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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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!.
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.
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.
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.
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.