CROCHETED LAMPSHADES

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Above: Crocheted lampshade at Michele Varian, photo from Apartment Therapy.

The other day I was walking in Manhattan on the Lower East Side and discovered an amazing store full with all kinds of vintage, restored and designer objects.  One of my favorite is a crocheted lamp shade. The fabric is starched to maintain its form. 

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Above: Michele Varian on Crosby Street, NY


June 11, 2009

GROWING WILD STRAWBERRIES IN THE BACKYARD!

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This is wild strawberry or Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria Vesca)  growing in Brooklyn backyard. Mmmmm!

Wild strawberry is not like a regular strawberry at all. It has a different taste and smell.  It smells like forest. Red, juicy and fragrant wild strawberries are false fruits Berries are seeds hidden in a juicy pulp. Examples of berries - blueberry, cranberry, tomato and watermelon. The seeds of the wild strawberry sit on the surface of this false fruit that functions as a bait for the animals, who eat the seeds and help spread the seeds with their droppings.  Wild strawberries are so delicious and aromatic because they wants us to eat them (yes yes!), ha-ha!
Wild strawberries usually are found near trails, young forests and forest openings.

There is so much can be said about this amazing fruit. 

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wild strawberries, gardening, design squish blog


CATEGORIES:   GARDEN, NATURE,
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THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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The Horticultural Society of New York is awesome.  The Horticultural society of New York makes New York city better through horticultural programs, library resources and exhibitions. Below are some photos of the exhibitions held in HSNY:

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Above: Sustainable fashion Show - Bodkin-  Eviana Hartman uses recycled tire rubber as buttons, boiled carob dyes, bamboo/organic cotton, organic wool,  recycled polyester fleece.

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Above: The Artificial Kingdom - art exhibition by Rowena Dring and Jude Miller

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Above: Awesome indoor green wall at HSNY


CHEAP $$$ OLD VINTAGE CHAIR AND FRAMES FOUND ON GARAGE SALE - RESTORED AND REPAINTED

reclaimed re-painted chair and restored old frames

I found this old vintage chair - $2, and two frames - $3 on garage sale.  They were falling apart and covered in dust.  I washed them and repainted them. 


June 04, 2009

NO IMPACT MAN - DOCUMENTARY SCREENING, ROOFTOP FILMS

environmental film documentary- NO IMPACT MAN

Rooftop Films will screen “No Impact Man” on Thursday, June 11th in Williamsburg. No Impact Man is a documentary by writer-environmental activist Colin Beavan who challenges himself and his family to live for one full year in New York City without making any environmental impact. Impossible?? I will be going to see it on June 11th if anybody wants to join please let me know.

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By the way,  I think turning roof tops into small movie theaters is a great idea - smart use of roof space plus you are watching movies outdoors surrounded by the beautiful view!.

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