I'm Mary Maru and I live by the Cloisters Museum in upper Manhattan where I work as a print and web designer.
In my blog I share my love for the arts, sources of inspiration, design, exploring new places, musings about living and working in NYC and lots more.
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On Friday, as part of NYCxDESIGN week, I visited Swann Gallery. Just off Madison Square Park on E25th Street, the gallery presented an eclectic and wide-ranging collection of modernist posters and I wanted to see what design inspiration might be … Continue reading
Sometimes you’ve got to make time to get a little silly. We’re all working hard these days and a silly break can be just the thing to ease the stress of a busy day and even breathe new life into … Continue reading
Since November, I’ve been working on a new way of doing my business plan. It’s made up mostly of collages I put together using images and phrases I cut out of magazines and then carefully arranged and glued onto manila … Continue reading
I don’t know how the work of New York artist Ik-Joong Kang could have escaped my notice until now. And it wasn’t even in New York that I discovered him rather, in Princeton, New Jersey, when enjoying my annual get … Continue reading
Talk about serendipity, I was doing a little research on local seminars and conferences when I stumbled across this incredible short film about extraordinary artist and teacher, Inge Druckrey. It is a 38-minute master class on how to see like … Continue reading