Monday, August 30, 2010

Rockaway Taco & other Brooklyn delights

Yesterday was one of the best summer Sundays yet. Began the day with a bike ride to the Carroll Gardens Farmer's Market. I'm planning to make a traditional Native American "three sisters" soup tomorrow night with my friend Ashley so I wanted to get all the ingredients as fresh & local as possible. In addition to the soup ingredients, I returned home with farm fresh free range eggs & milk - perfect for a Sunday omelette & iced coffee! 

My darling roommate and I ventured out on the A train all the way to Rockaway Beach, which is waaaaay nicer than Coney, and equally easy to get to. An added bonus is that the subway travels over the water so you can admire the view the last part of the way. The weather was perfect. We swam in the ocean and relished the warm sunshine as summer comes to an end. Perhaps the best part of the adventure though, was Rockaway Taco. (The Vinne Van Go-Gos or Shenanigans  of Rockaway, if those references mean anything to you). Best fish tacos & watermelon juice of my life. It was also amazing to see containers everywhere growing fresh tomatoes, chilis, and herbs - hanging on the side of the building from gallon jugs, or up on the roof! 

We reluctantly returned, and not wanting the day to end, I took my bike for a sunset spin around Prospect Park, where it smells as sweet as the south if you can trick your brain into thinking you are not in NYC. 

Basically, I fell in love with Brooklyn all over again. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

flowers in my hair

a perfect lazy sunday. laying on the couch, looking out the windows watching & listening to the rain. had a small gathering of friends over last evening, a garden party of sorts. i made a floral headband, which is something i'd admired since i was young - christmas kirsten and then later when jenny married forrest. also, when i was younger and more free spirited (translation: irresponsible) i would lose things frequently and my dad would fuss, "macon, i'm tired of the flowers in your hair routine." haha well here i am, finally with my own flower headband. i hope its the first of many.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Logo!

I realized a lot of my friends look at my blog via google reader, which is a handy tool if you (like me) look at a billion blogs, and if you go a few days w/o checking it racks up well over 1000+ unread posts. In which case you just make yourself a cute little cup of coffee on a Saturday morning and lazily but efficiently scroll through them all. 

Anyway, for those who use google reader, this post is for you! I finally got around to creating a logo. I'm hoping to launch a stationary company over the next few months and was working on a logo for my own name:

And decided to apply the same style to my blog: 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Natalie Baxter

My friend Natalie is so incredibly creative & talented. She's living out west and created this beautiful series of photos of her friends midair. There is something so joyful and satisfying seeing them all as a series. 

Joetta Maue

Love this beautiful embroidery by artist Joetta Maue. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Osborn Shoes

How awesome are these embroidered shoes? Osborn Shoes in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mary Woodin

Love these sweet veggie watercolors by Mary Woodin