Guest Editor Katelyn Gray’s New York Diary

Hi folks!!

Sorry I’ve been missing in action for the past week, we have been crazily finishing up the next issue, which comes out in January. Later in the week I’ll have some photos to share from behind the scenes of a few shoots we’ve been doing.

But today, it’s Sunday. And Sunday = market day. Sunday is my favourite day of the week, and what better way to spend a glorious day like it was today than perusing the markets for nothing you actually need, but everything you really want.

I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and every Saturday and Sunday the Brooklyn Flea is held, in two different locations. The Sunday market – today – is held on the Williamsburg East River water front, with stunning views of the NYC skyline, a delicious array of gourmet food and produce, and an amazing and inspiring selection of vintage clothes, homewares, rugs, collectibles, and knick knacks. Not only is everything great quality and well edited, it is cheap. Much cheaper than the vintage furniture stores and markets one might find in Sydney, and in my opinion, a much better selection of what you are looking for (always something but never anything in particular). I miss Sydney terribly sometimes, but the markets are one thing I have to say I will miss when the time comes to move on from New York.

I recently moved apartment, and so my new obsession has become homewares and interiors. Everything from lights to rugs to bowls to mugs to chairs, coffee tables, mirrors, shelving, and most of all, BRICK-A-BRACK. I love beautiful pieces of glass and porcelain and everything in between for no other reason that I’m a girl of an aesthetic disposition and it it things like this that I always think are what make a house feel like a home.

Here are some snaps I took at the market today of some beautiful things I came across.

I love the coloured glassware and I think all of them together makes a kind of fabulously over the top cluster that looks great, especially with the light pouring through the glass. These would be amazing to sit by a beautiful big window.

One style of interiors which is a very New York style, and one that I hadn’t ever really come across in Sydney, is a very traditional “Industrial Americana”. The furniture is usually wooden and masculine, with accents of Indutria – a big old leather chair, big heavy wood tables, an old cog, a steel stool. I love mixing this style with feminine touches such as a big vase of bright flowers, or a selection of slender candles.

And these wooden block letters are kind of the “decoration du jour” right now, collected from old printing presses.Β They are sold cheaply, and in abundance, and are a fun way to create your own artwork in whatever setting you like.

You can spell a word, create a whole sentence, or just have them randomly around, merely as decoration.

I’ll be back in a few days with some fun behind the scenes snapshots. Stay tuned!




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  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Friday 20th September, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Love markets and love the coloured glass!

  • secretculture
    Reply secretculture Friday 27th July, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I want those letters and glass vases….!!!I totally love your style:)

  • Reply mummo13 Sunday 20th November, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    love the colours o the glass

  • Reply juliew Thursday 17th November, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    love the glass

  • jessielee
    Reply jessielee Thursday 17th November, 2011 at 3:23 am

    glasses look amazing!!

    Reply LOUISE-ANNE Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 11:06 am

    These are great pics.

  • Reply hannahstoios Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 10:24 am


  • Reply fifi73 Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Ooh, I’ll have to find out where my nearest market is… πŸ˜‰

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Wow! Now I want to live in New York so badly!

  • Reply ellyloves Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 8:37 am

    What a funky collection of glasses! really cool

  • Reply bardie Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 7:00 am


  • Reply darling Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 6:35 am

    nice work

  • Reply livi Wednesday 16th November, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I love markets, love the coloured glass πŸ™‚

  • Reply maydaymaydayy Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 6:38 pm


  • Reply lizzie77 Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Lovely surprises you can find in markets! Lovely glass art!

  • Reply MsKimo Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    You make me so jealous! I miss New York, such a beautiful place with affordable things to buy!

  • Reply Sarahh Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    That coloured glass is beautiful!

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Looking at these pictures makes me want to go to the markets in NYC! I really like the coloured glassware!

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I love Sunday markets!

  • Reply chocolatelace Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    The stained glass flute is stunning,perfect for a touch of color to your home decor.

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    gorgeous flea finds πŸ™‚

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Love the coloured glass.

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 15th November, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Oh wow!!!! I love this kind of thing! These photos are FANTASTIC – I’ve never been to that country so this is like a telescopic view into it! Cool!

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