Bass on the B. Morning commute.#bass #btrain #morningcommute #nyc #joefornabaio

April 23rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Bass on the B. Morning commute.#bass #btrain #morningcommute #nyc #joefornabaio

Morning commute.#morningcommute #collecting #les #nyc #joefornabaio

April 21st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Morning commute.#morningcommute #collecting #les #nyc #joefornabaio

Hope you had a great Easter like I did.#easter #lamb #lambofgod #nyc #momshouse #momscooking #statenisland #therock #shoalinisland #joefornabaio #enjoy

April 21st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Hope you had a great Easter like I did.#easter #lamb #lambofgod #nyc #momshouse #momscooking #statenisland #therock #shoalinisland #joefornabaio #enjoy

As the kids say, "all day every day".#alldayeveryday #nyc #brooklyn #dumbo #balloons #color #joefornabaio

April 20th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

As the kids say, "all day every day".#alldayeveryday #nyc #brooklyn #dumbo #balloons #color #joefornabaio

A little cool but great sunny day in NYC. Get out, carry a camera, enjoy. #hug #sunny #nyc #les #joefornabaio

April 17th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

A little cool but great sunny day in NYC. Get out, carry a camera, enjoy. #hug #sunny #nyc #les #joefornabaio

Morning commute.#morningcommute #taxi #nyc #les #joefornabaio

April 16th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Morning commute.#morningcommute #taxi #nyc #les  #joefornabaio

A most unfortunate incident on the terrace. :(#incident #unfortunate #bird #nyc #les #joefornabaio #:(

April 14th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

A most unfortunate incident on the terrace. :(#incident #unfortunate #bird #nyc #les #joefornabaio #:(

Someone thinks we have a trash compactor. We don't.#trashcompactor #home #sink #nyc #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaio

March 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Someone thinks we have a trash compactor. We don't.#trashcompactor #home #sink #nyc #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaio

This happens.#dontknowwhattosay #readingisfundamental #thishappened #thishappend #bathroom #bathroomstall #stall #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

March 17th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

This happens.#dontknowwhattosay #readingisfundamental #thishappened #thishappend #bathroom #bathroomstall #stall #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Stick 'em up!Michael and Sam are taking prisoners. (They're my cousin's kids.)#myfamily #lafamiglia #blackandwhite #mamiyarz #b&w #takingprisoners #batman #stickemup #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

March 13th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Stick 'em up!Michael and Sam are taking prisoners. (They're my cousin's kids.)#myfamily #lafamiglia #blackandwhite #mamiyarz #b&w #takingprisoners #batman #stickemup #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

I'm officially looking at art at The Armory Show.#art #andrewohanesian #pierogigallery #armoryshow #nyc #joefornabaio

March 8th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

I'm officially looking at art at The Armory Show.#art #andrewohanesian #pierogigallery #armoryshow #nyc #joefornabaio

Finally warm enough to have breakfast on the balcony.#balcony #breakfast #orange #coffee #nyc #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

March 8th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Finally warm enough to have breakfast on the balcony.#balcony #breakfast #orange #coffee #nyc #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Don't we all.#miracle #ineedamiracle #ineedaticket #nyc #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

March 6th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Don't we all.#miracle #ineedamiracle #ineedaticket #nyc #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

That Sunday bed.#bed #sundaybed #sunday #nyc #home #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

March 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

That Sunday bed.#bed #sundaybed #sunday #nyc #home #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Curtains. That's all, I got nothin' else to say.#curtains #home #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

March 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Curtains. That's all, I got nothin' else to say.#curtains #home #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

This looks like a good spot to put the grip truck.#parkingcone #parkingspot #productioncone #madeinny #griptruck #nyc #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 28th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

This looks like a good spot to put the grip truck.#parkingcone #parkingspot #productioncone #madeinny #griptruck #nyc #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

NYC scaffolding with a little twinkle to it.#nyc #scaffolding #twinkle #justbecause #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 27th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

NYC scaffolding with a little twinkle to it.#nyc #scaffolding #twinkle #justbecause #les #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Morning commute. Follow the plow.#plow #snow #morningcommute #nyc #weather #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 18th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Morning commute. Follow the plow.#plow #snow #morningcommute #nyc #weather #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Kajsa in front of the Parco della Musica Auditorium by Renzo Piano in Rome.#parcodellamusica #renzopiano #rome #italy #roma #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 17th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Kajsa in front of the Parco della Musica Auditorium by Renzo Piano in Rome.#parcodellamusica #renzopiano #rome #italy #roma #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

That's how you read a book…with a glass of 2011 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon.#read #reading #wine #papabearchair #hanswagner #nyc #joelgott #cabernetsauvignon #sundaysunday #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 16th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

That's how you read a book...with a glass of 2011 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon.#read #reading #wine #papabearchair #hanswagner #nyc #joelgott #cabernetsauvignon #sundaysunday #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

It's a good day to take pictures of snow covered fences.#takepictures #snow #fences #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 14th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

It's a good day to take pictures of snow covered fences.#takepictures #snow #fences #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Mother nature is packing it on. I'm ready to pack it in. Sao Paolo 91°F, just sayin.#mothernature #nyc #snow #saopaolo #weather #storm #enoughalready #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 13th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Mother nature is packing it on. I'm ready to pack it in. Sao Paolo 91°F, just sayin.#mothernature #nyc #snow #saopaolo #weather #storm #enoughalready #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

It's national Bring Your Shadow to Work Day.#shadow #walk #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 10th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

It's national Bring Your Shadow to Work Day.#shadow #walk #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Bell peppers galore.#bellpeppers #food #nyc #peppers #foodie #dinner #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 9th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Bell peppers galore.#bellpeppers #food #nyc #peppers #foodie #dinner #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Holidays are officially over when you finally throw out the leftover holiday wrapping paper.#wrappingpaper #snow #holidays #officiallyover #nyc #trash #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 7th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Holidays are officially over when you finally throw out the leftover holiday wrapping paper.#wrappingpaper #snow #holidays #officiallyover #nyc #trash #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

My old friend, how I've missed you.#kodak #colorviewingfilterkit #filterkit #printing #colorprinting #nyc #joefornabaio

February 6th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

My old friend, how I've missed you.#kodak #colorviewingfilterkit #filterkit #printing #colorprinting #nyc #joefornabaio

12th man making his way across slushy 6th Ave.#12thman #nyc #seahawks #slush #snow #dayafter #superbowl #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

February 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

12th man making his way across slushy 6th Ave.#12thman #nyc #seahawks #slush #snow #dayafter #superbowl #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

A fresh dusting of snow. One block, one day, fourteen cars. Stay tuned for more.#snow #dusting #car #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

January 31st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

A fresh dusting of snow. One block, one day, fourteen cars. Stay tuned for more.#snow #dusting #car #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Print is not dead. #stacks #collecting #print #notdead #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

January 23rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Print is not dead. #stacks #collecting #print #notdead #nyc #joefornabaio #joefornabaiotookthispicture

Monocle…it’s thick.

May 24th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Word NYC

March 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Raindrops and an orange reflector…

March 6th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Orange reflector on the side of a big white truck.

The Sicilian Jig

February 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Girl with x straps.

February 21st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Song of the day: “It’s Different for Girls” by Joe Jackson

February 21st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Song of the day: “It’s Different for Girls” by Joe Jackson

How I’ll be rolling for a few weeks…

February 17th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Subway love.

February 14th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Can someone call Delancey for Santa?

January 10th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Love…is a new crowbar.

January 9th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Catch it before it all comes down…Maurizio Cattelan at Guggenheim Museum.

January 8th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

U k(n)ows…

November 15th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Another great moment in the NYC subway system.

Craftsmanship and Hans Wegner

October 11th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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On a recent trip out to Montauk, my girlfriend and I made a stop at Wyeth in Wainscott. To our surprise the Wyeth showroom was featuring only Hans Wegner furniture. First the surprise, then the awe.

It’s one thing to walk into a modern furniture gallery/showroom these days and marvel at the great pieces they have. It’s another thing to walk into a showroom filled with Hans Wegner pieces. I’m new to furniture, only recently starting to familiarize myself with the different designers and periods. Mr. Wegner is special. He is one of the masters of Danish modern design. The craftsmanship is impeccable. His chairs are actually comfortable. The Swivel Chair was my favorite, one of the best desk chairs I’ve ever sat in (images 02 thru 04). The Papa Bear Chair was the one you melt into, it should be required in every home for healthy living (image 05). It cradles your body as if you were a gentle and frail thing but giving you support and stability at the same time. Sorry if that’s not the best description but it feels like that. Included in this post are detail photos of Fruit Bowls which are actual fruit bowls but some are large enough to be used as coffee tables (image 06 and 07). Folding Chair was designed to be hung on your wall when folded (image 08). There’s a whole lot more by Mr. Wegner and I highly recommend you see this collection under one roof as you probably won’t for a long time, if ever. One more thing, these are original pieces on view not replicas.

Almost forgot to tell you, we inquired about the price for the Swivel Chair and Papa Bear Chair.

As we drove away we reminded ourselves of that great lesson…if you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it.

Go see…

Hans Wegner at Wyeth
3654 Montauk Highway (at Wainscott Harbor Road)
Tel/Fax: 631-604-2103
Call for off-season hours or to schedule an appointment.

You’ve come to Tight Spot around the block from Junction

September 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

For one more week you can go see the world in Tight Spot.

You might say “The world is in a tight spot. All I gotta do is look at the stock market to know we’re in a tight spot.”

That’s true. But I’m talking about Tight Spot by David Byrne, the large globe stuffed under the High Line on a W.25 St lot.

What’s not to like? A piece of art that a 5 and 41 year old can enjoy on many different levels. And honestly, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a piece this simple and commanding of my imagination. My first impression was by the 5 year old in me that said “wow.” Then the 41 year old took over with my second reaction “damn that’s great.” And it is. And I love it. Sometimes art just doesn’t have to be complicated.

Then as you walk around the block you step into Junction by Richard Serra at the Gagosian Gallery. Literally, you can step into it and around it. But that’s simplifying what is an inspiring experience. (Full disclosure, Serra has to be one of my top 10 artists.)

My life has always been about an appreciation for the arts in all it’s mediums. And from time to time a piece of art can remind me of a moment in time just like a song does. This time Junction took me back to an assisting job years ago at Lake Powell. Myself, the photographer and writer kayaked through the canyons of Lake Powell. Yes, you can boat along Lake Powell but what’s much more interesting is wandering off the lake through one of the many small canyons in a kayak. As you paddle along the canyon it starts to close up and those beautiful red walls begin to rise up higher and higher, tighter and tighter till you can’t paddle your oar anymore. That’s when the magic sets in. At this point you can pull yourself along the canyon walls in the kayak covering your hands in the red dust and sand from the walls. As you look up to see a slice of blue sky above the red walls you realize you’re just as small as the dust that is on your hands. Just like the rust dust as you run your finger along Junction/Cycle . The sculpture opens wide and closes in. You feel small and large in a matter of seconds but all the while in awe of the weight of steel and calm in the flow of the curves.

Go see…

Tight Spot
David Byrne.
Under the High Line at W. 25th St.
September 16–October 1.

Junction / Cycle
Richard Serra
Gagosian Gallery
555 West 24th Street
September 14 – November 26, 2011

Sunday fun day.

September 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Summer is officially over.

September 18th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Boy with gas mask.

September 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Song of the day: “Goin’ Back” by Devendra Banhart

September 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Tomatoes

August 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Once a year mom gets a few bushels of tomatoes and makes a ton of tomato sauce for the coming year. A simple process, some labor, but a lot of love.

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Sunday morning with wasabi fyling fish roe…

August 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

grav lox with horseradish dill cream cheese and wasabi flying fish roe on an everything bagel…
love living around the corner from Russ & Daughters…
perfect this rainy nyc sunday morning…

Jean Nouvel’s “vision machine”

August 13th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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On page 33…

August 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Another great day in NYC…

August 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

…nothing happened…with no chance of rain or humidity.

Grateful song of the day: “He’s Gone”

August 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

I can see for miles and miles…

August 2nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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What everyone in NYC needs today…

July 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Sprinklers on every corner.

Song of the day: “Young Folks” by Peter, Bjorn & John

July 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Lobster fix.

June 13th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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Nothing But Flowers

June 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Do…we…need…milk?

June 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Birds On A Wire

May 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Song of the day: “(I’ll Love You) Until The End Of The World” by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

May 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Carry The Cross

May 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Square Grass

May 8th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Bomboniera

May 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

I got this from my cousin for her daughter’s communion.

There is a long-standing tradition in Europe of offering a small gift (bomboniera) to each person or each family who are guests at the receptions given for special occasions such as weddings, baptisms and anniversaries. The bomboniera serves as both a “thank you” and as a keepsake for many celebrations, including weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, engagement parties, graduations, communions, confirmations, rehearsal dinners, baptisms, anniversaries and birthdays.

Peek

May 1st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Song of the day: “Bizness” by tUnE-yArDs

April 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Song of the day: “I Zimbra” by The Talking Heads

January 25th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink