Some photos taken from trips taken this year. Hiking to Devil's Bridge in Sedona, Arizona, and climbing the cool rock formations in Joshua Tree, California.
My sister and I visited the Alex Israel exhibit at the Astrup Fearnley Museum when we were in Oslo, which is ironic because he is an artist from Los Angeles and we just happened to stumble upon this on a rainy day. There was another exhibit that was just full of heads of Tom Cruise. This was just silly. My favorite place in Oslo was probably the Opera House, Operahuset. Just beautiful design.
My first trip of the summer and I went to see my sister, Grace, who lives in Brooklyn. I've had a hectic month and it was nice to get away for a long weekend. I've visited New York three times before, but it's always been exploring the big city, Manhattan. Grace lives in Clinton Hill, actually on the same block where Walt Whitman lived (it's their local claim to fame). We did a few touristy things, like walk the Brooklyn Bridge and went to see the 911 memorial. But besides that we went to the Brooklyn Smorgasburg (foodie flea market), ate in Chinatown, saw a burlesque show, hung out with some locals in Williamsburg, and went bar hopping. I was excited to wear my vegan leather jacket I never get to wear here by the beach! I also went to visit Philadelphia for a day while I was on the east coast. It was about a two hour ride from Manhattan, and spent the day there in downtown Philly. My friend Christopher and I did the ultimate touristy thing, took the double decker bus and rode around the city and saw the historic sites. Some highlights included Betsy Ross' house, Museum of Art where Rocky ran up the stairs (a huge statue of Rocky right by there), Love Park, Washington Square Park and Liberty Bell. We unfortunately did not get to eat any cheesesteak sandwiches Philly is known for, the line at the good spots were outrageous! Next time...
Seattle, Washington is one place Cheryl, Nina and I haven't been so we decided to go explore there for the long weekend. The forecast was rain all four days, but luckily it only rained one out of the four so we got to enjoy the city more than we anticipated. The first day we did all the touristy sites: Space Needle (great views), Pike Place, the pier and the original Starbucks. We stuffed ourselves with seafood and other goodies (especially Nina and her oysters and crab), I'd have to say the chowder I tasted was incredibly amazing. We also checked out Capitol Hill, the nighttime hipster/grunge scene, where one night we end up at a gay bar. It was one of the most unexpected but fun nights I had in a while, to say the least. And of course we had to do a tour and tasting at Theo chocolate factory (which was delicious), a wine tasting and even a balsalmic and oil tasting. It was refreshing to get out of my element, get my mind off things, enjoy time with some good company and meet some cool Seattle locals.
Air France designed a new lounge at the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.Designed by the French rising star Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance in conjunction with Brandimage, the sprawling 32,000-square-foot interior is delineated by pathways that cut across the expanse to create distinctive spaces. At least when your flight gets delayed you're in a delightful modern space.
PMS is a term designers are familiar with (not to be confused with pre-menstrual syndrome), which stands for Pantone Matching System. PMS is used for printing and other color identifying uses for paints, fabrics, etc. Look what I stumbled upon today, a Pantone Hotel exists in Brussels, Belgium! Color can definitely affect your mood, just imagine staying in a room painted in black versus a yellow painted room. As seen in the photos, there's a lot of white to offset the brightness of the color used and thus it pops out and is not too overwhelming.