Category: Art

  • Tatzu Nishi’s newest exhibition called, Discovering Columbus, brings a prominent statue outside of Central Park into a temporary home.


    Statue on a regular day…


    Nishi’s new spin on the 120 year old statue.


    Nishi even designed a Toile wallpaper showing Americana he remembers from his childhood.


    The marble statue of Columbus rises above 75 feet, and was designed by the Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo. It was unveiled in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s first voyage to the Americas. Although the statue has a prominent location, it’s height and size make it almost unseen along the urban facade. Nishi changes all that with his new exhibit. By creating a temporary room around the statue not only allows viewers to see the statue in a different way, but it also demonstrates the privatization of public spaces. The exhibit is open from September 20th – November 18th 2012. Reserve your free tickets here.


  • Sep


    Happy Friday, Love.

    Happy Friday! I wish I was Grimes… or at least just good friends. Have a happy weekend.

  • So, in the dead of winter last year I helped my good friend, Gus, with the makeup for a music video he was doing for Nathan Xandar. It was a freezing day in some small town with a lot of great people. Here’s a result of all our hard work.


  • Sep


    KZ in NYC

    My crazy/sexy/cool/ultra-talented friend, Liz Gilmore, made this lovely and nostalgic video of our impromptu New York trip last February. This is the last push I needed to get my butt to NYC and I’m forever grateful for it!

  • So, what began as a gift for my downstairs flat-mate for all the delicious pulled pork he made for me over the years ended up as this hand-painted woodgrain shelf I made to sell at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. This was an old department store, cheap looking “woodblock” topped kitchen island/table that I found in an alley one day, then left outside on my deck for two winters, until I finally got the motivation to transform it. I’ve been obsessed with woodgrain for decades as well as Roy Lichtenstein, so this is what came of that. I custom cut each of the shelves from quater inch ply and hand painted each piece. This is a few years old, and I only have crappy iPhone photos of it, but I stumbled upon it today and thought it should be shared!

  • Here is some lettering I did for a shirt design for Family Records. They should be out soon…

  • I stumbled upon this video awhile ago and still can’t seem to get over its brilliance….

  •  “Haptic” refers to the sense of touch that includes the entire body, inside and out; it is also the mechanism we employ to situate our bodies in space, feeling the world around us.



    Haptic Lab was founded in 2009 by Emily Fischer, a Brooklyn-based architect and designer. These beautiful, hand-sewn quilts were inspired by Emily’s mother, Peggy, who had begun losing her eyesight from complications of glaucoma. Emily began making these soft maps in 2002 as an academic experiment in tactile wayfinding. I’ve been vying for one of these in my apartment for awhile and finally bought the New York quilt the week I moved to Brooklyn. These beautiful pieces surpass the concept of home-wares and art, and only get better with age. Check out the rest of the cities Haptic Lab has to offer.


    My good friend, Jen, came to me to create her logo and business cards for her private acupuncture practice. With a little bartering and a lot of work, this is what resulted…

  • Julian Wolkenstein’s series of photographic portraits begs the question. These beautiful portraits were split down the middle, combining a reflection of the left face against itself as well as a reflection of the right. It’s incredibly interesting to see how different each side can be.

    This study is part of a larger piece revolving around facial features, facial proportions and facial symmetry. Take a look at more work, including the infamous Horses (w/hair extensions).

  • Jun


    Makers Gonna Make

    “Makers Gonna Make” print by Story of my life…