TODAY'S WORDS TO LIVE BY
"Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous. I want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist."
- Anais Nin
DECOR: 5/5 - Amahze. I loved it from the minute I opened the door.
VIBE: 4/5 - Very nice, laid back for the price-point, but it seemed to be an older crowd. (55+)
FOOD: 5/5 - It was seriously that good.
SERVICE: 4/5 - Too attentive. We needed some space to breath, literally. (We were full.)
PRICE: $$ - Appetizers around $10, Entrees around $20.
FINAL WORD: Not your typical Indian spot. An instant favorite, and a place you'll want to return to, with friends in tow.
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What’s nasty, gold, and for a good cause? This NASTY bracelet, of course. Stella & Bow released this gold-filled, freshwater pearl-beaded beauty last month. It's $38, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Planned Parenthood. Proof that even something as delicate as this can be strong af.
I like to believe that walls can talk. The walls of our living room, on the other hand, tell stories of all the places my boyfriend and I have visited, lived in, and love. We each lived in different cities before moving to Philadelphia, so we have posters of Washington D.C. (him) and Boston (me) hanging up, alongside some maps and other posters and prints. My newest addition is this black&white print from Modern Map Art.
The "Vote with Your Wallet" movement is exhausting and important and scary. Instead of getting sucked into a witch hunt, I'm shouting out the indie brands and artists that are doing some good with their wares by donating a portion (or in some cases, all) of their proceeds to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and elsewhere.
It took the jaws of life, and this sleek, ever-so-slightly sassy and definitely screwy Equipment Blouse to pull me out of my pull-over rut and into something decidedly more polished. Together with my trusty jeans (still can't ditch those!) and my new pair of straight-from-New Orleans Krewe sunglasses in an icy shade of blue, this easy update breathed some new life into my wardrobe rut. There was a quick warm spell on the east coast last week, so a faux fur stole snagged at Forever21 in Georgetown, D.C. this month sufficed for outerwear, and is, hands-down, my favorite accessory ATM.
The Rotunda at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan is perhaps the perfect place for a retrospective because it is, by design, cyclical; one can see backward or forward from any vantage point. Add to that the space’s airy curves, linear columns, barely- there inclines and the gentle shadows cast by low walls and it’s a most fitting medium to showcase the work of Agnes Martin, an artist who, over a career spanning more than five decades, honed and refined her practice of studied abstractions and strikingly stark minimalist pieces.
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists and Entrepreneurs, the latest book from Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney, hit shelves and well-appointed coffee tables this fall, and Bonney hit the road on a twelve-city book tour ending in Philadelphia in November.
Meet Kimberly Glyder, a Philadelphia-based, Design*Sponge-approved illustrator who is, naturally, a bit book obsessed. Glyder spoke at an AIGA panel in Philly earlier this month about being a woman in the arts and an entrepreneur. Here are her top tips, and some of her standout covers.
In a garage at the end of a long, tree-covered driveway on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Leah Macdonald is throwing out art. Today is the day she marked on her calendar three months ago - a day she’s set aside to spend cleaning out her studio of nearly two decades - and for the incredibly prolific encaustic wax artist, that means some of her work, inevitably, is going in the trash.
If fashion and celebrity culture in the early aughts were seen through vaseline-covered lenses and heavily Photoshopped, painstakingly perfect pictures, now, amateur mirror selfies are more likely sources of influence and inspiration. An era of oversharing is in full-swing, and consumers are more accustomed to images shot on an iPhone than overly-glossy photography.
Produced in batches of only 1000 aurous pods, these golden babies sold out instantly. Only in my wildest dreams, and via Instagram, can I imagine what it must be like to cup this tiny objet d'art in my hand, feel its heart beating and know that within lies 4 grams - .14 ounces - of true, life-altering freedom.
Reed Krakoff's collection for Kohl's officially "launched" in late April, just over a year after the designer announced what is slated to be a temporary closing and restructuring of his eponymous line. I say "launched" because while Reed Collection is still in its infancy, the designs themselves are several seasons old. The bags don't just reference the designer's highly-coveted pieces, they are exact replicas.
SOUNDING OFF / UNTOUCHABLE OP-ED
IT'S ALL HAPPENING / UNTOUCHABLE SOCIAL MEDIA
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