friday favorites: july 16

friday favorites

 street art in Colombia, by jerm IX 

SEE IT: art and photography I fell for this week
While some see it as vandalism (and oftentimes it can be) I'm actually a big fan of and advocate for street art and graffiti. There are a lot of artists who give it a good name and create art with a message behind it. Jerm IX is one of those people. His inspired messages appear all over the world. Check out his flickr gallery for more.

Sunday there was a total solar eclipse over remote parts of the Pacific. Check out some neat photos from National Geographic here.


WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
Jarbas Agnelli used a photo of birds sitting on wires and translated it to sheet music and played the melody. It's actually pretty beautiful.

An exploding birthday cake at a party full of beautiful ladies in Marie Antoinette-period costumes leads to a serious food fight in this Acid Girls video.


HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. New York I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down by LCD Soundsystem 2. Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear 3. The Scientist by Coldplay 4. Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap 

2009 Siren Music Festival, photo by Jonathan McPhail

DO IT: things to add to your calendar
The New York Philharmonic will be playing tonight at Prospect Park, followed by a fireworks display. There will also be fireworks after the Brooklyn Cyclones game down in Coney tonight.

The 10th Annual Coney Island Siren Music Festival is tomorrow from noon to 9p. Two stages, DJs between sets, food, drinks and sunshine. Admission is free! For a schedule of bands, click here.

The {NewNew} will be having their weekend handmade gifts fair at Governors Island, both Saturday and Sunday from 10:30a-6p (running every weekend through September 5). For location details and a list of vendors, click here.

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