friday favorites: march 9

friday favorites

photo by Charles Cushman

SEE IT: photography I fell for this week
I love old photographs of NYC! Check out Charles Cushman's gorgeous color photographs of NYC in the 40's. The city has changed so much, but you can still see glimpses of familiarity... love it. 

Birdy's self-titled album is available for download in the US 3/20-- get it!!

HEAR IT: music I downloaded this week
1. Skinny Love by Birdy 2. Shelter by Birdy 3. Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye 4. Loudest Alarm by Scars on 45 5. Give Me Something by Scars on 45 6. Already Gone by Jenny Owen Youngs 7. Two by Two by Jenny Owen Youngs 8. The End of the World! by Lupe Fiasco 9. I Can Only Imagine by David Guetta & Chris Brown 10. Turn Me On by David Guetta and Nicki Minaj

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
Rick Merecki directed and produced 3 short films titled "Move", "Eat" and "Learn". They're so well done and make me want to hop a flight to anywhere and start adventuring! The description from his Vimeo page: 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films...

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.


LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Glasstress exhibit at MAD; piece by Javier Perez

DO IT: museum exhibits to visit asap
Go to ICP to see the Weegee photography exhibit: Murder Is My Business... photos taken by Weegee in the 30's and 40's of NYC crime scenes. There's also a recreation of his apartment and some of his posessions-- odd stuff. I'm game.

Must see: Glasstress at the Museum of Arts and Design. Gorgeous pieces on display, including "La Carrona" by Javier Perez (pictured above). Seeing that up close is worth museum admission alone. 

The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951 at the Jewish Museum. They have arranged the photos on an interactive map online so you can see where they were taken and have a full appreciation of how much New York has changed with the times. Pretty amazing.

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