Archive for January, 2011

Will Ryman’s “The Roses” in NYC

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Mock-up of Will Ryman’s “The Roses” at 67th Street and Park Avenue from NY Times article;
WR Studio Inc./Paul Kasmin Gallery

This Winter in New York has challenged even the best of us this year. It’s not worth staying outside in frigid temperatures unless it’s really for something special. If you are in New York, do look for outdoor installations of giant pink and red roses starting January 25th on a stretch of Park Avenue between 57th to 67th Streets. These gigantic fiberglass and stainless steel roses were created by Artist Will Ryman. According to the NY Times, they will be as tall as twenty-five feet in height, and each rose diameter will range from five to ten feet wide.

Read more about Will Ryman in the New York Times here.

Winter Blues

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

We just got back from our buying trip in Asia and boy are we glad to settle down at home now. Even though that means we come back to the dead of winter in New York. When snow-bound at home, what else can you do but grab some hot cocoa and curl up with the magazines and books?

To my delight, Gwyneth Paltrow graces the cover of the January issue of Instyle Magazine. I’m sure the jury will be out on her new movie “Country Strong” but she sure makes a good fashion icon. While Mrs. Martin always looks svelte and fashionable, the Instyle article caught my attention because I adore the styling of this photo spread. I sure do want to live in this glamorous denim Country twang world. The photographs are by Michelangelo Di Battista and the scenes are styled by Laura Ferrara. Both people I feel the need to research/stalk from now on. I am inspired by the beautiful antique blues and tans in this spread.

(Photos from the Internet.)