Through work I’ve gotten to know Diego Cortez a little and he is equal parts hilarious and clever and I heard that he was in a documentary on Jean-Michel Basquiat – The Radiant Child. For the curiosity of seeing Diego and for learning more about an artist I really admire I did the old google search and found the whole documentary on Youtube, it’s sliced up in 7 stages so if, like me you’re putting the final stages on some bags and you need to be entertained while you do it. It’s easy to stud and hole punch as you watch.
Category Archives: Art
So, I’ve recently started working for AvroKO – a design and concept firm in Manhattan – as their fresh set of eyes. In that I photograph and post on their Facebook page stuff that they are working on, stuff that I think is interesting, stuff that I think you might be interested in.
The great thing, is that we have similar interests, so now when I think I should be working and sewing instead of roaming the internet or seeing an exhibition that aligns with the company, really I’m working! It’s also been a great excuse to do some things I’ve been wanting to do, one of them was to see Philip Johnson’s The Glass House. So I took my friend Jessica who is also my PR and we drove to New Canaan, CT to see it. These are all the photos and then some:
I found out recently about Tom Fruin’s water tower project and had to see it for myself, I love his concept of taking salvaged and found objects, reworking them and giving them new life. Not long after I got down to Dumbo where it’s housed, my camera battery started to die. So other than the first image, all photos are from his site. To see it for yourself oil up your ten-speed because cyclists get the best view from the Manhattan cycle path, how rad is that?!
And then these are some of his other projects (all photos from his website) that I think are kind of cool too, also using everyday items found on the street.
Sheesh, it’s been three weeks since I last posted…oof that’s poor form! Can I explain that a stream of friends from years ago and what feels like other lifetimes ago have been visiting and it’s been amazing if not extremely distracting…I will now commence regular living. With that, may I introduce you to This Must Be the Place which was the art space that allowed me to shoot my SS12 lookbook for free. The old adage of there not being such a thing as a free lunch was exempt in this instance. T.M.B.T.P is run by Diner Journal and they are doing a Kickstarter project to keep the space alive and free for creative ventures. They have some great rewards up which include good karma, dream catchers, guitar lessons, cyclops drawings, Breton bags and extravagant dinners. Check out their project HERE and be a part of something great!
Gah, I can’t figure out how to embed their video so you can check it out. You’ll just have to look at the screenshot, be intrigued and click my link above.
I happen to be in love with using things in unexpected ways and settings. Cue Werner Reiterer who has been putting up chandeliers in public spaces, I mean how cool is that?!
Then these cool bookshelves placed in unused or damaged phone booths in NYC by John Locke. A true definition of a public library….
You know when you see a face in ordinary things? Like electrical outlets to me always seem to be giving a surprised expression. Check this video from Nikita Nomerz for the below photo.
I read all about it via The Atlantic Cities blog
New favourite studio – Tom Sachs
I was doing a mental tally and I’m not sure how this happened, but a third of my friends are photographers. Giovanni and I first met working at a restaurant together when I first arrived in NY in 2004. He’s super passionate about a number of things, espresso, Woody Allen, The Wu Tang Clan, A.P.C. and West Coast Burritos – his ex-girlfriend fed-exed him one once. We ended up rooming together for about 9months in a tiny East Village apartment with a crazy homeless guy and his sister living next door – I swear only in New York City can you share a wall with a guy who routinely collects trash during the day like it’s his job…
I’ve always admired his photographs and he’s finally ridding his modesty and putting them up. These are some of my favourites but check out the rest HERE