Posts Categorised: Inspiration

Fabulous Behind-The-Scenes Photos from Mad Men Season Four

When your favourite series ends, typically the denial kicks in first, followed by several other stages of grief and withdrawal. But I’ve come across something that might be able to help us victims suffering from television show withdrawal to deal with their nostalgia. Enter Rolling Stone magazine’s black-and-white behind-the-scenes photographs from the filming of Mad ... Keep reading

Apartment rental fantasy #1

I usually stay in hotels when I visit New York, but love looking through the apartment rental listings. It’s so addictive and in a recent session, I came across this amazing six-bed, four-bath West Village apartment – on the market for just $50K a month! Totally unattainable (for me anyway!) but a girl can dream, ... Keep reading

The Story of New York in 150 Inspiring Pictures

If you only own one book on New York history, it should be this one. I’ve been interested in Taschen’s travel and photography books for a while now, especially its lust-worthy collection of New York literature, which helps to maintain my obsession with the city – from history, places to eat, shop and stay and ... Keep reading

This is 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

Do you send postcards?

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

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

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

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