(Source: who-wants-tea, via michaelrecycles)
Birthday Krispy Treat for Abby. Fondant made from memory of grandmother’s recipe. Design/stencil by @lostreib (at Apt 3’s Company)
Summer is coming
Breakfast (at Apt 3’s Company)
Post mortem & sunchokes (at Frankies 570)
(Source: sgtwilliamjames, via drunkwanda)
It’s approaching that time when a new iteration of a thing, in this case Arrested Development, suffers blowback, handwringing, and skepticism from its legions of fans who’ve built up a skin of cynicism protecting their taste—a questionable sense that they’d call discerning and I’d call entitled—from the pain of disappointment.
It’s easy to say everything sucks, or will suck, or at this very minute is sucking. These are the kind of opinions that get compared to assholes. Perhaps cynicism is a byproduct of irony.
Whatever happens with remakes or reboots or continuations doesn’t really matter since the source material is still there. So as a fan it’s only important to be right. To hedge your bets by claiming something new will suck. Optimism makes you vulnerable. This way, if it’s bad you can partake in the “told you so” JO-brag. If it’s actually good then you just pretend its bad and focus on some esoteric aspect. “It’s only funny when you don’t know Will Arnet and Michael Cera”. It’s more fun to be elitist than actually enjoy something that was made for you. Because enjoying it admits that your treasured indie darling has been co-opted for profit and you’re no longer a curator of marginalized pop culture but a targeted demographic.
Was one of Brooklyn’s finest in Harlem in 1939? This Sid Grossman photo of “Harlem Loiterers” from the Prints Collection at NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture has created quite a stir since being posted to the Center’s Facebook page the other day. Why? Because the man on the right looks a heck of a lot like Jay-Z (for evidence, check out these photos of Jay-Z when he visited The New York Public Library in 2011). Cue Twilight Zone music, right? Schomburg’s Curator of Digital Collections Sylviane A. Diouf found the photo while researching an exhibition, and said, “I was immediately struck by the similarity to Jay-Z and actually laughed out loud … I still hope somebody will tell us who that you man really was.”
So is Jay-Z a time traveler? Is this someone else - anyone know who? What do you think?
I really like this.
Out with the old. In with the new. @sabertoof killed it with the new @vimeo business cards. (at Vimeo HQ)