One of things I love about living in a big city like London or New York is that there is always something new to check out. Generally, that something tends to be an attractive man. Actually, he doesn’t even need to be that attractive. Checking out guys is just kind of fun when you are a sweaty, over-crowded central bound train at 8am in the morning and you need to find away to pass the time.
Only in New York! I encountered this guy, and his friendly, well-balanced cat Nicholas, yesterday at the intersection of Houston and Broadway where he was only too happy to pose for a photo in exchange for a crisp dollar bill. Wonder if Nicholas got to spend any of it?
People care about a world crisis, until the next thing comes along. The Social Tattoo Project addresses this by tattooing volunteers with issues that the Twitter community votes deserve to be made permanent. Our brave volunteers know nothing about the tattoo they will receive, but dedicate their skin for the sake of empathy. Our last tattoo over Japan took place at the Social Tattoo Project gallery in New York City.
Plastic Robot is a diverse artist working with photography, painting, drawing and collage. Commonly found throughout his artworks are highly personal subjects. He generously allows us into his world of love and defeat, beauty and misconduct. His artworks are directly inspired by, and connected to, his personal life and he creates with clarity and compassion. And never without bite.
Our friends, who are also fellow Miamians, are building Rainbow City in the lot on 30th St in the Chelsea art district. We were lucky enough to experience it during Art Basel Miami. The 16,000 square foot playground installation runs from June 8 until July 5. Enjoy!
We love Aesop. We love their aesthetic (the stores are literally out of this world), their products, and their name. So we’re buzzed to be able to tell you that they’re seeking applicants to join their retail network. Current vacancy locations include (but are not limited to) Sydney, New York, London and Paris. So if you’re in the market for a new challenge and you have a demonstrated ability to engage and respond to people, a positive attitude, and willingness to understand the world of Aesop, then this could be the new career for you. Oh, and you’ll have clearer skin than all your friends. Bonus!
Come out to a gallery in Soho, New York, on Saturday afternoon and purchase art for your home for a good cause. The one evening event Dear Japan has been organized by a group of Japanese artists who live in New York. It features 170 illustrators and fine artists, and all the works are $200 or under. It’s a small portion of what most of the participating artists would normally sell their work for. Of course, I am donating for this good cause, too.
Did you know that interracial marriage was illegal in the United States until 1967? A Supreme Court case, perfectly named Loving vs. Virginia, ended those laws. The anniversary of that case is now celebrated as Loving Day. The flagship celebration in New York on Sunday, June 12, will feature DJ Spooky, free BBQ all day, […]
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.