moodboard

It's not often that I share graphic design work of mine on here, but I've been working with a few more freelance clients lately and wanted to share little bits of that! I'm designing a logo for my friend's health & wellness blog and the first step in creating her brand was to create a moodboard. This helps us both see what we see for the brand and make sure we're on the same page. After the moodboard is solidified, it's much easier to move forward with designing the actual logo and brand elements. For Kara's brand we are heading in a fresh meets rustic direction - clean colors and typography mixed with some texture and handwritten elements. 

richard serra

As I mentioned, we checked out some new pieces by Richard Serra at the Gagosian Gallery this past weekend. I'm a huge fan of Serra's work, especially his pieces that you can really interact with and walk through. I loved his piece, Inside Out, and we spent a long time walking in and out of it, looking at it from all sides. His pieces are so impressive and difficult to capture in still images. I highly highly recommend seeing his sculptures - they are so impressive.

Dia: Beacon

This weekend, the boy and I headed out of the city to Dia:Beacon. It was my first time to the museum and I absolutely loved it. The building itself is absolutely beautiful - it's an old Nabisco factory with all of the original flooring and it has the most beautiful windows with light pouring in. I seriously wanted to move right in! It was also amazing to see some more Richard Serra pieces that you could interact with. If you're looking for a fun day trip outside NYC, I highly recommend it!

And just for fun, I made a little video of our drive - hope you enjoy it.
(Apologies for the semi-poor quality and amateur editing!)

Hudson Valley from Alex Yeske on Vimeo.

music by The Head and The Heart

storm king

I've been wanting to visit Storm King for awhile and we finally made it there this past weekend. We decided to also stop at Blue Hill at Stone Barns on our way and had the most amazing breakfast at their cafe. The grounds are beautiful and we loved walking through their gardens, which were filled with such colorful flowers. You can even pick a farm fresh bouquet to take home with you! 

We had the most beautiful weather that day and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the 500+ acres at Storm King (if you don't already know, it's an art center about an hour outside of NYC). The property is full of sculptures, many by famous artists like Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd and Richard Serra. We ended up renting bikes, which was one of our favorite parts of the day. You can ride a tram around the property, but biking around was a lot more fun. I loved seeing all of the Calder pieces, but I think my favorite was "Wavefield" by Maya Lin. I love how seamlessly it fits into the landscape—at first glance it looks like natural rolling hills.

I highly highly recommend this as a day trip from NYC—it was so great getting out of the city for the day—and while you're there, check out Dia:Beacon across the river. We are already planning a visit back to Storm King during the fall when all the leaves are changing!

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terrain

I've been dying to go visit one of the Terrain stores forever now and finally had the opportunity this weekend. And let me tell you, it went beyond your highest expectations! There was so much to take in, you could spend an entire day there studying every little thing. There were so many amazing plants, beautiful pieces for your home and an incredible cafe—tons of inspiration everywhere. Seeing all the beautiful plants made me long for a big backyard to put them in—some day! Until then, I'm plotting my next visit and building up my wishlist!

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doug takeshi wolfe

I went to La Colombe for the first time this weekend and now it's my favorite coffee spot. Besides the delicious coffee, the decor is totally my style. There's beautiful tiles, modern light fixtures and great photography by the shop's manager, Douglas Takeshi Wolfe. I'm particularly into the above photo from his "Rest" series and love visiting it while I'm waiting for my coffee.