Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shooting Levi's

Levi's is helping New Yorkers be better photographers (or at least carry around badass old leather-encased cameras).  They've taken over the old Deitch Projects space and are renting out equipment -- and letting everyone use the FREE digital photobooth (so fun!).  Check out the Levi's Workshops online -- or pop to 18 Wooster Street and have a go at using something that actually requires film (or a bazillion megapixels).





Monday, October 25, 2010

Ebay Shopping | 1940s British Rifle Case

The auction for this 1940s canvas and leather rifle case lasts 'til tomorrow.  Bids sit at GPB 32.  It's even got cartridge holders inside. Go for it!

For the Birds

After roughly 4,564 trips to New Haven in the last couple years (I'm there more than I'm on the Upper West Side!), I still hadn't been to the Peabody Museum of Natural History -- until last Saturday.  It's relatively small (manageable) and totally great.  Making things even cooler, most of the dinosaurs were dug up on Yale expeditions.  Can you imagine?  Mom: How's class this semester.  Kid: Pretty good. We found a triceratops on Wednesday.  They also have one freakin' huge, three-legged turtle (one was bitten off, he wasn't born a tri-ped) and a load of amazing birds.  Here are some creepy, yet pretty close ups of those guys.





Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Luring Hunters and Fishermen With A Great Font

Hunting and Fishing was around for decades, but it really hit its target design-wise in the mid-to-late '30s. That red just pops on every different sky - and we cannot even get into the wonderful black block letters.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Flicks | Baarìa



Che bello!  It was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Golden Globe in 2009, but as far as I can tell, it has yet to make it to the States (minus one film festival).  But star Margareth Madè (my latest nomination for the most beautiful woman I've ever seen) graces the cover of the T Magazine Milan Issue so, she's finally getting her American, well, New York, spotlight.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ebay Shopping | Invitation to Hunt

I suppose if you own a hunting palace or the like, it'd be appropriate to have professional hunting invitations on hand. (I love how this person ordered enough supply to last him the entire end of the 19th century up through WWI - i.e. the crossed out 18).  How cool.  You'll be almost a century late to the party, but this invite can be yours if you've got about 10 bucks.  Auction ends Tuesday.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

iPhone Bootleggin' | Avett Brothers Live at Radio City, October 13, 2010

Porter got us tickets to the Avett Brothers' show at Radio City Music Hall that ended a few hours ago.  It. Was. Awesome. Paleface and the great Langhorne Slim even sang with 'em!  Something also awesome? The fact that you can record an entire concert on your iPhone and feel like a professional fan.  

Click here to download my 15 favorites (they're m4a files, so they should play in iTunes or Quicktime). (If nothing else, you have to hear Murder in the City and I and Love and You).

Also, be sure to buy the new Avett Brothers' Live CD/DVD combo.  They're talented, great-looking, energetic little buggers who you should see movin' around.

(The guy down the aisle left this little pile of treasure including a few Bud Lites that didn't make it into the frame).  

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Sweeter Leaf

On my more adventurous mornings when I get my act together, I take the longer, non-Manhattan path to work, up through Greenpoint, across the Pulaski Bridge and into Long Island City, Queens where I pick up Stumptown coffee from Sweetleaf.  I must not have had my act together much lately, because when I popped in today, the entire interior had changed -- and doubled in size.  Lots of subway tiles, raw wood and antiques.  Pretty great.  The coffee and pasteries aren't bad, either.



I will never understand addresses in Queens, but theirs is:
10-93 Jackson Ave.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Acquisitions | Cotton Hamam Towels

Yesterday after brunch, my friend and I popped over to the wonderful Brook Farm General Store (with the admittedly most odd store front ever) that sits in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge on South 6th and Berry.  I got two of these downright huge and beautiful cotton hamam towels, a little pillow filled with balasm fir (it's like sleeping next to a Chirstmas tree!), metal bendy straws and a set of Duralex glasses.  They sell it all that great classic stuff online, too. So fun! 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's All In a Name | Hovey's Diner, Olney, Illinois

Hovey's Diner. Best milkshakes in Olney, Illinois (or possibly the world)*. Best name ever.

* According to Jamie, the man behind the excellent Standard Edition, who happened to enjoy many milkshakes at Hovey's when he was 17.

Short Flicks | There's Only One Sun by Wong Kar-Wai



Not a bad ad for a flat screen TV (in 2007)!  Amélie Daure might be the prettiest woman alive.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Acquisitions | Penny Loafers

Not surprisingly these look like total man feet, but they are my feet, in my new men's Cole Haan penny loafers (I was gonna go for Weejuns, but they seem to go up even higher on the arch).  They'll look better after I destroy them, of course.