Monthly Archives: May 2012

Modern Art & Otherworldly Jews (The Steins Collect, at the Met)

Went to see The Steins Collect at the Met yesterday. The exhibition exhibits the gobs of art collected by the Stein siblings —Leo, Gertrude and Michael Stein, and Micahel’s wife, Sarah. Moving to Paris in the early 1900s, they apparently couldn’t … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Tokyo Green Space:
色がおしゃれなので、最近この濃い葉の植物を買いました。ラベルにはおかしなマーケティング戦術が見えます。前には、「テラス・ブロンズ」という名前しかありません。色はブロンズというより、もっと紫に近いです。さらに、グリーンカーテンにと書いてありますが、この植物は登らないで、しだれます。サントリー製品で、無断で商品として使えません。ヒルガオとアサガオに関係します。 I bought this dark leafed plant as filler and good contrast in leaf color. When I brought it home from Shimachu, our home center, I realized that the front label doesn’t even mention…

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Tolerant of Your Beliefs — Judgmental of Your Shoes (NYC & Enlightenment Reason)

I would prefer to be judged by my shoes. I saw this on a drive down the FDR on the way to the Brooklyn Bridge, and thought it was funny. I like how it sums up with such concision the … Continue reading

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Insular Attention (Talmud & Aura)

I think the form of attention particular to a tradition based thing like Talmud is fundamentally “endogymous” Avert the gaze. Don’t look at the beautiful furrow. Don’t look at women. Don’t even pay too much mind to God. Stay fixed … Continue reading

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Columbia University (Bad Neighbor)

What used to be a historic brownstone on 115thSt. between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. Columbia University needed the space for something important. I’m sure it will be some towering, high tech, glass and steel job. In the meantime, a parking … Continue reading

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“Angels in New York” (Random Attention)

  I spotted these pretentious little sh%ts on a walk past the ABC offices around W.66th Street between Central Park West and Columbus the other week. I can’t recall what it was that caught my eye from street level, why … Continue reading

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American Flag (Color)

I like flags in general because they are both colorful and emblematic –and made of fabric. I especially like big American flags, because I think they are funny. Is the ginormous flag a uniquely American idiom? This one caught my … Continue reading

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