Capitol Hill, DC
Have you ever seen a moose doorknocker? Me either, but now I want to see more of them.
I figured, why not keep going with yesterday’s blue theme?
This is one of my favorite doors in the neighboorhood. It used to be red and I loved it then too (that typography!!) but one day I drove past, did a double take, and nearly ran a stop sign because it had gone neon.
I’ll be honest, at first I wasn’t on board, but it’s grown on me and I’ll always be the first to support a risk taker in this town! Could you go this bold?
Photo by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style
Yesterday I woke up feeling restless and wanting to get out of the city. Somehow Bugsy’s delicious deep dish pizza came up and that was all the incentive we needed to head towards Old Town, VA. It’s just a short drive over the river, but with its charming cobblestone streets, boutiques and antique stores, Old Town feels worlds away from the hustle of the city.
Walking off our lunch led us to the Torpedo Factory Arts Center which is one of my favorite local sources for original art. The atmosphere is so much more relaxed than a traditional gallery and you can often strike up a conversation with the artist or even catch them working on a new piece in the back of their studio.
I had to snap a few photos to share in the studios of two of my old favorites: Tory Cowles and Betsy Anderson, as well as some new discoveries like Mina Oka Hanig’s mosaics and the landscapes of Marietje Chamberlain. We didn’t intend to buy anything, but Marietje Chamberlain’s tie watercolors were too perfect to leave behind. Once they’re framed they’ll be living in Garrett’s closet.
Are there any new artists whose work you’re admiring lately?
Photos by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style