Monthly Archives: November 2011

Reader: November 26, 2011

Random finds in the Reader feed this weekend:

– Love these photos of deconstructed old timey communication platforms by Todd McLellan: typewriter, telephone, clock, radio, cassette player. I wonder how he photographs them flying that way, is it meticulously strung as if in mid-air or as easy as carefully dropping all the pieces at the same time? It’s captured in time, as if in slow motion, but with force and a crash.

– Art world’s renowned performance chef Jennifer Rubell interviewed on Hyperallergic in time for Thanksgiving.

Artist communities and artist run spaces rising nice and ripe in Brooklyn.

– Four reasons to see HIDE/SEEK, exhibition on sexuality and gay identity at Brooklyn Museum.

Merchification of pink and cancer.

Murakami’s homage to Yves Klein.

– Interview with Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors. Hippie talk.

– Interview with Wolfgang Tillmans.

– This puppy portrait is made out of 221, 184 candy sprinkles. Someone had a whole lot of time in their hands.

Gerhard Richter in action. He’s the only artist badass enough to paint with a fucking knife.

Eddie Huang introduces John Jay, Tom Sachs has a few words to say about the advertising guru as well.

– Look at Megan’s little bunny wunnies!!!!

Jessica Eaton’s pattern & plane distorting photographs.

“Occupy has touched the third rail: personal congressional profits streams…our own national leaders, who likely see their own personal wealth under threat from transparency and reform, are now making war upon us.” SCARY SHIT.


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Vendors Needed // Brooklyn Night Bazaar // Dec 15 – 17

In October the Brooklyn Night Bazaar launched inside Dekalb Market. 75 independent vendors showcased their wares from accessories and artwork to vintage clothing and refurbished furniture. Live music billowed through the ears of 5,000 visitors with tunes by bands like YACHT. The beer & wine garden flowed with enthusiastic visitors and spirits til the very end. Thank you for helping us create a successful and magical evening. We are ready to do it again.

Save the Date: DECEMBER 15th – 17th // 5pm – Midnight

@ Kent Ave Warehouse

149 Kent Ave btw N. 5th & N. 6th Street

Vendors: APPLY HERE by Nov 30th

Brooklyn Night Bazaar returns December 15 – 17th inside a gargantuan warehouse in central Williamsburg. The three night extravaganza will be comprised of independent vendors presenting a vast array of products ranging from artwork and prints to accessories and refurbished furniture. There will be live music showcasing the freshest bands and DJs, food vendors to satisfy the most insatiable appetites, and a beer & wine garden to mingle and share an intoxicatingly enchanted experience with the community. The vast open warehouse will be transformed by busy workers on scissor lifts into a night market with lights and projections lighting the spaces to create a cozy and warm environment for the visitors.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday November 30th

When // December 15 – 17th // 5pm – Midnight

Where // Kent Ave Warehouse // 149 Kent Ave btw North 5th & North 6th Street

Applications for vendors to present and sell: Original artwork, prints, zines, photographs, videos // Accessories and apparel both new and vintage // Furniture and design // Whatever else you have in mind

Vendor Fee for NON – COOKED FOOD VENDORS: 1 night: $150 // 2 nights: $125 a night // 3 nights: $90 a night

Other Costs: Electricity: $20 a night // Tables: $10 each a night // Chairs: $2 each a night

Vendor fee for COOKED FOOD VENDORS: 1 night: $175 // 2 days: $150 a night // 3 days: $125 a night

Other Costs: Electricity: $50 a night // Tables: $10 each a night // Chairs: $2 each/night

Space per vendor: Approximately 8 x 10 feet, flexible depending on vendor set up and installation.
Security will be on site overnight to secure items for vendors participating multiple days.
Basic lighting is provided. Additional lighting can be brought per vendor however electricity fees will apply.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have:
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Brooklyn Night Bazaar.

APPLY HERE by Nov 30th

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Tomorrow // Something I Ate // Food & Art Series

My dearests Sam & Kat have produced another rendition of Something I Ate to take place tomorrow night at Acme Studios in Williamsburg. I’ll be on site throughout the day and night helping out with set up and install and then eating & drinking a whole lot. More details below, you should join us. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Creative minds converge for this event with food being the principle medium. Presented at ACME Studio in Williamsburg, artists will document 7 days of their personal eating experience, from zero to x “meals” a day, culminating in a collaborative menu with Skimkim Foods. The idea is that from food, we derive pleasure, satisfaction, energy and inspiration (or vice versa) and these elements, whether cognizant of them or not, ignite our creative fires. With “Something I Ate”, we intend to share various artists’ true perception of food & sustenance in everyday life.

Each artist will pinpoint a defining meal, ingredient, or experience and Sam Kim of Skimkim Foods will present her seasonal, local interpretation including drinks from SNAP Liquor & Sailor Jerry Rum. Also, enjoy a Hot Buttered Rum by A.F. Rapoport Ltd.

Music will be provided by Dances With White Girls curating a fun aural environment.

Featuring Menu Collaborations by Artists: Jillian Leedy, Sidney Lo, John D’Aponte, Kristen Wentrcek and Sam Kim from Skimkim

Curated by Jose R. Mejia


  • Curry-infused Broth, Roasted Apple & Turnip, Fennel Fronds
  • Turkey Leg Pretzelbread Sammies w/ Cranberry Whole Grain Mustard  & Gravy (Tin Mustard)
  • Orange Ginger Pork Dumplings w/ Fermented Black Bean Sauce, Orange Zest & Radish, Deconstructed
  • Beet Risotto w/ Butternut Squash & Bacon Vinaigrette, Microgreens
  • Papadum & Faux Gras Napoleon w/ Pear Chutney, Parsley & Watercress Pesto
  • AsiaDog CornDog Thanksgiving!

And at the bar:

  • SNAP Coquito – Puerto Rican version of eggnog! Cold & creamy.
  • Rum Fashioned – A spicy rum version of an Old Fashioned w/ an orange twist.
  • Dark & Tempetuous – SNAP w/ ginger beer & lime.
  • Hot Buttered Rum, A.F. Rapoport – Hot & buttery. Perfect for warming you up.


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Reader: November 3, 2011

Do I (can’t help but) have or want one basket or too many baskets? via Seth Godin.

– I WANT WANT WANT this cuff. This entire collection makes me want to be that crazy lady that ONLY wears animal themed accessories. Why not right?

– I also very much want this compass keychain.

– I didn’t know Apple had a new store in SoHo. What happened to the frosted glass staircases? Pictures look drab.

– Never thought I’d say this but: Chinese Food Crawl anyone?

– Glass Candy: Band of the day. Awesome song & video. Rethinking Neo 80’s as repulsive and embarrassing. O and speaking of the ’80s, Pizzza Time!!

Pet habits that will make you a better person.

– Artist Maira Kalman illustrates Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. Awesome.

10 new must reads for November. I always get Joan Didion mixed with Jennifer Egan… Also, Seth Godin’s list of books for the fall.

– Explaining complex philosophic theories through basic shapes.

New camera concept: Lytro: Shoot now, focus later. Weird design.

– On Art & Language.

– Setting the scene for a productive day.

– Productivity and self-control go hand in hand but to be uber successful you gotta work your ass off with some grit. True grit.

Terry Richardson is celebrating an exhibition of photographs about his parents and the launch of a monograph. I don’t know if I should take this seriously or not.

– The Brooklyn Love Exchange Project maps love stories throughout the borough and turns them into embroideries.

– Like this Uni Tunic outfit from Mary Meyer.

– Band One Ring Zero made an album about recipes from their favorite chefs. Cool.

– A whole lot of pictures of NYC from the ’40s.

– Herein which Joseph Gordon Levitt performs Thriller on Halloween.

A wristband tracks your wellness. Cool.


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Reader: November 2, 2011

I’ve been saving links in my bookmarks library since March of this year. Here’s my attempt to sift through them all and highlight the keepers:

Studio tour of one of my favorite food bloggers, Kelly of Eat Make Read.

Matchbook Mag‘s tumblr page has many covetous pretty pictures.

– How to make Salsa Verde courtesy Diner Journal.

– This Williamsburg Seamstress picks up, fixes, and drops off your clothes.

3rd of May is a blog run by Modern Art Notes’ Tyler Green featuring an artwork a day correlating to current news.

8 steps to becoming a conversationalist.

Max Wagner has quickly become my favorite lifestyle and wedding photographer. Such smooth and dreamy photos! And, I love this sneak peek of his home.

– How to manage communication overload. Easier said than done!

– Creating your wedding website with Wedding JoJo.

– Can I have a home like this Sydney based stylist?

– Jhumpa Lahiri on being a writer and a mom in Brooklyn.

– A lovely video dedicated to New York.

Tools for better attention focus. “With a tidal wave of information coming at us daily, focus is rapidly becoming the scarcest commodity of the 21st century.” Scary!

– A class on how to be a better friend.

– A blog dedicated to record covers.

– I had a bad dream the other night where my head got bashed open while riding my bike. Time for helmets.

– Thank God pink month is over.

– 100 fantastic pieces of journalism.

– David Foster Wallace endnote generator.

– Fake tools for an absurd act by Gensis Belanger

– The Way I Work: David Karp of Tumblr

– Watch Tim Ferriss’ TED video at the bottom of the page. It’s inspired me to face my fears, which I have one too many of.

Slideshare allows you upload and share powerpoint presentations.

Essays from Paul Graham, co-founder of the tech startup seed fund, Y-Combinator.

– Smart tips for small space living.

– How publisher Jeff Mann keeps Greenpoint Gazette alive.

– Want these headphones.

Dog fashion.

– Woody Allen on inspiration.

Yes please.

– The original coca-cola bottle.

– Next Williamsburg food destination: brown liquor and cheap food at Post Office.

– I want this electric bike that doesn’t look like a “dork mobile”.

Slutty Halloween costumes: a cultural history.

– I haven’t ventured through the world of e-books just yet but when I’m ready I think I’ll start with

– I googled “spiritual bookstore NYC” one day and found this.

– Learn typeface design from Cooper Union.

– Hello. My name is Jules. I’m a fashion blogger and I can’t stop posting pictures of myself.

– Average color of NYC sky, every 5 minutes.

Trailer home living.

iHurst skull kit for $79.

– Spike Jonze and Olympia Le-Tan collaborate in this cute stop animation love story.

4 menus based off Brooklyn bars and restaurants.

Bip Ling. The only fashion blog / meme you ever need to know.

– Top 10 Art World Figures I’d like to fuck.

– Interview with Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare.

– I LOVE finding Korean food blogs. There just aren’t enough of them.

– The flea marketing of NYC and the “I’m a cool hipster” fatigue that comes with it.

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What to Watch at Performa 11

Performa is a biennial focused solely around new visual art performance. Founded by Rosa Lee Goldberg whom I inexplicably admire too much, Performa 2011 officially begins Tuesday and I’m creating a hefty “to check out” list for the month long festival. For anyone as excited as I am be prepared to be inundated with a schedule filled to the brim with over 100 participating artists culled together to “break down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts”. I love Performa for exactly this reason. That it brings together different cultural boundaries is such a breath of fresh air when the stuffy gallery system isolates itself into its own lonely microeconomy. Here are what I assume will be highlights and have marked on my calendar:

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