The People that You Meet

The people that you meet,

IMG_1424 (The Screen Porch, Fairfield Porter)

when you’re walking down the street…

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I’m still waiting for blinds.  While waiting, we strolled towards the river.  Because I’ve been so immersed in American mid-century design with thrifting the Treehaus, I wanted to look at American painting for a change.

It’s my 1st time at the Whitney.

IMG_1433 (Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Robert Henri)

I was overwhelmed.  In London, I love the National Portrait Gallery, and in my other New York life, the MOMA was my hiding place.  I took my time on the 8th floor; filled with my favorite- portraiture.

IMG_1421 (Untitled, Leslie Hewitt)

What is it about the painting that you like?  Zen asked.

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Its tension, its unapologetic stance, its drama.

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The paintings I am drawn to, echo back human folly, absurdness, occasional wit; and with that, our strength.

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The sun was setting when I stepped out onto the 8th floor terrace.  IMG_1451

Around me, Manhattan aglow.

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So who are the people in your neighborhood?  SL asked.

Mrs Vanderbilt Whitney’s ghost, creepy stalker, and Carrie Bradshaw pre-Mr Big, I replied.

IMG_1425 (Artist Bedroom, Nyack, Edward Hopper)

Your new home is haunted?  Wow!!  Super cool, Bibik Tammy!!

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  •  The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Leonard A. Lauder Building, 99 Gansevoort Street 
  • (Kindly pardon the memory lapse with some of the credits for the above art.)

 

4 thoughts on “The People that You Meet

  1. Hi! I just found your blog and I love it. I have been reading a bit and noticed that Bruno seems to have several carriers so I am wondering if you could only have one which one would you choose? Ive been looking for one but it is hard to decide.

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    1. Hi Ana, Thanks for stopping by. I agree it’s not that straightforward a decision. I’ve learnt that it really depends on the size of your dog, and the purpose you need the carrier for. Bruno jet-sets/goes everywhere- so his needs are rather varied. If you can be more specific with your needs and size of your dog, I can try and share more? Or maybe I should do a post abt this- it’s a great question! X

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      1. My dog Eddie is a maltipoo, I would say he is about the size of Bruno but with a bit shorter legs. He mainly needs a carrier for traveling, not for the actual transport to the destination but for when we’re there. A couple of months ago we were in Paris and he got tired from all the walking around so I had to carrie him and also when there was too much people on the street. It got a bit heavy because he gets quite heavy when he falls asleep and also it’s unpractical not having any free hands. This autumn we are going to Prag and I want to be prepared with a comfy carrier for him. A blog post about carriers sounds great!

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  2. Got it! In terms of what you are saying then, if it was me, I would go with the Wagwear messenger that straps across the body. It distributes the weight most evenly, the straps are adjustable over warm/thicker clothing, and your hands will be free. It will also keep Eddie close to you- so that way you know he is safe, and not worry about him being trampled upon. I’ll follow up on your question with a post today 🙂 Hope that’s all helpful for you 🙂 X

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