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10 Things I Learned & Loved This Weekend

Tacombi-restaurant-interior-design-mexican-nyc-11. I literally want to move into the new Tacombi location on Bleecker Street here in NYC. Wonderful colour and type, not to mention the best Tacos I’ve ever had! Click through after the jump to see my all ten of my weekend highlights and discoveries!

jack-stuppin-artist2. I went to the opening reception of Jack Stuppin’s ‘Homage to the Hudson River School’ at ACA Galleries. I was so captivated by Stuppin’s vibrant paintings – his love for impasto and use of brilliant color gives lends an almost tangible movement to each piece. I asked him what inspired him to bring so much saturated hue into his work and he told me a story that I woke still thinking about the next day. Back in 1951 he was in art class at Colombia College and painted a vase. His teacher came over to him and put a huge red cross over the top of his painting, and said to Jack, “Why try and attempt something a camera can always do better?” In that moment Jack said he felt freed to realised his creative freedom: he could paint the world in his own way and not as it appeared on film. And thank goodness he does!blue-wall-brooklyn-nyc3. This wall awash with vivid blue paint made me smile so much. A great #MakeYouSmileStyle find in Brooklyn!view-from-top-of-the-rock-nyc-at-sunset4. I still pinch myself that I live here now. I really do heart NYC! The incredible sunsets over the New York City skyline don’t hurt, either!will-taylor-bright-bazaar-nyc-fashion-blogger5. After a crazy busy work week and a nasty cold, I spent Saturday morning taking a gentle stroll around the ‘hood with a hot coffee. Loved this firehouse door I found!casper-matress-showroom6. Since moving to NYC I wanted to try out some new style mattresses before I settle on one when I finally get a bed. The last few weeks I’ve been sleeping on a Casper which has a springy, breathable latex foam over a supportive, pressure-relieving memory foam. I’ve never slept on a non-sprung mattress before, yet to my surprise I really like it! Which others should I try, folks?cynometer7. I discovered the Cyanometer, which is a 225-year-old tool for measuring the blueness of the sky. It’s all kinds of awesome and you can read more about them, here.will-taylor-bright-bazaar-nyc-fashion-blog8. The low winter sun meant my smile turned out more like a squint! Still, when there’s a blue wall there’s a way…!agave-against-oragne-wall9. I am hooked on the color contrast between the agave and the orange wall. SO good.mint-paint-dripping-on-wall-nyc10. These drips of mint, green and blue have inspired a new palette for me.
//Photography by Will Taylor

32 Comments

  • Reply mary beth January 10, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Story on the painting in your apartment, please. (or do we have to wait for your book? I’m waaaaiiittting!)

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 10, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      @Mary Beth – It’s coming soon, I promise! And that’s the Capser showroom in NYC – so dreamy! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Jen January 11, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I check by every Monday to read this post because it always makes me feel so happy with all the colors!! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

      @Jen – Thank you so much for reading each week, I love writing this post so much! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Beth A January 11, 2016 at 8:03 am

    We sleep on a Casper but have a Lessa in our spare room which all our guests tell us is great. Happy Monday Will!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

      @Beth – Great to know! I’ve seen a few friends talking about Lessa online so I’m keen to try them out.

  • Reply Kevin January 11, 2016 at 8:06 am

    That’s an incredible view of the city

  • Reply Hav January 11, 2016 at 8:09 am

    How did I not know about the Cyanometer?! Thanks for sharing that find with us! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ella January 11, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Hi Will, I am an art student with dreams of becoming an artist one day. Some days it feels like the impossible dream but reading Jack’s story in your post this morning has filled me with positivity for the week. Thank you! Ella xo

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 11, 2016 at 8:18 am

      @Ella – Anytime! Wishing you all the best with your studies and art work! Thank you so much for taking time to stop by!

  • Reply Libbynan January 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Another fabulous sunset skyline! You’re killing me here…..

  • Reply Debra January 11, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Love the paint drips. Sharing accidental art at its best!

  • Reply denise January 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I love the gorgeous photography in these weekly posts! The colors just make me so happy.

    After always having an inner-spring mattress, we recently switched to a foam one from 4sleep. It’s the best sleep I’ve had in years! I just wish I hadn’t waiting so long to switch.

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 11, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      @Denise – Oh, I will have to check 4sleep out, thanks for the recc. And thank you for the kind words about my photography, too. I so enjoy doing this posts!

  • Reply Jo January 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I loved the Jack Stubbins painting when you shared it on Instagram but its so much clearer here. I love the vibrant colours, it reminds of doing study or art and learning about impressionism.
    Jo xxx

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha Casa January 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Loving all the shades of blue and turquoise in this post. And that Cyanometer is quite fascinating!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      @Sarah – Thank you! I know, the Cyanometer is one of my favourite discoveries of the year so far!

  • Reply Alexandra January 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Lovely contrast caught on camera. Never thought about such a strange thing, a Cyanometer. And it’s purpose is to measure the blueness of the sky. Glad there are people that pay attention to this. Actual world overwhelm itself.

  • Reply mel January 13, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Will, it’s so fab seeing you in your new hood and I just love that story about the artist and the teacher. Amazing how much power teachers can have. M x

  • Reply Erin P January 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I LOVE rediscovering NYC through your eyes! You find the most beautiful moments and places that I’ve either never seen or that I’ve totally forgotten…and I’ve lived here my whole life πŸ™‚ it’s a wonderful treat xo Erin

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar January 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      @Erin – Thank you so much! I’m loving being here so much, it really is a dream come true! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply elena +deco January 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    amazing post !

  • Reply Cristina February 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Will! Where in Brooklyn is that beautiful blue wall?

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