Ulla Johnson’s Lovely Bleecker Street Storefront

I’ve been catching peeks of Ulla Johnson’s beautiful Bleecker Street shop all over my interwebs travels lately. And can you see why it’s everywhere? The prettiest details without the overkill (that pendant light!)…I’d love this as a living space. More on its decor details, from Vogue… The landmarked space, which formerly housed an outpost of the consignment shop INA, has been renovated top to bottom with architecture and interiors by Elizabeth Roberts and Alexis Brown. Now there’s a front and back parlor, with windows on three sides, a Manhattan retail rarity. Lindsey Adelman designed the glass pendant light fixture that hangs in the front parlor, Rogan Gregory created a custom bronze door handle and the sign that will eventually be posted outside, and Tanya Aguiniga made the weaving that graces the hand-plastered wall in the back. *Sigh. [via Vogue]    

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Indoor hammocks

Every summer over the course of my childhood, my family would spend time at a small rustic 60s/70s style campground in Connecticut. We stayed in cabins surrounded by a pond to fish and canoe in, and all kinds of outdoor activities you’d associate with summertime.  It also had a rec room with a jukebox that mostly played Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. I loved going every year. It was freedom and sunshine. It was bread rolls + sweetened iced tea in the dining hall. It was swimming and horseback riding, rambling strolls, and cabins that smelled of ivory soap. But what I most looked forward to was getting in a nap on one of the two coveted hammocks hung under a huge maple tree. I’d close my eyes and drift off. It was dreamy. From the moment I first tested out the hammock, I vowed I’d someday have one in my own home. The dream lives on! In the meantime, I’m taking inspiration from these beauties, examples of pure leisure and peacefulness. Sigh… And check out this outdoor hammock space. This one too! [ 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 ]

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