Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Columbia University MFA Open Studios

I went to the Columbia MFA Open Studios on Sunday. There was ALOT of crappy crap, but there were a speckling of nice pieces. I liked this one enough to take a video. It just didn't make sense, not in motion.


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Monday, November 24, 2008

The Fantasy

I went to go check out Jamie Hayon's "The Fantasy" collection with Lladro at the Lladro store in the Manhat.
IT WAS AWESOME!!!!
I was completely in LOVE with his shoes for Camper (which all the very attractive and attentive servers were sporting) and these Lladro pieces were no different. Totally creepy, and I mean that in the best way ever.
At the party the guests had to walk up to the third level, which meant passing through the second level of the store. The floor was blacked out but I could see the "normal" Lladro pieces, silently and perhaps sadly sitting in the shadows, wishing for the glamor and fame they know they will never have.



Friday, November 21, 2008

Oh those summer days

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I remember walking through SoHo, WITHOUT a coat, loving on these wonderful days with a a few moments of free time I managed to squeeze out of my work day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

colors

I was attracted to these paintings not because I like the composition, I could take it or leave it. What charmed me was the color choices, how consistent they are and how wonderful they all go together. Charming and lovely.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Large Medium Small

These dogs (and their owners) were wandering around the farmer's market together this weekend. Its like Goldilocks and the three bears, except dogs.
And no bratty kid.

Girl Talk

On Saturday night I went to one of the MOST AMAZING concerts I have ever been to ever, Girl Talk. I tried my darndest to take a photo but the dancing was so hard, this was the most clear photo I was able to take.

Let me just say- the jams were amazing, the colors were amazing, Sweaty Greg Gillis was amazing. They also had toilet paper streaming out into the crowd, confetti, balls and these HUGE GINORMOUS clear plastic bag things that we got to bounce around and tear apart. Not only that, but they made it rain on us hoes with fake dollar dollar billz, ya'll. I came like, 16 times.

This is us before the concert, waiting so excited. Wittle bro bro came with me.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Its just around the corner

Oh yes, that wonderful time when all the windows change for the Holidays (Thanksgiving is not one of them). Fifth ave can be kinda pretty, in spite of the tourists. Oh Louie Louie, oh no, we gotta go...

Breakin' wood

Us TKD'ers can kick ass. This is two of my favorite guys, breaking wood.

Alex breaking three inches with his PALM!

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Evan, breaking five inches with a CHOP!

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Monsters

Rrrwwaarrr! I have a love affair with Monsters, really. For my senior year in college I did my final collection on monsters, I was totes in love. I made a sweatshirt that looked like you were being eaten by a monster and these amazing green jeans with a little monster emblem on the side. But that is besides the point.
I fell for these pieces because they were goofy and whimsical... and because they are monsters.

Photography Expert

Hey ya'll, my first "published" photographs. They actaully aren't my most "proud of" pictures but I am excited nonetheless!
Here is da link- the first two are all mine!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Whoopsie Daisy


I did it again. I guess I love tourists way too much. I ended up at Dallas BBQ again. Cheap drinks get me every time. I'm going to get fatty-boom-batty if I drink Pina Coladas and eat fries too often.
We went to the one in Times Square since we were (unfortunately) in the hood (endless hell) so we made the best of it and pretended we were from Columbus (C-bus) Ohio.
werd.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Disco Crabs

This was me last night at Happy Endings. except I'm no crab.
This is also art that I like.

Ladies

Now I have weeks worth of photographs I took from the Hunter Open Studios last Friday.
This work was some of the first work I happened on while I was in the studios. I love the silhouette effect the artist used to create shape. Also, the gender of the artist is not apparent. I hate when I know that just from looking at the art.
These paintings are so lovely and fresh and inspiring.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rivington Hotel Penthouse

On the 20th floor in the LES is the Rivington Hotel's Penthouse. I went to party there for Surface Magazine. The view was stunning. The penthouse was AMAZING. Luxury, my friends. On the third floor of the penthouse was a hot tub, a HUGE barrel hot tub. It was the roof, so one could totally have one of those moments with snow falling all around, a flute of champagne in one's hand and naked time in the hot tub.
I am jealous of people who stay in the penthouse.

Kiosk

On Friday I headed down to SoHo to check out a show (?) at Kiosk called EXTINCT: Products from the Soviet State Store. There was a display of all sorts of interesting things on the table (even though the table made the ever small Kiosk space even smaller), like a collapsible cup (for vodka shots!). And to add to the authenticity pickles (eww I hate pickles) and vodka were served, in traditional Russian fashion.
I snapped a few shots of other things in the space that caught my eye, like this feather jumpsuit, no explanation.

GOBAMA!


Monday, November 10, 2008

SoHo Street Art

Banksy.
Dunno who made this, but its quite fun. Somehow while the old Bush two toned stencil images always seemed to be making a critique on him, this Obama stencil inspires hope not desperation.

Michel Gondry

I went to the Hunter open studios last friday. Last spring I also attended the Hunter open studios, I think that open studio visits are great, and I really enjoy seeing work and speaking with artists. So I was wandering around the four massive floors that are mazes of studio spaces, and found myself in the small section of BFA studios. I decided to check them out as I have a BFA and I was curious to see how I stacked up to their work. I wandered into this studio and time froze.

The man talking to the young BFA artist was none other than my artistic idol Michel Gondry. I couldn't breathe, I broke out in a sweat and my temperature rose. I was nauseous. You may have heard me yak and yawn about Olafur Eliasson and how much I adore his work, which is all true. He is amazing, no bones about it.
But I really remember falling in love with the work of Michel Gondry. I know what a hand he has had in shaping the way I view the world. He is a ever consistent inspiration. This is the second time I've run into him in an artist space, and the second time I froze up and was unable to talk to him. What do you say to your favorite artist when you are finally able to talk to him? I'm sure all that would come out of my mouth would be globbity gook anyway. I don't want to fawn over him, I just want to let him know how important his work is in my life.
So, instead of talking to him, I just snapped a photo of the space, with him in the shot. There he is, double fisting. Go Gondry!After he left the space I talked with the artist about his work (because if I can't talk to Michel I will talk to the person he talked to, its like talking to him by association), which has potential though its not quite there. I really liked the room within a room aspect of the work, the use of found objects, and how he reacts to his space and lets his art breathe. He has some work to do, but its a great start.

Friday, November 7, 2008

well, I <3 Origami

Spotted in NoHo on Bleeker and Broadway.
I was a little puzzled, but then I googled. Aparently its fashion, or rather tee shirts and hoodies.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

KAWsome!

I was invited to a slammin' gallery opening last night. It was a private event, but the real deal is tonight at the Gering and Lopez gallery. KAWS's work was up for the viewing, and it is stunning. Completely and totally up my alley.
I wanted to tell him that I too once made Sponge Bob art, except mine was a video piece and also had to do with Sex and the City, and he probably didn't want to hear about it...
But I loved on the work.





A billion KAWS heads.

Also, Ashlee's baby's daddy, Pete Wentz was there. That was kinda... he was there. I guess he also likes sponge bob.
And Karim Rashid, in pink, as per usual. Here he is with the artist, and Julie who was wearing the HOTTEST back-seamed stockings. Yowzah.

Late of the Pier

So I've been trying forever to upload this fantastic video I took of Late of the Pier when I saw them at CMJ in the Music Hall of Williamsburg, but blogger just wasn't havin' any of that. Anyway, they were AMAZING. I love on them already, just from their music videos and myspace page, but to see them live, and in such a small venue kicked ass. They are getting huger by the moment so I expect to never see them in such a small space/group of people again.