Category Archives: new york city

all the buildings in new york

James Gulliver Hancock is attempting to draw all the buildings in New York. His journey can be followed on his blog – where you can also purchase (and commission) these illustrations. I think they are awesome.

manhattan or brooklyn

Back by popular demand, these Manhattan and Brooklyn maps just became available (after selling out) for pre-order. While I suppose I’m partial to Manhattan – as it’s the place I’ve called home for many years – I love them both equally.

Designed by Jim Datz. Available on Three Potato Four
(one of my FAVORITE online shops)


At some point when we were quite young, my sister learned how to make incredible pop-up cards. I’m talkin’ jaw-dropping-wow-worthy-cool AND designed by a small child so everyone was always impressed. I soon realized there was no point in trying to compete with this talent, so my sister became the designated card maker of the family, and if I was lucky – she would let me add my signature…

Pop-Up NYC, a pop-up book of New York icons reminded me of these fond childhood memories – construction paper sprawled across the floor and scissors in hard. This book visualize the icons from top view, and from the side it represents an urban landscape.

infographic food map

File this under coolest thing I have seen in a long time! a beautiful graphic map of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens – divided into microregions by FOOD!! Created by Very Small Array I can’t get enough of this interesting approach to showcase diversity.


I took this beautiful picture of tulips the other day while walking in Tribeca. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers and these colors are simply divine..

Now if I only had this sweet little vase from CB2, I would have a lovely place to display them…

home tour

I love looking through pictures of the interiors of homes (this shouldn’t come as a surprise…) — especially those located in New York City – and ESPECIALLY those in New York City that are absolutely and insanely gorgeous. Like this one, that belongs to Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo of ABCD Design and her husband. Stunning!

{images via poppytalk}

circa ceramics

Yesterday I spent the evening at International Center of Photography (before seeing Billy Elliott on Broadway). Yep, things get pretty fun when my parents come to visit, even when buried under 20 inches of snow. I always make time to peruse museum gift shops – the books, trinkets, totes, magnets, post cards – I always want them all. The ICP had a wonderful display of cups and mugs with the camera graphic (see top right) that caught my eye. I made note in my things to blog about notebook and when checking out circa ceramics today I was thrilled to see there are a variety of lovely images on these made to order mugs and bowls. Check out their etsy store here.