Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
He argues on his website that graffiti should not be illegal. If more people left as inspired art as he does, maybe it wouldn't be.
This series of shots shows how he has brilliantly connected two images through the lime green line on the sidewalk.
The girl jumping rope is in for a shock.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Here is a cool close-up of the top of the Paramount building, which can also be seen from Times Square street level (click on link for that view). The glass globe on top is 6 meters in diameter. It's 1:00!
Photos courtesy of TBG.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The Dog Show got a late start this past weekend due to intermittent showers, and one real downpour.
Nonetheless, dogs are a hardy bunch, and few went home. The band played right on through the rain, and persuaded the dog owners to stay as well.
Now this is a SHOW family.
The clouds part.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
For more pics of A.R., enter his name in the "search this blog" box on the upper left hand side of the title bar at the very tip top of the blog page.
Reykjavik's impression of Dumbo, the flying elephant, aided by G.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Boots rule here, through this past summer, and now for fall.
Wellies, plus the new longer coat tail look in a fitted sweatshirt style.
Sporadic rain this weekend, so the Wellies were a popular choice. They look great here with shorts, plus, you'll have no dripping pant hems.
Boots with a skirt and tights.
Another fabulous longer coat tail with boots and skinny jeans.
More boots with skinny jeans and long smock.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
This weekend there seems to be more sales than normal. Perhaps people are editing their clothing collections to make room for the new styles seen during last week's Fall Fashion Week?
Friday, September 22, 2006
Unfortunately, of the ones I tried, I was only able to save this one from www.funideas.com/fakedogpoop.html to my hard drive.
Here are a couple of the other sights to check out for yourself:
I discovered two things from this search. One, fake dog poop has come along way from the old days when it was so obviously rubber and fake. Now they offer "handmade" poo, to ensure that every pile is a unique masterpiece.
Second, fake dog poo is a HUGE industry now.
Oh, and a third, ironic point, much of the fancy new stuff is made in America, not China. It's something I always picture with a "made in china" label though . . . not that I always picture fake poo.
And just for the sake of completeness, in case you wonder how the "made in china" kind of event happens, here is an informational essay on rotten.com website:
(You may not want to read this right after lunch.)
This is a long, but sometimes brilliant article, especially toward the bottom half where it gets into the cultural and humorous aspects of dog poo. There is funny, quirky stuff, especially the Mini Swirls cereal. (I think our photos should be posted in the article as well;)
I have the unglamorous job of taking him out to "go" every morning. This morning, as I bent over to pick up the second of this morning's "efforts" as it plopped on the sidewalk, I saw something I could NOT believe.
At first, it seems to be normal dog droppings, except for what appears to be . . . a label?
To set the record straight, I, the constant photoblogger, did not have my camera or cameraphone with me this morning. I knew I HAD to capture this image, or no one would believe it. I debated tying Alexander Reykjavik up next to the doo, in the hopes that would prevent anyone from removing it while I went upstairs to get the camera, but decided, him being a dog, that he might remove it himself. I chose to run upstairs with him, grab my camera, and run back down to get the shot (this happened right in front of my building).
Luckily(?), no one had touched the little piece of avant garde art, and I was able to document it.
The title of this piece has to be "Made in Reykjavik, not China"
The "flower" setting on my camera did a great job on the label close-up. I swear upon whatever you choose most sacred that this REALLY came out upon the sidewalk this way. How did the sticker end up on the outside of the poo, and on the top side of it as it hit the ground.? I never would have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself. I came back in the house and started looking for missing dog toys . . .
The greatest irony of this whole thing, is that just this week I was reading in Time Out New York (TONY), the September 21-27 issue, page 10, about this group called the sprinklebrigade (www.sprinklebrigade.com). This is a group that goes around decorating dog poop that has been left on the sidewalk, an activity I found quirky and amusing, but somewhat of an unappealing hobby. Had I not seen this little nugget exit my dog, I would have attributed this occurrence to them, though they haunt Chelsea and the Tompkins Square area, according to the article. I am definitely sending them a link to this post!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
See the guy on the right? You'll have to click this picture to enlarge it and get a good look at his watch. This guy is dressed in the most casual of clothes, with plain jeans, blank, layered t-shirts, unremarkable shoes . . . and a beautiful glossy MOVADO watch. While the rest of his outfit whispers Williamsburg hipster/slacker, his watch screams high-paying job (or great gifting friend). This type of contrast is becoming more and more common on the L train.