Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out at the Museum at FIT
Her knowledge about sewing and design is mind blowing. I couldn't look at my little sewing projects for days afterwards without cringing and collapsing into a pile of despair (over what I don't know) and reverence (for her). She's a genius! And here she is, looking ravishing.
It ends September 26, hurry!
And coming up....
Norwegian Film Week at Scandinavia House
I grew up around so many cultures in Queens, but Scandinavian culture wasn't really one of them. The only times I was exposed to it was when my grandfather would pull out the family tree and show me where my great great grandparents came from and how our name was changed from Johansson, to Skjold, to Schold. In elementary school I used to do a yearly report on Norway and bring in a Norwegian berry pudding while explaining to everyone that all my ancestors were Vikings.Although there is still a small possibility that might be true, I don't go around saying it and instead just love visiting Scandinavia House. It has a small library, children's playroom, rotating gallery, restaurant, shop and theater. The Norwegian Film Week lasts from October 14th to 24th, and Scandinavia House is compact enough to see it all in one day, so try it!
Friday, September 18, 2009
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The silver and gold leaf tapes are as rich as the picture promises, and the gold has transformed my wall.
Japanese washi paper tape. So pretty.