I came across We Were Promised Jetpacks a couple years ago on satellite radio when I was driving from New York to Los Angeles with a friend. I grabbed the album (These Four Walls) when I got home and I’ve been hooked ever since. I can listen to their song, Keeping Warm [listen below], on a loop all day.
Ina Jang’s photography is extraordinarily unique. Her compositions playfully fool with depth, her images gently and humorously introducing new meanings to familiar objects. Ina’s photos, carefully planned and executed, often involve cutting, gluing and pasting mundane objects, such as paper and cotton balls, and layering them with figures in extremely minimal spaces.
The vast majority of everyday New Yorkers would turn a blind eye to Dylan’s Candy Bar as they walk along Fifth Avenue. For us foreigners, however, it’s a magical sugared retreat that would never be taken for granted.
Word On The Street is a fascinating, frequently updated blog of street interviews mainly of random people in New York City. I’d love for Peter Madsen, the freelance writer behind the blog, to come down to Baltimore sometime. There are some really interesting characters around here.
What would it take to ensnare a Williamsburg hipster? Not much, by the looks of it. Jeff Greenspan and Hunter Fine have set up a series of Hipster Traps in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with some sure-fire lures to entice even the most wary of tattooed baristas. The bait? A Holga 120N camera, some fluoro sunglasses, a yellow bicycle chain, a can of PBR, and a pack of American Spirits. Damn, I’m getting tempted myself.
It’s hard to believe that South Park has been on television for fifteen years now, but it has. And to celebrate, artist (and Lost At E Minor contributor) Ron English has curated an art show on the beloved crude animated series.
It’s a little hard to keep up with the work of one of New York’s coolest underground artists, ArtIsEpic, considering his current focus doesn’t include exhibiting in galleries. Rather, Fernando Leon’s motive is to keep on creating. The painter has generated a lot of buzz for his appealing urban clothing apparel designs, but his private art collection are the real gems that most people aren’t aware of.
Japanese artist Tomoko Sioyasu’s work is based on nature and echoes organic shapes and rhythms, mimicking water, wind and cells. Using the traditional art of paper-cutting, the sculptures are transformed using utility knives and soldering irons, forming delicate tapestries that defy imagination.
Holy cow! This renovation of an existing loft apartment and sprinkler tank house in downtown New York, gets full marks for ingenuity: ‘The tank house was conceived as the quintessential retreat, a place for reading, relaxing and listening to music’, explains architect, Brian Messana.
If you’re a little baffled by all the current hype over foodie-ism and what it all means, then New York’s La Boîte á Epice is one such place that brings it all together under the visionary direction of spice maestro Lior Lev Sercarz.
Oh La Luxxe has beauty and fashion experts (makeup artists, hair stylists, stylists, manicurists) to turn New Yorkers from civilian to celebrity in their own home or hotel room. You can win a free make-up session with one of NY’s arbiters of style. To enter, become an Oh La Luxxe Facebook Friend, then say ‘g’day’ […]
I’ve been seeing a lot of sleek and streamlined rain boots on the subways this year, and while I’m all for braving the elements in style, I’ve decided to go the old-school urban route with my new Tims. With record setting January snow fall in New York this winter, the rough and tough Earthkeepers Duck […]
One chef, one composer and two designers got together, found an abandoned restaurant, and set up an installation of culinary delights that will be gracing the city of New York for the next nine months.