Don’t you wish you’d held on to that Colt 45 bobblehead you bought for your man at a garage sale? Not only is Colt 45 hipster pop, honing in on Pabst Blue Ribbon at limited open bar events, the bobblehead doll is worth thousands as a collectible. Read the rest of this entry »


Goodwill Travel

June 30, 2008

After a week of luxury safari travel, Bernard Wharton, a 54-year-old Greenwhich, CT architect, decided to take his family along the crowded streets of Mukuru for one last glance before boarding their flight home. What was initially an afterthought became a life changing event as Bernard was overcome by the state of poverty the people live in, still full of smiles and kindness. Before boarding the plane home, Bernard and his wife wrote a check for $100,000 to support the construction of housing for the AIDS orphans of Mukuru. Read the rest of this entry »

Dog Eat Art World

June 24, 2008

Frank \Most people attend Art events to hob-nob, drink bubbly, party with the worlds eclectic and they might even discover the next art hero of the era. Frank Fu goes to be a dog. Attending the 52nd Venice Biennale, he left his hotel traveling hand and foot along the walk ways, bridges and ally ways panting his way to Giardini. Equipped with dog collar around his neck with his name inscribed in gold, and a written message on his jacket for all the world to see “I Love Venice Biennale and Venice Biennale Loves Me”, he explored the event from the ground up; literally. Just when you clink your glass, raise your brow and adjust your judgment hat there comes along an artist who breaks the barriers by becoming Mans best friend. Can someone say “ruff ruff”.

HMO Comedy

June 20, 2008

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Faceless Masses

June 19, 2008

What’s the deal with faceless photos?  Are we a terrorized generation?  Are we more comfortable faceless thanks to digital communication?  According to club kids, face concealment is all the rage.

Absinthe gummi bears served on your espresso spoon makes the New York City hectic pace that much more hallucinogenic. You can learn a lot when you study the listings. Snappy writing too.

In Buenos Aires, when I interview club owners or designers a number of them express a vision of “elegant trash” that they’re looking to project. This video nailed it with the cabaret ho models in the street car-styled tour bus.  Don’t get shook by this strange choice of still from Youtube – this guy is the least attractive thing in the video.

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This New York Times video is an interesting meeting of two people of starkly different upbringings hanging out, as the NY Times chess columnist (that’s a job!) and the RZA play chess in a hotel room in Manhattan.  The redheaded stepchild of a reporter is a strange match for the RZA. Read the rest of this entry »

The Party

June 6, 2008

The Party

In Paris, I read a book about a party circa 1920. It had all the glam and trouble of any wild party in a big city but, because it was from the era of my great-grandparents, the drugs and sex were that much more provocative. This photo blog, The Party, has the same title as the French book and evokes the same gawker feel – a biracial, bisexual party in the hairspray 60s/polyester 70s is just so naughty and nice. Read the rest of this entry »

Swedish singer Theresa Andersson uses her toes to navigate her one-woman band at her home in New Orleans.