Sunday, November 28, 2010

Berlin trip photos

Just got back from Germany tonight and thought I'd post some photos I took while there.
This link is for various art shots I took from various locations in Berlin such as the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Holocaust Memorial, and various other cool sites around town.
ps- Don't forget to check out the 2nd link for the street art, along the top of the page after the jump. Or click here directly.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kevin Cummins at White Columns: Joy Division extravaganza

So, I was able to steal a quick 15 minutes last night to stop by and meet Kevin Cummins at White Columns. He was signing his new collection of iconic photos of Joy Division, taken in the 70's. There was also a wonderful limited edition set of postcards from Polite. They were so reminiscent of those awesome Factory box cassettes from the 80's that I had to pick one up. The photos are truly remarkable and there are a number that have not been published before.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Street Art extravaganza: The Underbelly Project

(image from Vandalog)

All I can say is 'wow'. I can't wait until I can figure out how to visit this place and take photos of my own!
Until then, check out these three links:
LTV Squad

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paris Food Trip

Wow. That's about all I can say after getting back from Paris this past week. I spent 4 days over a long weekend running around with my wife while she researched an article for a lifestyle magazine on Parisian pastries and hotel accommodations. That basically meant that we were at 5-6 pastry shops per day and stayed at three different hotels over those four days. It was completely and utterly exhausting, but a truly unforgettable experience. My takeaway was mostly food pictures for reference for my wife, but I was able to spot a good deal of street art as well, which is always fun for my continually expanding street art photo album.
Here's the photo set of selects I pulled from my trip. Click on the image below. Hope you enjoy. I have to say that I had the best lunch of my life (at the Four Seasons at the George V Hotel), two of my favorite dinners of all time (Le Petit Verdot, and Chez Jean), had amazing Cous Cous at our favorite Moroccan place (404) and saw Janet Jackson at one of my hotels. Definitely an eventful trip.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Patricia Piccinini at Haunch of Venison

One of my favorite contemporary artists, Patricia Piccinini is exhibiting currently at Haunch of Venison in Manhattan. The exhibit ends October 30, so make sure you check it out. These are merely low res iphone photos, so you really want to check this exhibit out in person to grasp the full majesty of Ms. Piccinini's work. It's truly phenomenal and Haunch of Venison has really good taste in artists that they represent, so it's a great place to check out on a recurring basis. Click on the image below to see a photo set from the exhibit.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Joseph Saccio Sculpture - Open Studios, Sept 25, 2010

I was in New Haven very briefly to catch some of the open studios in New Haven. Here are shots from Joseph Saccio's studio. Click on the image below to launch the photo set.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I'm in Houston this weekend visiting the inlaws. Mostly eating my way through the weekend, but we managed to squeeze in a bit of art as well. This is looking up in part of the Museum of Fine Arts

Sunday, September 12, 2010

East Village Street Art

Here are a couple shots from a location in the East Village right next to each other. Very nice work.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bambi Kino at Bowery Electric!

We had a chance to see Bambi Kino at Bowery Electric in Manhattan on Thursday. Absolutely superb performance and they played 3 sets! 'Little Richard' even showed up. Please click HERE to get more info on Bambi Kino. They are basically an indie super group that is faithfully recreating the sound and songs of the young Beatles from their 1960's Hamburg years.

Manhattan and Brooklyn Street Art

Here are two sites I shot in the past couple of days. Both brightened my mood as I passed by. The face is in SoHo, maybe on Greene St or Wooster. The Brooklyn Bridge fence with Brooklyn brownstones on one side and the Manhattan skyline on the other is just below Cobble Park, in Cobble Hill on Clinton St.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cape Cod

Was able to get an arrangement to stay at A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay this weekend. (I'm hiding from NYC for my birthday for part of this week.) Here are a few super long exposure photos I took around midnight on the first night. You'd think I took them during the day if it weren't for the stars in the sky:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August Street Art

Here are a couple interesting pieces I saw the other day while getting lunch in the 'hood.

Wall: Across from Cafe Habana and Quilted Bike: on Elizabeth near Broome.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's Here!!!

We just got in the first hard covers of Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong. Woo hoo! Don't forget to pre-order from your favorite distributor! It's officially out August 31.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

UVPH panoramas

Just checked out a new app called You Gotta See This!. Here are two panoramas I took with it. UVPHACTORY inside and outside

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I love Community Supported Agriculture

mmmm, CSA day is Saturday in my neighborhood and it always seems to be a case of 'how many CSA veges can we fit into our breakfast?' This morning was a wonderfully fresh beet salad (red and candy-striped), and a sweet Italian sausage (thanks Staubitz) and CSA summer squash frittata with fresh CSA basil and eggs. Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Mmmmmm!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Memories of a cooler season...

Ah, PTown, take me back! It's so hot and humid in NYC right now, but here's a panorama I took back in April when when the weather was much more pleasant.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 4th dumplings

Eating through Independence Day weekend continues: Incredible homemade dumplings tonight from Monique. (Made with the help of Andrea Nguyen's Asian Dumplings book)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence Day weekend off to a great start!

I just ate the best pizza of my life tonight at home. Fresh mozzarella and extra sharp provolone (from Caputo's Fine Foods), oven roasted plum tomatoes, bell peppers, fresh basil (backyard), fleur de sel, and sweet italian sausage (from Staubitz)

Independence Day weekend is starting out right!!

Super Rad Website

Check out Monique's new website. Really well done. Programming by Eric Gordon and artwork by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fireworks over the East River last night

I was at a house warming last night on the 28th floor of a Brooklyn Heights high rise. It afforded a perfect view of a double-barge fireworks display. Here are a few phone-photos:

Red Hook Street Art

I love walking around in Red Hook. There are still so many great little finds. Here are two pieces of street art I found next to each other last week:
From Street Art

From Street Art

Monday, June 14, 2010

Out and About this past week

Took a few lame quality phone-photos about town this past week and thought I'd share:
From Street Art
This is a piece of Shepard Fairey street art that I somehow had missed when the exhibit went up last month at the Deitch Gallery. This wall is at the corner of Grand and Wooster, by the way.

and this is our nice view from the rooftop bar at the Thompson Hotel after the owner of the ground floor restaurant Kittichai, Jean Marc, invited us up.

and finally, this is a shot of the past 10 years' winners at the 10th annual New York Public Library Young Lions Awards. Each author wrote a special dedication to Ethan Hawke, co-founder and host of the awards, and they were subsequently given to him at the end of the evening.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New book!

Those who know me know I'm pretty excited about this. Hot off the press (pub date is actually June 1) from the UK, Shadowplayers by James Nice (LTM records founder, etc.) seeks to be the definitive word on the rise and fall of Factory Records. And if Simon Reynolds and Jon Savage both have good things to say about it, you know that's a good sign. Can't wait to start it soon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Found in the old offices of Kid Robot

I was just in the recently vacated offices of Kid Robot and found this graffiti on the wall in one of the rooms. I thought I'd share:
From Street Art

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Don't Forget to check out the Shepard Fairey show at Deitch Projects

I recently got a chance to check out the Fairey's 'ad' for his new show at Deitch Projects.

This mural is located at Houston and Bowery. The show at Deitch Projects is their FINAL show and it's up until May 29, so hurry and see it now. Fairey is even crediting the original sources for the images he used (bravo!). Anyway, good stuff. Check it out. Here's a link: Deitch Projects

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Doha, Qatar

I had a brief business trip to Doha that I just got back from and of course I was able to squeeze in a few photos. Click on any below to jump to the photo set.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Provincetown Photos, part 2

I just uploaded a new photo set from Provincetown. It was a great experience getting to go up here a few times. I hope I get more chances in the future. We saw a few whales: a right whale a couple weeks ago and a Humpback and a couple Finbacks today. Click the images below for a link to the photo set. Please note that there are two sets that you can link from at the top of the page in the photo set.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Still good 20 years later

So, Nada Surf came out with a new all covers album recently and it got me re-listening to some of their other music, which in turn got me rummaging through my aging cassette collection. I dug up this original demo tape that the precursor to Nada Surf, Because Because Because, gave me back in 1990 when I was putting on shows back in college. I liked it so much, I had them play that year. After listening to it again, it turns out this early work still rocks. Way to go, guys!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cosmas Music Mix 01 - Mid 2009

I'll be posting some links to some music compilations I've made over the past year soon. I've been trying to figure out a way to show the collections in a way that encourages people to actually buy the music. It's actually not super easy as a number of the songs I've put on the compilations are out of print or not available on places like iTunes. This first one seemed to work for iTunes' iMix feature, so I'll start with this. Hope people take a look and investigate these bands.