Posts Categorised: Inspiration

Do you send postcards?

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Sending a postcard says a lot about the person willing to spend the time on their holiday choosing the perfect card, writing a nice message, buying a stamp, and navigating the postal system. So here’s an idea: to save time hunting around for the perfect postcard while you’re away, why not take some with you ... Keep reading

Katherine Wolkoff’s deer bed photographs

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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

SJP takes us on a romantic walk around NY

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New York Magazine recently published a feature on New York after dark, in which it interviewed celebrities on what they get up to in New York at night time. Sarah Jessica Parker tells a story about a funny and romantic walk she took through town with her husband, Matthew Broderick. Sarah Jessica Parker: Before we ... Keep reading

NYC Tips and Etiquette

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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

Annie Hall posters

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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

Iris, a Documentary about New York’s Eccentric Fashion Muse

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Since 93-year-old Iris Apfel became became famous on the Advanced Style blog, she’s pretty much made growing old cool. She’s the kind of woman I like to think I’ll model myself on if I reach the ripe old age of 93. She’s free spirited, witty, flambouyant and most of all she thinks ‘dressing your age ... Keep reading

Bill Cunningham New York

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Richard Press’s outstanding documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, offers a glimpse into the fascinating life and work of Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times’ fashion photographer who has made a career out of taking unexpected photos of everyday people, socialites and fashion personalities, for The New York Times’s On The Street and the Evening ... Keep reading

A Backstage VIP Tour of New York

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My list of lust-worthy coffee-table books seems to be getting out of control lately and it looks like I’ve another one to add to my shopping trolley… Angelika Taschen, publisher of all those amazing art books, has returned from her home-town of Berlin to bring us this curated guide to New York’s most beautiful places ... Keep reading

A Nostalgic Guide to Finding Old New York

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I love finding out about new restaurants, exhibitions and things to do in New York, but there’s something exciting about hunting out old New York, those lesser known gems only the locals know about – it might be a dusty old bookshop, a leafy hidden square, a time-worn diner, a deli institution, an ‘old-money’ hotel ... Keep reading