Sixth Floor Walk-Up

I've spent the vast majority of the past 5 years living in apartments that are situated atop an unfathomable number of stairs. At long last, I'm happy to report that I've upgraded to a residence that no longer requires me to carry an oxygen tank. To celebrate this milestone, I want to pay homage to the innumerable steps that not only shaped my calves and glutes over the past several years (lasting impact=nonexistent), but also provided me with the time, as I climbed, to ruminate about the things that interest me most: writing, running, b&w cookies, fashion, books, lisps, travel, chocolate, spinning, schadenfreude, celebrity, shoes...ok, I'll just leave it at life. So, put down that dog-eared People Magazine, jump on that StairMaster, and step into a Sixth Floor Walk-Up. (Oh, and please remove your shoes before entering. And if they happen to be a women’s size 7, please also leave them at the door after exiting.)

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But words are things; and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
Lord Byron
"She wanted sunlight in flowers, just in case it rained." —The Language of Flowers

"She wanted sunlight in flowers, just in case it rained." —The Language of Flowers


Banksy love.

"The city’s bright
As a penny arcade
It blinks, it tilts, it rings…
Amen for NYC.”

-Daddy Warbucks, Annie

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
Emily Dickinson
Great moments are born from great opportunity.
Herb Brooks
If there is something to desire,
there will be something to regret.
If there is something to regret,
there will be something to recall.
If there is something to recall,
there was nothing to regret.
If there was nothing to regret,
there was nothing to desire.
Vera Pavlova

Work according to Jack Dorsey:

"Life is found in the intersections. Our work is one of balance. Design + Engineering. Timeless + Fleeting. Form + Function. We mix disciplines to improve our work."


a woman once told me that wearing Oscar de la Renta was like being inside of a snow globe.


“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” ― P.J. O’Rourke

(via literatureismyutopia)

Poetry should be written the way adultery is committed: on the run, on the sly, during the time not accounted for. And then you come home, as if nothing ever happened.


Maps by Owen Gatley

not sure how helpful this is, but magnificent nonetheless

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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt