Sunday, February 27, 2011

exit through the pet shop- banksy.

my own fuzzy video. banksy's halloween pop up shop in the west village two years ago

better (official) video below from:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

pentti sammallahti at nailya alexander gallery

all photos copyright pentti sammallahti.

bucolic splendor blog drew my attention to this great show at nailya alexander gallery (just down the street from rare violins.

velvety images, lushly, masterfully printed.

sammallahti- cartier-bresson of animal photography? don't mean to trivialize (quite the opposite!) or oversimplify, but these shots are compelling because the very deliberate compositions are captured in decisive moments; ... a strange surreal feeling when a lovely landscape is briefly inhabited and echoed by a stretching dog, strutting blackbirds, a seated monkey...

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentines day!

handmade valentines and photo by christina. xoxoxo!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


36th street loft.


st nicholas park in harlem.

the valentines day store window diplays i made at nomad in cambridge massachusetts.

Friday, February 11, 2011


but armed forces in charge.
may democracy rule.
live coverage here

Thursday, February 10, 2011

good bloody marys- with sandwiches. rye, freemans, pj clarkes.

rye serves a tasty bloody mary variation made with a dash of sriracha (thai chili garlic sauce.) also, one of the great sandwiches of new york- braised short rib with onion jam and fresh horseradish. yum!

another great sandwich /bloody mary combination can be had at freemans for brunch- roast pork with pickled zucchini and garlic mayo.

pj clarkes has a hearty masculine house mix bloody mary with big chunks of horseradish, nice with their excellent crab cake. however, tina and i have had even better- the best crab cake /bloody mary combination ever (!) at a sad southern maryland trailer trash flea market. more on that at some point.

Monday, February 7, 2011

la crepe c'est si bon

a pretty little crepe place opened on eldridge street across from vanessa's dollar dumpling house. vanessa's was really crowded on sunday so we tried it out. it was very quiet and sunny. only three or four people came and left while we were there, but one of them turned out to be someone mike knew in ireland 15 years ago. crazy. the crepes were delicious!

chinese new year nyc.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

icp nyc. albert watson lecture.

albert watson gave a marvelous lecture at the icp last night. twice the length of the usual presentation, though he promised at the beginning he would keep it shorter than his previous icp appearance when he spoke for over 3 hours! he showed a video of a string of his photographs, then some slides with commentary, then, keeping things loose, stopped to take questions while slides continued to roll. there were many questions, affably answered. during the lecture and afterward while signing books he told little stories about the shots, not rehearsed anecdotes but just interesting or helpful info of the sort one might get from a friend at a cocktail party or a cousin at a wedding.
these are snapshots from last night. the black and white ones are of the show up in the school, portrait photography by students of amy arbus (who was there for the lecture.)

(thats watson's ear on the left of the second photo.)

links: albert watson. icp. amy arbus

Wednesday, February 2, 2011