Richie and I drove to New York yesterday to attend the House Industries/AIGA event at Rapha Cycling club in the Meatpacking district, where Richie was a part of the panel discussion. House redesigned Richie’s bikes a few years ago and this event was the unveiling of their new typeface, Velo.
There was a crush of people, mostly designers, it seemed, judging by the innovative eye-ware.The event was standing-room only and I met the children’s book writer and illustrator, John Segal. We had a great chat.
Buddy, the Adventure Maltese, was in peak form–he likes New York– and much adored, especially by the staff at our hotel, The Gansevoort.
At the Gansevoort, we were, to our delight, upgraded to a suite and the manager came out to greet us personally. Hmmm. I don’t know any of those people in the wall decoration.
Then he sent up a bottle of wine and some chocolates. Yum!
Right now I am chillin’ in my suite and looking out the window to NYC, idly planning the morning. Breakfast somewhere, then maybe a bit of wandering in the West Village, then maybe a trip to Uniqlo to get a serviceable cashmere sweater.
Yes, that is a swimming pool on the roof.
And here’s the Hudson River, from the balcony of the suite.
All in all, pretty sweet.