Happy tenth birthday, Jaiden!Today, Jaiden (most fantastic kid; daughter of most wonderful couple, Dani and Stefano; keeper of most beautiful flower shop, Jaiden's Petals; and owner of most loyal dog, Abbie) turns 10! Jaiden's funny, talented, intelligent, impossibly creative, and absolutely unique. She's also much cooler than I can ever hope to be: she's been wearing skulls since I met her, started a comic book club at 8, joined a band at 9. I don't know what she could possibly cram into the next ten years, but it can only be amazing.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 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.
Posted by Jenny at Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Posted by Jenny at Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 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.
Posted by Jenny at Monday, June 07, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
My chair collection is growing. I rescued this grey Eames from a trash pile behind an apartment block I pass on my way to the subway. It took weeks of staking out - I peeked to make sure it was still there literally every morning for two months - and a fortuitous meeting with the Super on an already lucky day.
Posted by Jenny at Friday, June 04, 2010