Here’s another spectacular example of a successful yarn-bombing incident. Thanks to the folks of HOT TEA, the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC was draped in bright stripes and saturated hues. The Minneapolis-based yarn connoisseurs just wanted to add a little color to the repetitious commute over the bridge into Manhattan. And this rainbow gate-way is just the trick!
The Burnside bar is a block from my apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s pretty much our regular hang out before practice. Everyone who works there is really awesome. They have amazing cocktails and a great selection of beers. One of the best things about the place, though, is the food. The Juicy Lucy burger is […]
One of the things on my bucket list was to see a gig at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. Earlier this month I was able to tick this off my list with the help of Scottish indie rock quartet Django Django. It’s only fitting as their album was one of my favourite albums of 2012. […]
The Art Pop Up Shop (TAPS) is the latest swank space in Williamsburg which turned heads and hearts with work from Ellen Jong’s book titled Pees on Earth by powerHouse Books. The piece Cocktail might leave a bad taste [photo above]. Be careful. This work is dedicated. Coco Dolle is the Director at TAPS, which […]
On those rare occasions when I feel the need to treat myself to an absolutely mind (and wallet) blowing meal, I love to come here. The restaurant is housed in an old diner (the old trailer style diners) which makes for some fun ambiance. Plus, the menu changes every week, so there’s never a written […]
It’s official: beards are as trendy as boobs. So much that many men in New York’s hipster-filled neighbourhoods of Williamsburg, Park Slope, and Bushwick, are coughing up as much as $7,000 to get a thicker and manlier coat of facial hair. This was recently discovered by website DNA Info, when they interviewed a few plastic surgeons. Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a Midtown East surgeon, said that facial hair transplants are on the rise especially now that it’s fashionable. In fact, he averages three beard implants a week, compared to only a handful a year a few years ago.
Oh, TrustoCorp. The New York-based artist(s), who enjoy highlighting the hypocrisy/irony/hilarity of human behaviour through faux products and parody street signs, TrustoCorp’s latest is to take on Banksy, head on. Banksy is on the streets of New York this month, working on his ‘Better Out Than In’ project.
I always find something interesting when Josh Gurrie has his dirty mitts all over it. Gurrie is an artist/interesting mind living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who I had the pleasure of working with here in Australia. A creepy mind that drives pencil, paint and anything close by to create loose perfection. He’s legit, humble and still doing it.
This video for the latest track, Sunsick, from BK-based band Fort Lean off their soon to be released EP, Change Your Name, will definitely make you feel those familiar twinges of nostalgia for Summer and possibly a few guilt pangs for all the partying you did. Directed by Ethan Berger, this video combines the weird […]
Danny Musengo is using his prophetic words as art, all over Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. Simple black type on a white background never had such an effect. His short musings tend to tug at the heartstrings. I like to think of his posters as nuggets of inspiration that help get you through the day. Musengo’s tumblr page contains more of his philosophies, along with random photos and captions.
I’ve been familiar with Reuben Negron’s work for a number of years, but I was completely taken when I recently saw a selection of watercolors from his two most recent solo exhibitions at Like the Spice Gallery in Williamsburg.
Julie Thevenot makes jewelery I want to wear all Brooklyn summer. I especially love the Small Exile Necklace. Imagine how good it would look with just a white tanktop, a pair of washed out cut-offs, and a pair or jerusalem sandals? Like you would blend in and stand out at the same time. Thevenot also loves cactuses and lives with a cat she found under the Williamsburg bridge named Mouche. Cause she’s French, you know.
Founded in 1994 by Joe Amrhein, the Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn continues to impress. Amrhein was a pioneer in building Williamsburg’s art scene credibility. The gallery is now exhibiting the excellent work of Ryan Mrozowski, who possesses a sensitive painting manner. The show plays with a variety of mediums, including some unique light sculpture elements.
For those of you out there trying to (bite your lip) target the, erm, hipster audience, this nifty little page has all the lingo you need to ensure that you reach the right market. Simply copy and paste the random ‘hipster terms‘ and have the Williamsburg crowd come flocking to your content.
Tom Fruinis a Brooklyn artist who just completed HOTEL, a new sculptural work made from colorful scavenged signage collected from all corners of the city over the past two decades and fronted by four-stroke red neon. The signs are made with hand-printed fruit and pizza, air conditioner repair advertisements, warnings, and phone numbers, all found in demolished pizzerias in DUMBO and in old warehouses on the Bowery. It’s a 50 foot tall marquee on the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.