Wednesday, December 28, 2011

On safari at Bergdorf Goodman

When it comes to Christmas windows, Bergdorf Goodman shines. I thought it couldn't get better than last year's display. But it did. Introducing Carnival of the Animals:

The pattern on this dress is made up of thousands of seed beads. Incredible:

According to the BG blog, this one's called the Brass Menagerie. It features a flock of metal birds and a shimmering border made out of fishing lures. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a good photograph that included the border, but you can see it here, along with many of this year's windows.

If you've ever wonder what a tea party in the North Pole might be like:

The aquarium window was mesmerizing. Look at it long enough and the crowds and traffic on 5th Avenue seem to disappear as you're transported to an underwater wonderland teeming with jewel-encrusted stingrays, lobsters and sharks:

The animals in the black-and-white window are made out of paper:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bright lights in Dyker Heights

Home sweet home

There's quite a bit of space behind the couch.

A close-up of some of the beautiful carvings on the fireplace mantel in the living room.

The view from the living room looking into the kitchen. The door with the stained glass window leads to the bathroom. To the left of that is the bedroom.

The boudoir.

Yay! A clawfoot tub!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The Christmas tree in all its glory.