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Getting organized

Getting organized

Bought myself a nice chrome rack. These are usually situated in the garage — or maybe the kitchen — but this one lives in my studio, which is really the bedroom, had I layed-out this apartment in the conventional fashion.

There are numerous plusses and minuses about this apartment, and the lack of storage definitely lives in the latter category. With only one closet, there is no place for off-season stuff like air conditioners. There's no basement or hallway storage, so I can't stash paint and spare blankets and other crap. And so I stack.

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10 2011

Angles

Angles

The Phoenix Convention Center features some pretty cool modern architecture, with big sweeping glass and metal structures. I snapped this photo as I stepped out for lunch, leaving the chill of air conditioning for the scorching 38°C sunlight.

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10 2011

This house is outta place.

This house is outta place.

Some kind of historic area in Phoenix. I guess it's original, but it's still very out of place, since Phoenix didn't exactly spring up in Victorian period the way San Francisco did. Take my word, this makes no sense out here.

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10 2011

Gilded window letters

Gilded window letters

This little section of LA (Silver Lake) features lots of shops with handpainted storefronts and signs. This one is quite elaborate and I appreciate it.

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10 2011

Hand painted chalkboard

Hand painted chalkboard

There's lots of type in this this style, but it's nice to see the genuine article.

05

10 2011

A Day in the Park

Just out for lunch on one of these white sky afternoons.

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

10

06 2010

Chicago Buildings

The final day in Chicago, I find myself, as I often do, roaming the streets of a foreign city with little goal or intention, save to photograph the geometric randomness observed in the unity of sun and stone and glass. Chicago is suitable for such a charge.

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

18

04 2010

More Fashion Week

Seriously, is it ever not Fashion Week? Brittany modeling again, and invited me to watch. And off they go.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

12

02 2010

Snowy Train Stations

After sleeping at Brittany’s house, I wonder home to Jersey City on so many different trains. The snowfall on the Gravers station made a lovely moment for me, the lone awaiting passenger, to snap a few photos. It’s a shame that station house has been closed and mothballed, it’s a great piece of architecture.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

30

01 2010

No Longer Empty: Never Can Say Goodbye

After an exhausting week, I stepped out with Craig and Lisa to the grand re-opening of Tower Records for the Never Can Say Goodbye event, hosted by No Longer Empty, an arts advocacy group that revamps abandoned and closed spaces, often with an artsy twist.

Got to see old Drexel pals Naomi (who helped organise the event) and Sarah, with whom I used to dance.

While packed, the evening did show off some interesting music-themed artwork. Good stuff.

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

strange days indeed

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01 2010