Monday, 21 October 2013

New York, New York...

Here is my case at LOOT, usual minimal look!
I am back form New York just over a week ago now and here are some photos form my trip.
We will start with business first, swiftly followed on by a few of my snap.
The lack of images from the show is just due to the fact this is always what happens, I just forget to take them when i am at any work event. 
I have had a brilliant time. 
The Museum of Art and Design was an amazing place to exhibit in and they had a great team running it, all such lovely people. 
The standard of work was fantastic and all 50 jewelers had traveled form all over the globe to be there. 
One of the many interesting public visitors i met was Molly Clark who blogs under Ring Liaison all about jewellery and she wrote a really lovely and playful piece about the show, well worth checking out on the link above. 

 This is the museum which looks tiny amongst all the sky scrapers but it wasn't. We were given lunch each day on the 10th floor and i 'd always feel a bit wobbly under foot after getting out of the lift, i am not use to this city living.

This was our view at lunch. It's right on the corner of central park so a really brilliant location and a tasty ice cream parlor just out side the museum to keep me going, salted caramel.

So now we are on to my snaps and this is what you get from having a stroll in Central Park, meet Bobby.

Always good to see carrots any where in my book.
Check out the perfect little cloud over Washington Park.
This was a real treat, The Bemelmans Bar at The Carley Hotel. Amazingly decorated with Ludwig Bemelmans beautiful illustrations of whimsical scenes from Central Park. He is best know for the Madelin books he created. It is said having painted these walls he and his family spent one and a half years living at the Carley as payment.
I enjoyed a very pleasant drink with the sound of Earl Rose tapping away on the piano in the back ground. i would defiantly recommend a visit.   
They have very good bar snacks.

From paintings to paper, a visit to The Museum of American Folk Art where i found a contemporary exhibition of work inspired by patch working. Beautiful pieces created with old envelopes and letters by Stephen Sollins.
I LoVE such things my self so am really in to these works. Just check out those colours.

I LoVE food and when i knew i was coming over to the states was oh so excited about the fine food i could indulge in. Somerset is very beautiful but a culinary desert so i feasted.
I was accompanied by the fine lady Kaz Robertson to this 'lumber jack' breakfast and a few other meals too. Kaz is another jeweler at LOOt, she's basied in Edinburgh where she creates her lovely resin jewels. 
O.K last food shot but this is really for a big up to this most joyous of dinning experiences and to the amazing men who whip up these brilliant meals in a space of about 2 meters. Gods at work, simple & delicious. Cafe Gitane is well worth a visit. Yummmmmmmmmm.

This is how i felt getting to the airport.

Some of the great mosaics i found in the subway.

I do love a bit of public art.

And then suddenly it's time to come home again.

I would love to know what real use this is to the common air traveler coming out of the lift at JFK but it dose looks great though what ever it's about.