I've wanted to see the Flatiron Building for so so long and today I did! We're in Manhattan and boy is it fun. It's good to see the 27 hour journey from Melbourne to New York didn't kill my enthusiasm for the Big Apple despite lack of sleep and season lag (it's quite warm here after coming from autumn in Melbourne). Anyway, the Flatiron Building got my full attention this afternoon as I stood like a nutty tourist on the medium strip in the centre of Fifth Ave and photographed it. I thought the sepia tone I chose for this photo above worked to capture all that texture on the building.
And my heart skipped a beat when I discovered the textiles at ABC Carpet and Home . I was seriously shocked at the rug floor which takes up the entire 6th floor of the building. The rugs there are so beautiful, and there are so many! Those of Madeline Weinrib are seriously gorgeous and if I didn't live in a different country...... Some of her rugs from the Tibetan Carpet collection are pictured below although my favourites, just released, haven't been put on her website yet. When they are check out Mums Mulberry and Mums Coral (below), they're just divine.