I Get Paper

Hand-cut paper art by Sydney-based designer Bianca Chang.


Graffiti On Trucks In NYC

Photos by Sabeth718

Imitating KAWS

People sitting like KAWS’ Companion (Passing Through) in front of The Standard New York, plus a dude planking it for good measure (after the jump).

If you submit an image including the sculpture to the live upload at live@standardhotel.com, or Tweet your photo at @standardny using #KAWS you’ll be considered by us (we’re judging) for an opportunity to win 2 nights free at The Standard New York. It’s a fun, so it wouldn’t hurt to do this. The deadline for submissions is September 21st, more info here.

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Michael Leavitt’s The Art Army Royalty

These small polymer clay sculptures of popular artists are rad.

Currently on view at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Fall Preview 2011

Over a week late but, still relevant enough. Our recommendations of movies to see, books to read and look through, TV shows to DVR, and music to listen to.

Full Sumo, Half Gallery

Visual notes from the opening of Craig McDean’s Sumo, curated by Emma Reeves at Half Gallery.

photographs by Christos Katsiaouni

Freedom: Paintings & Drawings From The Freedom Tunnel 1980-1996

From the tunnel to your wall.

Installation View: Richard Hambleton Retrospective

Presented by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida, in collaboration with Giorgio Armani and Phillips de Pury & Company, Richard Hambleton: A Retrospective is on view until September 13th, 2011.

10am to 6pm
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street
New York, 10011



A Collision of Art and Beauty

Photos from the opening reception of Richard Hambleton’s Retrospective by Julia Chesky

For The Win: A Vintage Ferarri 328 and a Model in Lingerie

Carola Remer photographed by Sean & Seng for POP Magazine F/W 2011

via, fashiongonerogue/animal


Hamburger Eyes Annual Auction Fundraiser

Here’s a selection of work from the Hamburger Eyes benefit.

Artists include:

Sean Jerd, Ted Pushinsky, Alexander Martinez, Oscar Mendoza, Ray Potes, David Potes, Dennis Mcgrath, Thomas Campbell, Jason Roberts Dobrin, Raphael Villet, Michael Jang, Stefan Simikich, Josh Lazcano, Audrey Erickson, Uri Korn, John Oliver Hodges, Mark Murrmann, Lonnie Dean, Ryan Furtado, Brian David Stevens, Jennilee Marigomen, Brian Henderson, Barry Mcgee, Jesse Hlebo, Lisa Weiss, Ed Templeton, Chris Atwood, Alex Knost, Andrew Paynter, Ken Nagahara, Francesco Deiana, Bill Daniel, Nolan Hall, Joe Brook, Cali Dewitt, Naomi Vanderkindren, Jai Tanju, Michael J Demeo, KC Ortiz, Greg Hunt, John Harding, Emilio Banuelos, Kanoa Zimmerman, Amanda Marsalis, Bryan Derballa, Andrea Sonnenberg, Michael Hernandez, Dave Schubert, Tobin Yelland, and more!!

See all the lots on ebay and bid to win and support the SF-based photo scions.

Pretty Peoples at the Surface To Air NYC Opening Party

photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Scion iQ: For The Big and Small Alike

While looking at a tiny commuter car, tall people are usually very wary of getting inside for both the fear of the big-guy-in-a-little-car syndrome, as well as just the pure potential uncomfortability of the experience. There is legroom in the new Scion iQ… for both the passenger and the driver. To optimize space, the designers went as far as converting the glovebox into a drawer underneath the passenger’s seat. And while the car does have four seats, the ideal situation would be for three passengers to ride. Each benefitting from the knowledge of being protected by 11 airbags. That’s a lot of safety for a small space. As far as how it drives, the Scion iQ gets a combined 37 miles per gallon and while it doesn’t have street race pickup, the iQ can move fast, and is nimble enough (12.9 ft turning radius) for any city dweller.

The 2012 Scion IQ rolls out nationally in February

Babes of Yore: Lana Wood

Lana Wood is an American actress and producer whose older sister was Natalie Wood.


3D Typography design based on the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer

Included in this great work by Chris Labrooy are the Cathedral of Brasília, Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Ghery house, Ibirapuera Park theatre, and the Oscar Niemeyer Museum.

Old Punk Flyers

An online punk flyer museum on tumblr

Order a Rapper

I love when people combine my passions for food and rap. Like when Cee Lo rapped about a “heaping helping of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and collard greens, too big for my jeans” on Goodie Mob’s “Soul Food.” Or when Steel painted portraits of Eazy-E, Tupac and Mac Dre with cheeseburger heads.

Now chef Eddie Huang has stepped up to the plate. For the second location of his restaurant BaoHaus, which opened last week, he had artist Sophia Chang illustrate the menu’s items and pair them with rap lyrics from Tribe Called Quest, Cam’ron, Lil Wayne, Waka Flocka, the Neptunes and more.

Now if only I can convince Big Ghost to start doing restaurant reviews…


Rime, Revok, Roid

Images from Perseverance, on view at Known Gallery until September 10th

Paddleboarding With Laird Hamilton and Puma

Earlier this Summer, I was on-hand as Puma launched both their Mar Mostro Volvo 70 yacht and the paddleboard inspired by it. The limited edition carbon fiber stand-up paddleboard was designed by Hamilton (the ‘honorary’ 12th member of the PUMA Ocean Race crew) and Juan K, designer of the Mar Mostro. The board turns really well, and sits higher on the water than earlier stand-up paddleboards. I got to learn firsthand that paddleboarding is fairly simple if you have balance, and that no matter what if you’re standing next to Laird Hamilton, you’ll feel like a sissy.

More at Puma Sailing

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