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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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friday favorites: november 4

friday favorites

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too

This video is absolutely gorgeous! Gave me goosebumps the first time I watched it. Witnessing it firsthand in nature must be unbelievable.

LOVE LOVE LOVE... cutest thing I've seen in a long time.

HEAR IT: music I downloaded this week
1. Hello by Martin Solveig feat/ Dragonette 2. Goodnight by Sabi 3. Crocodile Tears by Little Hurricane 4. Tonight by Lykke Li 5. The Lonely by Christina Perry 6. Mind Games by League 7. Good Life by OneRepublic 8. Secrets by OneRepublic 9. Without You by David Guetta feat/Usher

 

DO IT: things to add to your calendar this week
Fireworks in Central Park tonight between 7-8p as part of the NYC Marathon Opening Ceremony.

DOC NYC is going on now through November 10th. The documentary festival is showing a slew of films at the IFC Center and NYU.

Street Fairs will be going on Saturday on West 4th St and Sunday on Bleeker and also Sixth Avenue.

The Brooklyn Flea is still holding their weekend market outdoors (bundle up!)

Astoria Market has their first Holiday fair on Sunday, too!

Citi Pond at Bryant Park has opened for the season-- skating is free if you have your own skates! Skate rentals are $14.

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friday favorites: july 22

friday favorites

SEE IT: art I fell for this week
Paris vs. NYC is a great art/design blog run by Vahram Muratyan, a graphic artist who presents contradictions between NYC and Paris in poster format (you can buy them here!) Here are a couple of my faves:


WATCH IT:
video I peeped this week that you should too
 

29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo.

 

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. Nostalgia by Cut Off Your Hands 2. Happy As Can Be by Cut Off Your Hands 3. Comes and Goes (In Waves) by Greg Laswell 4. My Fight for You by Greg Laswell 5. Starlight by Muse 6. Easy by Dragonette 7. Fixin to Thrill by Dragonette 8. Grown Ocean by Fleet Foxes

Alexander McQueen at the Met

DO IT: things to add to your calendar this week
Outdoor Films! Tonight you can see Back to the Future, The Princess Bride, or Wall-E; tomorrow catch Star Trek. See my full outdoor film calendar for locations and details.

If you haven't checked out the High Line since they opened the second section last month, check it out! Time Out New York has a great High Line guide and hot spots around that area to check out. 

Last week of Shakespeare in the Park! Enter here to sign up for the virtual ticket drawing.

Only a few more weekends! See Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Met through August 7th. (I'm going tomorrow- it looks stunning!)

Borders bookstores are going out of business and liquidating all of their inventory- go snag some beach reads on the cheap. (You don't want your e-reader full of sand, do you?)

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friday favorites: march 4

friday favorites

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
Adele's video for Rolling in the Deep (above) is fantastic. She introduced the video on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown, and said the song was the first track she wrote for her new album, 21. She wrote the song after a "huge row" with her boyfriend, and that the speed of the song was set by the beat of her racing heart. Pretty awesome. 

This video of Ben Folds singing to unsuspected Chatroulette users is hilarious. (The notepad guy, Bobby, is my favorite.) How cool would that be to be a random special guest at a Ben Folds concert?! (Unless of course you're nakey...)


HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
Adele's new album, 21, is amazing! I've had it on repeat for days, especially playing out Set Fire to the Rain, Rumor Has It, Someone Like You, and Rolling in the Deep. I tried to get tickets to her show at United Palace in May, and it sold out the minute it went on sale. Sooo bummed out. 

MoMA's Looking at Music 3.0 exhibit runs through June 6, 2011

DO IT: things to add to your calendar
Check out MoMA's Looking at Music 3.0 exhibit which takes a look at music's influence on NYC in the 80's and 90's. From the exhibit's website: In this dynamic period, imaginative forms of street art spread across the five boroughs, articulating the counter-culture tenor of the times. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media, and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived.

Borders on Park Avenue is closing! Starting today, there's a sale of 25-50% off everything in the store.

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friday favorites: february 18

friday favorites

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
You have to totally appreciate how much time and effort must have gone into making this stop motion Pac Man video.... amazing.

A friend came to stay with me recently and turned me on to all kinds of new-to-me music, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This cover of Home by a guy and his little girl is absolutely the cutest! 

A brilliant remix made from sounds, music and dialogue from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Love this!


HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise by The Avett Brothers 2. Need You Now by Lady Antebellum 3. Your Legs Grow by Nada Surf 4. Here We Go Again by Pixie Lott 5. Bruises by Chairlift 6. Killer Life by Morningwood 7. Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons


DO IT: things to add to your calendar

A Salute to Al Pacino and his '70s films. Catch Pacino at his best at Film Forum downtown. Tickets are $12.50, films run through Thursday.  

Now through Sunday the 27th- the LES Film Festival at Grand Opening. Tickets are $10, and Catfish was just added to the schedule! Great flick, if you haven't seen it yet, check it out!

There's one more week left of Hot Chocolate madness going on at City Bakery. Check out the calendar and get over when the temps dip back to the 40s next week.

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