20 3 / 2014

Stoked to finally see one of these guys in the field. Nice work, Control Group team. (at Grand Central Station)

Stoked to finally see one of these guys in the field. Nice work, Control Group team. (at Grand Central Station)

13 3 / 2014

rickwebb:

On the 13th March, prior to the launch at the gallery, Drummond will arrive beneath Spaghetti Junction on a raft and construct the sculpture ‘400 Bunches of Daffodils’. Drummond is partly driven by the lyrics of Black Sabbath’s opening song on their debut album released in October 1969, and his ‘World Tour’ starts and finishes at what he sees as the very gates of The Underworld as described by the Birmingham band. (via Eastside Projects | Bill Drummond: The 25 Paintings)

Now this is a tour I’d consider quitting my job and following full time.

rickwebb:

On the 13th March, prior to the launch at the gallery, Drummond will arrive beneath Spaghetti Junction on a raft and construct the sculpture ‘400 Bunches of Daffodils’. Drummond is partly driven by the lyrics of Black Sabbath’s opening song on their debut album released in October 1969, and his ‘World Tour’ starts and finishes at what he sees as the very gates of The Underworld as described by the Birmingham band. (via Eastside Projects | Bill Drummond: The 25 Paintings)

Now this is a tour I’d consider quitting my job and following full time.

08 2 / 2014

jimllpaintit:

Vladimir Putin as every member of the Village People A few people asked to see this although I believe Matty Knight was the first

Jim sez he’ll paint it, and he will.

jimllpaintit:

Vladimir Putin as every member of the Village People

A few people asked to see this although I believe Matty Knight was the first

Jim sez he’ll paint it, and he will.

31 1 / 2014

Here’s your Friday morning inspirational post

Here’s your Friday morning inspirational post

29 1 / 2014

"The heart is an important organ, but it is just an organ. You are not what you want. You are what wants you back."

06 1 / 2014

All this needs to win the X-Files sports trifecta is a C(h)ris Carter career retrospective.

All this needs to win the X-Files sports trifecta is a C(h)ris Carter career retrospective.

30 12 / 2013

Watch Repair (at Maddox Watch Company)

Watch Repair (at Maddox Watch Company)

22 12 / 2013

Can’t spell DeceMBeR without a pot pie for Denise, Marci, Ben, and Ray.  (at DeHaasienda II)

Can’t spell DeceMBeR without a pot pie for Denise, Marci, Ben, and Ray. (at DeHaasienda II)

08 11 / 2013

The theater began shortly after lunch. His fellow judges and court offices and reporters and even the stenographers were already talking about it as if it were another of those things that just happened in the city. One of those out-of-the-ordinary days that made sense of the slew of ordinary days. New York had a way of doing that. Every now and then the city shook its soul out. It assailed you with an image, or a day, or a crime, or a terror, or a beauty so difficult to wrap your mind around that you had to shake your head in disbelief.

He had a theory about it. It happened, and re-happened, because it was a city uninterested in history. Strange things occurred precisely because there was no necessary regard for the past. The city lived in a sort of everyday present. It had no need to believe in itself as a London, or an Athens, or even a signifier of the New World, like a Sydney, or a Los Angeles. No, the city couldn’t care less about where it stood. He had seen a T-shirt once that said: NEW YORK FUCKIN’ CITY. As if it were the only place that ever existed and the only one that ever would.

Excerpt from "Let the Great World Spin: A Novel," by Colum McCann, which features a series of NYC vignettes revolving around the 1974 World Trade Center tightrope walk by Philippe Petit and the aftermath of the Vietnam war (and of course, so much more). Of particular interest are several fictionalized first-person accounts of Petit’s experience, which are so, so incredibly enchanting. I’ve been plowing through this book last week and this during my commute to and from work, and this morning I emerged from the Chambers Street subway station as usual, on a bright, crisp November Friday morning, nothing particularly special about it, and lifted my gaze up to the new World Trade buildings, as usual. And I couldn’t help but wonder what the first out-of-the-ordinary day will be that memorializes these towers. I hope it’s something as beautiful and thrilling as Petit’s adventure. I hope I get to witness it.

22 10 / 2013

Conditori La Glace, Copenhagen, Denmark

Conditori La Glace, Copenhagen, Denmark