Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Below: sights and smells of Chinatown.
Below: I tried NOT to use the restroom, but finally succumbed and was treated to these very cool doorknobs. I can't imagine NYC paying $200-$500 for a custom doorknob today. At least not for their CRIMINAL courts building.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
April 1- October 31 Wed-Sunday 10AM-5:30PM
November 1-November 15 Wed-Sunday 10AM-5PM
November 16 CLOSED for winter. Just a tree.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Lumberjack Flannel Shirt 69.50 from J.Crew
*Speaking of What Goes Around Comes Around, check out the shop's vintage CHANEL jewelry.
Using the concept of fluid dynamics and applying sophisticated cartographic methods of measurement, Ms. Lin meticulously translated the scale, pacing, and pattern of mid-sea waves into gravel, earth, and grass. Each of the “waves” measures between 305 and 368 feet in length and, with the grasses, rises to a height of between ten and fifteen feet. Walking through the wavefield is akin to being amid large swells at sea: One may temporarily lose visual contact with adjacent waves and the horizon, or rise to the crest and see for miles.Maya Lin, American, 1959-
Storm King Wavefield, 2007-2008
Earth and grass; 240,000 square feet (11-acre site)
Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson
Also trying to do brunch at Blue Hill Farm
Sourcing from the surrounding fields and pasture, as well as other local farms, Blue Hill at Stone Barns highlights the abundant resources of the Hudson Valley. There are no menus at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Instead, guests are presented with a list of over a hundred ingredients, updated daily, which contains the best offerings from the field and market.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This is a week late but I just had the chance to catch last week’s episode of Parks and Recreation: Sister City Episode 'Leslie welcomes the Parks and Recreation department from Pawnee's sister city, Boraqua, Venezuela, and is stunned by the cultural differences'
I have to say that it was pretty educational for people who don’t know what Venezuela has become. The general's representing the Venezuela were captured perfectly from their red Chavista berets to their smugness in thinking they can buy everything and everyone with the country's oil money that does not even belong to them. (Fred Armisen as the head official was great)
There were some consistently funny, and sadly true, lines throughout the episode. My favorite was 'Chavez favorite pastime is humiliating America' while Leslie refuses to say ‘Viva Chavez’ in front of a video the Venezuelan representatives are making. As Leslie states, she can’t, she still believes in democracy. See episode here.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
My favorite store below. Just kidding. Kind of.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I discovered this shop in Barcelona's Gothic Quarters. The shop could easily have been on Harry Potter's Diagon Alley next to the apothecary. The shop is owned by two Argentinean girls who make everything by hand in the store: leather shoes, leather bags, leather portfolios, camisoles. The style is Hermione buys her first day of Witch Craft school outfit meets nun in training is finally given a free day to dress like a civilian. Iriarte-Iriarte
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This movement was mainly centered in Barcelona and its most famous poster child was Architect Antoni Gaudi. Catalan Modernisme lasted from 1888 through 1911 its members tried to set themselves apart from the reigning bourgeois lifestyle and values, it was all about being bohemians.
Above some snippets of common architecture examples from the movement.
ARAYA at the IFC Center on 6th Avenue and Third West St.
'The story of ARAYA is the stuff of legend: a half-century ago, this gorgeous tone poem of the otherworldly salt marshes of Venezuela dazzled Cannes, sharing a prize with Hiroshima, Mon Amour and earning its writer-director (making her feature debut) comparisons to Flaherty, Visconti and Rossellini. Yet distributors were unmoved, so it languished in obscurity, unseen and all but forgotten. Now, stunningly restored for its 50th anniversary — and theatrical premiere — by the champion of such lost classics as I Am Cuba, The Exiles and Killer of Sheep, ARAYA claims its place as a landmark of world cinema'
“Hypnotic… ARAYA has lost none of its ability to fascinate and move us. It’s a gift to cineastes.” – Steven Soderbergh