Sågverket : the kind of b&b i would love to own

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all images via fantastic frank.se

it is kind of sad(?) to see this stylish -probably the most stylish hostel (the toilets and shower rooms are shared) i’ve ever seen- is up for sale. the current owner definitely did a beautiful job on renovating the interior. the effortless scandinavian taste is every where- natural wood material, keep it simple & white, and most importantly, feel cozy.

i am hoping the next owner would appreciate most of these styling and keep it as stylish as it is right now…

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Sågverket : the kind of b&b i would love to own

sunday mix: some latest from highline

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welcome to highline, again! we managed to visit the highline in a beautiful weather weekend – saturday (noon) and sunday (noon), twice. the planting are so thriving that at some areas you could totally forget you’re walking on a elevated park!

what to stream: check out the documentary urbanized (2011) where the project is discussed from the city, community, and design team’s perspective.

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sunday mix: some latest from highline

ghost ship by chris burden

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during our stroll in nolita… see what we spotted outside the new museum! ok, i know… obviously this is totally not a news news (yes i repeated it twice). the exhibition ‘extreme measure‘ by american artist chris burden was on view between 10/02/2013  – 01/12/2014. blame to the weather, we haven’t visit new york city for like ages, maybe four months, or as long as that brutal winter was! although we missed the exhibition, good news is the ambitious ghost ship & twin quasi-legal skyscrapers are still up (and free!) for our viewing pleasure.

here are the close-up of the ghost ship (2005) & twin quasi-legal skyscrapers (2013)… pretty awesome aren’t they !

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check out this interview to find out more about this almost impossible exhibition at new museum.

ghost ship by chris burden

vintage house daylesford

Interiors, styling, custom cabinetry and furniture design by Kali Cavanagh

[all images courtesy of  VINTAGE HOUSE DAYLESFORD | styling by kali cavanagh]

today we will continue to explore the aussieland. featured on the march 2014 issue of australian magazine inside out, the vintage house daylesford , renovated from a 1860’s miner’s cottage on the border of daylesford and hepburn springs, is the weekend home to the stylist kali cavanagh and now it is available to rent – weekdays, over weekend, or a whole week!

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vintage house daylesford

the light and space

james-turrell_Aten-Reign_guggenheim-museum the site specific exhibition by james turrell at guggenheim museum is absolutely something you don’t want to miss this summer!

the exhibition includes the Aten Reign at the core of the rotunda, and some of his early works include my favorite “Afrum” – the way light designed create a perception of floating, glowing cube in the corner, and the at least an hour wait-line for “iltar (1976)”, a dark room with a gray rectangle on the wall that intentionally to create the ganzfeld effect (which, i failed to experience that effect… ).

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the light and space

saturday afternoon rain

expo1_rain-room_moma_nycwait in super long line became the biggest trend in nyc these days. from cronuts to…rain room.

there were couple moments we were about to quit. come on, stand under the super bright sun with no shade and almost zero breeze — just to be able to see the rain? don’t we have enough rain this summer? but for some reason, we managed to stay without fainting. (let’s talk about the heat wave in nyc during summer time) and guess what: 30 minutes later, we entered the rain room.

only 30 minutes wait time? that’s right, because we were in the view-only line, not the line that will get us in the rain. we didn’t have choice anyway since MoMA have cut off the line after 2pm. and even if we have choice- we won’t want to wait 7-8 hrs since 6am just to be able to get into the rain…

designed by london-based random international, ” Rain Room is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process. ”

expo1_rain-room_moma_nyc_interiorthe show was cool, but unfortunately our excitement were kind of worn out after that confusing, hot and super sweaty wait. apparently the membership can only take you this far, no express lane.

stay tuned for our next wait-vanture! (hint: guggenheim museum )

saturday afternoon rain

a sunday afternoon at brooklyn bridge park

BROOKLYN-BRIDGE-PARK_1it was an early april weekend when we visited brooklyn bridge park. the weather was a bit chilly but the sun was bright. the park was filled of people with bikes, kids, dogs, cameras, picnic towels, or food.

we didn’t have time to stop by the playground on pier 6 but i am sure we will visit it sometime soon this summer. i’ve heard many good reviews about the playground – it is definitely not your typical neighborhood playground.

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a sunday afternoon at brooklyn bridge park