JANE LILLY WARREN, New York, NY
Designer + Co-founder of Matchbook Magazine

This is a blog for musings on design influences, decorating, style, travel, new york, etc.

Please contact me directly for design and editorial inquiries, and collaborations. Thanks!
 




Monday
Sep082014

5 NYC art galleries to visit this September

The art world is back from summer holiday and the city has been abuzz with fantastic openings this week. Wandering the gallery openings on the Lower East Side last night was one of those moments where the city feels like a small town, a reunion of sorts. And while a trip to the chelsea galleries is always worthy of an aimless afternoon, these are five shows that I particularly enjoyed. These artists come from diverse backgrounds and experience (emerging and established), and the shows highlight the best of a variety of contemporary styles – from surrealism to abstract, color field to landscape. Perhaps most exciting was to see the ilustrious Hockney reinvent his work by producing a body of iPad prints (The Arival of Spring), resulting in a purely fun and colorful exhibit – true to his painting aesthetic on the surface, but nuanced by his embrace of technology.

[Click the images for the gallery websites]

PS. If you find yourself in New Haven this week, pop into the fabulous Bruce Davidson/ Paul Caponigro photography exhibit at the Yale Center for British Art

Sunday
Jul062014

ten go-to summer accessories 

My summer must-haves include this reliable weekender, floral head scarf, signature summer scent (love gardenia), and comfortable nike kicks. From the city to the seaside, these ten pieces provide me with stylish versatility for a season that finds us constantly on the go...

 

Wednesday
Jul022014

To do this July...

June flew by...I'm not quite sure what happened, except that I had my 10-year high school reunion, went to Martha's Vineyard and Montauk, which were both lovely, and spent [far too many] hours watching the World Cup...and suddenly July! In an effort to stay upbeat despite the sudden heat and humidity, I jotted down a little list of things to do. Have a happy July, and a happy 4th! x

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Friday
May232014

Ocracoke: Where time stands still

I spent the last week on Ocracoke, a sliver of an island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was a true throwback in time, where locals and tourists peddle beach cruisers about town and feast on the fishermens' catch of the day. A 3.5 hour ferry ride from shore, its remoteness only enhances the pristine, undeveloped charm of the island. 

Don't Miss: Eduardo's Taco Stand – the best fish tacos you will eat! Dajio's oyster plate. A couple nights at the quaint Crew's Inn (my family and friends rented the whole B and B for our stay, which was perfect for 10 people). Ocracoke Island Beach. The lighthouse. Beach cruiser rentals. Homemade Ice Cream in the noon sun from Sweet Tooth. Apres-beach cocktail hour at Howard's

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