When I recapped the first part of my week a couple of days ago, I felt like it had been a full week. The weekend seemed so far away... and now, sheesh! I blinked and it's Friday.
Another highlight of the week? Garrett and I played hooky one afternoon and went to Hoboken. Can you believe that I've never been? It's seriously so easy to hop over there. Someone is putting together our family tree and needed family members to take DNA tests to confirm a couple of things about where we come from. The inner nerd in me absolutely jumped at the opportunity (it's called 23andMe). You can't take it in NYC or mail it from NYC... so to New Jersey we went. Honestly, it's gorgeous over there. A huge park right on the water and you can see all of Manhattan's skyline. Easy enough to get to when I need a little break from all the city craziness!
(Side note: Playing hooky during the day is great... until you're at your desk at 2am having to play catch up...)
Now, onto my radar!
You should definitely watch the video on the NY Times website because it's incredible what this artist duo does. Ryan and Travor Oakes creates concave drawings. The canvas is stretched like a sphere and then they do the drawings on the inside. When they were children, they were fascinated about visual perceptions and how they change. I'm not sure what's more interesting, the way the final artwork looks or how they are able to draw it. The invented a device to stabilize their heads while they draw! (Seriously, watch the video... it's too cool.)
TWO // Taylor Anne's Apartment
One of my friends alerted me to this gorgeous apartment on Design Sponge. I was personally really nervous to share my apartment because I see incredible apartments like this and feel, I don't know, inadequate?! I mean, how absolutely incredible is Taylor's space? She's truly made a home out of her little space. And that light, oh, that light.
THREE // Powerpoint Skills by Ryan Allis
After my college experience, I'd rather not go through another deck ever again. However, this one is pretty ridiculous... and awesome at the same time. It's totally over the top (and has over 1,200 slides...), but if you take the time to zip through it, it can actually be kind of motivating. I liked how it was broken down into different sections and had tangible "takeaways."
FOUR // J. Crew New Arrivals
I feel like I'm always falling in love with J. Crew's new arrivals. Don't blame me, blame J. Crew for releasing them every month. Sheesh... this collection had a few really great staples. Ah!!! Scroll through to see my top picks.
FIVE // The Knick on Cinemax
Need a new show to watch? Try The Knick. The first episode is available on Youtube. Garrett and I watched it together. It's a little... bloody, but good! Need to figure out how to watch the rest of the series now...
What's been on your radar this week?