Style Wars: The Rise of Hip Hop and Graffiti Art in the 80s

Christine Utterberg Reader Find

By Christine Utterberg in New Film on Thursday 20 October 2011

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 […]

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The great Invisible Man vanishes again

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Wednesday 17 August 2011

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.

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Sean Sinderbrand

Nina C. Marrero Reader Find

By Nina C. Marrero in New Photography on Saturday 13 August 2011

Sean Sinderbrand is a filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. What I appreciate about him is that he can take anything and make it into something so indescribably beautiful. From models, to candid photos, and short films, his work captures moments that make you feel like you are there. Or at least, you […]

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Depthcore Collective’s latest themed exhibition

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By Justin Maller in New Illustration on Tuesday 26 July 2011

The Depthcore Collective has released it’s latest themed exhibition entitled OBSOLETE. Our members used the chapter as a platform to examine the chronological relevancy of topics ranging from the environment to humanity to technology, and made artwork across a timeline encompassing past, future and present to show the effects of decay and progress of the relationship between these prime entities.

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Michael Paige Glover

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Wednesday 20 July 2011

Exhibiting at Flowers Gallery in New York City, Michael Paige Glover’s new works are influenced by religion, politics, philosophy and the follies of the human race.

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New Balance: 993

Olivier Olivier from Bikini Reader Find

By Olivier Olivier from Bikini in New Fashion on Wednesday 29 June 2011

This is a really strong shoe, and lasts a long, long time. My dad says that you should replace your shoes every eight months, but I haven’t replaced these in a year and a half. I like running at night. It’s the only time New York City feels empty. There’s only Chinese men fishing in […]

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Nico Muhly

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By Luke Rathborne in New Music on Tuesday 28 June 2011

Nico Muhly is a young classical composer and arranger based out of New York City. I first came across his work in relation to arrangements he composed for another artist, Sam Amidon’s record, All Is Well, and one day found myself riding an elevator with him. I was too shy to say hello.

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Street Kids photo series by Adam Taylor

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Photography on Saturday 11 June 2011

Street Kids is a portraiture series by photographer Adam Taylor that captures the gruelling hardships young people face while living on the streets. His initial shooting in New York City was so successful that he headed to Sydney to discover the same problem: a generation of youth missing a sense of belonging because they are the fall-outs of social and economic change. Where else can they go other than congregating in the city every night to find solace?

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Six-course haute cuisine luncheon on NYC subway

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Tuesday 17 May 2011

Now THIS is a pop-up. Thanks to the collaborative team — ‘a razor, a shiny knife‘ — a group of unassuming, and lucky, diners enjoyed a six-course haute cuisine luncheon served aboard New York’s L train. Words do not do the concept justice. So have a watch.

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Erik Sommer

Contributions Reader Find

By ES in New Art on Friday 29 April 2011

Erik Sommer is a New York City-based contemporary artist. Focusing primarily on painting, his work is a conversation between age and beauty, capturing the passing of time through the deterioration of texture. His paintings reflect his urban environment, yet maintain a sense of both fragility and aggressiveness.

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Jessica 6

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By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 23 April 2011

We love the soulful sound of New York’s Jessica 6, who have a debut album, See The Light, out now. Check out their new track, Prisoner Of Love, ‘which bridges electro and freestyle’ and features guest vocalist Antony, below.

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Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Design on Saturday 2 April 2011

I’m really digging the sleek and sophisticated look of these websites created by Pomade, a multi-disciplinary design studio based in New York City. They use simple yet innovative design combined with intuitive interfaces and the perfect amount of whimsy and edge, depending upon the project. Clients include Lady Starlight and StoneArch Construction Company. Check out the cool ad below that they did for my Not A Hipster online store.

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Charlie Tippie

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By Kira Heuer in New Music on Saturday 19 March 2011

Charlie Tippie stirs hip hop, rap and electronic with just the right mix of old school soul and beats. His song, Alone Tonight, makes me want to jump on a plane to New York City for his show on March 19. For now, I have to settle for his seven track Mute album on repeat, […]

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Nathan Harger

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Saturday 1 January 2011

Nathan Harger received his B.F.A. in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art, then completed his M.F.A. in photography at Parsons the New School for Design in 2008. His exhibition debut in New York City was in the critically acclaimed exhibition, Contradictions in Black and White, an exhibition that placed his work alongside Irving Penn, Walker Evans and Ray K. Metzker in 2009.

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Paris vs New York City

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By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Wednesday 24 November 2010

Paris vs New York City, a tally of two cities, is a cute minimalist graphic design blog about the sometimes tiny, sometimes significant differences between those two metropolis’. Thank goodness we’re allowed to love both of them equally.

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