Mar 21, 2011

Sunday's venturings

Yesterday, we found ourselves veering off to the Lower East Side while walking from the East Village to the Financial District. I was hoping to pick up some free macarons from Macaron day but got turned off by the lines and distracted by other sweet things, like gelato. I've always wanted to try il laboratorio del gelato but for some reason or another, never got around to it. The Ludlow street location looks like a squeaky clean and shiny well... laboratory.

This is also probably the first time since last August that I've used the 24-70 for personal work. It's a fantastic lens but doesn't get a lot of love from me, because it's heavy, large, and slow (erm, though that last point is arguable).

Yet another distraction from macarons was the super cool "Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again" exhibit at Sloan Fine Art. I first learned of the exhibit from the ever-so talented Jelaine, whose charming little Buddha painting was the first one we saw there. Below is just a quick glimpse of some of the highlights.

A good number were already sold by the time we went! I can see why, though, as some were really outstanding with an amazing level of detail in them. Anyway, it was great to see this ubiquitous object inspire all these artworks.

So, no macarons, but still not a horribly shabby Sunday afternoon.


  1. i would love to check out that exhibit - looks like a lot of fun! and is your mr. not in a suit this time? =)

  2. Lovely sketches there. Wouldn't mind you doing an encore and posting more pics from the exhibit.

  3. Is that the canon 24-70 L series? I'd love to know more of your thoughts on it as I'm currently looking at it. Hope your week has started well!

  4. You really do have a target-rich environment. All we have are beach denizens. Gets old after a bit.

    Slow. 2 stops. But convenient. Mine is the "always on" lens. Because I have no clue.

  5. Mmm... gelato is the best. Even better than macaroons sometimes. :)

  6. i love the style of this exhibition!
    very strange and funny :)

    and gelato.. for an italian is the perfect dessert!

  7. That exhibit looks right up my alley...

  8. Wow! The S"ingle Fare 2: Please Swipe Again" exhibition looks fantastic!