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.
San Diego may still hold the mantle for the biggest Comic Con in the US, but with attendance breaking 100k yet again at Manhattan’s Javits Center last weekend, New York is catching up faster than a speeding bullet. The four-day New York Comic Con ran from October 9-12, featuring premieres, panels, celebrity appearances, surprises, and, of course, lots and lots of people in (often quite elaborate) costumes.
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 […]
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.
Dane Shitagi’s elegant twist of photography, dance, and New York City in The New York City Ballerina Project presents a new perspective on balance. His idea spurred from the city itself being a great attraction to creative minds – clearly Shitagi is no exception.
Most people think of New York as that busy, chaotic city that never sleeps. Firstly, people do sleep. And, secondly, all of New York isn’t busy. It’s sometimes a quiet, beautiful city that most people don’t take the time to really explore. I wonder whether it takes a 15 year-old to truly appreciate and discover the beauty of the city. But not just any teenager: a 15 year-old girl who has seen more than her fair share of cities and their beauty.
Only in New York? We think so, though those in Tokyo may disagree. According to that reputable news source, the UK’s Daily Mail, a ‘developer of a luxury condo building in New York City’s Greenwich Village has listed a parking spot for $1 million’. That’s right. And the spot only holds one car, measuring in […]
Ever wonder what decades of early century New York trash would look like? Got a fetish for vintage bottles and darling, broken up teacups, rusted safes and hosiery embedded tree stumps? Wear thick soled shoes, grab an adventure tote and prepare your stomach for, yes, dead horse bones. Pictures courtesy of Christina Pettit.
No New York is a remarkable short film by filmmaker, artist and New York-native Rick Liss. Employing stop-motion film techniques set to the frenetic music of Laurie Anderson, Liss propels us through the city as it existed in 1983. For those of us who weren’t around back then, the city presented here feels both foreign […]
If you like vintage items that have history and mystery to them, you’ll love the Occulter. It is a boutique in New York City with an artful collection of photographs, jewelry, books, stationary and even black honey. All are contemporarily made, but feel like they were found in the attic of a haunted gothic house. If you’re not in New York, you can still do some armchair shopping at their online shop.
You don’t have to live in Williamsburg to love the You Killed Brooklyn tee by Urban Cricket. With a feel for the vintage and a personalized illustration style, the Urban Cricket product line speaks to anyone with a love for casual wear and a hint of creativity.
Ignacio Torres is a photographer I met in my hometown of Denton, Texas. It wasn’t until he moved to New York City, though, that we became friends. I had the honor of working a bit with him this past summer in New York, and through this realized just how unique and phenomenal he really is. […]
Cynthia von Buhler’s Speakeasy Dollhouse is a biographical tale of murder, mafia, and intrigue in New York City told with handmade dolls and sets, in conjunction with an immersive play. It was initially set for a two-night run, limited only to it’s Kickstarter supporters. However, due to overwhelming interest, von Buhler added a Halloween show, […]
New York City in the early 1980s saw the break out of hip hop and a whole new style of expression for urban youths. A big part of that was the rise of graffiti, where ‘bombing’ became its own art form. The documentary Style Wars takes a fascinating up close look at the players of […]
Liu Bolin’s camouflaging-self is back. This time he’s blending his body into a wall of soda amid a grocery store backdrop in his local Beijing headquarters. Previously ‘the invisible man’ performed similar acts in New York City, which built his firm reputation for artistic stunts.