i mostly prefer old to new; old buildings, old playgrounds… but one of my favorite playgrounds in brooklyn is the new pier 6 park on the waterfront. it’s hidden from the street and you meander down pathways filled with native plants to reach the different play areas that are so well designed. over the weekend, i finally went the hidden manhattan playground that joanna posted, and loved it too. curious about the architect, which seemed to be the same for both parks, i looked online and found michael van valkenburgh associates.

from the pier 6 website:

The majority of materials used in the playgrounds are sustainably harvested or recycled. Wooden equipment is chosen in many instances because of its tactile qualities, including its neutral reaction to the extreme ends of the temperature spectrum. The hand-crafted structures and naturally-based textures engage children in imaginative play, and sensory experiences.

top photos from my instagram, bottom four photos from mvvainc.com

ps: is instagram replacing blog posts?

we went to a really beautiful wedding this weekend. i loved all the details. congrats D!



photo printing update…

i posted in january about using kodak gallery but then in july their services shut down. my cousin suggested printing with adorama and i just placed an order for the first time. the site is easy to use and i was able to choose options like matte paper, white borders, and how i wanted my iphone photos cropped. i picked the cheapest shipping option and got the photos in 24 hours, so fast! the packaging was simple– the photos came in plain paper sleeves like kodak gallery. i wanted to pass on the recommendation to others looking for a good printing service.

when you order with adorama for the first time there’s a place to enter the email address of the person who recommended you. if you want to enter my email i would appreciate it! lenacorwin (at) gmail.com