We recently went to the Wren, a bar and restaurant on New York’s Bowery, where we stumbled upon this Custo graffiti-tag sticker in the bathroom. A nice surprise.
This graphic on a wall in Shibuya, in Tokyo, looks and feels like a piece of street art and could have been created by stencil, paint-print, heat transfer or painted by hand. It may be graphical logo for a restaurant or company brand mark. Whatever it is, we think it’s
We stumbled upon these beautiful old-school world maps at the Sunday flea market held at Westerpark in Amsterdam. The vintage 20th-century maps are in Dutch and of the type you find hanging on the walls of school rooms and libraries.
This iconic photograph of late Apple Computer founder and CEO Steve Jobs was shot by New York-based Scottish photographer Albert Watson. The image was used in the book cover design of Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography of Jobs. The photo was part of a recent retrospective exhibition of Watson’s photography
It’s a bit crudely rendered and droll, but we like stumbling upon this stencil street art of an airplane in Amsterdam. The silhouette is positioned relative to a pair of yellow spray-paint strokes on a utility box, such that the lines appear like contrails off each wing.
These fur-covered hand grenades by Hungarian artist Kata Legrady are part of a series of works where ordnance and weapons are covered with the materials of luxury. The grenades were recently on show in New York by the Pekin Fine Arts gallery at the Armory Show. The artist is based
It may not look like much. It may look divey. But Cheung Wong Kitchen on Hester Street is one of the better kept dining secrets of New York’s Lower East Side. It’s a go-to for the LES neighborhood regulars and Chinatown locals seeking cheap, yummy Chinese food in the late
Some fresh wheat-paste street art in the recessed doorway of an old abandoned building on Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side of New York City.
The big, bold illuminated sign at the massive Opening Ceremony store in Shibuya, in Tokyo. Compared to the SoHo loft spaces Opening Ceremony occupies at its flagship store on Howard Street in SoHo, New York, the Tokyo branch of OC is so large and spacious it’s practically a department store
Energetic graffiti art on a roller-shutter door on Kastanienallee street in the Prenzlauer-Berg neighborhood of Berlin. We’re not huge fans of most graffiti art, but we like this piece.
The four “M” words of espresso brewing written in beautiful neon light on the wall at La Colombe Torrefaction, the cafe and espresso bar on Lafayette Street, near Prince Street, in SoHo, in downtown New York City. The 4 “M’s” are the Italian words miscela, macinazione, macchina, and mano, which
Beautiful, fading poster on Crosby Street in SoHo, New York, promoting artist-designer Dylan Egon‘s “Art as Lifestyle” exhibition and furniture collection this past December at reGeneration in New York
The view from a second-floor loft space at the corner of Prince Street and Broadway in SoHo, New York City. The massive loft is is home to one of several floors occupied by a private Equinox fitness club. In this picture, at right, you can see the black storefront flag
Photos of work-in-progress mural by a paint crew at the “Kenmare Wall,” on Kenmare Street between Bowery and Elizabeth Street in Nolita, New York City.
“Play Dead; Real Time” by Scottish artist Douglas Gordon is a massive video installation currently at MoMA in New York. The artwork is made of two huge projection screens and a small TV monitor that show video (see below at bottom of post) of a single circus elephant that had