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the dynamic duo -pve design and Architect Design
I never imagined that as a keeper of a blog, that I would have the fortune to meet and build friendships along the way.  Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of meeting Stefan from Architect Design in New York City for a delightful day.  We both felt as though we were not meeting for the first time, there was a design connectivity and an appreciation for art, design and beauty. Truly, destiny, “by design” for a delightful day.

Atelier du viele Apt – an Earthenware cream pitcher $365 at Charlotte Moss
First we met at the Charlotte Moss Shop where I eyed this earthenware pitcher.  I have a penchant for “green” and there was something about this marbleized  finish that is so attractive.   There is a sale going on, as the shop shall be closing so that Charlotte can devote her time to design.  The pitcher did not come home with me as I am in a “saving mode.”

Afterwards we had a leisurely stroll through Central Park en route for a bite to E.A.T –
I learned that we both love chocolate chip cookies.

Images from the “House Proud” Interior watercolor collection exhibit
Arriving at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum to view an exhibit – “House Proud” a collection of interior watercolors and other fine objects.   The attention to detail as well as the amount of patience was impressive.  I need to brush up on trying my hand at some of these sorts of works.
Firstly, I will need some brushes with fine tips in order to get the amount of detail.
Then upstairs for some more eye feasting.

a motif from a vintage wallpaper, from the exhibit

a modern fine line “frame” wallpaper, perfect for today – of course I would want to illustrate in each frame a work of art!  I loved this paper.

On the 2nd floor there are two other exhibits to view, a model for chinese affordable architecture 
 and a children’s wallpaper exhibit with vintage designs, “Wall Stories”

a wallpaper sample from the collection, animal motifs are still charming today.

The finale was the Fifth Avenue promenade leading us to “Bergdorf Goodman” – for a little window shopping and a mad dash to Grand Central for my train, otherwise, I may have turned into a pumpkin!
By design, a super Saturday to blog about.
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