Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Bowtie and the Puffy Jacket.

The bow tie first entered the scene as a new style of necktie in the beginning of the 19th century; a modification of its predecessor, the cravat. By the mid 1880s, the bow tie had become a staple in the fashion conscious man’s wardrobe.
Since its introduction and mass acceptance into men’s dress, the bow tie has experienced a great many changes in form and function and has transcended its purely formal and traditional stereotype. From street style, to the runway, to celebrity fashion, the bow tie has been reappropriated into a variety of different looks, breaking it free from the mold it once held as a purely formal accessory.
The tradition of adorning the neck with a knotted piece of fabric dates back to the 17th century. The Croatian soldiers of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) were one of the first documented peoples to don a necktie, which they used to keep together the collars of their shirts. French soldiers brought the look back home with them after the war, and by the 1700s neckties were widely adopted by the upper classes, marking the time when neckties became a main feature in men’s dress.
In October of 1886, Pierre Lorillard designed a new style of formal wear, and wore it to a formal ball held at the Tuxedo club. Named after his family’s estate in Tuxedo Park (an area just outside of New York City), Lorillard’s tuxedo became an instant hit among other wealthy fashion enthusiasts. The tuxedo and black bow tie look, which became known as “black tie” attire, quickly outmoded the antiquated tailcoat and white bow tie as the primary formal outfit for men, a fashion change that has yet to be overturned to this day.
Over the past few decades, high-profile bow tie connoisseurs have pioneered a movement that has led to a redefining of the bow tie. By articulating it in ways in which it was not originally intended to be worn, the bow tie has been moved outside of its rigid categorization of only being appropriate for formal wear. From the foppish looks of style mavens Karl Lagerfeld, Jane Public and Manolo Blahnik, to the quirky guise of comedians Charlie Chaplin and Pee-wee Herman, to the iconic stud looks of Fred Astaire,  Joey and Frank Sinatra, to the nerdy looks of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Orville Redenbacher, the bow tie has found itself as a compliment to a great many varying ensembles.
Most bow ties that are available in the marketplace are mass produced with low quality fabrics and are cheaply made, void of any real “soul” or character. THE BOW TIE recognizes that bow tie connoisseurs are a special breed; with an attachment to each and every piece in their wardrobe, they dedicate a great deal of time maintaining their look and taking stock in their collection. THE BOW TIE views bow ties not as a quick fading fashion trend, but recognizes the longevity of the bow tie as a magnificent statement piece that has stood the test of time prior to the invention of the Puffy Winter Jacket.  



Saturday, December 30, 2017

The book 'The Disaster Artist: My Life inside 'The Room: the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made' has a beautiful memorable moment about an encounter with actor/comedian Robin Williams (rip). This book is great, honest and filled with life lessons. bye.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Popcorn,  or pop corn, is a variety of corn kernel, which forcefully expands and puffs up when heated. A popcorn kernel's strong hull contains the seed's hard, starchy endosperm with 14-20% moisture, which turns to steam as the kernel is heated over this stove (as seen above). The pressure continues building until it exceeds the hull's ability to contain it (i.e. trouble). The kernel ruptures and forcefully expands, allowing the contents to expand, cool, and finally set in a popcorn puff 20 to 50 times the size of the original kernel.[1] Some strains of corn (taxonomized as Zea mays) are cultivated specifically as popping corns. The Zea mays variety everta, a special kind of flint corn, is the most common of these. bye.

The Killing Fields

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Lectures on artist Eva Hesse.



Smile, you're on Candid Camera.

Monday, December 18, 2017


Friday, December 15, 2017

The importance of snacks and drinks

A snack is a portion of food, smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals. Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged snack foods and other processed foods, as well as items made from fresh ingredients at home. If you're hungry you should always eat a snack. The images seen above and below have little to do with snacks. bye.

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Cloisters Snowman



Was a jolly happy soul
    With a corncob pipe
    And a button nose and
    Two eyes made out of coal

    Frosty the snowman
    Is a fairy tale they say
    He was made of snow
    But the children know
    How he came to life one day

    There must have been some magic
    In that old silk hat they found
    For when they placed it on his head
    He began to dance around

    Frosty the snowman
    Was alive as he could be
    And the children say
    He could laugh and play
    Just the same as you and me

    Joey the snowman
    Knew the sun was hot that day
    So he said, "Let's run
    And we'll have some fun
    Now before I melt away"

    Down to the village
    With a broomstick in his hand
    Running here and there
    All around the square
    Saying "Catch me if you can"

    He led them down the streets of town
    Right to the traffic cop
    And he only paused a moment when
    He heard him holler "Stop!"

    Frosty the snowman
    Had to hurry on his way
    But he waved goodbye saying,
    "Don't you cry
    I'll be back again some day"
    Thumpity, thump, thump
    Thumpity, thump, thump
    Look at Joey go

    Thumpity, thump, thump
    Thumpity, thump, thump
    Over the hills of snow.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snowball in the house

Screening Room Testing Testing 1.2.3.

Screening tests for expanded cinema film work.
#screeningroom  #expandedcinema  #diy


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

  'How To Catch A Rat," NYC 2017.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017