Time to Move...and Try a Cool Photo App

Time to Move…and Try a Cool Photo App

Cannot believe it but I’m moving this week, after 12 years in 69th Street, in an apartment I thought I’d be in for two or three years max. That’s typical New York. You get here, you get busy, boom, and you never get around to moving. But now His Grace […]

Cannot believe it but I’m moving this week, after 12 years in 69th Street, in an apartment I thought I’d be in for two or three years max. That’s typical New York. You get here, you get busy, boom, and you never get around to moving. But now His Grace (aka my new-ish husband) has graced my life, and 14-C is not a bicycle built for two, if you know what I mean.

This is the door to my office/guest room/HG’s dressing room. It’s about 4 by 6 inches. You can imagine how that’s been working out. Even if HG is only here a few days at a time.

NY Office Door With Toon Camera
NY Office Door With Toon Camera. The Tony Duquette wicker daybed will move with me, as will the mirrored side table with all its broken bits. The "F" - for Fabulous - I found at the Paris flea market. That sisal carpet will move on to the great re-cycling bin in the sky.

But so you don’t get bored while I’m gone, here is a fun camera app called Toon Camera my friend designer Dede Wood told me about. Isn’t it cool?

NY Office Door With Toon Camera
NY Office Door With Toon Camera. I will miss my wallpapered ceiling. That was designer John Oetgen's idea. He's going to help me with the new place. He is used to me by now, which isn't easy.

Okay so the movers are here wrapping and packing as I write, so I better skeedaddle so I don’t have a heart attack.

If I don’t get up from this desk Miguel is going to have a heart attack.

Packing and moving from 69th Street
Packing and moving from 69th Street, thank you Tony and Miguel.

They are like locusts… It’s terrifying…

Let me be in denial a minute longer… More Toon Camera fun…

I call this one wonky – wavy – smoozy – woozy.

NY Office With Toon Camera
NY Office With Toon Camera

I mean you can make kind of a boring photo into something artsy.

NY Office With Toon Camera
NY Office With Toon Camera

OMG my table. It looks dead with its four legs sticking up in the air like that. Don’t worry, little table, we will get you out of that fix in no time.

Moving out of 69th Street...
Moving out of 69th Street... Roberto and Miguel show no mercy.
NY Office With Toon Camera
NY Office With Toon Camera

This is the one they’d put in the Wall Street Journal, like those pixillated portraits they do of infamous business tycoons and the occasional farmer from North Dakota who invents something and becomes a business tycoon.

NY Office With Toon Camera
NY Office With Toon Camera

This one is great, like a pencil sketch. Very artistic.

NY Office With Toon Camera
NY Office With Toon Camera

Okay now I really do have to go… wait… that was my iced tea they just packed… Lord have mercy… Oh …

Moving out of 69th Street...
Moving out of 69th Street...

I’ll be back soon. Have fun with Toon. 🙂

21 Comments

  1. Nina Griscom

    Toon is so cool. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. U had a view, lucky u!

  3. Hi, Frances. I hope your move goes as smoothly as possible and you love your new home. In the meantime, I will be downloading that app and having fun!

    xo,
    Traci

  4. Jerry Seay

    Best wishes for a positive experience on your move. See you in Aspen this summer????? Jerry

  5. Lynn and Dick Ziglar

    Good luck and happy day with the move and new digs. My books keep me planted. Can’t conceive of parting with one and packing them would be a mammoth. When I die they go in my tomb..King Tut style.
    xo and don’t fprget to let us see your new spot.
    xo,
    Lynn

  6. YOU are so ARTY!!!

    Wishing you happy trails.

    Bruce
    xo

  7. Wowsy, Frances. The end of an era. How are you feeling about the move? I remember selling my apartment. It was bittersweet…and ultimately ended up being the sweetest move imaginable.
    Best wishes!
    xx

  8. I’d love to see photos of the old apartment, and photos of the new apartment in progress. Love your books and your blog!

  9. Good luck with everything finding it’s way to it’s new home. Your table will be dancing on all 4s before ya know it.
    xox

  10. Frances, thanks for sharing toon. If it were my moving day I would be walking in circles talking to myself. Good luck, breathe and I suppose embrace the change. I remember once returning to my house to supervise the moving of the piano to find those locusts had worked their “magic” and included the laundry basket strapped to the back of the truck..yes complete with dirty laundry! xo P

  11. Good luck with the move and thanks for showing us Toon Camera–we are going to check it out!

  12. Hope you will not be moving too far out of our neighborhood !

  13. Laurette Kittle

    Good Luck with your move – you have the right attitude – it is exciting to move on – bigger and better!! Thanks for the Toon tip – brings me back to our day at Artisanal learning Instagram! Got one more really cool filter to try – Vintique. you’ll love it.
    xo Laurette

  14. Becky Roddenbery

    Frances,only you can make moving funny and interesting for everyone! Please show us the new place before and after…xox Becky

  15. We are both moving this week. The longest April Fool’s week for me!
    Do trust the “editing” is going well.
    Bruce and I now feel we should move every 4 years just to simplfy!!

  16. Boy Girl, YOU are moving UP!!!Toon is so cool, but,OMG do not even think about taking your own picture!!! UGHLY!!! Have you tried photofunia???

  17. Sarah Carter

    Hysterical! Hang in there, moving is like doing a “cleanse” for your life – take advantage and cleanse (ie. when in doublt – pitch it!) See you soon – we need ‘before” pics of your new space!!

    xo- S

  18. Moving can be fun—at Frances’ house. You have such a talent for making the mundane fun. Hope all went well.
    xo, Lissy
    p.s. I have the same daybed.

  19. I haven’t checked my mail in a few days and everything changes. Good luck with the move. I’ve done it a few times in my life & it’s always a challenge. If you need help lifting the tea I’m there.

    • Thank you dear Maureen. I am finally re-connected and about to think about getting back to some modicum of normal – but still a mess and chaos but all good. Thank you again so much! x Frances

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