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April 14, 2012

Wow, A Big Thank You!

Filed under: atlanta,Culture — brick @ 3:55 am
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Wow!! I got home from work today and I found out my KAWS post hit the Freshly Pressed WordPress homepage.

A big thanks for all the likes and all the comments. I will respond to each and every one and I will check out each of the blogs.

Thanks for all the positivity!

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April 11, 2012

KAWS at the High Museum in Atlanta

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I was fortunate enough to be able to check out the Kaws exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta last weekend. To learn more about KAWS, feel free to take a read here.

His sitting companion greets you in the plaza upon arrival to the museum.

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The exhibit spanned 3 rooms on the top floor of the museum as well as a large painting in the lobby area inside the entrance.

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I just really enjoy the vibrant colors that were throughout each of his paintings.

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He then had a life sized take of his michelin man figure in reflective black.

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They then had a smaller room with many of his famous prints in there as well as some of his limited vinyl figures.

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Kate Moss.
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Best. Drink. Ever.
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Kaws x Kate Moss Topless

Wall of sketches that appeared on graphic tees on his clothing line, Original Fake.
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Vader.
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Pinocchio
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My man, Mr. Jiminy Cricket.
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Dissect.
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OF.
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KAWS x Colette
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April 10, 2012

Bilbao (Baggins), Spain

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Pardon the cheesy joke title, but that’s all I got.

I rarely take my 5DMkii with me on my work trips and I usually regret it when I get there. Well this time, I lugged the thing along in my carry-on and toted it with me during my free time. I was fortunate enough to catch a beautiful day in Spain, which for this time of year is somewhat rare.

The architecture was truly stunning. I had been to Barcelona and Madrid before, and this had style of it’s own.

Architecture from the Park

Palms

Ibedrola Tower

Courtyard at the Guggenheim Museum

Peacock in the Park

Bilbao is also home to a Guggenheim museum. It is one of five locations in the world (NYC, Venice, Berlin, and Abu Dhabi are the others).

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain

The guard dog of the museo.

Guardian of the Guggenheim

And it would be a crime for me to post a trip to Spain without a shot of the chorizo!

Meat!

April 8, 2012

Shanghai Part 2

Filed under: Photography,Travel — brick @ 3:30 am
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Well, I must admit, I am trying hard to stay on top of this now. It has been neglected for too long and I have lots to share. When life gets busy, my creative outlet seems to be the first thing I shut off. No longer!

I was fortunate enough to be in Shanghai at the end of the Chinese New Year, and had access to the restricted Lantern Festival. This festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar year in the Chinese calendar, the last day of the lunisolar Chinese New Year celebration. 2012 is the year of the dragon! This makes for excellent decorations.

Lantern Festival Dragon

Year of the Dragon

Lantern Festival 2012

Lanterns in Shanghai

Before dinner one night, I wanted to catch the skyline across from the Bund as it was lit up. The shots weren’t as great as I had hoped but what can you do. I wasn’t packing my tripod on the 16 hour flight.

Dinner Boat at Bund

Shanghai Skyline at Night

I love NY? Naaah, I love SH!

I Heart SH

One of the first stops we made was to the Shanghai History Museum. It was free to enter and it was truly mind blowing. Artifacts that were 20,000+ years old on display.

Shanghai History Museum

Ancient Chinese Rock Carving

Sculpture Over 5000 Years Old

Chinese Warrior

Dragon

Warriors

April 7, 2012

Shangheezy – Part 1

Filed under: Travel,Uncategorized — brick @ 3:07 am
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Was able to hit up China for the first time in February. Went a few days early with some friends from work to explore and get a feel for Shanghai. Our hotel was ridiculous. JW Marriott Tomorrow Square.

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View from JW Marriott

We walked down the street from the hotel to the square and headed into the History Museum.

Birds in People's Square

People's Square

A side street off Nanjing Road. The hustle.

Sidestreet of Nanjing Rd

From Nanjing, walked down to the river to check out The Bund. Impressive skyline.

Bund

A local friend took us to a tourist area about 90 minutes out of the city called Zhouzhuang. It had a bunch of canals and a plethora of tourist shops, food stands, and historic artifacts.

Zhouzhuang Reflection

Zhouzhuang Canal

I'm On a Boat

Zhouzhuang Bridge

Girls Playing in Zhouzhuang

There were about as many fish in this pond as there are people in China. They were hungry.

Fish

More to come from the China trip, once I pile through these pictures!

Candles

November 11, 2011

Hanon x New Balance 576 RWY

Filed under: New Balance,Photography,Sneakers — brick @ 10:26 pm
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From 2004
New Balance x Hanon 576 RWY

June 12, 2011

Haze

Filed under: Photography,Sneakers — brick @ 11:12 pm
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Picked these up today for the gym. Love.

Nike Lunarhaze+ 2

June 5, 2011

MAX100: The Book Project

Filed under: Air Max,Culture,Sneakers — brick @ 2:24 pm
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THE greatest sneaker of all time, the Air Max 1, as interpreted by Matt Stevens.

From Kickstarter, “The goal of this project is to do a limited first edition run of the MAX100 book. I want to get the book produced at the best possible quality and get it in your hands. By pledging at the $50 level and above, you are reserving and purchasing your copy of this first edition. The book is made up of 100 of my personal interpretations of the greatest sneaker ever made, the AirMax1 (60 entries that exist and 40 that I’m currently creating). Between the 40 new entries and the behind the scenes content, the book will be almost half entirely new, never before seen content.”

Go here and pledge some money to the project.

March 20, 2011

Date Night to Brunch

Filed under: atlanta,Food,Life,Photography — brick @ 10:09 pm
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Last weekend, we capitalized on the gorgeous weather with a little date night Friday night to our favorite Thai spot in Midtown, Mali. Caught a Groupon a while back, so it was time to cash it in.

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Lucy went with the Espresso martini…WIN!
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Got the night started with some sushi…
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For me, Pad Kee Mao w/chicken, Thai hot!
Pad Kee Mao Chicken

For her, Massaman chicken…
Massaman Chicken

On Sunday, we found this great new restaurant, thanks to Scoutmob, called Urban Pl8. We were drawn in by the bottomless mimosas but they won us over for the organic twist of the menu.

Apparently, it is a popular spot for brunch…
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Brunch!In Bloom

Paleo Vietnamese Burger

Paleo Fritatta

March 15, 2011

Mac Attack

Filed under: atlanta,Life,Photography,Pickups — brick @ 10:21 pm
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Keyboard

Keyboard Trackpad

New iPhone Case

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