The Armory Show 2010 – A Safe Bet

The 2010 installment of The Armory Show has come and gone.  Hundreds of galleries from around the world all packed tightly together for a few days on the piers jutting out over the Hudson.  A fitting location as it felt like a sort-of sardine cannery for art.  I walked the entirety of the show on Saturday [...]

Restaurant Matchbooks – Branding And Culture Collide

There is an article in today’s New York Times Dining Section by Katrina Heron about restaurant matchbooks.  It got me thinking about the whole ‘matches-in-restaurants’ thing.  Of course they were originally there for the convenience of the smokers at the bar, waiting for a table or enjoying an after dinner drink.  Which then served a dual [...]