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A week in review: our highs of August 1-5

August 5, 2011

This was a week filled with highs for us – which we needed, since August has begun which means the countdown til summer ends is upon us, thereby making me already seasonally depressed.

1. If you haven’t been to Eddie’s Sweet Shop in Forrest Hills, you should go. It’s a century old soda fountain with homemade ice cream. Is there anything better than being a kid in an ice cream shop? V went there with Sienna this week. I just about died when I saw this photo of her.

2. We stopped by the Sub Zero Wolf showroom in the A+D building with our clients this week and spotted this wine refrigerator scenario. The tower in the middle of the two refrigerators are actually custom paneled refrigerator doors. We were had at hello. 

3. Do you guys get Blackboard Eats deals? They offer really great discounts at some really great restaurants, and you don’t even have to pay to get the deal. We’re stoked about the one that just came through today – for brunch at the Morgan Dining Room in the Morgan Library. And it’s not the food we went crazy for (although we hope it’s good) but the architecture and history. The restaurant is in what was JP Morgan’s restored family dining room, with original woodwork and columns. Can’t wait to take a bite out of history.

Photo of the Morgan Dining Room

4. Inspiration for a new project came right when we left a meeting and came across these darling French flats. We love the colors, the style and the Parisian lifestyle! 

5. One of our favorite vendors cordially invited us to his 30th birthday evening of dinner and dancing. This makes us happy for 2 reasons. 1. We really like him, so we’re excited to be invited and celebrating him, and 2. He’s so classy. Look at this invitation. What 30 year old single man do you know that would be able to pull this off without the help of a woman, and be so detail oriented?

6. Virginia walked into the door.

Ok, so this may be a low because her nose was killing her for hours, but it also had us laughing for days. Do you see the smudge on the glass door? That I framed and signed? Fun times at id 810.

7. You may have heard that my number 1 hobby is wandering the streets of my West Village neighborhood because there is always something new to see. Here are some of my favorite things I saw this week:

I also stumbled upon Charles Lane, which is the most nondescript little alley between Washington and West Streets and was home to a state prison from 1797 – 1828, at which point it moved upstate and became Sing Sing.

And there is a pez dispenser collection on the top of this door frame. 

This was the walk I also fell in love with a bicycle.

These were inspired by French bikes of the 50s and 60s and I want one (I was told this style would be better for me since my skirt and or dress wouldn’t get caught on the crossbar and I am often found wearing skirts and or dresses).

8. Tile shopping with our kitchen reno clients was really inspiring, and we found the most gorgeous color combination that we are all head over heels for…after months of searching for the right blend of French provincial, art deco, pre war and modern (does this sound like a tough bill to fit?) we landed on tile that we are all really pleased with, and we’re sure it’s the perfect selection.

9. And while we’re on the subject of narrowing down selections for clients, we are in love with the two color schemes we’ve put together for the two boys bedrooms we’re designing. 

Both are bright and bold, just like these boys.

10. And finally, our biggest high of the week was being interviewed for a big publication that we were so nervous for, but so excited about.  And we hope to share it with you soon.

Til next week, sayonara!

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