Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Temple de Mexico

November 16th, 2009

Marisol Mercado Covarrubias presents her jewelry line, Temple, at Tribal Arts Gallery, NYC. 

Marisol Mercado Covarrubias





Chat et Mois

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gimme my Munny, Nov. 12th, 2009

Kid Robot launched its new do-it-yourself toy line, Munnyworld, with a custom, designer toy exhibition at Eloquent Delinquents Gallery.

The artists were great, friendly, lots of toy signing.  At some point, I got spritzed with Corona, New Year's Eve style by a pair of San Tropez vacationites who were bar hopping when suddenly, a tight gallery space with exposed, limited edition artwork obstructed their path.  I brushed off some foam, along with the gentleman standing next to me, also sprayed.  I'm pretty sure we made peace.  You know,  "desole," it was just "pour s'amuser," "passer un bon moment."  Gallery?  What gallery? Art shmart.  Just a little beer.  No hard feelings, but be forewarned, I believe security is heavily armed over at Larry Gagosian.  Continuer a maintenir la paix!

Wobots in Munnyworld:




Tim Dubitsky and Tobias Wong


Munny's Travis



Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tony: Il Miglior Fabbro

Tony Beno Holden:  Chef, Blackbird Cafe, Brooklyn, New York

I see Tony just about every day at Blackbird where I get my coffee.  Tony and I once debated the popularity of a certain beet dressing on a hamburger.  Was it too experimental?  Did people want a plain old burger?  We mulled over the issue for a few minutes.  I don't think we ever concluded anything and promptly moved onto a conversation about Italian political corruption.

What do beet dressing and Italian politics have in common?  Nothing.  They're just the kinds of things Tony and I talk about and of course, we reminisce about some of Italy's finer points.

Ciao Tony!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


"She's letting me stay here while she's working on a movie that's being made in Canada. But I guess you already know that. Well, I couldn't afford a place like this in a million years... unless, of course, I'm discovered and become a movie star. Of course, I'd rather be known as a great actress than a movie star. But, you know, sometimes people end up being both. So that is, I guess you'd say, sort of why I came here.
I'm sorry. I'm just so excited to be here. I mean I just came here from Deep River, Ontario, and now I'm in this dream place. Well, you can imagine how I feel."

                                                                                                     -- Betty Elms, Mulholland Drive

Nail Polish in Dovima by NARS

Brave New World-Testers by NARS

Touche Eclat skin highlighter by Yves San Laurent

Gloss Pur by Yves San Laurent

Lip Gloss Quad in South Beach by Cargo

 Lip Lacquer in Eros by NARS

 Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls by NARS

 Lip Lacquer in F***ed With by NARS (o.k., I made that one up)

Lip Lacquer in Hot Wired by NARS

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wild and Untamed Things

So, hair.  Why is Issac Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation, what goes up must come down, accepted unequivocally?  Ok, fine.  Gravity.  But has anyone sought to challenge that theory?

More than 2oo years later, Albert Einstein would find flaws in Newton's theory on a couple of fronts, but my question is, could Einstein's hair have proven Newton wrong altogether?
Did Einstein's hair challenge some basic laws of gravity?
Would Newton have been threatened by Einstein's hair?
Has anyone ever seen a photo of Einstein with a slick do?

I'm tackling my platitudes one theory at a time, people.

To wild and untamed things:

Shaun, Artist, Union Square

Paid Laugher, SOHO

Greg, Artist and Bartender, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Monday, October 26, 2009


              ...she was a bad influence

Cat Fight

Bad Influence

Good Head

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Randy James & Famous

I told Randy he has good posture.  He thought that was strange.  People tell him different.  Either I'm a bad judge of posture or Randy has good posture.  I think it's the latter.

Randy is a poet from Los Angeles, with good posture and on occasion can be found near Prince Street, standing in partial sunlight.

Randy James:  Poet.  Denim:  Naked & Famous 

Monday, October 19, 2009

Analogue Lunch

Horizontal in Brooklyn

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Kehinde Wiley's Closing Party for Black Light,
Deitch Projects, September 26th:

Ok.  I realize I'm late in posting this one...let's say... for reasons having to do with a counterintuitive, insular time construct, primarily non-linear in nature.  Look, I never said it had to be October.

Here is a consoling thought to keep in mind when running late:  beginnings and endings are one and the same, with exceptions being the gallery world and chess perhaps.

If there's no beginning, then there's no end, in which case, you've never been late for anything, nor will you ever be again.  Or you can always hop a cab; this is New York City.  

Women.  Legs, The Creator

Elizabeth Lynn Edwards, student, University of Pittsburgh.
Dress: Alice + Olivia

Benu, jazz and soul singer.  Jeans: 192 Doves, Ruben Chapelle

Marisol Mercado Covarrubias, Copper necklace: her own design
from her jewelry line, Temple de Mexico.

Later at Malcolm's

Kareem D. Anglin, publisher of his blog, Male Style Review

This is Larry Ossei-Mensah,  photographer, skilled small-talk bypasser,
 thought-provoker and editor of his blog, My Global Hustle.