Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I love illustration and I'm a bit of a magpie for interesting paper bits - letterhead, menus, discarded notes, business cards, envelopes, invitations, sugar packets, etc - so when I met someone who works in an archive that would be full of of the stuff, I asked if I could drop by for a visit. It was like some sort of flea market dream! I didn't get to rifle through so much as ask my friend to carefully show me this and that while I sat on my hands trying not to be grabby.

Sorry these're fuzzy. I didn't use a flash, and the room was a little dim. But just imagine boxes and boxes full of 80 years' worth of beautifully illustrated and designed print material. I wanted to slip something in my pocket when my host wasn't looking. I refrained from thievery, but it was hard.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The other night I went to the New York premiere of 'Tiny Furniture', a fantastic film by 23-year-old director Lena Dunham. It was her second feature film (what am I doing with my time?). It also happened to be part of IFC's Rooftop Films series, my new favourite thing. Bring a friend and a blanket.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

I learned in one weekend that summer in Brooklyn is mostly spent on the roof. Picnics, movies. Weddings, even.

On Saturday, my friends J & M were married on their apartment rooftop in Fort Greene. J's family came from all over America. His old dog, Cosmo, ambled up between the couple as they said their vows. M's family had flown in from Japan. Her parents wore kimonos, and her father sang a traditional Japanese wedding song. It was an amazing moment.