This might just be the coolest idea we’ve ever heard of. The concept started out with a simple question: how can you make it possible for everyone to swim in clean river water in NYC? A group of NYC-based designers figured out a way to make this happen; create a floating pool that acts as […]
If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty big fans of unconventional art and artists. Take Andrea Bergart, for example. After noticing that cement trucks are a large, spinning, mobile canvas, Bergart decided to take advantage of this untapped resource. Inspired by Ghana’s vibrant geometric patterns, Bergart transformed these mundane trucks into incredible works of art.
This is paper that you can actually wear as cutting-edge fashion pieces. Back in 2009, Paper No.9: Paper textile set about developing this unique material. There really is no other material like it. Used for everything from stationary to hand bags and clothing to wallets, the wide variety of colours and textures makes this leather-like material an extremely […]
Style shaman Erica Kiang has found a way to turn her closet into a business. A longtime devotee of underground global fashion trends, Kiang has been at the helm of Babel Fair, her eclectic boutique in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City, for almost four years now. Walking through the store, you get the […]
Presented by Sterotank, and in collaboration with the Architectural League of New York and The Pen World Voices Festival, The Little Free Library is a temporary installation that allows passerbyers to read books as often as they please. The weatherproof library stands freely in the street while surrounding tables and chairs are avaliable for you to sit down and, well, read.
Humans of New York is an archive of beautiful photos and touching stories from the Big Apple. The stories range from a sweet old couple arguing about whether today is their 61st or 62nd anniversary, to a young man who never went to college because he was convicted of a murder he didn’t commit at the […]
Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea’s site-specific public art installation No Limits with gigantic architectural sculptures of some of New York’s iconic landmarks is now showing alongside Park Avenue Malls till June 9. These sculptures of Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Empire State Building, Flatiron building, Helmsley Building, MetLife Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, Seagram Building, Sherry […]
Jenni Sparks is breathing new life into the art of hand-drawn cartography. Beginning with her quirky map of London and her follow up for New York, this doodler has been helping tourists get around big cities with her sense of humor and wit. The maps point out contemporary landmarks, such as the 24-hour bagel shop in Brick […]
Thinking about moving to New York? The Worst Room provides the antidote to TV’s spacious and beautiful apartments that normal people can afford. I’d like to see Friends re-set in some of these.
Get ready New York, French artist JR has set out to take your photo and plaster it to the ground in Times Square. The project is called Inside Out and ran from April 22 to May 10. And how does JR get your photo? Don’t worry, it’s not some creepy spy cam thing. Instead, a truck […]
We don’t know how, but somehow, somewhere in New York’s subway system, a secret City Hall subway station lurks. With its tall ceilings and brass fixtures, it looks positively majestic and grand. The station has been closed to the public since 1945 as it was deemed too unsafe for use, but apparently, commuters in the […]
Expertly curated by Amir H. Fallah and Colette Robbins, Desaturated Rainbow is a travelling show of work from New York and Los Angeles artists. The show revolves around context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color on both ends of the country. Desaturated Rainbow will run from April 11th to May 18th at Field […]
Usually, it’s not socially acceptable to stare into windows. However, when you’re Jose Guizar, it’s more than okay. Windows of New York is blog of weekly illustrations of, well, windows in New York. Guizar is a graphic designer who has become increasingly fascinated with observing windows in the Big Apple, and his gorgeous illustrations highlight […]
Something we never thought we’d see in our life: visual artist Nick Cave, next to rock-star troubadour Nick Cave, both beaming away crazily at an undisclosed NYC venue. Well, here it is.
Don’t look now, but I think that might be a dead rat floating in the water. The Gowanus Canal waterway in Brooklyn is more than just disgusting. It’s literally America’s most contaminated waterway. No joke. But even something that dirty can be beautiful through the eyes of a true artist. Photographer William Miller’s series Gowanus Canal drives that […]