May 25th, 2014
The visual evidence which is our concern here is the evidence that presents itself when we look at a town: the patterns of its streets and buildings, the blemishes upon the uniformity of the present that remind us of the past. If we think of what we see as a text, we recognize that it is not a simple one: beneath the characters that we first trace, there are other words and phrases to be read: the town is a palimpsest.
Reblogged from el laberinto
March 14th, 2014

A #video tour of my former neighbor Sarah Jessica Parker’s whimsical West Village townhouse.

January 23rd, 2014

Adam Magyar’s captivating Stainless delivers an artful video essay depicting subway-bound commuters.

January 10th, 2014

A terrific timelapse video of The Marriott, North America’s tallest hotel, scraping the New York sky

January 6th, 2014
I’d rather be around a passionate nerd than a non-passionate cool person. Because if you lack passion, your soul is diminishing by the second. You have to be passionate about something. Call it obsessed or whatever you want, but be obsessed about something. Obsessed people care. I’m passionate about so many things, it becomes an issue at certain points, but at least you have the ability to feel that much about something
Matt Cohen (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: laststag)

December 22nd, 2013


Siobhan Bohnacker writes about this 1937 Ansel Adams photograph, which shows the painter Georgia O’Keeffe engaged in conversation with Orville Cox, the head wrangler at Ghost Ranch:

“Adams was a master of tonal light, and the depth of this image and its flawless composition place it somewhere between the intimate and the expansive. The dichotomy between the two people creates a portrait that is incredibly compelling and seductive.”

Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust/Corbis

Reblogged from The New Yorker
December 22nd, 2013
Reblogged from STUDIO 630
December 16th, 2013



Starbucks Channels Old-World Mysticism In New Big Easy Store

Starbucks has opened a new store in New Orleans that’s designed to channel the mystical feel of the city itself. Evocative of an early 1900s apothecary, the store is latest in Starbucks’s portfolio of hyper-local shops aimed at being part of a neighborhood’s culture, rather than disturbing it.

Although still contrived, I appreciate their conscious nod towards local culture.

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