The Manhattan Duck Tape store

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By Andrea DelBene in New Trends on Thursday 22 August 2013

New York is devoted to duct tape. Actually New York was devoted to duct tape, when a pop-up Duck Tape brand duct tape store opened in midtown Manhattan in mid April, and then closed in late April.

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Bachelorette: new photography by Dina Litovsky

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By Takeshi Suga in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

New York-based photographer Dina Litovsky recently visited Japan for her solo exhibition Untag This Photo at Gallery Tanto Tempo, Kobe. Litovsky examines social performances and group interactions in both public and private spaces. She has won many awards, including this year’s PDN Photo Annual for her latest project, Bachelorette’. She’s also shooting regularly for publications […]

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Groundswell Mural Project

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Wednesday 14 August 2013

The Groundswell Mural Project is an inspiring organization that works with New York City youths that come from low-income families. Annually, up to 800 young participants, aged 14 to 21, are motivated to join their programs, where they make new friends, express themselves, develop art skills, and work collaboratively all while beautifying neighborhoods around them.

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New York garbage for sale

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 13 August 2013

As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Artist Justin Gignac enterprisingly started selling city garbage ‘hand-picked from the fertile streets of New York‘ in 2001 after a colleague questioned the merits of package design.

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Twentyfourx7: a photo-blog of New York City

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By Sam Smith in New Photography on Friday 9 August 2013

Having spent the past two months in New York City, Chris Godfrey gives the viewer a personal insight into his trip. A mix of both reportage and portrait photography, a sense of experience has been captured when looking through the photos. Every picture has a little story behind it, with my favourite being Bin on […]

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Manhattan, where payphones go to die

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Look what we spotted via Gothamist: a graveyard for disused payphones underneath Manhattan’s West Side Highway at 135th and 12th Avenue. As Dave Bledsoe said on his Flickr page, “At least a one hundred old, battered pay phones were locked behind a fence near the Park’s Department building.” We love how he also healthily noted […]

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+ POOL: crowd-funded floating pool that filters New York’s East River

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Thursday 11 July 2013

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 […]

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Andrea Bergart’s cement truck mural in New York

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 3 July 2013

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.

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Paper No.9: wear paper as cutting-edge fashion pieces

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 27 June 2013

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 […]

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Babel Fair: a New York boutique of cool underground fashion

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By Colin Archdeacon in New Fashion on Monday 24 June 2013

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 […]

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The Little Free Library in New York

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Trends on Friday 21 June 2013

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.

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Humans of New York: an honest portrait of the city

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 19 June 2013

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 […]

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Sculptures of iconic New York buildings invade New York

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 31 May 2013

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 […]

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Clever hand-drawn maps of London and New York

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 25 May 2013

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 […]

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The Worst Room: a tumblr all about crappy NY housing

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By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Friday 10 May 2013

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.

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