While it seems as though I may have abandoned this site for lack of material, in actuality I have moved on to be more vocal on other services such as twitter, tumblr (which you can access through the main site), foursquare, and instagram. You can generally find me elsewhere at @mattheworley. I will keep the blog up as an archive of interests past. MHO
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This past weekend some friends had some pretty good stuff happening. Austin Peters was shooting the music video for The French Kicks. Keegan Gibbs, who was the cinematographer for the shoot got some amazing stills, and a really good one of my brother.
Here are some of the photos that he took. There are more over on his blog:
Meanwhile, I was at the premiere of Andrew Simkiss' film, Sane Jules Blaine. The movie was great, even though it was shown in conjunction with some other films that were on another level, for better or worse. I won't get into that, but if you are interested in seeing some intense shit, google Bohemibot.
This is the trailer for Sane Jules Blaine:
Monday, March 23, 2009
Last week a friend of mine curated an art show called "NEW DEAL." A bunch of friends exhibited their works, and there were some great write-ups about the whole thing in both Interview Magazine and The New York Times Style Blog, The Moment. The show was great and I just wanted to throw up those articles here to share.
The New Deal: Interview Magazine
Now Graduating | 20-Something Curators: The Moment
Monday, March 9, 2009
I didn't realize till after I looked it up that the director Anthony Minghella who also directed The English Patient also produced both Michael Clayton and The Reader.
Monday, March 2, 2009
I was in Colorado recently on a ski trip with some friends and on the way back through Denver I made a detour to check out the Filson shop. There are only three stand-alone Filson stores around- Seattle, Portland, and Denver- so while most other stuff I knew I could have found easily in New York, I made a point to check out this spot.
The stuff is great there and the bags are the best in the business. Here are some photos that I took from inside:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I was turned on to the free photo archives from LIFE Magazine that are hosted on Google from dozens of blogs that have all been pulling out some really amazing pictures from the mid 19th through mid 20th centuries. I had yet to check it out for myself but decided to see if I could find anything of my own.
I was looking for something that was relevant to my own life and I came across these few photos from Cranbrook, the high school I went to in Michigan. Cranbrook is anything but a normal high school and the pictures testify to what an amazing place it is.
From what it seems, all these photos were taken on the same day, during some sort of rally that was being held on the grounds of the campus. That day was October 22, 1952, and the photographs were taken by Joe Scherschel. If anybody has any idea what this was let me know.
Cranbrook Educational Community on Wikipedia
Cranbrook High School on Wikipedia
Sunday, February 15, 2009
There's some really good stuff happening on the Bowery lately. In the last two years since I have been living there it has seen some pretty radical changes for the better. Needless to say that the Bowery Hotel is one of the best places in the city to go hang and have a drink. Between the lobby and Gemma I could hang there every day.
My newest obsession as well is the Great Jones Cafe. That spot has the best wings in the city and has a great vibe. I've been there 5 or 6 times for dinner in the last month.
Last week I stopped by two new spots that just opened off the Bowery- Partners & Spade and The Smile. Below are some pictures from Partners & Spade- it is a sort of flea market, sort of do anything space. Whatever it is, theres some pretty cool stuff in there, and everythings for sale.
I'm sure the guys at ACL would dig these staplers...
My brother picked up one of these trophies as a gift for a friend. The captions are custom engraved, his read:
Both Physically and Emotionally
The store reverts back to its original purpose as an office during the week so hit it on the weekends.
Another spot that has yet to open but I'm really looking forward to is The Smile, part-Cafe, part-clothing store. It is soon to be opened by two great guys, Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte. I've been by the space since they've been getting it ready and it looks amazing. Will be a great spot to hang this spring. From what I've heard, all the items that they are selling will be exclusively made for The Smile so keep your eye out for the opening and go check it out.
One last note...if you've never eaten at Great Jones Cafe run over there and check it out. That place is the best in the business.
I made a map below of good stuff on the three blocks that make up the north tip of the Bowery if you're so inclined to check it out-
The Smile- 26 Bond Street
Partners & Spade- 40 Great Jones Street
Great Jones Cafe- 54 Great Jones Street