Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Set Design - Sly and Single Again

This is another installment in the unofficial "I only watch it for the set design" series.  While I know at least one of you is probably shaking your head at my selection of 'stories', I do enjoy them all without discrimination.

About a year ago I watched Sly and Single Again and it was really funny but also had some amazing sets.  Of course I took a liberal amount of screen shots.  The images below are only of the apartment, not of the 4 or 5 amazing restaurants they shot scenes in.

I love the stripes on this building, it's not part of the set design but a great location to film.


This apartment was one of my favorite parts.  The Rhythm Pendant below is one I almost snuck into a project but then the client lost the space they were moving into and it hasn't made it back into a project yet.  That flush linear light is one I use all the time in commercial work but I've never seen it used in a residential setting.

Am I the only one that noticed the random pairs of things on the counter below?


I'm in love with the wood wall and took 6.4 million screen shots of it {for research purposes, obviously}.




Apparently this was the only image I managed to take of the lights that are in integrated into the wood, I love this feature.  I forget why he's climbing the wall but I still think it's funny.


I also really love the graphic and slightly retro wallpaper in the bedroom. I wish I knew who made it, I'd love to see their other patterns.


Are there any shows you watch for the set design?  I can't be the only one!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fendi Winter Window Display

Or should I call it the ENDI window display?!?  I'm fascinated by this very dramatic lady parasailing in a dress and fluffy hood. I actually love all these windows.  They're simple and bright and dramatic which in my mind is what a window display should be.





Monday, January 19, 2015

Graphics

Recently, while running from one meeting to the next, I darted past this spray painted graphic for the basement.  I immediately turned around and came back for a closer look and a photo.  While the other floor markers were a bit 80s looking, this one still feels new in some ways.


It's also not going to be around much longer because this building is being converted to luxury condos shortly.  What do you think about it?  Too 80s or has it stood the test of time?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Shoe Solution

I've been searching for sneakers I liked for a long time now - a long time as in years.  I finally found the solution with some fancy Missoni patterned Chucks! I haven't actually actually worn a pair of Chucks since the '90s when I had a plaid pair during my grunge phase, that was a long time ago.


You can see there is actual green grass under the shoes which means I took the picture in the summer but they're still going strong now, they just aren't quite as white....

I've started looking for a new pair now because I'll need a new pair in a couple of years.  Maybe sooner.  I have to say it's nice to have a pair that is work-appropriate in certain situations.  Some clients will appreciate them and some won't.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Coach Winter Window Display

Early in December, in the middle of the week, I took a day trip to Manhattan to see the window displays.  I'd like to pretend it's a yearly thing but really it's more of a yearly if it works out trip.

The good thing is that most of the holiday window displays are more like winter window displays so I can post them at my leisure.  The rest will wait until next December!

The Coach window display below is one of my favorites because of the graphic quality of the New York skyline.




I love the Brooklyn Bridge...


...the news helicopters that were actually in motion...



...and the little water towers sprinkled about.


Monday, December 29, 2014

What I've Been Doing Instead of Blogging

Working - and installing emergency fixtures that look like anime frogs {the ceiling was not my choice, promise!}.


Making homemade creme de menthe {for the winter I have switched to homemade limocello}.



Enjoying the flowers


Watching grass grow.


Eating some Concord grapes from the yard - they had to be reconstituted but tasted delicious {I planted these in my parent's yard without their knowledge, they were recently ripped out}.


Drinking cute coffee. This is the only way I'll drink hot coffee and it's totally worth the burn risk.


Enjoying the fall foliage...


Visiting one of my favorite bathroom floor patterns.  It's at Lovely Day in Nolita. I'm pretty sure I only go there for the bathroom though the noodles I get are fairly good and the waitstaff has always been nice to me.


Trying new products - my skin must have looked terrible for the sales person at TonyMoly to stuff my bag with four CC cream samples...


Enjoying some snow.  The weather has been nice but we had a couple of really pretty snow showers where the snow didn't stick.  Those are my favorite kind.



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