Once a week this hairdresser from New York does something heartwarming

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Friday 29 August 2014

Every Sunday in the Big Apple one man is doing what he can to make the world a brighter and more compassionate place. Mark Bustos is a young stylist at a fashionable hair salon in New York City, but once a week he takes to the streets and provides free haircuts to the homeless.

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A spa springs up at a crowded subway platform in New York City

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that creates scenes of fun and joy in public places (or chaos, depending on your mood on that particular day). Created in 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of participants.

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You heard that right: the world’s first bouncy castle inspired by boobs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 26 June 2014

This is one bouncy castle that grown men will be delighted to jump in. Created by London-based creative duo Bompas & Parr in collaboration with NYC’s Museum of Sex, ‘Jump for Joy’ is a bouncy house that’s filled with humungous plastic boobs. It’s one of five attractions at the upcoming exhibit, ‘FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground’.

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Iconic landmarks as bookmarks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Inside books, entire worlds and universes exist. In fact, they even contain many famous landmarks from New York, London, and Paris, literally right on their pages! ‘Another Studio’, a London-based product design firm, has created a collection of architecture-inspired bookmarks called ‘City Clips’. The three cities each have four landmarks to represent their culture and […]

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There’s a virtual Uniqlo Line stretching across NYC

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Friday 21 March 2014

There’s a happening about to go down in New York – the opening of a special new ‘fashion meets art’ Uniqlo store – and you don’t even have to physically line up to be a part it. Though there is a line already forming for it – a virtual line. Yup, on March 28 our friends at Uniqlo are unveiling #SPRZNY with us and they’ve letting you in on the secret by simply using your Facebook or Twitter account to join the virtual line, which – at just under 18,000 members – is already stretching well around the, erm, virtual block.

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Lost items find a voice through cardboard signs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Finally, the masses of voiceless lost items have been given a helping hand! These lonely and abandoned items now have a voice – or a signage, rather – in speaking out their pleas. New York-based street artist Yoonjin Lee has come to the aid of paper clips, hair bands, subway cards, lighters, and other discarded […]

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Surplus Candy, a secret art show inside a condemned NYC building

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 16 January 2014

You know the saying, ‘when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade?’ For street artists, it goes something like, ‘when life gives you a condemned New York City apartment building, you make a secret illegal art show’. Surplus Candy was an illegal art show organized by the street artist Hanksy. Together with 43 artists, they […]

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Interview with Australian artist Kate Shaw about her psychedelic landscapes

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 December 2013

Kate Shaw’s surreal and dream-like landscapes have captured the imagination of many, from New York, to Paris, to Melbourne. She took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her creative process and the places that inspire her to create her vibrant and powerful interpretations of our environment.

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Manhattan holiday windows ring in the season

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 2 December 2013

Each year right before Thanksgiving, the store windows on some of Manhattan’s most famous department stores come alive with the holiday spirit. This year stores such as Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, and even Tiffany & Co. have got into the swing of things with incredible windows that celebrate the season.

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A photographic tour of Harlem by Bruce Weber and David Bailey

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Bruce Weber and David Bailey — a dynamic photographer duo — recently gave us a glimpse into the iconic NYC neighborhood of Harlem in an exhibition titled Weber X Bailey by Nokia Lumia 1020. Taken with just a Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, this incredible photographic journey delved into the lives of Harlem residents, displaying photos […]

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The Standard Hotel, East Village, New York

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Cool Travel on Thursday 17 October 2013

I had the recent pleasure of staying at the beautiful Standard Hotel in downtown Manhattan and be immersed at the same time in the ever-changing cultural and culinary scene that envelopes the East Village of New York. The building is 21 stories high, with 145 rooms, most of which have floor to ceiling windows and […]

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Banksy announces a month long takeover of the walls of New York

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 2 October 2013

That mysterious dark lord of the street art world, Banksy, has struck again, in his typically cryptic, enigmatic way. He’s been expertly fueling the flames of innuendo via his website of late, posting new work in LA and New York and alluding to a possible uninvited (but much appreciated) takeover of the walls of Manhattan with the accompanying statement: ‘Better Out Than In. An artists residency on the streets of New York.’ Ah huh.

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SPONSORED: Optus RockCorps’ Busta Rhymes 2007 flashback

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 7 February 2013

So now that you all know what Optus RockCorps is about, we thought we’d help you make more sense of it by taking you all the way back to 2007, when Busta Rhymes performed at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. As you can see, the crowd is absolutely lapping it up: and they […]

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Going back to the future in a DeLorean taxi

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 9 January 2013

After seeing Back To The Future, have you always dreamed of climbing into a DeLorean and speeding through time? Well, if you have, you now can … providing you’re in New York City. Designer Mike Lubrano has transformed a DeLorean into an iconic yellow taxi for fashion brand Nooka. It’s all in the name of progress; the car being a symbol for Nooka’s futuristic philosophy. Just make sure you don’t take it over 88 miles per hour. You might see some serious shit.

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A table that folds out like a map

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 17 December 2012

I chanced upon Swedish designers Sigrid Stromgren’s and Sanna Lindström’s collaborative work, the Grand Central Table, in an old copy of InDesign magazine the other day. Folded into its most compact state, the piece of work takes up very little space. But then it opens up — just like the foldout map of New York that inspired it — to make a pretty cool table. Has to be seen to be believed.

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