Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
“If you work there, it kind of gives you something of a celebrity status,” said Shannon Moore, a broad-necked man who has been a bouncer at Max Fish for a decade. “I’m sure I wouldn’t get the same response if I worked at Nice Guy Eddie’s,” a nearby sports bar, he added, before pausing. “Which I did, and no one cared.”- Shannon T Moore.
MAX FISH IS CLOSING
check out the New York Times' article. A total bummer event.. Shannon's got an amazing quote! Since I started working full time, I have definitely been slacking in my nightly Fish Games. And by slacking I mean non existent compared to what once was. One of the worst aspects of this is coming to terms with the fact that there are only certain people you get to see more at certain places than others. Max Fish is the "Bank of Amazing People You Don't Get To See Often" friends or the "Bank of Random Ass People You Used To Know And Didn't Know They Were In New York" place. But now I'll have to wait to go back to New York to spend the last few weeks with this fleeting reality. It's kind of unreal that it's closing. I can't imagine being young, coming to New York for the first time, and not having gone to the Fish. It would have really been a depravity, and made New York less dimensional for me. Who knows, maybe I would have felt less inclined to move to New York in my teenage years if I hadn't befriended Shannon or any of the other local New Yorkers that I met that made New York eventually feel like a second home. It's kind of crazy how much skateboarding does affect your life, whether it's the people you meet, the interests outside of skateboarding that you decide to pursue, or whatever dive bars by skateboarding default you naturally get stuck in. Whatever the case, like most bars that are more than bars because of the people, experiences, friends, and weird times: Max Fish was and will always be the one bar that single handedly convinced me that New York was worth moving for. Even if that is totally gay to admit. I just outted myself.
I'm so happy that my mom finally came to visit me in New York , I made gifs of her. Good thing she doesn't look at my blog, she would be so embarrassed. Luckily, she can still be embarassed through e-mail. On a gif note, I feel like I'll need some San Francisco based gifs next week. Stoked!
@ Egg in Brooklyn.
@ Driggs Pizza on Driggs.
@ Cafe Havana on Prince St.
@ Peter Lugers on Driggs
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Found a link to a really cool blog We Make Carpets Below is the Dutch duo's pasta carpet, band aid carpet, and my favorite, their colored fork carpet.
The instant way of working is what connected the designers Stijn van der Vleuten and Marcia Nolte and visual artist Bob Waardenburg. Without a sketch or plan (except for the chosen material) they start working on the carpet, resulting in a concentrated process of laying the materials one by one untill the finished carpet appears.
Fascinated by the great amount of different materials available on the market today, the possebilities for ‘we make carpets’ seem endless. The shape of the chosen materials dictates the pattern of the carpet. The modern materials together with traditional carpet symetry shape the carpets.-wemakecarpets.wordpress