Patterns at the Met

"Fractal.MGX" table 2007. Gernot Oberfell, Jan Wertel, Matthias Bar, German
“Fractal.MGX” table 2007, Gernot Oberfell, Jan Wertel, Matthias Bar, German, 2007, epoxy resin, polyurethane

One of my teenagers and I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan recently. We finished viewing the Matisse exhibit and came across an exhibit of contemporary furniture and design.  I was taken by the patterns and textures.  Hon, hope you are, too.

"Peacock" chair 2009, Dror Ben Shetrit, Israeli, felt with powdwer varnished metal base
“Peacock” chair, 2009, Dror Ben Shetrit, Israeli, felt with powder varnished metal base
"Alquimia XIII" wall hanging 1984, Olga De Amoral, Columbian, linen, rice paper, gesso, indigo red and gold leaf
“Alquimia XIII” wall hanging, 1984, Olga De Amaral, Columbian, linen, rice paper, gesso, indigo red and gold leaf
"Carlton" room divider 1981, Ettore Sottsass, Italian, wood, plastic laminate
“Carlton” room divider, 1981, Ettore Sottsass, Italian, wood, plastic laminate

Carriage Horses

Bolton's Landing, NY
Bolton Landing, NY

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Central Park, NY
Central Park, NY

I spotted the horses and carriage at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York and had to grab my camera. I’ve posted the photo of the Central Park hansom cab before (see Weekly Photo Challenge–Circles) but, hey (hay?) the photo goes with the “Carriage Horses” post.  (And I still think it’s romantic!)

Weekly Photo Challenge-Circles

Chandelier and circular staircase at Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, NY
Chandelier and circular staircase at Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, NY

The Weekly Travel Photo Challenge on the blog Where’s My Backpack is Circles. Thanks to Michael Lai, Retireediary (all the way from Hong Kong), for sharing his photos with me. Here are my additions to the challenge.

Waiting to take the elevator up to the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, NY I stood directly under the massive chandelier and circular staircase. I love that it looks like it’s raining crystals.

Hansom Cab, Central Park, NY
Hansom Cab, Central Park, NY

Hansom Cabs in Central Park conjure romance.  The clip-clop of a horse’s hooves reminds us of days gone by.

Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Patterns that contrast manmade materials with nature intrigue me.

Indoor play space, Imagine That, NJ
Indoor play space, Imagine That, NJ

Hon, the bright yellow circular entrance to the tunnel was so inviting I would have followed right behind if I could fit!

"New York Lights", acrylics, 30" x 30.5"
“New York Lights”, acrylics, 30″ x 30.5″

One of my triplets is an extremely talented artist. (Hon, she’s my daughter and this is my blog so I’m allowed to crow.)  She painted this when she attended a summer program at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Art.  I love the vibrant colors and varied texture of her painting. The swirling hair creates movement while balancing the girl’s face.