Jenni Sparks is breathing new life into the art of hand-drawn cartography. Beginning with her quirky map of London and her follow up for New York, this doodler has been helping tourists get around big cities with her sense of humor and wit. The maps point out contemporary landmarks, such as the 24-hour bagel shop in Brick […]
A sun halo appeared over the skies of New York earlier this week, and we found some arresting photographs of the amazing weather phenomenon floating around on PetaPixel. The images were taken by photographer Richard Silver.
We don’t know how, but somehow, somewhere in New York’s subway system, a secret City Hall subway station lurks. With its tall ceilings and brass fixtures, it looks positively majestic and grand. The station has been closed to the public since 1945 as it was deemed too unsafe for use, but apparently, commuters in the […]
What do you do when a giant corporation steals your work? Instead of starting a lawsuit, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York used the opportunity request DKNY donate $100,000 to send underprivileged kids to summer camp. They forked out just $25,000. Dissatisfied, Stanton turned the situation around raised more than $100,000 himself with help […]
Wendel Patrick is making a name for himself as a producer, fusing different elements of jazz, electronica and Hip Hop to create lush musical collages. In this video, he reworks DJ Premiere’s instrumental track from Nas’ classic Illmatic in his studio without the use of samples. Most brilliant.
Expertly curated by Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins, Desaturated Rainbow is a travelling show of work from New York and Los Angeles artists. The show revolves around context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color on both ends of the country. Desaturated Rainbow will run from April 11th to May 18th at Field […]
Usually, it’s not socially acceptable to stare into windows. However, when you’re Jose Guizar, it’s more than okay. Windows of New York is blog of weekly illustrations of, well, windows in New York. Guizar is a graphic designer who has become increasingly fascinated with observing windows in the Big Apple, and his gorgeous illustrations highlight […]
Manhattan-born Mark Hartman takes photographs that are so balanced and genuine that you actually relax while looking at them. Seeing is peaceful shots of mother nature as well as his beautiful portraits of people of all different kinds cultures gives you the feeling of being there yourself; no filter, just real life.
New Yorker’s deserve a rat free subway, don’t you think? This website is organized around a petition for better subway hygiene, which will ultimately mean less rats. There are fantastically disgusting videos and photos that angry citizens have submitted to make their point. The photo gallery even comes complete with grossness ratings. Go on. Get […]
NYC pro-tip: Street vendors. What? No, I am not talking about getting falafel for the nice price. I am referring to the street designers who give me what I need. The tourist patter and the trademark infringements hide great new artists and clothing-makers. One guy I always cross the street TOWARDS is Tom Hart. His […]
If swine makes you swoon and carnivore is your middle name, this nose-to-tail, gastro-pub is calling. At The Breslin, the interior is dark, the ceilings high, and the tables covered with butcher paper. Start your meal with the Scotch Egg – a whole egg wrapped in sausage, breaded, and fried.
Some people just aren’t satisfied with regular street maps and London-based designer/illustrator Jenni Sparks is one of them. Sparks has created an illustrated map of New York City that is amazingly detailed: labelled landmarks, coloured subway lines, and a little bit of humour for good measure. We think this would look great in any Manhattan loft. Good thing you can buy yourself a copy.
I am fascinated with the work of New York-based surrealist painter, Patricia Mota. Her work wreaks of feminine energy with an aesthetic that feels as primal as Basquiat and as fierce as Frida. Earthy and instinctual. I’m all about it.
Token Entry is a collection of more than 80 poets with their takes on the New York subway experience. It includes poems by literary greats like Langston Hughes and works by contemporary and lesser known New York writers. Short films are being made for several of these poems.
Frank Gehry’s over-scaled cornice surprised the conservative town of Boston when he renovated the Tower Records building with Schwartz/Silver back in 1989. His penthouses in New York now take their sculptural cues from the experience of exaggerated bay windows where a person can step beyond the facade of a building. What is interesting is the promotional video for the new penthouses uses tilt shift views which imply that your view 870 feet up from the tallest residential building in the U.S. will make New York seem like your personal playset.