I am finally on vacation. Just uploaded what hopefully is the last revision of my first collection of fabrics with Modern Yardage. Thrilled. That was on my waiting list for a long time. I finished it while on a trip to US, where I am now. Husband, daughter and me. In fact, we came here because daughter is taking a summer course as a CTY student. She´s a hard work girl and it´s her second year as a CTY student. Proud mum moment, you know. Back to business.
Well, back to blog land and vacation! Because my blog has been much silently lately, and because I am in NY, it´s time for me to do a series of posts showing what has called my attention while here. By the way, I love the work of the great designer Zoe Ingram and I will follow her steps and show my snapshots of NY, as she did recently, as part of her blogposts during her Surtex exhibition. I also love the work of another great designer, Ine Beerten, and she also showed many delightful aspects of a similar trip. In fact, this year I read lots of great posts about Surtex, learning quite a deal about the show and about this delightful city where it takes place.
The first time I came to NY was 16 years ago, in a cold February week. I enjoyed it there, but NY in the summer is many times better. I am not so much fond of hot, humid weather, but NY flourishes in the summer. People seem more relaxed and the face of the city changes. All obvious and still surprising.
Anyway, let me show you some of the snapshots and make just a few comments, ok? Hope you enjoy the ride. BTW, I decided to show my peeks by a kind of category edition, interesting to me, and not by location. So my peeks are not supposed to work as a city tour. For that purpose, I recommend: a) in English, try this and TIMEOUT; b) in Portuguese, the most useful and funny, as far as I know, are Viaje na Viagem and Abrindo o Bico.
Let´s start with some typographic highlights, shall we? No reason in particular to start this way, except that those were the pics easily put together.
Links related to the photos shown above:
Artists and Fleas great space with lots of creative stands;
Rough Trade NYC: amazing music shop (for the lovers of visual arts, and probably for the music lovers too!);
Frey Wille: detail of the logo;
Love Hue Studios: one of the exhibitors at the the Artisans and Fleas market place;
Ugly Luggage: furniture and oldies, what a find. Getting lost in NY brings those amazing surprises;
Anthropologie: many places in NY. I visited the Chelsea Market store;
Van Leeuwen: mouth watering ice cream. I recommend ginger and chocolate!