All white and all

happy new year. to love, dignity and pride… oh and peace in 2013 xx from everyone here… except jane and serge. stay home this new years eve and chilax, you got a big year ahead of you.  by ts

quote of the day

“the tears of the world are a constant quantity. for each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. the same is true of the laugh. let us not then speak ill of our generation, it is not any unhappier than its predecessors.”

-samuel beckett, waiting for godot

the drinking man’s scotch?

i couldn’t help but spot the new adverts for the dewers drinking man’s scotch. it looked better seeing it at 50 miles an hour, but still. its so 70’s which is right on. but as always with these big things, horrible choice of model (especially once you see the film) the over stretched english actress claire forlani sporting a scottish accent (hell who will know?) and tagging on some what of a good 70’s color, a bad version of a could be great hair do, and last a line that i’m not sure i buy. could have been a great one but it wasn’t to be. funny enough dewers or grants were actually my choices of affordable scotch when pockets were empty, i surely would have taken them over johnny walker red, but sporting the line “a drinking mans scotch” is a bit of an over statement for the dewers white label. an a for effort, it beats many of the others out there. by dd

New York Places: Ceft Coalition at The Leadbelly Oyster Bar in Lower East Side

the handsome julian steel

the ceft coalition… the coalition at work powered by a le labo candle

iberian duo rocio mira and carolina pimenta

miss samantha vacca

  ucef hanjani and swedish director johan renck

lina wahlgren… swedes can smile too

rachel roo and kate elkin

pierre jeand’heur, photographer karen collins, and ucef hanjani

architect/fashion designer dragan mrdja

molly mcmullin aka popina and skater stud jake lamagno of the hunt nyc

the ever-happy alara karakas and kira dikhtyar

ucef hanjani and poppy gordon

julian steel of la esquina

vincent escalas at the choros section

karen collins and ucef hanjani

the leadbelly is the newest installment in the lower east side by the creators of the fat raddish, and ruschmeyer’s in montauk. “ceft coalition is a musical collective led by internationalist buff ucef hanjani. the collective includes various friends, producers and selectors who have came together in NY in the past decade for special appearances at 675 hudson, sunday sessions, frying pan, cielo, leadbelly and capital. here you can hear an exclusive mix of vintage and new electronic tracks with reggae/funk roots.” herewegonow

all photos courtesy of carolina pimenta for the leadbelly. by xy