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Pop Trash

Pop Trash
All Photos By Gail

This colorful cluster of discarded soda bottles awaits the arrival of the recycling truck at the curb along West 26th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District. My guess is that the labels were custom printed for a Fashion Week Event, perhaps. They look so lovely laying there, it seems almost a shame to throw them out. So, preserved here for posterity, I present your Pop Trash.

Pop Trash Detail

NYFW Cocktail of The Day: The Assistant

The Assistant Cocktail

THE ASSISTANT

This ultra “skinny” cocktail gets the job done.

2 oz quality lemon Vodka

Polar® Lemon Seltzer

Lemon Peel

Pour Vodka over ice and fill glass with Polar Lemon Seltzer. Add Lemon Peel to rim glass and as garnish.

NYFW Cocktail of The Day: The Patron

The Patron Cocktail

THE PATRON

Every young American designer needs a sparkling European patron. A perfect combination of old world and new.

2 parts Campari

1 part quality Gin

Polar® Orange Vanilla Seltzer

Splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Begin by chilling Campari, the Gin and the Lemon Juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into glasses and then top generously with Polar Seltzer.

NYFW Cocktail of The Day: The Market Editor

The Market Editor

THE MARKET EDITOR

Anyone who spends half their time on an airplane searching for the newest designs always looks forward to the comforts of home. In this case it is a sparkling version of a “whiskey sour”.

2 oz quality American Bourbon (Whiskey)

1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

Egg white

Polar® Vanilla Seltzer

(if you need to sweeten it add a teaspoon of agave)

Vigorously shake the whiskey, lemon juice and egg white in a shaker. Once there is a bit of froth pour over ice in a double old-fashioned glass. Top generously with Polar® Seltzer.

NYFW Cocktail of The Day: The Publicist

The Publicist Cocktail

THE PUBLICIST

Intense and long-lasting. That’s the inspiration for this sparkling, later afternoon highball.

1 part Vanilla Vodka

1 part Drambuie

Polar® Orange Vanilla Seltzer

Lemon or orange peel for garnish

Build the drink in a highball glass, by pouring vodka and Drambuie over crushed ice. Top generously with Polar® Seltzer and stir gently, taking care to not bruise the bubbles.

NYFW Cocktail of The Day: The Tailor

The Tailor
Clean lines with an Italian Story

In celebration of New York Fashion Week, the Worley Gig will be featuring daily NYFW custom Cocktails Courtesy of Polar® Seltzer. Today’s Concoction:

The Tailor

Add ice to your favorite Cocktail glass and mix in equal parts Sparkling Lemon Polar® Seltzer and Lemoncello.

Stir, sip and enjoy!

LEGO Adorned Pumps!

Lego Pumps

How cute are these pumps blinged-out with assorted, colorful Legos and trinkets? What a fun way to rejuvenate a pair of tired black pumps! Thanks to Fawn Arrington for the image!

Joshua Liner Presents Stephen Powers’ A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures

Stephen Powers Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures

Oh, what a night! Thursday, September 6th, 2012 not only marked the party-filled kick off of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week here in NYC, but the evening also launched the reopening of many of our favorite Chelsea art Galleries after a too-long summer of dormancy. Well into the balmy evening (summer ain’t over yet!), the streets of Chelsea were as teaming with excited art fans as Times Square is with tourists at midday! The Art is back!

Stephen Powers Funny Because It's True
Funny Because It’s True By Stephen Powers

We started off our evening’s crawl on 28th Street with a much-anticipated visit to the Joshua Liner Gallery – where we try to never miss an opening reception! Currently, Liner is hosting Stephen Powers’ A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures, which is just fantastic fun!

Stephen Powers Pour Trait of The Artist
Pour Trait of The Artist

In this new exhibition series, Powers presents a panoramic assemblage of enamel on aluminum paintings that occupy both gallery rooms. These colorful and engaging works – which reminded me a bit of the complex Rebus Puzzles of the Concentration Game Show — range from 10-by 8-inches to 8 by 16-feet.

Stephen Powers Fresh Peach
Fresh Peach

Stephen Powers Adore
Adore (2 of a Series of 3)

Stephen Powers is perhaps best known for public artworks that fuse sign painting, graffiti, words and images, and he creates a new form of public art that is collaborative and personal. I enjoyed finding clever messages hidden in the larger works and isolating various details which emphasize the paintings’ wry humor. If you are a fan of Mad Magazine or The National Lampoon, Powers’ work will certainly resonate with you. See some of those details below.

Stephen Powers Detail From Funny Because It's True
Easy Street Closed for Repairs: Detail From Funny Because It’s True

Stephen Powers All Eggs in One Basket Detail from Day Seizer
All My Eggs Fit in One (Basket): Detail from Day Seizer

Stephen Powers Undo My Life Detail from Larger Work
Undo My Life: Detail from Larger Work

Stephen Powers’ A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures will be on exhibit through September 29, 2012 at the Joshua Liner Gallery, Located at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York City. Gallery Hours are Tuesday — Saturday 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM.

Stephen Powers Icy Sign