Welcome to the world, little one. You are so beautiful already. Your Mom and I were college roommates and have been friends for over 20 years. How time flies…I always love knitting for babies (ok, and for cats…), especially to keep them warm on a cold day such as this, so little thumb-less mittens.These are the same socks I made for Allison’s baby and this time they were faster.And your Mom loves bears, so a bear hat just for you.There are pink hearts on the back because I like adding hearts, like to this sweater. All packaged up before I went to Shanghai because I thought you’d be born while I was away.We tried them on your Mama’s teddy bear and he said they fit, so I hope they fit you too! Can’t wait until the next time I see you. You’ll be even bigger by then…
You *may* have heard about the Rain Room exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. I say may because it’s been quite the craze here in NYC with visitors waiting for hours (and I mean 6, 7, 8 + hours) in the rain and in last week’s incredible heat and humidity.IF you can still get in before it closes THIS SUNDAY, July 28th, I do recommend it as long as you bring a good friend like Yun and snacks like Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies with Bulleit Rye. Even with Yun’s membership helping us with special admission hours and a separate line it took quite a while to get in.Ten people are let into the Rain Room at a time for 10 minutes. Special sensors detect your body when you’re walking through and no rain falls on you from overhead, unless you’re wearing very dark colors or walk too quickly.I also have a video on Instagram where you can hear the falling water, and on Youtube with a more moody song from the Audio Swap feature. My pics of Yun:
And the kind museum attendant’s pic of both of us:
Definitely makes me think of this video, although the technology is much more dazzling now than years ago:
Oh my, what a day! So much inspiration, creativity and bright COLOR in the room at Alt Design Summit last Thursday, June 20th in NYC. I was treated to dinner and a bountiful gift bag the night before hosted by atly at Tía Pol, a great, tasty kick off to the conference and I was so happy to meet and mingle with fellow attendees.I’ve known Kate of Koru Wedding Style since kindergarten, so what better friend to go to something we’ve been dreaming about doing for so long? When we I arrived at the Martha Stewart Living Headquarters it was a bright and bustling room that greeted us.Crafters were crafting friendship bracelets, needlepoint and a personalized salt scrub.It might’ve been hard to settle down so much excited chatter, but everyone was excitedly anticipating the Opening Keynote address by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge. Then to introduce the American Made panel was Martha Stewart herself! There were cheers, squeals and the sound of many cameras and phones clicking pictures.
So many good tips to think about!
- Clockwise from top left: Grace Bonney (Design*Sponge), Martha Stewart, Pilar Guzmán (Martha Stewart Living), Kathleen King (Tate’s Bake Shop), Bob McClure (McClure Pickles), Garance Doré, Jen Lee Koss (Brika)
- “Keep asking for what you want from who you want it from. So many things are more attainable than you think they are. Don’t be afraid to ask.” ~ Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge
- “When you’re brought to your knees that’s the only time when you can learn and grow and see. Take the emotion out of the decision making process, not the passion.” Kathleen King, Tate’s Bake Shop
- “Get out of your own way; don’t let the business run you.” ~ Bob McClure, McClure’s Pickles
Loved the slides illustrated by Garance Doré who has done illustrations and photography for many fashion brands:We were well fed throughout the day with breakfast, lunch, snacks…and a party to complete the day, cause there ain’t no party like a Martha party! and this one was decorated with new party goods by Martha Stewart of course.So many fun, new faces:and so much fun free things to play and create with: what to do first?!After ALT I’m inspired to:
- work on a business plan and marketing for my business: Jen Kim Creative
- do more networking with fellow bloggers and industry folks
- launch a new floral concept — coming on Monday!
- get back to crafting: it’s been a while and now I have 4 rolls of washi tape!
- work more on my photography, including today with friends in Central Park (sun, please come out!
What are you working on right now? Happy Friday!