sunday meanderings

usually, i prefer to go in the direction of prospect park on our sunday walks. but today, we went west through gowanus. the walk looks different time every time i take it - there are new businesses popping up constantly. and root hill cafe is back! so. glad.

the corner of union and nevins.

the corner of union and nevins.

ample hills opened this location over the summer...dangerously close to my apt.

ample hills opened this location over the summer...dangerously close to my apt.

love this seafoam green subway tile.

love this seafoam green subway tile.

the substation at union street bridge.

the substation at union street bridge.

walking along union.

walking along union.

the gowanus canal.

the gowanus canal.

black mountain winehouse...i dont' know why i don't come here more often.

black mountain winehouse...i dont' know why i don't come here more often.

we also stopped into a shop with antiques and thrifted goods along a french theme.

we also stopped into a shop with antiques and thrifted goods along a french theme.

schoolhouse chairs at the thrift store...they looked like they were in great shape. 

schoolhouse chairs at the thrift store...they looked like they were in great shape. 

the inside of the store.

the inside of the store.

farmacy, in carroll gardens.

farmacy, in carroll gardens.

along henry street.

along henry street.

these gorgeous fall days. perfect for long walks...i hope i get to go on more of them before it gets too blustery. have a great week! xoxo

dining area

on a whim one day when hhh was out of town, i changed around the entire room: the sofa went against a different wall, the fireplace went into the nook where the dining table currently is, and the table went into the middle of the room. it didn't look quite right though, so i moved it all back. at least it was a good workout. this is what it looks like: 

what do you think of the gallery wall? too cluttered? thinking of switching it out for one bigger piece. 

what do you think of the gallery wall? too cluttered? thinking of switching it out for one bigger piece. 

there's something about autumn that makes me want to change things up around the apartment. (although i should probably be focusing on work now that school is back in session, and not on random household improvement projects.) so here are the photos of the dining area, because i'll be mixing it up soon. 

(actually, that floor lamp has already migrated to poughkeepsie and a new one has taken its place.) hhh found the chairs upstate for cheap. one of the terrariums are by twig, the other is by me. vase from anthropologie. the art deco mirror was found at the ps 321 flea, before it was the bk flea. art on the walls: a couple from clare elsaesser, custom artwork by yina kim done for this piece by hhh, a black and white photo of mlk jr. eating a slice of pizza, a bunch of giraffes, and a bunch of dogs. 

(actually, that floor lamp has already migrated to poughkeepsie and a new one has taken its place.) hhh found the chairs upstate for cheap. one of the terrariums are by twig, the other is by me. vase from anthropologie. the art deco mirror was found at the ps 321 flea, before it was the bk flea. art on the walls: a couple from clare elsaesser, custom artwork by yina kim done for this piece by hhh, a black and white photo of mlk jr. eating a slice of pizza, a bunch of giraffes, and a bunch of dogs

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