Monday, February 23, 2015

Set the Tone: Life is Long

"It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it". - Seneca

Monday, February 09, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Set the Tone: Do Something New

“If you want something you've never had before, You've got to do something you've never done before.” - Unknown

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Thomas Walther Collection at MoMA

I went to see The Thomas Walther Collection: Modern Photographs 1909-1949at MoMA today.
 
The Museum acquired more than 300 photographs from Thomas Walther’s private collection in 2001. Featuring iconic works by such towering figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, El Lissitzky, Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Maurice Tabard Umbo, and Edward Weston, along with lesser-known treasures by more than 100 other practitioners, this exhibition presents the exhilarating story of this key moment in photography’s history, allowing both experts and those less familiar with the medium to understand these photographs in new ways.

See also: New York Times Black and White and Accessible All Over.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Bye Bye Styrofoam

Styrofoam to be banned in NYC as of July 1, 2015.

This is marvelous.

Those plastic foam peanuts too!

You hear this, Dunkin Donuts...!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

Set the Tone: Principles

"Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots". - Victor Hugo

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Public Art of Jarrod Beck



An immense and eye catching urban public art piece by Hell's Kitchen resident and artist catches the eye at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side.  

Jarrod Beck's Uplift.

Now, how do we figure a way to commission some new work from Jarrod Beck for Hell's Kitchen?

Uplift is on view now (through August 2015) in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the NYC’s Lower East Side. The site is on Houston Street, between Forsyth and Chrystie Streets. The project was made possible by the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award given annually by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Thank you to the family and friends of Clare Weiss, RubberForm Recycled Products and Austin R. Smith.

Here is a Flickr Search for Jarrod Beck.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Set the Tone: Lead

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader". - John Quincy Adams

Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thought of the Week(s) Ahead: Relax

"You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you're very, very relaxed, no matter what it is, whatever your job is. The more relaxed you are, the better you are. That's sort of why I got into acting. I realized the more fun I had, the better I did. I thought, well, that's a job I could be proud of". - Bill Murray