Thursday, April 22, 2010

Favorite Spaces: Edition Three


Lincoln Monument
Washington DC



Last May as I mentioned previously I went to Washington DC for the first time. I never really thought much about my favorite monument but after walking inside and around the colonnade of the Lincoln Memorial it became my favorite monument and one of my favorite spaces in one fowl swoop.



One of my favorite pictures ever, two cute old vets in front of Honest Abe.

The space is just truly majestic and makes you feel that you are in a space of pure greatness. Looking up at Mr. Lincoln from his chair, reading the Gettysburg Address, and seeing the perfectly luminescent ceiling you can't help but feel at ease.




And the winner of my Blog Birthday giveaway is the lovely Elizabeth Bennet aka Kat, check out her lovely tumblr "The Secret Life of Daydreams" for posts on Austen-isms, handsome men, lovely quotes, and all things beautiful. Thanks to all those who entered.

Al images via me

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blog Birthday!

Last Thursday was my Blog Birthday! Unfortunately I took me a week to set this all up. I am so happy that this blog is not only something I enjoy but it seems that others enjoy it as well. Thank you all so much for your comments and support.

This year of blogging will hopefully bring: new layout {if I can get my little html experience together}, more blog friends, more food posts, continuing movie recommendations, and more movies as style inspiration as these are some of my favorite posts I've done. Also I hope to do more to brand this blog and make it better! Let's hope some of these goals are reached!

To show you all how much I adore you and your blog love I put together a little giveaway! Unfortunately there will only be one winner, as I am soon to be an unemployed designer.

The winner will receive:
A perfectly pink Liberty of London tumbler (I wanted to buy everything from their Target line) and a pair of pink earrings I made!

(Bessie not included she was just a perfect earring model)

Here are the rules:

1. You must be a follower of Reaching for the Moon.
2. If you post about this contest on your blog or retweet (I'm @m_kennedy9). Come back and please leave separate comments for the tweet or blog post with a link for me to check and you'll get an additional entry.
3. If you follow my tumblr page Reaching for Inspiration leave another comment with your tumblr name for another entry.
4. Contest is only for US residents as shipping gets expensive. Sorry international loves.
5. Contest ends on April 22nd 2010 at 10pm, I will disable comments after that.
6. Winner chosen at random!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Senses

Inspired by Allyn's Five Sense Friday here are my senses on this beautiful spring Sunday.

Tasting.
Water from my new peacock printed Liberty of London mug.

Hearing.
Gilmore Girls and a siren of an ambulance pulling into Mass General.

Seeing.
My simply beautiful white hydrangeas in a Ball jar in my window sill.

Feeling.
Relaxed for once, hoping for more perfect spring days in the future, instead of just working on my thesis.

Smelling.
The faint smell of the pasta salad I just made. {Cherry tomatoes, red peppers, red onion and parmesan cheese}


Monday, April 5, 2010

Favorite Spaces: Edition Two


Second up in my favorite spaces is the Robert and Arelene Kogod Courtyard inWashington DC. Located in the National Portrait Gallery was designed by Foster and Partners.





The modern and elegant glass canopy give a perfect juxtaposition to the Greek Revival buildings. " The design was driven by a deep respect for the existing building. It was decided that it should not touch the building at any point-floating above it instead, like a cloud over a courtyard", says Forster.



The courtyard is one of the largest event spaces in Washington. When I took my trip to DC last May I sat in awe on a marble bench staring up at the canopy above my head. Now looking back I can imagine attending a wonderful event under the cloud like structure. Although the space is a little vast for a wedding, I sure it would be a modern and wonderful location for one.


The classic architecture meeting the modern in the sky seems so surreal. The next time I find myself in DC I will surely be once again sitting under the canopy in awe of the space around me. If you ever find yourself in DC, this is a must in my opinion.

All images via Google and Me