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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sparrow Pulpit

We are all New Yorkers © Nina Buesing Corvallo

This little guy was preaching to Downtown the other day. His nest was also in the beautiful iron cast columns. And speaking of inter-species communication, check out Emily's latest post at: www.emilyshur.com.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Postcards from Gotham

Gotham Moody & Misty © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Thursday, April 14, 2011


picture by Nina Buesing

Tasty sandwiches & good ambiance:
Sandwich Bar
28 East 12th Street

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Theory of Pink

from the series Theory of Pink © Nina Buesing Corvallo

This morning I read a news item on ABC's website by Susan Donaldson James about a recent J.Crew Image stirring up controversy.
It is an image of J.Crew's creative Director Jenna Lyons and her son Beckett. Jenna Lyons is painting Beckett's toe nails pink. They appear happy, are laughing at each other and enjoying a typical & loving mother-child moment.
Apparently some find the pink nail polish on Beckett's toes offensive.
How is it 2011 and this is an issue? How backwards are we as a society?
I don't have children, but I have been around children plenty. Children watch adults and like to copy them (ergo don't smoke or drinks irresponsibly in front of (your) children).
Beckett is a child who is spending time with his mom, who works in fashion and probably sometimes wears pink nail polish. So he probably one day wanted to try it. There is no indication she is forcing him to try on pink nail polish. So what's the problem?
And is it just the color pink or nail polish in general? Apparently (according to www.People.com) Jennifer Lopez's son Max likes blue nail polish.

Related posts I recommend reading: Pink Used to Be A Boy's Color at www.kottke.org and a link sent to me by Andrea a little while ago Word Cloud: How Toy Ad Vocabulary Reinforces Gender Stereotypes; find it at www.achilleseffect.com.

Note to Andrea: If my Godchild is so inclined can you please paint his toenails hot pink right away? Unless of course you object to the chemical content of nail polish on your son's precious toes.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

This & That (Marseille Edition)

Art: Yuki Onodera at Yossi Milo - find out more at: www.yossimilo.com.
And at Sasha Wolf Gallery: The Sum of All Colors - more information at: www.sashawolf.com.
Coming up: Rona Chang at The Homefront Gallery. Opening: April 23, 2011 - www.thehomefrontgallery.com

© Rona Chang

Books: Finally bought a copy of Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids. I have a special place for Robert Mapplethorpe in my heart. And horses ;)
I also picked up The Tiger's Wife as I was intrigued by The New York Times profile of writer Téa Obreht.

Blogs & Magazines: Emma's Design Blog at www.emmas.blogg.se. I like it and particularly enjoyed looking at Johanna Ekmark's Marseille home (first featured in Swedish Decor Magazine Residence).
Sandra keeps spoiling us with beautiful atmospheric images from her life in Berlin: www.sandrajuto.blogspot.com.

Stylin'. You know some hipster in WillyB is wearing that outfit right now ;) Maman&moi in Marseille © Buesing

Travel: Beautiful Marseille! I heart Port Towns. I have fond memories of Marseille. I remember a vacation with my parents in a gorgeous old hotel, with unfortunately equally old mattresses that scraped the floor when you rested on them. But somehow it was all part of the charm. I also remember vividly a stray dog from the harbor. My parents forever had to pull me away from strays. Nothing changed there :)

Maybe he wasn't a stray, not sure, I only remember with certainty that we became friends © Buesing

Have a good Sunday!