Sunday, April 12, 2009


i'm back from my design trip to NYC april 2-6. what an awesome time! i seriously did not want to go home on sunday, even after four days of driving, running, visiting, subway riding, drinking, eating, dancing, and schmoozing. note that "sleeping" is not included in that list, because we all did very little of it.

we drove to New Jersey on thursday and took the PATH train into the city. our hostel was... quaint, is probably a good way to describe it. 8 people to a room, two single showers per floor. it was nice enough, though, and we ended up spending very little time there anyway.

we visited NBBJ Architecture and Calori Vanden-Eynden firms on Friday. Chris and Dave from CV were absolutely wonderful hosts and made us all feel very welcome at their studio. in addition to learning a LOT about their company and design in general, we also had a beer. so fun!

Saturday was museum day. my friends and i went to the Met, MoMA, The Guggenheim (well, we stood in the lobby. it was really expensive) and Hewlett Cooper. and we went to Chinatown for bargain hunting and Little Italy for food. Kelly and i checked out the Jonathan Adler store only a few blocks from the Met. it was amazing! i loved their customizable wallpaper and their manifesto on the front wall which in one part says "we believe colors can't clash" HELL YES!

our last day in the city we had an amazing brunch at a Spanish restaurant, a walk through Central Park, design museum, and finally a longggg drive home. i'm sure we did about a hundred more things than that, but it would take a long time to write them all down. in short, i love NYC and had a super amazing time there!

pictures soon... i have homework to do!

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