Wednesday, June 29, 2011


My love for terrariums runs deep...but lately I've been a little terrariumed out. Don't get me wrong. Plants under glass always look magical...but once everyone and their mom jumped on the bandwagon it was all terrariums all the time. Plants in jars...plants under domes...plants in hanging orbs. There's only so much a girl can take!

But my love has been reignited. When I spotted this vintage stained glass terrarium at the Saugerties Antique Center I knew it had to come home with me.

I'm super into all things geometric and faceted right now (water prisms, anyone?) this cut glass version is really speaking to my interests. And it's a welcome change from all of the blown glass varieties I see all over the place.

I got this sweet little potted succulent arrangement to put in it...

And here's the terrarium in its new home above the desk in my studio...

Saturday, June 11, 2011


If you live in Kingston, you are probably familiar with the eyesore that is the King's Inn. It's that defunct motel on Broadway in midtown. It was probably pretty sweet when it was built in 1964...but the years have not been kind. Now it stands there...abandoned...just giving off bad vibes.

The city owns the property...and everyone and their mom wants to tear it down. But I guess there is some sort of big deal asbestos removal that has to happen first. So we're probably going to be looking at this thing for a while.

Our friend Tom Cingel contacted us about possibly getting in on some guerrilla beautifying and we were happy to lend a hand. His friend Adam Chalom designed and painted a mural for the site, and Justin and I were part of the rag-tag group of locals that helped to hang it.

Note: If you ever plan on putting artwork where you are not authorized to be putting artwork bring scaffolding and reflective vests. NOBODY will question you.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Anybody in the New York area can attest to the fact that it was hot as blazes last weekend. And while I wasn't quite prepared for the sweltering temperatures (I mean...what happened to SPRING?)...I was definitely excited to kick off swimming hole season. On Monday our friend Eddie took Justin and I to a spot under the Eddyville Bridge with a big old rope swing. As far as swimming spots go, it isn't as serene as some of our other haunts...and the water definitely isn't quite as clear. (And full disclosure: it may or may not be vaguely contaminated depending on the amount of recent rainfall.) But the rope swing part? SUPER FUN. So c'est la vie.