Sunday, August 10, 2008


My Dear Plaid Voyeurs,

As you may have noticed, we have been experiencing some technical difficulties in the last few weeks resulting from lost hand held plaid capturing devices. We are not sure to what this across the board lapse in memory is due, but seemingly everyone on staff here at PVP Headquarters has lost their cell phones at least three times this summer. We are taking this as a sign that we need to take a step back, a few deep deep breaths.....( As Willy Nelson says, breath from your heels...) get some fresh air, and take time to enjoy the beautiful weather. Everyone here is literally pawing at the door to get out and spend time out in the summer sunshine... so we are taking an office wide break.... a TPH, (Temporary Plaid Hiatus) if you will. When we get back, we will be fully MobileMe and iphone compatible!!!! (Enough whining, right?) Enjoy the waning summer everyone, and see y'all in Fall!


Friday, August 8, 2008


"Jetblue terminal 4 gate 16 JFK. Shoes!"
Sent in by CALL PAUL.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Dairy case. City Market, Burlington, Vermont. 8/7/08 about quarter to five.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


For those of us strapped to a desk this summer, it gives us great pleasure to travel vicariously through our friends' facebook photo albums of their various summer vacations. Some are more exciting and well documented than others, which is why we have been tuning in with each new upload to the photo trail CIGARETTE GIRL has been scattering on her road trip cross country. We are please to feature our favorite photo so far: the one of her and her four legged friend in the hands PVP hero, PAUL BUNYAN. Hey C-GIRL, which of the USA's many Paul Bunyan monuments is that? Good luck and safe travels on the rest of your adventure! We'll be watching...


This quintessential Canal Street image was sent in by SWIRLY HENRY a week or so ago and misplaced due to the summertime memory lapse that has invaded PVP headquarters over the past few weeks. It's hot and we ain't got no AC, and people's minds are out lying on the grass in the park sipping Rose through a straw from a paper cup... Bottom line, there just ain't much plaid to be seen in August. However, We've been nosey, and through our anonymous sources with their toes in fashion, we've heard that Back to School is gonna be packed with it's fair share of our favorite fabric. So if you feel as though PVP has been slackin.... we have. We're the first to admit it. There's only so many times we can write about how we're seeing gingham before we lose our minds. It's too hot for that and we've already made allowances for our lack of air conditioning by letting the staff members at head quarters work in just their underwear, if they so choose.

So check out the scarves below, (according to recent NY Times article, the sales of these and other imports hawked on Canal Street may or may not be funding terrorism, but go ahead tourist Marjorie from Indiana, bring one back to the folks back home... it's SO New York!) Image courtesy of SWIRLY H, who braved the wilds of Canal Street on a Saturday in July to capture this image.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


This fabulous capture was sent in with the following caption: "Opening in Red Hook!" via verizon wireless hand held mobile device to our email inbox from mystery phone number: 917-538-7595. Would the owner of this plaid capture please write in and let us know who you are, so you may receive the proper accolades for such a valiant act of voyeurism on our behalf. And please, for next time, don't forget to identify yourself with your plaid submissions. In any case, thanks again, Ghost Writer!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Bedford Ave x N 5th. Bedford Ave closed to car traffic today, and the people are out in droves. Including the crazy street performer with the rubber shark fin, the vacuum cleaner hose strapped to his ass and the fucking bunny ears that gives performance art a bad name. I guess there's room in this world for everyone... more room... for me to put between me and him with the street being closed and all. This plaid captured on Saturday, as I tried to get as far away from that guy as possible......posted on lazy lazy Sunday.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Northbound on 2nd ave x E9th St. Friday afternoon.