Thursday, July 9, 2009

Zzz

Photo: Patrick Cline
For the past few nights I've been a complete insomniac, awake at the strangest hours wondering what's going on, and pondering silly things like whether to redecorate my bedroom for the umpteenth time, whether I paid my electricity bill, how I'm ever going to fit all my clothes inside my teeny closet, etc. So tonight as I lay restlessly in bed trying to think cozy thoughts, I was reminded of this photo that Patrick took of the John Derian store down in the east village. We were out shooting one day just as it was starting to get dark, and I dragged Pat over to East 2nd Street and crossed my fingers that his photo would do the shop justice. Sure enough it did :) It's one of my favorite shops to visit on gloomy days because of the soft warm lighting and endless curiosities. So tonight while the rest of you are sleeping, I'll continue to count sheep...and bulldog decoupage plates, old love letters, red seaweed, the usual ;)

16 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

yes. he does ephemera better than just about anyone. i would slap my momma to get to his store.
as for the insomnia, what a drag! i have suffered in the past and find it comes and goes with old age. ;) hang in there, this too shall pass.
p.s.
love your blog.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh so pretty. That pictures puts my mind at ease. I hope you were able to fall asleep.

I know the feeling. It's hard when you can't get your mind to stop racing.

LindsB said...

What a beautiful store- you are right the lighting in there is just perfect!

Hope you get some rest soon :)

Ivy Lane said...

Sorry you can't sleep.. try "Simply Sleep".. i think it is by Tylenol... works great, and no side effects in the morning...

Hope you get over it soon and rest easy!!!

Barefoot in the Park said...

oh that looks just divine!

Kimberlee said...

ooooh - i love red seaweed! You crack me up Michelle. I can only imagine how busy your brain is at the moment! When I was planning my little online store my mind ran at a million miles an hour - so I took to writing things down on post it notes. i had post it notes EVERYWHERE. would have been better just to keep a list on ONE SHEET of paper, but no. That would have made sense...... gorgeous looking shop. On my must do list when I finally get to NY x

Yansy said...

I just love that picture. I completely understand where you are coming from and I hope the insomnia gets better. Green tea usually helps, decaffeinated of course. You are such an inspiration and have such an amazing sense of style. When you have a chance, which I know can be rare i would love for you to stop by my blog and tell me what you think of the forest I created in my bedroom.

Sanity Fair said...

If only they would open in the middle of the night to let you amble around when insomnia strikes! The TV infomercials are boring too. There should be more insomnia entertainment out there :)

Clarity said...

That is rather inviting. I adore unusual shops and only found some in far flung places, Venice, Joburg, not yet in London.

As to what an earlier commenter said, young people suffer from insomnia just as much and do recover :)

I'll try and remember red seaweed next time I encounter insomnia - the last result of which (key word: caffeine) is shown on my blog.

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simply seleta said...

After dinner, go get a pedicure with a relaxing foot massage. Sip chamomile tea just before bed. Tuck a lilac sachet in your pillow. Then sit back and realize everyone whom you inspire on a daily basis. You'll be relaxed and satisfied all at once.

xoxo

Paul Pincus said...

I'll continue to count sheep...and bulldog decoupage plates, old love letters, red seaweed, the usual ;)

i count decoupage plates to fall asleep too! lol!

xoxo,
-p.p.

Alicia said...

Its one of my must be spots when I return to Manhattan.
Please keep us updated on Lonny as often as possible.

red ticking said...

this is so adorable (not that you are not sleeping) but i so adore this store as well and find it happy and peaceful... john is sooo sweet... so with this... i wish you sweet dreams... x pam

Melissa said...

Don't worry, you're not alone. Unfortunately I've been having some of the same sleep issues.

Hope you can get some (good) sleep soon!

The Design Boards said...

I love that store, I have visited it often!! Have you ever been to The Upper Rust? That's another one of my favorites in the E. Village.