My kids and I took a quick trip to New York City this weekend, and the creative energy was intoxicating. I felt dizzy looking at all the angles, textures, icons, and patterns. The mix of building facades in the city is like a crazy, vibrant patchwork quilt. That juxtaposition of sleek modern next to weathered stone seems so uniquely New York . And of course the store windows were a design lover's dream, especially the whole series of windows at Anthropologie.