Gallery Mondays: Hope Gangloff @ Susan Inglett Gallery

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I stepped out this morning at about 7:45 a.m. and it was 60 °F.

Fall is definitely upon us.

This painting by Hope Gangloff reminds me of the weather that’s coming to NYC soon. It just makes you want to curl up on a chair with some tea.

I saw this painting back in May at the Susan Inglett Gallery. What really intrigued me about this painting is the newspapers on the floor and the way the letters jump off the page.

That and the fuzzy green slippers.

I think I could stare at Hope Gangloff’s paintings all day. The lines are just gorgeous in absolutely every single one of her paintings. They make the paintings look so real and yet so animated all at once.

See more of the images from the exhibition here.

Spring 2015 Rainy Day Playlist

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Spring is here, and if you live in New York then that means you’re still seeing bits of snow from the first day of spring’s snowfall.

Unbelievable. Come on, Mother Nature. Cut us some slack here.

We all know that the coming weeks will bring us tons of rain in exchange for some beautiful May flowers. I can live with that.

Here are 17 songs to help you through the rainy days this spring.

1. Thunder, Gold Fields: Just the right mix of melancholy and perfect bliss for the spring season.

2. California Rain, Betty Who: Let the sweet voice of Betty Who soothe your soul as the rain beats on your window pane.

3. Rain, MIKA: We all hate days like this.

 4. Right As Rain, Adele: Who can resist a little bit of Adele on a rainy day?

5. Rainy Zurich, The Fray: This is the song you make out in the rain to. (You’re welcome)

6. Rainy Taxi, Spoon: Give the rain a bit of mischief with this cowboy espionage induced track.

7. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars: Don’t worry, the rain will never leave us. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not but hey, the plants gotta drink too, right?

8. Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain), Klangkarussell: “You only see the stars when they fall like rain.”

9. Umbrella, Rihanna feat. Jay Z: This is the one and only rainy day classic you’ll ever need.

10. When It Rains, Paramore: I present to you the tearjerker on this playlist, courtesy of the members of Paramore.

11. Raindrops (Radio Edit), SNBRN feat. Kerli: Any rainy day’s a party with this one.

12. Before The Storm, Jonas Brothers feat. Miley Cyrus: Let’s relive some Jonas Brothers magic and Miley Cyrus sanity, shall we?

13. Thunder, Boys Like Girls: Will this always be your thunder?

14. Rainy Girl, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness: What girl wouldn’t want to get stuck in the rain with a guy this romantic?

15. Come Clean, Hilary Duff: Oh, you’ll definitely be clean by the time summer comes.

16. Rain, Astronaut: Are you gonna wait for the rain to come?

17. A Year Without Rain, Selena Gomez: We’re all gonna feel like we’ve gone through a drought once the temperatures get hot, dry and unbearable in June!

 

Happy spring 2015!

 

Winter 2013 Playlist

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The end of the year is approaching, and the frigid cold weather is coming. It’s time to gather around the fireplace with some peppermint hot chocolate! The wintertime makes for great snuggle weather, so while you’re getting all cozy, here are twelve songs to make you feel warm and fuzzy.

1. Lighting Strike, Snow Patrol: If you’re planning to drift off to sleep, this sixteen minute song is all you’ll need. The track is split into three parts: “What If This Storm Ends,” ‘The Sunlight Through the Flags,” and “Daybreak.” Part three of the song might bring you to tears with its soft vocals and heartwarming guitar rifts.
Part 1: “What If This Storm Ends”
Part 2: “The Sunlight Through the Flags”
Part 3: “Daybreak”

2. If You Want to be Used, I Am Apollo: This song is the anthem of the vulnerable. Let it remind you not to fall into just anyone’s arms to escape the cold this winter.

3. Freedom, Emma Louise: The soft synth beat of Emma Louise’s “Freedom” might make you want to get up and dance the cold out.

4. Impossible, Anberlin: Another anthem of the vulnerable, yet this one is about giving in. Anberlin knows what it’s like to feel their “teeth clench” and their “hands shake” during the winter.

5. Siberia, LIGHTS: This is the perfect song to cuddle with your special someone. The lyrics are especially cute, as LIGHTS sings “No matter where we are / Or which way the wind blows / Or how heavy the snow / Nothing can change where we will go.” There’s also a really cute acoustic version here.

6. Northern Lights, Cider Sky: The Aurora Borealis looks amazing at this time of year, so if you live in a place where they’re visible, take some time to admire them. And for those of you who can’t see them at all, let this song give you an idea of how beautiful they are.

7. The Saltwater Room, Owl City ft. Breanne Düren: We’ll all be singing along with Owl City as he sings, “I was feeling the night grow old / And you were looking so cold / Like an introvert, / I drew my over shirt / Around my arms and began to shiver violently before.” This extremely romantic song features the sweet voice of Breanne Düren.

8. Everything You’re Not, Demi Lovato: The bell sounds in the intro of this track will get you in the holiday spirit. And let Demi’s sass power you through this winter.

9. Back to December, Taylor Swift: It’s that time of year again to reminisce on what we once have, and what we’ve lost.

10. Conspiracy, Paramore: Yes, mother nature, explain this conspiracy of cold weather you’ve plotted against us.

11. Rowboat, Emily Haines: This song is especially sad, with its melancholy trumpet and piano melody. Don’t be a rowboat left in the rain this winter!

12. Canvas, Imogen Heap: Maybe we should all take Imogen Heap’s advice when she says, “The more you look the less you see, so close your eyes and start to breathe.” The winter might breeze by faster that way. And let’s all thank God that we don’t have to haul a black canvas through a winter storm.

Have a great winter, and stay warm!winter