Irving Penn! Amazing photographer.
Dad Makes Fantastic Butterfly Pancakes for His Kids
"The army stationed me down South when I was younger, and I couldn’t even use the same bathroom as white people. But things have changed so much. The younger generation isn’t nearly as racist. I’ve been sitting here for fifty years. So much has changed. This neighborhood used to be all black. A white person couldn’t even walk down this street. All the races kept to themselves. Now you’ve got Indians talking to Pakistanis, blacks talking to whites, everybody is here and learning from each other’s cultures. I’ve been sitting here for 50 years. Things are getting better."
c1900 Ivan Raspopov Aquamarine and Ruby Necklace, 14K Gold, Russian, $1295
1.28ct Marquise Shaped Antique Diamond Ring, Modern Platinum Mounting (in the online shop)
I love that the stone is set horizontally.
More from my dad’s collection of #pushpingraphic: A page from the #backtosleep issue (titled ‘Sleepy Heads’). #pushpinstudios #pushpin
Another #throwbackthursday, and I decided to go in a different direction again… A while back I took photographs of my father’s collection of issues of ‘Push Pin Graphic’. Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser were two of the designers who founded Push Pin Studios in the mid-1950s. I need to ask my dad to remind me of the details, but I believe that he either went to interview with them in the 70s, or he did some freelance work for them then. In either case, he came home with several issues of this amazing publication.
And I mean that title with the utmost of respect.
I’ve been a denizen of this fair[ly crappy] city my entire life, in one way or another. I spent some time in LA during college, but don’t worry, I got over it. The one thing, though, that I’ve consistently heard from around the US is that New York is a rude city.
This is, I feel, based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what this place is.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I love how the umbrellas in Bryant Park are held open by ropes anchored on brass cleats! I don’t know how I’ve never noticed them before.
Revisiting some favorite books from my childhood: The ‘Ant and Bee’ series. I loved the illustrations back then, and they still make me happy now. Such sweet little books.