Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I've been meaning to post something about Moomah for awhile now (thanks to Joanna's latest post, I thought now was as good a time as any). Moomah is a great art space/cafe for kids (and their parents) down in Tribeca. I am completely in love with the concept and the look of the place. The food is great, too - the boy was served a whole cornucopia of healthy snacks, all placed in little dishes set in a bamboo steam tray. He then busied himself with crayons set in little felt bowls (sometimes crayons are still meant for eating, says the boy, but no matter). I noticed that Jacqueline Schmidt, Moomah's creative director, was there and I had to chat her up. She is incredibly sweet. I am so in love with her work. It is whimsical, quirky, clever, beautiful, spirited and sometimes funny. Jacqueline and her husband, George, started Screech Owl Design back in 2008. Their incredible home was also featured in ReadyMade in the February/March 2010 issue. She designed the fabric you see on the couch here, dioramas that are installed throughout the cafe, wrapping paper and all of the art kits. Some of the artwork on the walls included work done by kids, all framed beautifully in white frames. What a lovely idea.

We will have to go back again, soon.

Photo by Moomah.

The Selby

This weekend I purchased the new book, The Selby Is in Your Place - a fun, little-bit crazy, photography/home decorating/voyeuristic-delight book. Photographer Todd Selby started photographing his friends (artists, musicians, models, etc.) in their homes and posting the photos on his blog, The Selby. It became wildly popular, with people all over the world requesting that he come and photograph them in their homes. I'm thoroughly enjoying pouring over the photos, taking in every messy, wild, beautiful detail. One of the most fun aspects of the book (and blog) are the random, quirky questionnaires Todd gives them. Here are some of my favorite photos from the book:


Grace and Kenyan on their upstate New York property.

Kenyan's prosthetic leg collection from eBay.


Jeff owns a bike shop in LA where he used to also sell coffee. It's called Choke.

He doesn't sell coffee anymore because people used to line up around the block to get a cup, it was so good. It was seriously impeding his time to do other stuff, so, naturally, he just stopped selling it.

Pinball, bikes and good coffee? What could be better?

All photographs by Todd Selby.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Getting Ready for Spring

The warmer weather, coupled with Daylight Savings Time's (yay!) fast approach has me pretty excited to dump my heavy sweaters, boots and coats. I love this striped tea, blazer and messy shorts by Madewell. Bring on Spring!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Armory Show

The Armory Show is this weekend. Every year I am shocked by the price of admission ($30) but I still go and I still love it.

From their site:

MARCH 4-7, 2010

The Armory Show is America's leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its eleven years, the fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week

John Wesley, Untitled, 2004.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lost Things

And this one.

William and the Windmill

William and the Windmill from Randy Risling on Vimeo.

I'm so inspired by this video.