I’ve seen all sorts of tattoos on the streets of Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, but this is a first. Hello Kitty meets Darth Vader and, err, Style Wars will never be the same again.
We love the sound of Brooklyn-based female electronic/indie-pop trio, My M.O, whose first single, Bonfire Man (above), is taken off their sophomore EP, Bonfire, which is set for digital retail release in early June.
Go to the intersection of Henry Street and Sackett Street in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, walk into the little turquoise-colored shop on the corner, and step back in time about 90 years. Welcome to The Farmacy, home of old-time fountain sodas, ice cream sundaes, homemade baked goods, and of course, Brooklyn’s famous ‘egg creams‘ (which contain neither eggs nor cream).
Necklush is a original multi-strand scarf and necklace hybrid. The multiple, seamless cotton loops allow for many different styles and forms, while remaining simple, yet modern. Hand-printed and handmade in Brooklyn.
The New York premiere of Laurie Anderson’s new multi-media show, Delusion, opened the 2010 BAM Next Wave Festival last night and runs through Oct 3. Get tickets here or win a pair to Sept 29th’s performance (along with a vinyl copy of Anderson’s recent release Homeland). To enter, just say hi below this post!
If you have an affinity for all things pickled — and you’re not alone — then Brooklyn Brine is an absolute must-have. Based out of Brooklyn, this budding company owned by vegetarian 20-somethings enthusiastically leapt onto the independent food scene just over a year ago to heaps of rave reviews.
Who said hipster tattoos had to be ironic? When you’re sporting a Debbie Harry or a Edie Sedgwick portrait on your arm or leg, you’re practically screaming out your allegiances to the rest of the world — or Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue, whichever is deemed more important. I’m just surprised a Webster tattoo didn’t get a gig in this awesome collection compiled by our friends at Flavorpill. But I guess he’s just way too 1980s.
Fashion photographer, Joanna Totolici, has recently started a side project, Toto Photo, focusing on dog portraits, and she took some adorable photos of our Affenpinscher, Selma Lou. Selma can be a bit shy with strangers, but she proved to be a natural for the camera and Joanna was very patient and had great timing. Thankfully, Joanna favors the mischievous pups, because ‘they make for the best images’.
I’m interested in the ways in which many textile artists these days, perhaps as a reaction to industry, focus on the process of creation rather than the utility of the resulting creations. Brooklyn-based Emily Barletta discharges emotional and physical pain through the meditative processes of crochet and embroidery. Though Barletta states that her pieces are unplanned and dictated by the properties of each new set of materials, her work consistently references biological forms — parasites, cellular structures, internal organs, amorphous and sea creatures.
The Photobooth app on Macs has provided hours of inane tooling around for most people and resulted in countless stretched and distorted images that only their makers find entertaining, but Brooklyn artist Mark Pernice has translated a wonky webcam image of himself into a terrifying 3D mask. Reminds me of Aphex Twin.
The Brooklyn Brothers Gallery opened yesterday with an original exhibition of more than 40 artworks by New York-based art group TrustoCorp — who are ‘dedicated to highlighting the hypocrisy and hilarity of human behavior through sarcasm and satire’. This is the first exhibit for The Brooklyn Brothers Gallery, and marks the opening of their permanent […]
Whilst strolling through Greenpoint the other night, I came across a shop selling Liddabit candies. I just had to have the Beer & Pretzel Caramels and the Honeycomb Candy. The Beer & Pretzel treats are complex, with the beer adding a heartiness missing from typical salted caramels, and the Honeycomb Candy tasted much like a Crunchie bar found in the UK. Liddabit candies contain local and seasonal ingredients and you can purchase these and other heavenly sweets through their site, as well as at The Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. The PB&J candy bar is next on my list to try.
Brooklyn-based printer Stukenborg has recently been doing amazing prints using dice as letterpress pieces with the dots on them arranged to create various patterns and shapes. They’re quite affordable ($20-$250), so he shouldn’t have much trouble selling these things.