Even though The Yok lives in Brooklyn nowadays, we can call his street art Australian, because that’s where he’s originally from: Perth. The loopy characters with the awesome staches and beards do not only look good on walls, but also on canvas, as paintings and illustrations. His potato headed gargoyles have been exhibited around the world, from Berlin to Taipei, and his success doesn’t seem to stagnate. So if you love surfing like The Yok does, keep your eyes open for an original artwork close to your local beach, too.
As the NBA season is now underway, I can’t help but be intrigued by the simple yet stylish attire of the now Brooklyn Nets. I like the urban and iconic appeal of its overall look and the extra “umpgh”credibility that Brooklyn brings as a city. Yes, I’m buying this hat.
I am thrilled to have teamed up with United Photo Industries to curate Anew, a group exhibition featuring nine photographers who unearth beauty in the seemingly irrelevant, everyday objects that most people disregard, revealing that unnoticed and banal items can sometimes be quite magical. [see more photos at Feature Shoot]
When I think of Diiv (Dive), I think of their music being like words running off the tongue. The Brooklyn band has an incredible rambling guitar energy, like a smooth rollercoaster ride. Hard to describe but completely captivating and full of atmosphere. You’ll find your senses trying to keep up with their incredible sound.
DIIV is an indie rock band from Brooklyn. It started as a solo project by Beach Fossils’ guitarist Zachary Cole Smith. They released their massively successful debut album four months ago, and have been on tour ever since. They were one of the highlights of last month’s CMJ 2012 showcase at CMJ Union. These guys know […]
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.
A collaboration between a perfumer and two designers in Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Candle Company creates obsessively perfected blends to evoke a mood, a location, and a getaway. Plus, the packaging on these long lasting soy candles is just sexy. Assorted varieties from Brooklyn Candle Company are now being featured in the Lost At E Minor store.
What a name for a quintet from Brooklyn: Friends. But thank god the music isn’t 90’s inspired. Instead you get some funky bass lines and percussion sounds from this often called ‘retro hipster band’ whose first album is called Manifest!
Brooklyn’s appeal is fairly well represented by Glasslands Gallery. A dingy side street of in-progress factories-turned-lofts holds this venue by night, and a gallery always. With a fluffy pink cloud awning protruding over the stage, and a balcony built from trees and bike parts, its scenery alone sets it apart. Depending on the night, anything […]
I love this full-on bombardment of visual images in a video for Hurricane from this terrific band out of Brooklyn called MS MR. This single is now on iTunes, but I assume the band gets more profits from sales through their own Bandcamp site.
These guys are from Brooklyn. On one of their songs they appropriate some Spacemen 3 lyrics and throw it over their own dirty groove. We saw them at St Vitus recently. They play there a lot. Kind of sloppy, kind of cool. From what I hear, these guys are very prolific and make shit happen themselves, honest and not […]
You may know Jeff Berner as the enigmatic guitarist from Psychic TV, recently gracing the stages at SXSW and the Adelaide Festival. But did you also know he’s a Producer/Engineer at GaluminumFoil Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn? Berner has recently worked on the latest records by Naam, Heliotropes, Dead Stars, La Otracina, and Psychic TV. You’re next!
Skulls is an independent streetwear brand created by the Barcelona native, Ivan Jimenez. Ivan is an ex-professional skateboard photographer and an ex-Nike SB brand manager. Good foundations for the Brooklyn-based brand that offers creative products. Skulls hats are handmade in the US to support local economies and ensure the best quality.
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.