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.
I love Melbourne. I love New York. I also love Woody Allen, and I love it even more when Oslo Davis combines my favourite things. That’s why Melbhattan makes my insides smile. Inspired by the opening sequence of Allen’s 1979 film, Manhattan, Melbourne illustrator (sorry Tassie, we’re claiming him as our own), Oslo Davis, combined […]
I recently attended a lecture by photographer Vera Lutter and was floored by what an amazing talent she is. Known for transforming a room into a pinhole camera obscura chamber, she creates otherworldly images of the Manhattan skyline, airport runways and even a zeppelin factory. Vera’s stunning images of the Egyptian pyramids, taken using a suitcase as her camera, are my absolute favorites.
Only in New York! I encountered this guy, and his friendly, well-balanced cat Nicholas, yesterday at the intersection of Houston and Broadway where he was only too happy to pose for a photo in exchange for a crisp dollar bill. Wonder if Nicholas got to spend any of it?
Chances are, spicy fermented cabbage isn’t at the top of your list of favorite condiments. But that could change soon if Lauryn Chun has anything to say about it. The owner of Mother in Law’s Kimchi, a Manhattan-based outfit that was just launched last year, Chun has set out to introduce the ancient Korean staple to Western palates.
You know that super sweet milk that lingers at the bottom of your cereal bowl in the morning? Well a couple of culinary geniuses over at the Momofuku Milk Bar in Manhattan have created their own gourmet version and made it a feature ingredient in a host of delicious treats. Think cereal-milk soft serve, cereal-milk milkshakes – even a tipsy cereal-milk White Russian.
Yestadt Millinery is a New York-based custom, handmade hat company that produces some pretty classy headware inspired by vintage looks but designed to suit modern styles. You can get a made-to-measure piece or make a wholesale order – their hats are also available at retailers around Manhattan such as Anthropologie and The Hat Shop.
Remember the thrill you’d get to hear the ice cream truck jingling its way through your neighborhood as a kid? Those days may be long gone, but Milkmade Ice Cream wants you to rediscover some of that childhood glee. Now, though, there’s no need to sprint across the street to beat the other kids to the front of the line: these guys bring the goods straight to your front door.
Tacos are one of my favorite foods because they’re deceptively simple and highlight the quality of ingredients. They also often use offal and other cuts of meat that are usually thrown away, but are considered the choice bits in most other cultures. Having only been to Mexico a couple of times, I can’t say with authority what the real deal is like, but like my anthropologist roommate used to say, “there’s no such thing as authenticity.” I am confident, however, that Tehuitzingo on 49th and 10th in Manhattan is one of the best places to get tacos on the East Coast — it will always have a place in my heart with their goat tripe.
Take my word for it, there’s really no better place to see the new Chris Rock documentary Good Hair than in a midtown Manhattan cinema at 7.45pm on a Friday night. Why? Because the atmosphere in the theatre was just about as entertaining as what was taking place on the giant screen in front of us.
I was delighted to discover the newly opened Crisp restaurant a few blocks from where I work in midtown Manhattan (not normally known for its selection of tasty lunch fare, much less, tasty vegetarian fare). It’s similar to Chipolte, but with a Mediterannean slant and cooler decor.
Located on West Houston, Alphaville is my favorite gift store in Manhattan. It offers a great selection of vintage objects, from Nixon’s campaign buttons, to Sesame Street 80s mobiles, 50s greeting cards and the original Mr. Potato Head and his friends. It’s one of those places I walk into just to look but always end […]
Anything goes in New York, even a white peacock in the middle of Manhattan. Yes, a white peacock! Who says the Upper West side is ‘upstate?’ Come visit one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in New York, which host the famous Cathedral of St. John The Divine (112th St. and Amsterdam Avenue).