Archive for July, 2011

Coney Island Aquarium

07/29/2011

We visited the Coney Island Aquarium, recently, which is a great place to cool down & chill out. Black lights, crazy fish & Tazo the sea otter, he’s really cute.

Kickin’ Flavor

07/27/2011

Brooklyn Larder‘s Watermelon Sorbetto. So so so delicioso!

The 411 on the Bucket Hat

07/25/2011

Cross Colors, Polo to top gear… Mary J Blige rocks the Daisy Mae!

 

Put a Lid on It

07/25/2011

The original Bucket Hat (AKA: The Daisy Mae, The Dixie Cup, Johnny Jeep Hat and The Giggle Hat) was issued during WWII in khaki, denim and jungle green and included a firm brim and metal eyelets.

The Finest Brand

07/24/2011

Spotted these at the local key food.

A Painter’s Painter

07/21/2011

Retiring to paint the sky. A sitter speaks… [here]

Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark

07/18/2011

Snaps from Fantasia (1940) conducted by Leopold Stokowski, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and recorded by Fantasound. Click [here] to peep our favorite Fantasia song. A house classic!

Art Camp

07/12/2011

Tucked in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Black Mountain College (1933-1957) was the original art school nirvana.

Catalog 1941-42 / Students hanging on a Buckminster Fuller / Catalog 1950-51 / Notes from Josef Albers Design Lectures 1946 / Catalog 1937-1938

 

Sittin’ In the Sun

07/08/2011

Mary loves Sam Cooke’s version of “Sitting in the Sun” so much she jotted it down. The song was written by Irving Berlin in 1953. What a sweet-sweet summer tune.