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Dekalb Market in Brooklyn

Proof that salvaged shipping containers can be used for more than just shipping and containing. I’m not really sure if anyone was out to prove it before, but, well, there’s no denying it now. Good food, beer, and very cool store spaces inside the containers.  http://dekalbmarket.com/about/
market, brooklyn, new york city market

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Of All the Photos You Could Take in New York…

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Central Park’s Angel of the Waters

Central Park Statue Wings, originally uploaded by marc.cappelletti. Available for purchase on Etsy.com.

This statue, the “Angel of the Waters” is absolutely stunning. The neo-classical sculpture was actually the only sculpture commissioned as part of the original design of the park. I hope my shot does her justice.

(This photo, Angel of the Waters, is available for purchase at my Etsy shop.)

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Stop and Smell the Wi-Fi

Pants and flowers give us oxygen. They give us food and smells and something pretty to gaze at in moody, self-reflective moments. Now, in the public space at 23rd and Broadway, they also give us Wi-Fi. That’s right, Toyota Prius has graced NYC with a traveling exhibit of 18-foot plastic daisies that use solar cells to generate the energy for cell phone and laptop charging, along with wireless internet. I wonder if they’ll let me plug in my desktop?

Stop and Smell the Technology

Stop and Smell the Technology

Unfortunately, I believe today is the last day for the daisies, as the exhibit (ultimately promoting the third generation of the Prius) is moving on to Chicago.

Finally, something cool to photograph.

Finally, something cool to photograph in Flatiron.

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Alien Robots in NYC

I’ve seen these little robot alien-type guys all over Manahattan streets lately. What the hell are they? Who’s putting them there? Aliens?

Robot Alien Guy on NYC Streets

Robot Alien Guy on NYC Streets

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New York Fun With Legos (2.4.09)

You have to check out this blog from the NY Times and illustrator Christoph Niemann.  

http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/02/i-lego-ny/

It’s awesome.Abstract City | New York Times Blog


February 2, 2009, 6:38 pm <!– — Updated: 3:20 pm –>

I LEGO N.Y.

During the cold and dark Berlin winter days, I spend a lot of time with my boys in their room. And as I look at the toys scattered on the floor, my mind inevitably wanders back to New York.

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Tree Houses in Madison Sq. Park (11.12.08)

There isn’t exactly a profusion of tree houses in New York City. Wait, apparently there is. Madison Square Park’s latest installation art piece features wooden huts/tree houses tucked into the branches of park trees. According to a curbed.com piece, “To some, they may evoke childhood memories of hiding out in treehouses; to others, they may suggest flimsy shelters built by the homeless.” I would definitely go with the childhood bit.

Tree Houses in Mad. Sq. Park

Tree Houses in Mad. Sq. Park

Tree House

Tree House

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NYC Tobacco Indian (11.3.08)

Everyday I walk past the same cigar store Indian in between 12th and 13th on the west side of University Place. The first thing I think of is the Seinfeld episode where Jerry dates the Native American woman who gets pissed when Jerry gives Elaine a cigar store indian as a peace offering for making her take the subway. Coincidentaly, it’s also the episode where Kramer pitches the coffee table book about coffee tables. Did the book fold out to become a coffee table as well? I forget.

Cigar Store Indian

Cigar Store Indian

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New York Perspective (10.30.08)

This morning, waiting to cross the street at 22nd and 5th looking south, I noticed something so very New York yet so often over looked — single point perspective. Maybe it’s nerdy, but I find single point perspective to be an interesting one.

NYC Single-point Perspective

NYC Single-point Perspective

The use of perspective (lines all leading to a single point to give depth and scale) in art and design was first used in Renesaince Italy (around 1415) by guys like Bruneleschi, Donatello, and Masaccio. The mathmatics these guys laid out was furthered in estetics by Leonardo Da Vinci, who noted that along with this convergence of lines, there is a shift in clarity and even color as one visualizes farther and farther away. Thus, his use of vibrant colors and crisp lines in the foreground with softer colors and broader strokes for background.

Da Vinci once said, “Practice must always be built upon strong theory, of which perspective is the signpost and the gateway, and without perspective nothing can be done well in the matter of painting.” Seems like this quote could have some broader implications as well.

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