Sunday, May 22, 2011

NYC Day 3

Ahh Sunday...

Started the day at Cafe Pick Me up
145 Avenue A - right across from Tompkins Square park
The perfect spot to read the NY Times on Sunday morning

Me visiting The High line - the amazing new Park built on top of a former railroad line.
It runs from Gansevoort St. in the Meatpacking District to West 34th St. bet 10 & 11 Aves.
The design was a collaboration between landscape architecture + urban design firm James Corner Field Operations + architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
I was blown away by it's beauty. (A must on your next NYC trip!)

The incredible Standard Hotel which straddles the Highline.
I found it creepy looking - in kinda a good way)
(Has become famous for it's exhibitionist hotel guests!)

One example of the incredible new architecture you can view from Highline.
(A lot of gutsy stuff has been built in last 5 years - exciting)

Dinner Later at the charming Tipsy Parson in Chelsea

Tipsy Parson contained THE best bathroom I've ever seen
Amazing black + white wallpaper
Great lighting + sinks!
(The photo does not do it justice!)
I know Margot Austin would approve of this photo. She also takes pictures of bathrooms. :-)

Late night visit to the Maritime Hotel
so that I could view the Josef Frank fabric in the lobby!

Closeup of a chair
This is Frank's Manhattan pattern which he designed after emigrating here.

On way home through the West Village I read Jonathan Adler's manifesto in his window.
This quote has always been a favourite.


Unknown said...

I think You have great sunday. This is a really good read for me, Must accept that you are one of the best bloggers I ever saw.Thanks for posting these pictures.
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margot said...

yes, I approve of your bathroom pic 100%, also of course the killer Josef Frank chair at the Maritime, the JA quote...and every single aspect of your delicious NYC adventure!