Category Archives: new york city

Fall Nesting in Full Effect

Not the “Holy Shit, there’s a baby on the way” nesting but the kind that happens when the first cool weather snap takes place, the all pumpkin-palooza begins and for us newlyweds the wedding gifts finally get unpacked and put in their proper place.  Our nesting began today, prepped with coffee a vacuum and Leo’s strong hands.  The “music” room became our “sitting|tv”room and the piano shifted to the west.  The pup is still confused and it’ll take some getting used to but it’s fresh and we’re down with that.

On a side note, any designer friends out there or anyone that loves to work challenging layouts?  Give us a shout, our little apartment needs some help.

Challenges:

  1. Unfortunately placed radiators in EVERY room.
  2. The dreaded “railroad”
  3. Kitchen size = two square feet (on a good day)
  4. The ever-lacking storage

Small spaces require smart design!

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Found My Girl.

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Nearly 23 months, thousands of miles under our feet, nights of endless smiles and new adventures around every corner – this is us.

Found My Girl from ouraugust on Vimeo.

Thank you for all the voting, keep those raw fingers clicking! (last day is 6/28)

AUGUST 19

and a huge thanks to Drew Williams for this video and his unlimited supply of vinyl!

Jonny & Jess


aka Leonard and Agnes

today looks like this…

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just in time for this weekends best friend’s visit- the trees, flowers and all of Brooklyn is bursting!

A Brooklyn Brownstone

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November 5 we signed a lease to our new digs.  December 18 we moved in.  A 9ft sofa, a pup, Christmas, Mama F and a couple of friends later- we are now starting to feel at “home”.  Leo and I had just about everything imaginable thrown our way  (just like everybody else) in the past 8 months- but, he’s got this patience thing down to a science… he knows how to cool my jets when I get a tad jumpy and he’s not afraid to take chances- he’s a killer friend and incredible partner.

I’m a super thankful gal.

2012 is bound to be a good one, we can just feel it.

*now on to new projects like what to cover with this chalkboard paint…

Happy Accidents.

Somewhere between Rockaway Beach and Long Beach, this was snapped.

pretty.

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Monthly Exposure

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A ring, miles, weather, max, family, more miles, apartments, anniversaries, projects, work, lots of work, dark, fresh farm corn, trees, wet feet, brooklyn, birthdays, slushies, sushi, board games, smiles, love.

we kept it real.

xo leo and ag

Brooklyn, Brooklyn..Take Us In

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er… let us in?  Yesterday, after months of thought, planning, stressing, packing, driving, walking and flying…the apartment search began.  What a shitshow!  Agnes had not yet had the pleasure of searching for a dwelling in or around NYC.  Leonard had…and he bribed everyone in a 50 mile radius not to tell her how miserable it is.

Armed with a love of Brooklyn, an overnight bag, a computer tuned solely to Craigslist, and Hammerhead (to shuttle them around), the duo set out to find new digs worthy of their lofty dreams and good enough for their pup!  Never before had they realized there were many neighborhoods to choose from.  Never before did they know the streets in Brooklyn follow no order (where the hell’s the grid system!?).  Never before did they realize that only millionaires can afford a 200 square ft studio in Park Slope.  Never before had they seen so many ghettos in one concentrated area.  Still, unabashed by the umpteen weirdo realtors who called or the countless dead whores who peppered the closets of the “premium” places they were shown, they searched on.  They hit one of their favorite watering holes for a much needed mid-afternoon bloody mary.  They circled the park, in what can only be described as a scene out of National Lampoon’s Vacation.  They led Hammah down pothole-laden streets, really testing her new kicks.  Oh…and it was raining!  At the end of the day they still hadn’t found a place but agreed, after a fit of delirious laughter, “there’s always next week…”

Special shout out to Aggie who treated Leo to an overnight in a penthouse apartment for his birthday (view above).  Damn he’s got it good!

Anyway, we’ll be sure to keep you posted!

 

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