’t know what happens to people’s imaginations. We have it when we’re young, but so many lose it when we grow up." - Iris Apfel
Architectural Digest just did a piece on the former interior designer’s Manhattan apartment, you can check out the slideshow here. Colorful European antiques = everywhere.
They also did a Q&A with her discussing her magnificent sense of style, and a few purchases that others weren’t convinced of at first, including a priest’s cassock and some blue jeans. Mrs. Apfel doesn’t back down.
There are no words to describe her sense of design and fashion, the woman is a true artist.
Give me one of those chairs and a pair of her glasses. Please.

"I don’t know what happens to people’s imaginations. We have it when we’re young, but so many lose it when we grow up." - Iris Apfel

Architectural Digest just did a piece on the former interior designer’s Manhattan apartment, you can check out the slideshow here. Colorful European antiques = everywhere.

They also did a Q&A with her discussing her magnificent sense of style, and a few purchases that others weren’t convinced of at first, including a priest’s cassock and some blue jeans. Mrs. Apfel doesn’t back down.

There are no words to describe her sense of design and fashion, the woman is a true artist.

Give me one of those chairs and a pair of her glasses. Please.

Thao & Mirah “Eleven”

Currently listening to the Thao & Mirah album (The joined talents of Thao Nguyen from Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, and you can check out Mirah’s myspace here). Merill Garbus of tUnE yArDs co-produced the album and wrote “Eleven”, the album’s first single.

This song feels like an artistic departure for both ladies, yet merges their vocal idiosyncrasies really well. I’m also enjoying the melancholy sweetness of "Little Cup" and the random boat footage a fan set the song to. Thao & Mirah are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg June 8th, get some tickets here!

Took this photo in the West Village over the weekend - the tulips look practically neon! Love the solitary red one.

Took this photo in the West Village over the weekend - the tulips look practically neon! Love the solitary red one.