My Little Corner of the World

These illustrations are part of a project by James Gulliver Hancock to capture all the buildings in New York. He’s made a decent start, as you can see if you check out his blog. I’ve been feeling quite nostalgic about New York as I make preparations to leave it on a new adventure, so I was delighted by them.

No time to be too nostalgic though, as I have a hectic few weeks coming up. And now, for your listening pleasure, “My Little Corner of the World” by Yo La Tengo.

Dutch Winter Landscapes are full of skaters

Hendrick Avercamp, Winter Scene on a Canal
Pieter Breughel, Winter Landscape with Skaters

Johannes Pieter van Wisselingh, Skaters in a Dutch Winter Landscape

These lovely ideals make me long for a world where winter is playful, joyful, and beautiful. Not to mention full of some of the most gorgeous trees. Then, however, for comparison’s sake, I google “new york city winter.” 

It looks like some ideals persist.

It’s September!

And I’m so surprised I’m a day late noticing. Ooops!

From Hyperallergic’s dead on calendar above (click for details)

So this means its that lovely time of year to make a Fall list so that you can hope to cram in all the great,and less of the not so great, art. I’ve got a lot to catch up on. Anything I should definitely pencil in for the New York area?