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embracing stillness_lin yan



Current installation in the Flatiron Gallery.

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Another Alexander McQueen masterpiece I’d be ecstatic to own.

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blanton’s army @ baby grand!


Line up your riders & horses!

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today’s desk view: ornate verticality


Lovely ornate sides across the street from my current job site. A beauty.

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today’s desk view: ny public library aerial


Beautiful view from my current job site.

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petite fleur



Beautifully tiny flower arrangements at ABC Kitchen this last Friday.


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delicately balanced snow



Beautifully balanced snow on the branches as I woke up this morning.

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the golden performer


Nap time for this golden clad performer @ the Times square subway stop.

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Grand Central buzzing even at night. My favorite people watching location. Been awhile since I his stood there and took it in. A really good end to a long day on Monday.

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3d printed dress


3d printed dress by Michael Schmidt. Covered in 12,000 Swarovski crystals.

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roller girl


This made me smile. At 66th street Lincoln Center subway stop on 1,2,3 line

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dragons + snakes on a bus



Dragon loads on to a bus…followed by snake…then the lions. Where does everyone else sit? Always something interesting to see on public transportation. Happy Year of the Snake!

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today’s desk view: snowstorm nemo begins


Snowstorm Nemo starts to hit the Flatiron.

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domo racer + tp

Domo Racer_TP


go domo go!!

Thanks for the find moi.

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evening elegance


Stunning! An amazing piece designed in 1958 by Sophie Gimbel. I would love to don this one night. Exhibit on Gimbel at Parsons.

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floral structure


Amazing structure in this floral bolero. Part of the Dior runway show by Raf Simons

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5 pattern day


This girl isn’t afraid of patterns! It’s a 5 pattern kind of day. Can you guess what each item is?

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tea infused granola + yogurt = homemade goodness

tea infused granola with yogurt

Tea Infused Granola

Just made yogurt for the first time from scratch. It’s so easy and tasty! Paired with homemade tea infused granola (recipe via Alice’s Tea Cup Cookbook) and you have an amazing breakfast or snack. New Year, New Recipes.


(1) Heat milk to 180-190 degrees Fahrenheit or until bubbles start forming and milk steams. Heating in a double boiler on the stove will keep the milk from burning. If just heating in a pot, keep stirring the milk to prevent burning.

(2) Turn heat off and let the milk cool to about 115-120 degrees Fahrenheit. Thin out your starter yogurt with some of the warm milk. Either your favorite store bought brand or some of your last batch works fine. I used my favorite Greek yogurt. Use 2 Tablespoons of starter yogurt for every quart of milk you heated. Add this thinned mix to your batch of heated milk.

(3) Put the warm milk into a covered container. Swaddle the container with kitchen towels. Keep warm and still for about 4-6 hours or more till it sets. It can be placed in an oven with the light on to keep warm.

(4) Once set, place in the refrigerator to further firm as required. To make thicker Greek Style yogurt, strain yogurt through a cheese cloth & colander for a few hours in the fridge. The whey and lactic acid will drain out into the bowl.

(5) Serve with your favorite mix ins!

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cutting dream_xin song


New paper art installation at the Flatiron Gallery. “Cutting Dream” by Xin Song.

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super kitty


Super Kitty to the rescue. Fan art from the recent Hello Kitty Art Show on Broome Street.

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cake pop


Themed cake pops from Sugar & Plumm in the Upper West Side. Cute!

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paper handbags

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Giant paper handbags in the Louis Vuitton Window displays on 5th Ave previously.

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lego tower

lego tower

My 1 minute lego tower at the Lego store.  Take that little kids! hehe. Complete with abstract blue Christmas Tree appropriate for the season.

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domo toaster



Pretty positive I need this.  Toast is not the same without it.  Thanks moi for sending me the link!


duckie bowie


Made his first appearance at Baby Grand last night! New owner: Raylene 🙂

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bridging structure


Simple bridge near the train station in Stamford, Connecticut.

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lobster roll @ the crab shell


Simple lobster roll with melted butter from The Crab Shell in Stamford, Connecticut.

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reflective padded architecture


Inflatable, padded installation at the Alexander Wang Store in SOHO. So fun! Shiny shiny!

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giant ornaments


A yearly christmas tradition–the giant ornament installation across on 6th Ave in Midtown near Rockefeller Center.

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christmas @ the rock


Tree is up at Rockefeller Center, but where are the ice skaters?

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black pudding waffles @ public


Black pudding waffles with red wine poached pears and whipped foie gras butter. These are the most amazing waffles I’ve ever had. Accompanied by mimosas and black tea. Brunch today couldn’t have been any better. Currently on the menu at Public in Soho.

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kitty takes a ride




On my ride home today…S train between Grand Central and Times Square is donned with cartoons of the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, including Hello Kitty in her plane.


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autumn in bloom

Beautiful day in the city yesterday.  The edge of Central Park was looking amazing in shades of orange. A great way to start the holiday.

Have a Happy Turkey Day today feasting with friends and family!


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discovering columbus_decor

The living room decor at the Discovering Columbus Installation.


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discovering columbus_pop wallpaper

Pink pop culture wallpaper covering the walls of the Discovering Columbus Installation.  Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, Elvis, The Empire State Building…..


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discovering columbus_statuesque walk around

Christopher Columbus as the centerpiece of this installation by Tatzu Nishi.  It was pretty awesome to be sitting in a living room built around a statue that is typically out of reach by everyone except the pigeons.  No touching however. Here are some views as I take a lap around the statue.  Detail shots in upcoming posts.


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discovering columbus_the approach

A rare opportunity to get up close to the Christopher Columbus Statue at Columbus Circle which stands on top of a tall column pedestal out of reach on any other day.  Tatzu Nishi built a living room around the statue of Columbus for everyone to sit, relax and admire the statue and the great views of the Upper West Side and Central Park.  Here are views of the approach to the installation–a little room atop scaffolding that is equally as geometrically cool as what is inside.  The exhibit is free.  Tickets available online.  The exhibit is ongoing until November 18th and I highly recommend going if you have time!  See other posts for interior shots.

UPDATE: open for 2 extra weeks due to popular demand!

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abe sitting


Always fun to have Abe around. Such a sweet pup!

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kale + kobucha squash_spring kitchen


Green Kale And Kabocha Squash Salad with walnuts, red cabbage, creamy almond vinaigrette from Spring Kitchen on the Upper West Side.  Delicious!


Spring Kitchen
474 Columbus Ave, New York 10024
(At 83rd St)

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