Thursday, July 30, 2009


In keeping with the post on the new antiquarians, check out this shot from Luddite - Brooklyn purveyor of crazy good discoveries. I'm completely freaking out right now:

The New Antiquarians

Wow! Check out this article in The New York Times about the trend of vintage taxidermy, Victorian oddities, and the like taking hold in the design / restaurant / home interior worlds. Congratulations Ms. Hovey. This is awesome.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Classic Beige

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Christian Faur was obsessed with crayons as a child and now has found a way to put them to use as an adult. Cool stuff:

Monday, July 27, 2009


My first exposure to Robert Longo's work came when I was 20 years old and dating a girl who lived in an amazing art studio / converted living quarters on E. 11th Street in New York City. In what was one of the wildest summers on record, I woke up most mornings to two huge Longo's on the wall - not having a clue whose work they were but always staring in wonder at their contorted yet static forms of men and women writhing in what appeared to be either near-death experiences or overjoyed dance moves. Only later did I learn they were famous pieces from Longo's "Men in the Cities" series. A few days ago, Todd Selby stepped into Longo's NYC studio and snapped some shots of the artist's work and his tools of trade. The paints and brushes and pencils and charcoal are what struck me most:

David Whittemore

More here

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Studio on Fire designed this poster for The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Must Get to Japan

This shop called South 2 West 8 is somewhere in the land of the Samurai...

Blues, Booze, and BBQ

I'm not so sure about the cover art, but I'll be buying this book very soon:

Big Dog Neon

I picked up some big neon letters in Canton a couple of months ago, talked to my friend Evan Voyles about where to get them worked on around town, and have since made a few small treks to Lockhart to visit Kirk Tunningley at Big Dog Neon. His shop is in a great old warehouse space - open floor plan, glass tubes everywhere, neon EVERYWHERE, CDs everywhere, The Band constantly playing on stereo. It's a great spot, and he always offers an ice cold IPA in an ice cold pint glass. Pretty perfect. Check it out sometime if you're ever out in Lockhart. And come see the lit up letters at Uncommon Objects.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thx to Secret Forts...

Another Ace Update

More photos from the new NYC Ace Hotel. It just DOES NOT get any better in my book.

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