Monthly Archives: December 2010

Iacoli & McAllister

I met Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister last year during ArtBasel Miami at Tap Tap, a very cool Haitian restaurant. They are the only people I have ever started a conversation with during a closely seated dinner (or actually, Jamie started talking to us) and then gone out bowling with afterwards. It turned out that [...]

Disneyland Dream

In July 1956, the Barstow family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, won a contest sponsored by Scotch tape which awarded them a vacation to the newly-opened Disneyland in California. The 30-minute amateur documentary, Disneyland Dream, was filmed on that trip by Robbins Barstow (the family father), with narration recorded forty years later. It tells the story of [...]

Take A Chance On Me

Chances with Wolves: best living or dead, hands down. I would play in traffic for these dudes. Click “Read More” to see their Coolhunting video.

John Giorno’s Pockets

Poet and performance artist John Giorno is many things to many people. It depends on who you talk to. To some, he’s simply lost in translation. The author of Suicide Sutra and Thanks for Nothing is fatalistic, shockingly blunt, incendiary, controversial, and pornographic – according to his critics. His defenders claim the iconic figure in [...]

The Holidays à la Saint Patrick’s

St. Pat’s, in all its Neo-Gothic grandeur, is arguably one of New York City’s most treasured ornaments. It’s crowded every day of the year, teeming with flash-happy sightseers and humble churchgoers alike. There are candles to be lit, stations to be visited and crypts to be toured. Rarely are the pews full, except for on [...]

Three Boys from Pasadena

Photographers Mark Arbeit, George Holz and Just Loomis first met Helmut Newton in 1979 while students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Eventually all three became Helmut’s assistants during one of the most exciting and prolific times in Helmut’s career. For almost thirty years, they kept in touch and shared their [...]

Museradio for Dossier

Museradio, created by Lilly Ladjevardi, a BBC world music researcher and Olivia Koerfer, a tech expert, is an online music platform with specially created playlists that you can stream straight to your computer or download from ITunes. I was introduced to Museradio this summer (music geek I am not) and was able to go online, [...]

Lady Luck

Living in New York for the last fourteen years, I have amassed a really wonderful group of smart, talented, and supportive female friends. Unfortunately, our varied professions and scattered personal lives make it difficult to get together (as a group) on a regular basis. In fact, I think we talk about it more over emails, [...]

Overexposure at Miami Basel

The Overexposure portrait series, shot during Art Basel, is photographer Greg Kessler’s reaction to the hype and frenzy that the festival is bathed in, but not necessarily in a bad way. What was once a small art festival in Miami has exploded into a yearly gathering of people directly or indirectly connected to the fair. The [...]

Arcadian Night

This Saturday, Andrea Hill and Kalika Farmer are organizing a nuit blanche festival of rarely seen art in the Berkshires, a community well-known as a beacon of creativity in the mountains. Taking its name from Arcadia, which means ‘utopia in harmony in nature,’ Arcadian Night is a salon style exhibit of 42 artists with an [...]