Andrea Bergart’s cement truck mural in New York

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Annie Churdar Contributor

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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Selfies plastered on the ground of Times Square

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Thursday 9 May 2013

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 […]

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CIty Hall, the secret New York subway station

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 3 May 2013

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 […]

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Desaturated Rainbow: a travelling show of work to be exhibited in New York

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Monday 15 April 2013

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 […]

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Jose Guizar illustrates the windows of New York

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 12 April 2013

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 […]

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Nick Cave meets Nick Cave

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 2 April 2013

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.

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The quiet beauty of America’s most polluted waterway

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Tuesday 12 March 2013

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 […]

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NYC is tilting off balance

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 11 March 2013

I can’t help but think of Jimmy Stewart in the old movie ‘Vertigo’ when I look at these photos. The weird, shifting angles are so disorienting. Tilt, a series by Brooklyn photographer Romain Laurent, portrays people in urban settings that are seemingly off balance. Everyday mundane activities are suddenly worth a second glance. Who are they smoking at […]

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