In September this year there was a fantastic art-meets-architecture collaboration between Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House & the uber successful Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
After checking your stuff at the gift shop, a shuttle bus drives you to the Glass House in New Canaan,CT
First thing you see is a severe looking gate
Good thing the weather was perfect
Then we approached the glass house on foot–the architect designed the house to slowly reveal itself in an undulating fashion
Normally the house has clear glass walls but artist Yayoi Kusama is famous for her polka dot installations and so had covered the house in bright red polka dots
It was breathtaking!
Rounding up the final weekend of Nyc dog costume contests was the 18th annual Great Pupkin at Fort Greene park in Brooklyn.
There were some familiar dogs we saw last week at Tompkins square, but overall a more eclectic and zany bunch of costumes.
First—a dog dressed as a Chanel bag accompanied by Karl Lagerfeld / longtime Chanel head designer!
Ooh! The Milkman is looking for this dog…
This was the first Mr. Robot themed costume I’ve seen—loved it!
Next Good Humor Ice cream Truck & treats
Iris Apfel–fashion icon
Farm Fresh Chicken Eggs 🍳
Lumberjack’s best friends: chainsaw & log
Flying monkees from the Wizard of Oz
Of course we brought our Stranger Things wall & Eleven
Mario, yoshi & princess peach
And finally a bichon inspires his humans to dress up as a gaggle of bichons
Perfect end to October
Normally an upper west side flea market on weekends–this weekend was a sweets bazaar. A nice alternative if you were unable to get tickets to the Dessertgoals first annual fest that was also happening today.
Rainbow 🌈🌈🌈 Rice krispy treats
Pumpkin custard donut
Apple butter donut with white cheddar
There was a fancy decorate it yourself cake kit
Earl grey gelato
Creepy Halloween nyc themed cookies
Chocolate chip cupcakes
It can be hard to juggle all the sweets at the bazaar
If you need a savory break from the sugar rush there was a tornado potato truck
Our dog showcased his Stranger Things’ Wall costume once more at the 26th annual Tompkins square dog parade. This time we added a demogorgon (the carnivorous flower faced monster) to the mix.
Waiting to enter judging area (Giuliana Rancic was the celebrity judge today). Rain didn’t stop big crowds from showing today
Our normally comprehensive cataloging of dog costumes was cut short this year due to the cold and rainy weather but here are some of our favorites!
Trojan horse & roman soldiers
Harry Potter & friends
Game of Thrones: daenarys & three dragon eggs
Joker & jokermobile
The purple one: Prince
Freddy Kruger & taco
Sweet Shoppe (the grand prize winner) 🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬
Three headed dogkissing booth
Psychic/Tarot card reader
Fisherwoman & Orca
Danny & Sandy from Grease
Flower box & bee & ladybug
Star Wars: obi wan kenobi
Totoro (my favorite!!)
Campbell soup can!!
Post judging: the Wall & Eleven bask in spotlight
Eleven wanted to see what being a demogorgon feels like….
Photoprops at the Beggin strips photobooth
Goodnight sweet Bichon (time to R-U-N)
Croton-on-Harmon hosts a jack-o-lantern extravaganza every October! It’s simply out of this world. Thousands of pumpkins (both real & foam craft sort) are carved & stacked into enormous sculptures. Located an hours train ride from nyc, it’s an easy day trip for the family.
Hall of stars!!
Haunted house & grandfather clock
Pumpkin Zee Bridge
bride of Frankenstein
Witches brewing a potion
Jack in the box
Venus flytraps & sunflowers
Beehive Upside down (maybe it’s just me but this looks like the Bolton Sigil from Game of Thrones)
Care bear commute 🏡 after a wonderful Blaze
There are many dog costume contests in NYC–this is one of the earlier ones in October.
Perfect weather meant the crowds came out !
There were so many great dogs costumes; here’s a few of my favorites:
From Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things the Wall & Eleven
Then they meet another Stranger Things dog version of Eleven plus Dustin
Pokeball from Pokémon
Half of Cellino & Barnes/barks
A mummy & pharoah
Toothpaste & brush
Thing 1 &Thing 2
Bees & beekeepers
Cop & donut
Alice in wonderland, Cheshire Cat & teapot
Cupcake & baker
Super dog & superman car
Eggs & bacon
Hamburger, ketchup & fries
Breast cancer awareness cow
Super girl dogs
Spaghetti & meatballs
Curious George, man in yellow hat & bananas
Where the Wild Things Are
Voting ballot box
Pan Am stewardess
The Wall enjoyed dazzling the crowds with custom twinkling lights