Friday, March 11, 2011

the whole world on a wall

Totally no recollection where I snagged this picture, but I love it.  Great idea for a wall in a play room or a children's bed room.  Ummmm...even a living room.  I rather fancy this a lot.  Maps are so exciting...they get me dreaming and scheming about adventures in far off places. 

We still have a blank white wall in our baby's nursery... still no real plan on what the heck to do.  As you have never been in my home, you would know that I have something against plain white walls....every wall in my home is covered.  I've tried to do the minimalist thing...I fail every time.  I love being surrounded by visual "pretties."

My heart it still so in love with this whimsical ( yet super pricey and significantly smaller!) world map by Julie Mercier.  I think it would look smashing in our baby's room. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

brilliant new york

One of the biggest reasons I was psyched about moving to upstate New York was being within a couple hours of New York I LOVE New York City.  Who doesn't?  I love the museums.  The pizza.  The architecture.  The lights.  The parks.  I could go on infinitely.  Too bad residency has kept me busy almost every single weekend of the last 10 months...only made it into the city once...which is actually quite a tragedy.

One year I traveled into the city  over a dozen times...which is a lot for a girl who lived in Arizona (though I was living in Rhode Island at the time!).  I think this is a fun print by Julie Mercier; certainly not the most sophisticated portrayal of NYC, yet it is a fun and bright and lively interpretation.  I am a fan of Miss Mercier...remember here?