Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and PVE!

I spent the long holiday weekend in NYC and had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Patricia from PVE! We met at the Charlotte Moss townhouse (more on that tomorrow), enjoyed lunch and then headed over to the Cooper Hewitt museum. The copper and glass entry canopy.The Cooper-Hewitt is run by the Smithsonian(what isn't I ask again?) and is devoted to historic and contemporary design. The 2 shows running now have one on interior watercolors (right up both of our alleys) and one on childen's wallpaper and books. We both recognized a lot of the imagery and products included in this one!The main museum is housed in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion on 5th Avenue in NYC while two adjacent townhouses house other functions. The mansion is wonderfully preserved and I always love walking through admiring all the woodwork and plaster decorations!These candelabra were in one of the interior watercolors along with this clock pictured below. Wonderful to have both the imagery and the actual object to view.
Another portion of the interior watercolors were based on chinoiserie and all that it entails. This delightful and TALL statue was shown as an example.If you find yourself in NYC, go to the Cooper Hewitt to check out these 2 amazing exhibits!

13 comments:

Seraph + Splendor said...

That clock a true work of art! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Be the change..... said...

I thought that clock was pretty fabulous, S&S!

Ivy Lane said...

The copper and glass entry canopy is just beautiful...

Be the change..... said...

I loved it Ivy! It was so intricate and like a piece of jewelry on the building!

Kwana said...

Great pic of you and Patricia. Wonderful museum tour.

Be the change..... said...

It was a shame we were both washed out by all the light - we look like brother and sister in our pastiness!

Edi Style said...

How fun!

pve design said...

Thank-you again for sharing the day, I am trying to find the artist who painted those incredible canvases in the windows at Bergdorfs! (Fair) is a good thing, next time we will have a "real" photographer take the shot and if we are lucky, the hair and make-up team will be there too... Ha!

Pigtown-Design said...

Looks like a great time. I can't wait to meet some of the London bloggers later this month!

katiedid said...

What fun to get to meet fellow bloggers. You have been having alot of fun lately I can see! Thanks for much for sharing with us. I love how you capture architectural details in your photos.

Topsy Turvy said...

Sounds like you had a great day! And you both look so cute!

-Lana

Cote de Texas said...

Now THAT's a handsome couple! seriously too beautiful for words!

I am jealous.

Joni

Be the change..... said...

Thanks, Lana and Joni! We had a really fun afternoon :-)