Welcome to Manhattan Nest 2.0! I’m so glad you made it, grab yourself a drink and take a look around.
This lovely new website was only made possible by the extraordinary generosity, hard work, and superbly good taste of Anna Dorfman of the exquisite blog we all know and love dearly, Door Sixteen. Yes, we’ve met a couple of times now so I can say these things with absolute authority. I am convinced that she ranks highly among the kindest people in the world, and Evan, Bruno, and Fritz are all just as great as you’d expect, too. A few weeks ago, Anna very very kindly offered to do this for me, and after I recovered from the shock accompanying this good fortune, I shamelessly took her up on it. We talked concept, ideas, and inspiration. She toiled away and designed like crazy while I sent a bunch of indecisive feedback until we arrived here: Manhattan Nest’s new home. I hope you like it as much as I do, which is probably a little unhealthy at this point.
A few things you should know…
1. If you subscribe using an RSS reader, you’ll need to resubscribe to the new RSS feed address, which is www.manhattan-nest.com/feed. If you use Google Reader, click here to add the new blog instantly! If you don’t, you will no longer receive my posts, which could lead to depression, anxiety, bodily illness, or boredom.
2. Every single post from the old blog has been imported to this one, as have all comments! So have at those archives!
3. Check out the new pages at the top! There’s a cute little gallery of all the big DIY Projects, a new and improved Floor Plan, and a vastly expanded About page, now with some real information! And see that Contact page? Holler at me anytime, I love hearing from you.
4. As you might have noticed already, Eva wasn’t so into the blog thing, which is absolutely fine. So you’re stuck with me. That’s right: ALL ME ALL THE TIME. Muhahahaha.
5. I too am adopting the Featured Blogs system in lieu of a conventional blogroll. Since it’s mid-month already, I’m just going to leave those guys up until the end of December. Want to read about two Seattle-based architects wrapping up their stunning renovation and beginning to decorate? How about two ladies who churn out perfectly polished craft projects, DIYs, and recipes like there’s no tomorrow? A couple of architects in the midst of a massive renovation of their D.C. home, willing to take us along for the ride? A hilarious and insightful woman reinstating her roots in Brooklyn after an international leave of absence? They’re all there, waiting for you to click over.
I’m really looking forward to this new, souped-up chapter of this blog’s existence. A HUGE thank you to Anna for making it all possible! This is going to be fun, guys.