We Do Upholstery

Wednesday 02.12.14

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Grand Street, in Chinatown.
I love NYC.

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Percolator, by Hand

Tuesday 02.11.14

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This is one of the very few things that I kept from my mother’s house. Most of the photos I have posted from there are just that, photos. This little gouache is one of the exceptions. If ever there were an argument for doing a rendering by hand, this would be it.

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NYC Traffic Maps

Monday 02.10.14

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A Friday night departure from NYC necessitates looking at the traffic maps if one doesn’t want to get stuck in a major snarl. There are times, though, when looking at the map means nothing in terms of finding a way out. So, this past weekend, there we sat, somewhere in those dark red lines. I entertained myself by zooming in on the various traffic circles and arteries leading in and out of Manhattan.

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Saprotrophs, Mesophiles, Psychrophiles and More…

Wednesday 02.05.14

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Mold gets a bum rap. Yes, yes, it’s disgusting and smelly and can easily make you sick, or worse, even kill you. But, without it, we wouldn’t have cheese or salami, to name but two examples of choice edibles. Incidentally, it can also save your life. So really, doesn’t the good ultimately cancel out the bad? These rather beautiful photos were first spotted on the blog over at Present & Correct. (I say, twice in one week isn’t bad, eh!) They are originally from a tumblr blog titled, somewhat benignly, Magical Contamination.

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Write You Are

Tuesday 02.04.14

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Been taking a leisurely stroll through one of my favorite blogs, Present & Correct. If you decide to pay them a visit (and I think you won’t regret it if you do), you’ll find an expertly textured curation of great visuals…new, old and somewhere in between. Case in point, these handwriting analysis charts. What does your penmanship say about YOU? If you think about it, this chart is nearing obsolescence.

Oh, and don’t forget to visit their shop.

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I Have a Cold.

Monday 02.03.14

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This is the best I could do for today. Not a bad day to be inside blowing one’s nose. Off to make some tea.

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Buckets, Crates, Pallets & More

Wednesday 01.29.14

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There is a theme here. Yes, I am cleaning out the archives.

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