Daily Archives: April 11, 2009

Gotta Have You by The Weepies

When some bands don’t have an official video, you can find fans who make a video of their own. Most times, these videos are simply the song played over some static pictures. However, for the video gotta have you by the weepies, a fan has gone all out and made a sweet video to go with a sweet song. See:

What to wear this summer: the Gap/Whitney Museum T-shirts

As reported on Wallpaper:

Here’s something cool for your summer wardrobe that won’t cost a fortune – the new limited edition graphic T-shirt collection from Gap in collaboration with the Whitney Museum in New York. The shirts feature bold designs by artists like Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Marilyn Minter, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Kenny Scharf, and Kerry James Marshall.

I’m on the lookout for the Chuck Close T myself (see the photo). Either that, or the Barbara Kruger. Regardless, you can’t go wrong with one of these. Good move by the Gap.

Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

According to Time, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts has a great show highlighting three master painters of the Renaissance. If you can get to the show, you should. It promises to be spectacular. In the meantime, you can get a sense for it in this photo essay from TIME:  Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese — Rivals in Renaissance Venice.  I am familiar with these painters, but I think the comparing and contrasting of them in this show would provide one with an education and a new appreciation of their work and their time. If you can get to go, you are fortunate.

Yes, you CAN sell your current place and BUY a place in Manhattan….

…because according to this article at NYTimes.com, Making a Comeback – $200,000 Studios, there are a number of properties in that price range. Now, are they small? (yes) Overlooking Central Park? (no) Penthouses? (ha!) But this article has found “10 studio apartments in prime Manhattan” that range from $199K to $269K. And they are nice spaces, however small.

In case you were wondering:

“When was the last time I saw these prices?” said Dan Danielli, a broker at Halstead Property. “Not in a long time. Let’s put it that way.”

If you always wanted to live in Manhattan, this is likely as good a time as any. Get more details at the article.

The Incredible Twitter

I have started to notice a backlash against Twitter. Some of the critiques are warranted, but others fault it for things that it is not and cannot be responsible for. But rather than dwell on the negative, I’d like to focus on the positive, specifically this article that Mashable has on the 10 Most Extraordinary Twitter Updates. Even people who don’t use twitter will find it fascinating, I believe. As for people like me, who have been a part of the Twitter movement for some time now (4000+ updates and counting), well…I am happy to have been part of it the whole experience.

And how did I come across this article? Why, from someone else’s tweet, of course! 🙂