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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Occubilly Brothers: a NY-based radical rockabilly band

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By Mike Rimbaud in New Music on Thursday 6 December 2012

Tweedy Boss and Rayford Cletus ‘Ray C’ Mohamed are the Occubilly Bros, a New York-based radical rockabilly group. Who says OccupyWall Street can’t be fun. Watch the video, Crashed It, Stashed it!.

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Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems

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By Ben Jensen in Cool Websites on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Token Entry is a collection of more than 80 poets with their takes on the New York subway experience. It includes poems by literary greats like Langston Hughes and works by contemporary and lesser known New York writers. Short films are being made for several of these poems.

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Natalie Frank: paintings that fall outside the comfort zone

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By Wyatt Mills in New Art on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Finding an artist who works outside of their comfort zone is rare. Natalie Frank is one of today’s pioneers who throws herself off the edge she dangles from. It took seconds for me to realize she was approaching next level work when I first saw her paintings at the Armory in New York. Her recent show at Frederick & Freiser Gallery exemplified how her style has evolved even further since regaining the use of her left eye, curing her dimensional blindness.

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Ward Sutton: witty political cartoons

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By Ben Jensen in New Illustration on Monday 3 December 2012

Fellow New Yorker and artist Ward Sutton has for quite some time been one of the funniest political cartoonists around. Check out Romneypalooza, in particular, printed recently in the Boston Globe.

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JWT headquarters in NYC: gorgeous architecture

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Tuesday 20 November 2012

This is some serious architecture porn. One of my favourite ad agencies in the world, JWT New York, is not only known for producing brilliant ads, but they’re also known for having one of the most creative offices in the industry. The office was designed to accommodate over 900 employees, and to transition the agency into a more creative, flexible, and open environment, reflecting the revitalization of its business model and brand identity. The renovation was completed in 2008 and was spearheaded by Clive Wilkinson Architects. HOK New York acted as Executive Architect, and DEGW assisted with client visioning. JWT’s New York office is definitely a sight to behold.

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Crystal Clarity: an urban mural artist in New York

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By Mike Rimbaud in New Art on Friday 16 November 2012

Painter and muralist Crystal Clarity is an emerging New York artist with a great sense of color whose work carries the urban woman’s strength. In her murals, you can see influences of Diego Rivera and Orozco.

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Paris vs. New York: an animated video

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in Video on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Paris or New York: which is your favourite city? This charming animation created by motion graphic designer Tony Miotto and based on the book Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities, can help you decide whether you lean towards macaroons and the metro or cupcakes and the subway.

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Epic time-lapse drawing of Manhattan

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By leo in New Illustration on Friday 24 August 2012

Empire State of Pen. One week. Five pens. One pencil. A million cups of tea. One iPhone and one repetitive strain injury. Patrick Vale gives you: Lower Manhattan from the Empire State Building.

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People’s Pops: frozen fruit pops in New York

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By Leah Piepgras in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 31 May 2012

I LOVE People’s Pops. I just had the most amazing frozen fruit pop ever in New York. I am not usually a fan of popsicles (overly sweet/sticky), but these were unlike anything I had ever had. They take fresh locally grown fruits and combined them with herbs and spices. For example, roasting the apricots before […]

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