Category Archives: Stores

The DEATH of PAPYRUS Greeting Cards

A sad day for the PAPYRUS GREETING CARD stores.

 Gone but not forgotten.  I designed cards for them for 30 years.

Today the last day….. was like attending a wake ………I will miss PAPYRUS.


I will miss the staff……..who were given no warning that PAPYRUS was bankrupt and all 240 stores are to be shuttered.


And this was EASTER in the PAPYRUS stores……….

with my designs.  GONE!

 

 

The VESSEL at Hudson Yards

If you want a view of the HUDSON RIVER…..and you want to climh 152 flights of stairs…………and wait in line for your “ticket to climb”……….head on down to West 34th street.

Is it a honeycomb….or a……….New Yorkers are calling it whatever they want.

It weights 60 tons and cost $150 million.

It is part of a new mega-mall on the Hudson River………even Neiman Marcus has opened a store there………….and 30 new restaurants are scattered about the buildings…….all very UPSCALE.   Tres chic…..and expensive.

BUSHWICK……….a fun place to shop

Every thing you desire is right on the street.  Eggs……..a haircut………a pickle……..clothes!

CARTIER Christmas Windows • 2016

Cartier’s Christmas windows are still on display.  The theme is their storefronts in Paris, London, Rome and New York.

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My friends all know that I love miniatures…………so………….of course I love these.

 

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NEW YORK CITY • 30 Street Shots

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PICASSO takes a bite out go the BIG Apple

I created my PICASSO masterpiece at the Little Shop of Crafts on Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

 

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The apple is a WINESAP.…………my “go to apple” for pies.

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It’s a fun place your let your creativity go wild.

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The KING TUT plate is sort of fun!

For the Love of FIKA……….at the Turnstile

THE TURNSTILE……at Columbus Circle………a new food and shopping emporium………underground in the Subway.

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WHAT IS FIKA?  A Swedish coffee culture all its own…………and now New Yorkers can experience it too.

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Meet the BARISTAS……experts at helping you enjoy your coffee break.

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A social institution……….a coffee break and a sweet nibble.

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A mural of the Swedish capital adds to your FIKA experience.

At FIKA you can sit down….enjoy the moment……..and watch the world go as it passes in front of you……IN THE SUBWAY.

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The DONALD……….sitting in the window…….slowing down and enjoying his java.

Christmas Shopping at GRACIOUS HOME

Last minute shopping for my Christmas Eve dinner……..stockings to give to friends………a manger for the piano…….a few more orns for the tree……and that about does it.  Oh. and a reindeer for somewhere!

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BERGDORF’S CHRISTMAS WINDOWS 2015 • 7 MILLION SWAROVSKI’S

 

Yes, SEVEN MILLION Swarovski’s crystals were used to create these windows.

Yes, they are over the top……….but at BERGDORF’S.………the Christmas windows are always over the top.

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How many of these mink wraps will they sell?  LOTS.

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Will these dresses sell at $15,000 each?  Yes.  Lots.

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How many monkeys will sell?  NONE!

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STAR FISH DRESS………….they are standing in line to reel one in!

 

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RABBIT or MINK? Does it go with the gold pantsuit?  Yes and no.

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Feathers not for sale……….but the earrings are.

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The dress is for sale……but how many really can wear it?

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The earrings are already sold out……….but the velvet gloves can be yours.

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The dress only works if you have lilac dyed tresses.

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The necklace is the only thing you can buy………..but it might break your bank.

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The Midas touch………

 

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Tinsel hair…………gold beads………….you’re ready for New Years Eve.

 

FASHION WEEK NYC • Sept 2015 • Mannequins are gearing up

The MANNEQUINS in every shop window in New York are geared up for Fall Fashion week.  This gown is constructed of cut paper fans……….fun isn’t it.

My friends all asked if I designed it……..wish I had……..but it’s not one of mine.

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CLICK ON any mannequin…….let the FUN begin!

Some of these looks will be on the runways.