Posts Tagged ‘ new york ’

NYC: The Place to BE?!

May 31, 2012
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I decided to take somewhat of an impromptu pre-Memorial Day long weekend to New York…! The program consisted of lots of running around to: Schiaparelli & Prada, TOMAS SARACENO on the roof of The Met, the in-fucking-credible Dia:Beacon, Stephen at Sri Textiles, the Wythe Hotel, and various holes-in-the-wall, backyards, parks, rooftops (& rooftop farm!), beergardens, streetcorners, bus...
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Idolatry: Gilles Larrain’s 70s Transvestite Portraits

May 16, 2012
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Who can possibly resist the glamour, extravagance & strange allure of  drag queens!? After seeing these images from Gilles Larrain’s 1973 book, Idols, documenting the 1970s New York transvestite scene, I am dying to get my hands on the 2011 version, which includes even more selections from his archives. Also dying to have some raging dress-up...
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patchwork

January 23, 2012
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nick emailed me with some wonderful images tonight, including the lovely and highly-collectible boro, a type of patched japanese textile composed of recycled and reused fabrics that literally means “rag.” japanese textiles have always been a source of inspiration for me, so after researching boro, i was excited to discover sri, a textile gallery in brooklyn...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: ANNIE

November 28, 2011
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not sure how i can describe in words the joy that annie larson’s knitwear line, ALL, brings to me. i always thought that there was nothing better than a cozy, handmade sweater. warm, gentle, snuggly. but what about a cozy, handmade sweater with wacky patterns in a rainbow palette? how about a cactus pattern?...
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thanksgiving ragamuffins

November 24, 2011
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while looking for some thanksgiving images to share, i came across several photos of kids in costume dressed up as “ragamuffins” or “maskers”- ashy faces, oversized ragdoll clothes, their parents wallets and handbags- begging for pennies in the 1930s and 1940s. it seems like this tradition of dressing up like beggars was confined to...
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business trip

September 18, 2011
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i’ve been writing so much about my new york trip for metier and refinery29, that at this point i feel kind of numb to everything that happened and super overwhelmed with reflecting and photos and processing….so let’s just go through some HIGHLIGHTS, shall we? - POPSICLES at smorgasburg with my best friend from chicago, julie, and my...
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a dault

August 30, 2011
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not sure if i want to take brooklyn-based artist julia dault‘s paintings too seriously or not. with titles like “rowdy cats,” “bunga bunga,” and “skull crusher,” it seems like julia’s not asking us to ponder silently about abstraction, but rather wants to engage the viewer with color and roller-coaster-rides along her lines. her sculptures...
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hare krishna hare hare

July 19, 2011
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i’m kind of bummed to have missed out on the heyday of the hare krishnas. their presence for me is just american cultural lore- the gatherings in public spaces, the chanting, the music, the brightest marigold robes, yellow books, following prabhupada around the globe. i can only really relate to george harrison’s my sweet...
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gay is good!

June 29, 2011
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i was wowed to tears friday night when i heard that gay marriage had been approved in new york, now the 7th state in the country that allows same-sex marriage! quite disappointing when it was repealed in california, but incredible that our gay friends in new york can finally be official!!! just in time...
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beggin’

May 25, 2011
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rembrandt’s beggars circa 1630-40 make me want to draw again. squiggle sketch lines! all from the met collections.
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