Posts Categorised: Art & Design

Vintage-style New York City Guides Written by Locals

What are your go-to New York guidebooks? When I’m travel planning I tend to read local blogs and websites (like this one and this one) and magazines (like this one). But I’m loving the sound of this beautifully designed collection of New York City guides written by locals. There are 7 in total and each ... Keep reading

5 Cool Art Exhibitions for Autumn

1) Jacqueline de Ribes – The Art of Style, The Costume Institute Around 60 stunning haute couture, ready-to-wear, and famous fancy-dress creations from French aristocrat-turned-fashion-designer-and-icon, Jacqueline De Ribes’s wardrobe dating back to the 1950s are the subject of the Costume Institute’s autumn exhibition which celebrates her stylish life. From 19 November – 21 February 2016. ... Keep reading

Frida Kahlo’s Mexican Garden Party in the Bronx

Have you made it to the Frida Kahlo exhibition – Art, Garden, Life – at The New York Botanical Garden, yet? If you haven’t, you’re in for such a treat, because on selected days, the summer exhibition transforms into an evening of Mexican-themed festivities for the perfect night out – Frida style. In case you ... Keep reading

5 Inspiring Exhibitions for Spring

1) Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, New York Botanical Garden See the New York Botanical Garden transformed as part of this major exhibition celebrating the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s life, work and passion for plants and nature. It includes a rare display of over a dozen of her original paintings and drawings as well as ... Keep reading

What New Yorkers Do on a Wednesday

Wednesday can be a bit middle of the road. A bit insignificant; a bit nothing-y. But Brooklyn-based (and sometimes New York on My Mind) photographer, Bekka Palmer, and her friend Dave Dawson, have created the perfect mid-week distraction. They go out walking around New York City, talk to New Yorkers to find out what they’re doing ... Keep reading

The Coolest Instagram Account About the West Village

In her brilliant Instagram feed West Village Life, local resident Jessica Bowers takes photos of beautiful and fascinating places around her neighbourhood, from historical homes and popular coffee shops, to interiors of locals’ apartments and curious shops. She instantly fell in love with the West Village and its residents when she moved here in 2008, ... Keep reading

Lauren Bacall’s New York Fashion Show

With her wavy brown hair and unforgettable eyebrows, that unmistakable sultry gaze and husky smooth-talking voice, Lauren Bacall was the silver screen’s most distinctive starlet. If looks could kill… (or melt your heart). She became a film noir icon and married 47-year-old Humphrey Bogart when she was just 19. She starred with Betty Grable and ... Keep reading

Katherine Wolkoff’s Deer Bed Photographs

I love this idea: Brooklyn photographer, Katherine Wolkoff’s series of deer bed pictures are inspired by the shapes the animals leave behind in the grass after sleeping. Apparently they press down into the grass to make a bed where predators won’t see them. Here’s the story behind them. “My mother’s a naturalist and she mentioned ... Keep reading

NYC Tips and Etiquette

It always takes me a day or so to get into the swing of things when I arrive in NY, and this funny illustrated book NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette is the perfect way to recap on the unique habits and unspoken rules of the eight million or so people living here. Illustrator Nathan W ... Keep reading

Illustrated Annie Hall Posters

I love these illustrated Annie Hall posters from Seattle-based artist Mike Oncley. Part of The Hall Collection, there are five to choose from, each celebrating great lines from Woody Allen’s classic movie. I also read a nice interview with Diane Keaton this week; I love her honesty and self-deprecating humour. (Photos via Carina) ... Keep reading