PixCell-Deer#24 | KŌhei Nawa

March 19, 2017 § Leave a comment

I’m not usually a fan of taxidermy, but fell in love with this mixed media taxidermied deer with artificial  crystal glass by Japanese artist Kōhei Nawa.  I don’t know why I never stumbled across it before.  I guess the Metropolitan Museum of Art is so cavernous you’re bound to discover something new every time you visit.  This piece is part of it’s permanent collection in Asian Art.  

NYC Blizzard 2017.

March 14, 2017 § Leave a comment

We’ve been downgraded from a Blizzard in NYC and there’s a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow outside my window, the kids got a snow day and me an excuse to skip work.

Velvet Shoes

Let us walk in the white snow
In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet and slow,
At a tranquil pace,
Under veils of white lace.
I shall go shod in silk,
And you in wool,
White as white cow's milk,
More beautiful
Than the breast of a gull.
We shall walk through the still town
In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
Upon silver fleece,
Upon softer than these.
We shall walk in velvet shoes:
Wherever we go
Silence will fall like dews
On white silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.
Elinor Wylie



Some Love At H&M.

March 4, 2017 § Leave a comment


The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, A Good Match.

February 25, 2017 § 1 Comment

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I. Miller – Mondrian Pointed Toes, 1960.

February 20, 2017 § Leave a comment

I. Miller

Footwear News 1985.

Footwear News 1985.




Mondrian Inspired Dresses, Yves Saint Laurent.

Mondrian Inspired Dresses, Yves Saint Laurent.

How the Mondrian dress made art cool.

Virginia Hamilton, Children’s Author And More.

February 18, 2017 § 1 Comment


Always honor those that came before.  I can’t think of a better person to celebrate for black history month than Virginia Hamilton.

Black History Month is when we reflect, remember and honor important African Americans. For anyone with children, America’s most honored author of children’s literature, Virginia Hamilton is one.

Native daughter of Yellow Springs, OH. Winner of The Edgar Allen Poe Award, The John Newbery Medal, The Hans Christian Andersen Medal for the body of her work, The MacArthur Fellowship (Genius Award and the first children’s author ever), The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, The Coretta Scott King Book Award and The Library of Congress Best Books for Children just to name a few. She was the most decorated author in children’s literature of any race or gender and created the The Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Children when these terms didn’t exist. Incredible artist and trail blazer I salute you this month, black history month and every month because you aren’t just part of black history, but are a part of American history – Leigh Hamilton


“I love my home town, I live on land that has been in my family for generations. And being an Ohioan means that for me, there is nothing quite like an Ohio sky, unless it would be the beauty of an Ohio sunset.” – Virginia Hamilton

1934 – 2002

Downtown Today.

February 17, 2017 § 5 Comments

Freedom Tower.

Freedom Tower.

Spotted more than one pair of Ivanka Trump’s shoes on sale at Century 21.  I hate to admit it, but they weren’t too bad.img_6728-1

Happy Valentine’s Day.

February 14, 2017 § Leave a comment

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The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, Shadows.

February 12, 2017 § 1 Comment

What better place to find shadows than at a museum.  I’ll let you try and guess where these were taken.  img_6609img_6565img_6630

Snow Day.

February 10, 2017 § 2 Comments

Today was a rare snow day for New York City schools. Giving us all a fun, albeit brief break from our usual routine.  

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