I’m looking outside my window and seeing the brightness of sunlight streaming in. Yet, I can experience the longest lunar eclipse in this decade (which is still going on as I type), thanks to National Geographic and Youtube.
How fun! Click here→
Yesterday was the 33rd Annual Museum Mile Festival in New York City.
Last year I visited the Guggenhiem Museum which is known for it’s spiral shape and was also the most expensive Museum. It was crowded! We took about 30 minutes to get into the museum itself and spent another hour or two browsing the collection. Afterwards I ran into my Aunts and mom … what are the odds?
While waiting in line to enter Cooper-Hewitt we bumped into one of my aunts! I suppose the odds aren’t that slim.
The Cooper-Hewitt had two large exhibits. The second floor held the Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay exhibit. There were a lot of patterns and prints done by Sonia Delaunay that was made into fabric and the fascinating thing was its similarity to the prints in today’s fashion.
The first floor of the Cooper-Hewitt held the Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels exhibit and this was a hit, mostly amongst the ladies. I love jewelry as much as the next woman, but I found a lot of the pieces too grandiose – which, I suppose, was the point. I did enjoy the butterflies though and the jewel-encrusted dancers.
The Museum of the City of New York had a Joel Grey/A New York Life exhibit on the second floor. In this exhibit I realised that Academy and Golden Globe awards aren’t large, even though they seem large on the television; that sometimes pictures of rusty chain links on a pink, flaky wall can look extremely artistic. Also, that I should have married a wealthy man in the 1800s if I wanted to have a fancy drawing room, complete with picture table and decorative fireplace.
The first floor contained a dollhouse which was exquisitely decorated. Which I wanted to take home. Which in turn reminded me of this – Grace White also has an Etsy shop, which I plan on browsing often. I think this was my favourite thing of the night!
The first floor also contained the The American Style: Colonial Revival and the Modern Metropolis exhibit, which is wonderful to view. It’s fun to imagine society in colonial times.
We must have walked at least three miles, so we ended the night with Shake Shack burgers and fries (yummy). Now I’ve visited four museums in the Museum Mile, just 6 more to go.
[photos courtesy of Cate!]
I woke up this morning to Google’s newest Doodle and I have to say, they’ve outdone themselves. In a tribute to Les Paul, Google has put out a playable instrument as their doodle. You can use the middle row of keys on your keyboard to strike each of the 10 strings. But, what makes this exceptional is that you can record what you are playing and they generate a link to it so you can share! Go ahead, play your heart out.
Do you remember your first mobile device? Meet mine, it’s a Sony Ericosson. The phone that started my journey into the world of mobile devices.
The phone I had after this, I lost, first and last time (I hope) to ever lose a phone. Following that I had an old Nokia that featured the popular Snake game.
Next was a Kyocera Slider phone that made a fun sliding sound when you opened and closed it. After that one, I believe the LG Chocolate was next.
Then I moved on to my first personal smart phone, the Blackberry Tour. I had a Blackberry for work, but that didn’t count as mine, this Tour was my first official smart phone.
Almost two years later I am now the proud owner of an HTC Thunderbolt. Smart-phone. 4G. Awesome. My, how time flies.