Monday, May 26, 2008

we wrap the whole thing in a tote bag full of vegetarian chili!

summer finally decided to show up. like anybody trying to be fashionably late, it made its absence felt before being obnoxious and overbearing. hot hot sun, sweaty ice-creamy people. i bought a five dollar shake yesterday. In pulp fiction, vincent vega cannot believe there is such a thing as a five dollar shake, but there is. and its cherryberry tastee d-lite.

this is faye and sam. they are awesome and we got ice cream and then pizza and then did a puzzle. and met some friends at washington park in brooklyn to fly a kite.

cory and brit and the cyclops kite. we basked in the sun which hurt my eyes because i slept in my contacts the previous night at samanthas birthday baby party. i fell asleep in a fort with my shoes on. it was thirty hours between lacing them up and taking them off.

after pizza and puzzle time was over we went over to a thing on the roof of a building in brooklyn where i tried to take some nice skyline pictures but it was dark and all you could see was lights. A girl named Sophie lived at the apartment but i tried to convince her that it was my apartment and i didnt know why she was in it. im really hilarious if you havent noticed. the bottom photo was taken under the bridge in dumbo, brooklyn (best neighborhood name by far.)

and in an oh-so-careful way i will now show you where i work, being very cautious not to put in too much information, lest there be stalkers and murderers who enjoy my blog entries. However, if you do want to stalk me, it would take a minuscule amount of searching to figure out my home address, work address, email, phone number, natural haircolor, and employment history.

but first i would like to list things i enjoy about new york. puppies. they are everywhere and they are adorable. subway performers, adding soundtrack to my commute is dandy and you have my full support (but i probably will hang on to my change). Being a full-blown adult in a city (world) that caters to the 21 and ups with fervor. skylines make sunsets more interesting but it sucks trying to see the setting sun when lower east manhattan is towering all around ya. i love pizza. lots of it. big pizza slices from curt employees who arent amused when you somehow mess up the simple process of saying 'one slice please.'

oh yeah, i went to a barbecue in queens today with my brother and his girlfriend and met a couple cool people. we talked about important things, like being prepared to choose a gender if your baby is born with both male and female parts. i wrote down my designer info for someone, it was like a business card but with more elements one might attribute to a letter from a small child. it was a good day, my bro is ok by me.

you can't really argue with the first door but the second one is kind of disheartening. knowing theres someone out there hailing satan and scribbling his name on doors is kind of sad in a way. i wonder if he's trying to get closer to satan by doing this, forming a personal relationship and all. i wonder if satan knows that the man is trying to get in touch with him. i wonder if satan would be interested in getting to know the scribbler, maybe playing scrabble or something with him. i wonder if satan already has a solid group of friends or if hes actually a lonely dude. they could be just a couple of lonely dudes together. it would be beautiful. kind of like a movie.

I've got it! it would be called 'Sympathy for the Devil!'

I'm just too good sometimes.

this is my work. i need to find out the history behind it but judging from the facade, i would say it used to be a ketchup factory. when i first scoped it out, i was a little confused, it seemed to be a janky neighborhood what with all the barbed wire and satan graffiti but the space is actually pretty nice once you get in there.

Well, i guess if you like warehouses.

this was my one of my first projects (disasters) with mike. there werent any boxes big enough to mail a framed piece which needed to go to a show in australia so i built one out of foamcore. flash back to sophomore year and the realization that

A) i cant cut straight lines
B) i cant measure all that well and
C) i really cant seem to make anything pretty.

oh well, ill stick to the ugly stuff and keep on keepin on.

speaking of work. i have to hop on a train in three hours and head into the city. i should probably jump on that sleep train, i heard its headed for dreamtown. night everybody, i miss you guys but im having a great time.

bacci e abracci,
ian rabbit vens

Saturday, May 17, 2008

range rovers

ian- im not a fan of manhattan

sam- me either
too much fakeness and too crowded

ian- yeh. expensive tourist garbage
people pretending to be glam

sam- they don't know what real glam is
but we do

ian- hahahahhahahaha
we are soo cool

Friday, May 16, 2008

shit weather

today started dandy, i went to the shop-rite a few blocks away, walked Buddy, ate a PBJ and went into the city to see the new Guggenheim exhibit with Dylan. The slightly rainy weather of the morning turned into a damp, freezing, windtunnel once i got into Manhattan.
this was the installation in the lobby of the Goog, the artist is cai guo-qiang. im not usually a fan of flashing lights and hanging hondas but i was ok with this. my favorite, though was this one-
ninety-nine wolves running towards the same dead end. i stood underneath the stream and stared until i realized one of them was looking at me. i loved the exhibit.

I ate an italian sausage from a street vendor and it was amazing. Walking home last night i happened upon a midnight soccer game. i walked into a coffee shop trying to decide between iced coffee and regular coffee, they told me they were giving away iced coffee.

there are so many umbrellas.

these are some flower in front of a shop in hoboken, color in the city always seems twice as bright.

miss everyone at home. so it goes.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


is everything smarter prettier and tougher there?!?!?!

ten times all of those

nooooooo shiz

i went to a bar tonight where you buy a beer and get a free pizza
it was the best day of my life

a whole pizza?

its probably the size of a small

but regardless

eight slices and all

so it is heaven

at least in alligator lounge
me and dylan sat next to some girls who turned out to be lesbians having a bad night

new pork sitting

eighteen hours between the midwest and jersey shore. 11 pm we started the voyage, 5 pm it ended with unloading a uhaul with a ton of crap in it and wishing i was dead. we arrived in hoboken, nj and i set up my little camp in my brothers place. by camp i mean im sleeping on a couch with a suitcase and random junk in the corner and books on the coffee table.

driving was a blast! having slept three hours the night before, i was more than prepared to operate a high-profile vehicle at two in the morning on an indiana highway.

i flattened a penny with a cleveland rock and roll stamp, that was the highlight of the pitstops. well actually the real highlight was Bruce, the gas station attendent with bright red fingernails that stretched and inch in front of each digit. they were lovely, his manicurist is a pro.

buddy, my brothers dog was riding shotgun. i think he did his business in as many states as we passed through.

my favorite state as far as scenery goes was probably the very beginning of new jersey, or the end of Pennsylvania. pennsylvania had the Appalachian mountains with
all the different colored trees while jersey was just lush green and rock formations.

five hundred dollars in gas to drive halfway across the country, how much caffeine and sugar did i shove down my throat en route.

Friday, May 2, 2008


kevin asked me to do something with his bassdrum head so naturally i put my own face on it. add in some brains and pigs and were in business.