Snapped a couple photos in front of London’s ubiquitous red booths before lunch at the Bull and Mast.
I’ve been dreaming of my own NYC apartment for ages, imagining how I would decorate it and what kind of design aesthetic it would have – modern / masculine? clean and minimalistic or homey and earthy? My ideas change from time to time, but whatever the theme, Anthropologie always seems to have the perfect bric a brac and knick knacks to fit my imaginary home.
Check out these screw on dresser knobs, which come in every size, color and texture. I love how this particular Anthropologie store on West Broadway made a funky piece of art out of the knobs, screwing them onto a painted blue board. Even if you don’t have your own space to decorate just yet… you can make some art!
An Unlikely Prospect
I originally went to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to see some greenery at the Brooklyn Botanical (and check out the nearby Hungry Ghost coffee shop). But, when I got off the 2,3 train stop I was standing right at the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum and figured it’d be a waste not to check it out.
The Brooklyn Museum features the most diverse set of art in probably all the New York museums. It showcases both ancient and contemporary, Western and non-Western art across its five floors, so every corner turned and every elevator stop opens to completely unexpected finds. I particularly liked the third and fourth floors, which open up to a massive open space of blue diamond tiles, romanesque arches and an art deco style black chandelier. The floor space (on the 3rd fl) currently features walls lined with European paintings and Egyptian art while the upper floor (4th) features temporary exhibitions and glimpses of the open space below (currently feminist art and the Decorative arts). The 4th floor in especially worth checking out, for this weird and creepy antique room collection. Some of the rooms are decorated normally… and some rooms are utterly trashed by black crows and other strange birds. ‘it’s very hard to describe and I didn’t read the plaques so I’m not sure what it all symbolizes. If you’re in the mood for the unexpected, check out the Brooklyn Museum.
I was wandering around the West Village looking for a dinner spot and stumbled upon Jinya Ramen Bar, a sleek and modern looking LA import. We tried the corn, salmon and pork skewers and the chashu pork buns, which were grilled at the bar right in front of us. Pork buns are always a good move and these were a good balance of favor and fatty. The tonkatsu ramen was great as well but I especially enjoyed the matcha affogato dessert. It came in a set piece where the server mixed the matcha powder in front of us and poured it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream and mini pieces of red bean and mango pieces. Its the perfect end to a hearty and filling Japanese meal – not too sweet and refreshingly cold.