Summer in the city is truly magical. Saw this photo, taken Tuesday night, on the instagram account of photographer Greg DuBois. Love everything about this image and I highly recommend checking out the rest of Greg’s portfolio at www.gregdubois.com.
Happy Friday! I think we can all agree that art and ice cream are objectively two of the best things that exist. This summer Refinery 29 and Magnum Ice Cream are collaborating on a project to bring them together – introducing Ice Cream Art. Setting up shop at Magnum’s pop-up shop in Soho, visitors are invited to DIY their own ice cream bar in the style of an iconic NYC art movement. Hoping I’ll get the chance to stop by the shop in New York but I also have to say that this would be a great addition to Boston’s SoWa market…fingers crossed 🙂
I’ve never been a big fan of theme parks but this could be the exception. Earlier this month La Cité du Vin, a wine amusement park opened in Bordeaux, France. The park describes itself as “a unique cultural facility where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design.” The site includes both permanent and temporary exhibits, workshops, wine tours, and of course a few great restaurants. You can learn more aboutLa Cité du Vin on their website here. Might be time to plan a trip..
Photo courtesy of La Cité du Vin
Monday was the official first day of summer and was a particularly beautiful day in the Northeast. The New York Times asked its readers to submit their own Summer Solstice photos and today shared a sampling of the submissions. See the whole collection here.
It’s officially summer and peonies are officially on sale at Trader Joes!
When you’re talking about vintage style in a home, crown molding gets a lot of attention. An element that I’ve been noticing a lot lately are vintage-style ceiling medallions which have a similar ornamental effect as a beautiful molding but carry a little more weight and can add a lot of drama and elegance to a space. Especially in a room with very high ceilings, these pieces can add depth to a space and lend some extra impact to a great light fixture. I’ve collected some of my favorite examples below. Enjoy!
Not sure if this last one really qualifies as a ceiling medallion – maybe more of a ceiling ornament. It’s so pretty that I had to include it either way.
Came across the portfolio site of illustrator, Camilla Perkins today. I love how vibrant and whimsical her work is and I am in such awe that she only graduated from college in 2012! Her subject matter spans portraiture, food, animals plants and everything in between. Take a moment to check out her website and blog at camillaperkins.com.
Photo courtesy of Camilla Perkins 2016
The library building of the New England College of Optometry is definitely a contender for coolest facade on Beacon Street. Maybe if my college library had looked like this I might have spent a little more time there..