November 11, 2009

nodding out

I took a photo of these herion addicts nodding out on my east village block. I love the contrast between them and the heavily graffitied back drop.

Haiku Poetry

November 5, 2009

lovelyI love paintchips, the color names in particular. Who thinks these up? I want their job.  In my collecting i’ve discovered categories of names: emotional, edible, things, and then there’s miscellaneous (these are the best). Enjoy haiku from my latest collecting trip:

calm, fond memory,
forget me not, peace and happiness,
lazy sunday.

grandma’s sweater, fresh cut grass, little piggy, pool party,
hiking path, cupid’s dart,
fountain spout, baby chick.

homespun charm,
under the big top,
pennies from heaven.

icing on the cake, pumpkin mousse, marshmallow bunny, sweet taffy,
fruit shake, pink popsicle, vegetable patch, raisin torte,
melted ice cream.

– Benjamin Moore, Broadway @ Spring St, SoHo


October 26, 2009


I have spotted various animal species throughout my hood, the east village. Tigers and Gorillas mostly. I think this must be some new form of street art. Could these sightings possibly be related to this video ?

Compare & Despair

October 26, 2009
much love

The School of Visual Arts (where i teach), wants me to update my faculty profile for the launch of their new website. ugh. This means taking a look at my list of ‘clients, awards, publications, books’ all that professional stuff that ‘validate’ the ability of a designer. Looking at some of the faculty bios already posted i felt completely insecure. I thought about all of the professional accomplishments i’ve made in the past couple of years (that i’d forgotten about). For me, they are good (it took a full day of compare and despair for me to come to this conclusion). Design (and life) is not a competition. My goal is to just get better and never ever stop learning and growing. Pictured: My faculty profile picture for the new site. Thanks Emily for your cross stitch magic.