17 February 2015

FIERCELY CURIOUS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW

I will have brand new, never before seen (and very covetable) artwork in this show alongside tons of other brilliantly creative Brooklyn based artists and craftsmen.

Come out of hibernation to see some great work!!


08 February 2015

INTERIORS

I have spent an unfortunate amount of time in pediatric hospital wards in my day.  So-so hospitals, top-rate hospitals, huge hospitals and smaller ones, clinics, doctors offices, you name it.  They all have one singular thing in common that I believe to be one of the most soul sucking elements on earth: fluorescent lighting.  If there is anything that can make even a healthy person look and feel sick it is the greenish hue of corporate strip lights.

There is little hope to counter this malaise, but invariably hospitals only make it worse by decorating in the soft mauves and beiges and greys of a 1980's Holiday Inn.  On the pediatric ward they might tape up a cut out of a monkey or a dinosaur but, honestly, that only makes it more depressing.  The space itself and it's effects on patients is, of course an afterthought.  They are there for MEDICINE  in big gold lights, not a spa day.

This hospital in London, however, has received the memo that the environment you are treated in, especially if you are a child, has a massive impact on your overall experience. It will not negate that having to be in a pediatric ward is often terrifying, devastating, incredibly boring and claustrophobic, but being in a space that is designed with joyous creativity sends the message to visitors that says "your comfort and and your feelings matter to us while you are here". 

http://www.boredpanda.com/artists-mural-design-royal-london-children-hospital-vital-arts/

01 February 2015

TULUM, MI AMOUR

Sam and I just spent 5 glorious days in Tulum, Mexico. Just us two - BIG shout out to my mom for staying at our house with Roan amid the "snowpocalypse". 

Having a real vacation - we had cabs to drive us everywhere, people to carry our bags, cook our meals and bring them to us, plan our outings, clean our room, etc- I realize is basically like getting to be my kid for 5 days. 

From now on when someone says to me (I get this all the time) "what do you do all day?" I am going to say that I'm in Hospitality Management.


16 January 2015

CONFUSED

Today Roan and I were sitting in his room when out of nowhere he asked, "why were Martin Luther King and Blondie shot?"

It took me a minute to figure out wtf he was talking about, when I remembered that last week we were in the car listening to classic rock on the radio when he asked me "why did Gandhi have a heart of glass?"... Bingo.

I believe I have to make more of an effort to separate our discussions about significant historical figures from pop culture references from now on.

15 January 2015

ROAN GETS EXISTENTIAL

We're in the car today on the way home from Aikido Roan said "I think this world is a dream and we are all having the same dream so we are all in the world together". 
Boy genius, right?

30 December 2014

TURKS AND CAICOS

It's cold so I thought I would torture myself (and you)  by editing and posting photos from our glorious trip to Turks and Caicos in October.  It was the first non family vacation we have taken since the babies were born and it was heaven.  I am not normally a big beach person (sand makes me cranky, I sunburn easily)  but this, my friends,  I could do more often.

We went with our friends Tim and Elizabeth and their kids Charlie (one of Roan's best buds) and Max.  Big shout out to Elizabeth who planned everything and all we had to do was show up. 

A nice way to remember 2014 which was, all in all, a great year.  

Roan and Charlie float about on their favorite secret beach

Sleepy Max

Conch shells for sale

Charlie at the pool we crashed at some fancy resort

They shooed us off the beach furniture however

Our pool with a view of the Taylor Bay


Charlie not quite ready for a dip

Cool Hand Max

Nudie swimming

Elizabeth with her boys

Roan was quite happy to go commando the whole time

Tim and Max

Taylor Bay at sunset

House at dusk


Dinner prepared for us at home

Sunset from the house

More Conch shells

Roan on Iguana Island

An Iguana on Iguana Island

All of us

Snorkeling

One of the boat tour operators making us Conch Ceviche.  I asked him "where can you possibly have to go on vacation if you live here?" and he said "We go to New York and go shopping"

This is the real color of the water

Sam was quite content

Sam Roan and I took a boat to North Caicos Island

We rented the oldest, most busted Jeep I've ever been in but it worked

Naptime on the road

The grill was a bug cemetery

This was interesting -
Signs of protest and discontent - these were the only ones I saw

We were hiking for ruins and decided to turn back when we met this guy

Basketball court

Little lady saying Hi to me

Blissful nap on the way back to Provo

Roan loves boats

Sam and Roan both love boats

Locals swimming at dusk