3 Exhibits To See

I love going to museums. ¬†There are so many of them in New York, some large and well known, others smaller like hidden gems. ¬†But as you know, it’s easy to take things for granted when they’re in your backyard. ¬†So I did a quick research to see what interesting exhibits are going on now. ¬†Here are my top 3 picks. ¬†If you’re in the NY area, do check them out! ¬†I will do the same, pinky swear.

COOPER-HEWITT SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

THE IMMERSION ROOM

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An exhibition of Cooper Hewitt’s extensive collection of wall coverings, in a space called the Immersion Room. ¬†Here is the twist: visitors can use the “pen” to select digital images of wallpapers or¬†sketch their own design and then project them onto the walls at full scale to see their impact. ¬†How awesome is that!

WHITNEY MUSEUM

COLLECTING CALDER

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I am a big fan of Calder. ¬†Apparently, Whitney has the largest repository of Calder’s work in the whole world. ¬†This exhibition features his famous circus assemblage, made from ordinary materials like ¬†wire, string, wood, cork, cloth and bits of metal. ¬†It also showcases his later, more abstract mobiles.

THE TENEMENT MUSEUM

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The Tenement Museum gives visitors a glimpse of NYC’s multicultural past by re-furbishing historic tenement buildings and bringing past stories to life. ¬†This specific¬†guided tour focuses on family-run stores on Orchard Street across generations, in the hopes of achieving the American Dream. ¬†Having been on a couple of tours at the museum, I always walk away feeling amazed, both by the history of this city’s people, but also by the engaging and thoughtful tour guides that make these experiences¬†extra memorable.

New in Shop

In the last few weeks, I’ve been hard at work creating a new collection of jewelry. ¬†My goal is to create pieces that carry meaningful messages, so that wearing them everyday reminds us of what matters the most. ¬†I’m so excited to share my work¬†with you in the coming days!

First up is a cuff inspired by the eponymous friendship bracelet.  It features textured, braided details, complete with tassels. I created this cuff to capture the wonder of childhood and to celebrate the special bonds that we share with our best friends, be they near or far.

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Dancing Colors

I recently stumbled across the story of a little 5 year old girl named Iris. ¬†Iris has autism and is unable to speak. ¬†But she has an incredible talent for painting and colors. ¬†With the encouragement of her parents and the companionship of her cat Thula, she has created amazing artworks that have been compared to Monet’s impressionism. ¬†There is a quiet, happy energy in her work¬†that I love. Thought you’d enjoy them at the start of a new week.

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More of Iris’s paintings¬†can be found here.

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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Snapshots from our road trip stop at Cape Elizabeth.  As much as I love beaches in the summer, I also have a fondness for visiting them in the off seasons.  The unusual quietness, combined with wintry gales and salty air, makes me feel calm and at peace.