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Category Archives: new york

BIRDWATCHING

The Birdwatching collection began in 2009 with the introduction of NY’s unofficial “City Bird”, the Pigeon, for Various Projects’ Travel/Hotel store at the Ace Hotel. Various Projects’ quirky and endearing Pigeon is now joined by an ever-growing flock of State and Regional birds. Pictured above, California Quail: Knitted in Bolivia in 100% Alpaca with 100% [...]

HISTORY IN A TIME OF HYPERCIRCULATION

History in a Time of Hypercirculation
Public event by Spike Art Quarterly in their new editorial offices and exhibition space in Berlin
Monday, December 1, 2014, 7 pm
Round-table discussion with DIS, curatorial team of the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art; art historian Susanne von Falkenhausen; and artist Hito Steyerl, moderated by Spike editor Kolja Reichert:
Where does the impression [...]

WILD COMBINATION

The long planned tribute to Arthur Russell Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell is now available to listen! The 26-track collection includes covers by Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Devendra Banhart and many more. The tribute has been put together by AIDS charity Red Hot. Stream the compilation in full via npr!

Good night quote

A series of good night quotes from my favourite books and authors starts here & today with A | Paul Auster, Moon Palace, p.25. Good night Berlin, good night Amerika, good night world.

MONO.PUNKT #26: NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR 2014

It is precisely 18:01 now, meaning that one minute ago, across the big pond, the doors opened to this year’s installment of the mother of all art book fairs, obviously in New York and where else? We imagine a stampede of book lovers, wallets in hand (last year, all ATMs in the vicinity of PS1 [...]

McSweeney’s first ever student short story contest!

If you are a fan of McSweeney’s

BOERUM HOUSE & HOME

Boerum House & Home via Old Brand New.

BEDTIMES

In a nod to Randall Island’s history, this year’s Frieze New York Projects was built on theme of leisure and play. While the sprawling fair was a veritable smorgasbord, with established favorites (ex. Yayoi Kusama), the mental (Takeshi Murata’s Melter 3-D), the bizarre (Slavs and Tatar’s Blinky Book), my favorite piece came from these commissioned works: [...]

Lost Book Found

“I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin’s ‘flaneur’, and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life,” Jem Cohen once said about his 1996 film Lost Book Found, a truly mindblowing, poetic Super 8/16mm flick about city life. Got 37 mins? Well, then watch it right now:

Cilantro + Ginger

A simplistic, tasteful debut collection from the young New York based menswear label Cilantro + Ginger, showcases straight-tailored clothes in fine fabrics and unique, monochromatic prints, entwined with Chinese born designer Zhang Qingyun’s approach of simplicity and attention to detail
“The Fall 2014 collection interprets the closet of an unfamiliar neighbour. He has perhaps four shirts in his wardrobe – [...]