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Shore ice slushing on the shores of Lake Michigan

Midsummer Fantasies: How to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave
Published: Look magazine (May 1953)

Dancer-actress Gwen Verdon cools off in a hammock whilst wearing a ballgown. The Broadway legend is relaxing on one of the setbacks of the Look Building at 488 Madison Avenue (Emery Roth & Sons, 1948–50)

“I found that the real life of NYC can best be captured by pointing the lens straight down from high above. From above, you feel the energy and flow of the city—he constant stream of yellow taxis lining the avenues, the waves of pedestrians hurriedly crossing at the change of traffic signals, little figures disappearing into the subway stations, the chorus of honking horns and sirens. The feeling of a city from above completely changes from daytime through twilight and into darkness.


Photograph by Navid Baraty, National Geographic Your Shot

The Selby+The Simple Creative Home

(This isn’t my stuff… but I stumbled upon this and I had to post.)

I recently discovered The Selby, more or less 1000 sq ft home that is bursting with neutral colors making it ‘bigger’ than it actually is. I really love the combination of open planning and simple palette in this home.. Everything’s seems within reach but doesn’t appear too crowded.. Every area is properly spaced.. First thing that caught my eye was the loft guest bed (sleeps overs not a problem!).. Then there’s the splendid living area adjacent with the long wooden dining table paired with immaculate white chairs. And wow to the kitchen, it’s framed perfectly with bright high windows.

The sculpture above the fireplace is just amazing. The dabs of green and brown hues provides balance against the monochromatic theme..

The open shelves looks fantastic in the kitchen. Along with the geometrical stools for the island. And do you see the customized knife-storage incorporated on the table. Brilliant.

A nice little outdoor garden is always a great idea.. A fab wrap-up to an equally fab apartment.. :)