Posts Tagged ‘ New York ’

NYC The Way Ludwig Farve Sees It.


Ludwig Favre, Born in France in 1976, in north of Paris. Ludwig Favre is a Photographer specializing in major cities and landscapes of America, raised in Paris, he has created visuals on a variety of media platforms from advertising campaigns to magazine editorials, books, gallerys over the world.  Ludwig Favre is without doubt a man with skills and a keen sensibility for aesthetics and composition.  Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world, click on any of Favre’s projects on his official online portfolio and you’ll be inspired by every shot, each representing a stunning scene of the world like you’ve probably not appreciated as much before.  Here’s his take on the one-and-only New York City.

What Happens When You Mix Asia, Cuba, And New York?


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It’s Asian cuisine engineered by a Cuban born and raised chef done with a Latin twist. It speaks true to the character of New York City as its innovative, appeals to the senses and runs the fine line between sophisticated and whimsical. There’s a representation through the food of one man’s dream to make it big in New York, this man being chef Luis Pous but more importantly it holds a much larger significance within a unique social context. The menu is exquisite and genuinely original. From black bean & plantain empanadas to ginger & papaya marinated palomilla, there’s something for every persons taste. What’s most fascinating is how chef Pous has found intricate and delicate connections between two cuisines which traditionally have never mixed. It’s a classic example of art imitating life as the worlds of innovation and cultural diversity have originated from within a social context and transferred into an exciting gastronomical experience. It’s the New York mentality which has allowed such an amazing thing to occur.

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The vision and inspiration behind the menu is particularly interesting as it’s an exploration by chef Pous into the evolution of Cuban cuisine. His belief being that the menu he has developed is a representation of where Cuban food would be had they had access to a wider range of global ingredients within the past 50 years.  Food is only really half of this amazing tale though. The other 50% is in Asia de Cuba’s sleek and modern design. Its clean, minimal, classical and a great interpretation of old Havana within a modern context. Conceived by renowned designer Rafael de Cárdenas this beautiful layout has characteristics of 1950’s Hollywood, it’s a little ‘mad men’, somewhere cool to escape the streets in salvation of a good drink and a nice meal.

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QBracelet Electronic Jewelry Charges Your Smartphone And Tablet


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Fashion meets function with the QBracelet, a lightweight unisex jewelry piece developed by new york-based Q design studio that has the ability to charge smartphones and other electronics. The wearable piece of technology enables users to plug-in their devices directly to the QBracelet via an attachment that lies within the bracelet’s clasp. Once connected, the smart-jewelry offers a charge of approximately 60% thanks to its built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The electronic wrist-band is available in brushed and matte black, polished and matte silver and polished gold, and comes is in two configurations; micro-USB for android or similar devices, and an apple lightning connector version for iOS devices. The QBracelet is now available for pre-order and will be shipping later this year.

 

 

DJ QBert’s Interview And Live Set With Dubspot.


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QBert is a DJ icon, one of the most inventive DJs to ever step up to the decks, and he is widely regarded as leader in the world of turntablism. He is a founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz with Mix Master Mike and DJ Apollo (later adding DJ Disk, Shortkut, D-Styles, DJ Flare, Yogafrog, and A-Trak) and also a member of Rock Steady DJs (the DJ unit of the legendary Rock Steady DJs). QBert has also released a series of critically acclaimed concept albums including 1994′s Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik, and 1998′s Wave Twisters (which was followed by a full length animated film in 2000).

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During a recent visit to the East Coast for a showcase at the DMC New York City Regional DJ Battle, QBert was gracious enough to stop by Dubspot NYC in Manhattan’s West Village to demonstrate some of his trademark scratching techniques and talk to us about his early days as a DJ, his influences (including Mix Master Ice of UTFO, Grand Wizard Theodore, Grandmaster Flash, and Christian Marclay), taking cues from jazz artists, his music production process, and outer space and extraterrestrial life.

The Smallest Loft, With The Biggest Space.


 

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Specht Harpman Architects are the masterminds behind the renovation of this 425ft² (apprx 40m²) micro loft.  The layout, is done in such a creative way that one wouldn’t know it was small.  Check the method.

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Alexander Hamilton Vodka


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Steven Bonner is a talented american designer and illustrator. His latest project was to designed the bottle of the Alexander Hamilton Vodka. The Hamilton Vodka is a new brand of premium vodka based in New York. The beautiful bottle is 100% handcrafted in New York and is highly detailed and the vodka is 100% made of distilled potatoes.

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Red Bull Superheroes


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Diego Fonseca is a New-York-based designer and art director who grew up with comics books and superheroes. He created with Red Bull and DC Comics, a wonderful series of cans wraps with the symbols and colors of the mighty Justice League superheroes. 

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New York City Throught The Eyes Of A Cab Driver.


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Matt Weber is a New York-based photographer who found his passion for this art form while working as a taxi driver. He started taking photos of everyday reality in the city while at work and continued capturing the little but truthful moments of New York for the past 3 decades.  His black and white photos of New York are released as a project, called “Urban Prisoner”, which was also published as a book.

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Yayoi Kusama Exhibits Dizzying Infinity Room


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With a six decade long career behind her, the famed japanese artist Yayoi Kusama shows no signs of slowing down, presenting a monumental show of new and recent work at David Zwirner gallery in New York. Her distinguishing themes of universal infinity, endlessness, and the cosmic realms are reflected in twenty-seven new large scale paintings, two immersive sculptural rooms, and a video installation, of which the exhibit ‘I who have arrived in heaven’ is comprised, spanning the gallery’s three consecutive locations. Kusama’s amalgamation of pop and minimalist art have manifested as hypnotic architectural interventions within david zwirner gallery, dizzying the visitor in illuminated mazes of sound, light, and color. A room of kusama’s most kaleidoscopic environments to date is filled with inflatable tentacle like forms covered in the artists trademark polka dots, while the artist’s voice can be simultaneously heard reciting a japanese love poem. Her more recent explorations of two-dimensional mediums have been realized through the series of acrylic works, all painted by hand, with representations of vibrant biomorphic shapes and forms personified as animated creatures.

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Black Dave – Million Man March


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New York’s bourgeoning emcee Black Dave spooks the web with a Brandon Kuzma-directed video for the Black Bart cut “Million Man March.” The Shy Beats-produced anthem is given a treatment that sees the young rapper spitting his motivational 16s against a slew of backdrops, from the streets of NY with his comrades at his side to a rail yard in a blood-drenched T-shirt.

Throwback Music Video: Angie Martinez ft. Q-Tip – Dem Thangs.


irGrowing up in Jersey, Hot 97 was always the station playing in the car, or on the radio at home.  Anyone who’s familiar with New York’s biggest radio station knows that you can’t listen for too long without hearing the voice of Angie Martinez.  She’s blessed the radio with her talent for years, but in 2001, she took to making music of her own, and put out the single Dem Thangs, featuring Q-Tip.  No matter where in New York you go, if the people you’re with are of the right age, they’ll know this track as soon as it starts.

Makerbot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner


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With just two clicks, the makerbot digitizer desktop 3D scanner’s simple yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3d print. The new york-based company optimized the whole system to work seamlessly with the 3D printer of your choice. The desktop scanner outputs standard three-dimensional CAD file formats so that one can animate, and transform objects in a third-party modeling program. Makerware for digitizer contains an algorithm that connects hundreds of thousands of points into a seamless digital mesh in just seconds. there’s no patching, or repairing required, so one can skip straight to the creative process.

Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night


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Most of us will probably never get to hop into a vintage car and cruise the streets of New York with Justin Timberlake.  JT gave his fans a taste of what that would be like with the slow-motion reveal of the street party clip for his latest single, “Take Back the Night.”

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Jeremy Enecio Illustrations.


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Currently residing in the City of New York as a freelance illustrator, Jeremy Enecio, a Filipino artist who’s creativity had clients like Playboy magazine, EA Games, Men’s Health and many Frobes-listed companies feature his creations. His paintings gives out an incredible vintage, contemporary and urban art feel. Even his digital artworks retains that surreal and haunting but amazingly beautiful sense. Born in Ormoc City, Philippines and moved to the United States at the age of four he got his BFA in illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland in 2008. For more of his original art prints to buy as well as original artwork, visit his website at http://jenecio.com. – via IHLET.

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Jeff Koons & Dom Pérignon Limited Edition Bottle


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American artist Jeff Koons has teamed up with champagne label Dom Pérignon for a limited-edition rosé package that is set to retail for $20,000. The champagne is a 2003 vintage which, according to cellar master Richard Geoffroy is “as bold, as provocative…as full bodied, intense, sensuous as can be.” The bottle coincide’s with Koons’ show at the Gagosian’s West 24th Street location in New York and will come accompanied by a miniature version of the fuchsia Venus of Willendorf sculpture. Speaking about the collab, Koons said: “I don’t do very many product associations…But you know Dom Pérignon is a fantastic brand, a wonderful Champagne. Champagne is used on many occasions for celebrating.”

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NYC To Install Free Phone Charging Stations


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New York-based design consultancy Pensa are teaming up with solar company Goal Zero and AT&T to introduce 25 phone charging locations across New York City. Named Street Charge, the stations are entirely self sufficient with three solar panels and can be dropped anywhere in the city, such as a patch of asphalt or a patch of grass in a park, helping to fill the city’s electricity dead zones. “We wanted something that looked like it fit naturally in those natural environments,” said founder Marco Perry when speaking to Co.Design. “It’s a little bit organic, but it’s a little bit industrial. It kind of looks like a flower, but so little that it’s not kitschy. It’s more of an abstraction.” The units will run for 90 days on the exclusive contract with AT&T, but will hopefully become available on a more permanent basis soon.

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SHoP Architects Transform Penn Station Into Gotham Gateway


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SHoP architects’ proposal transforms this historical New York hub into a bright, airy space in response to MAS’s 2013 design challenge for a new penn station and the next madison square garden. The design relocates the arena to Hudson Yards, engaging the waterfront, and extending the midtown locus across Manhattan. Further integrating it into the city context, an extension of the high line connects to the gotham gateway armature. Parks and amenities linking the former neighbors, provide a civic face to the project and generate revenues to relieve the financial burden. the displacement of madison square garden allows major conceptual renovations to re-contextualize transportation in the heart of New York. The design encloses the rail station with a dematerialized train shed, allowing ample light and air into the space. Circulation would be re-organized for ease of access and intuitive navigation throughout the largest transportation center in the united states.

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Silja Magg Photography


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From the New York Post to Twelv Magazine passing by Jalouse, Bloomingdale’s or Please Magazine, her work angle and portfolio is quite rich and divers. Silja Magg creates great photo shoot for both Fashion Editorial & portraits editorial. We loved her work full of authenticity though mixing real and imaginary thoughts.

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Pieter Henket


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Whether it’s in the fashion industry, the portrait style or the porno chic field, Pieter Henket has a certain way and talent when it comes to shooting. Living & working in New York since 1998, he creates great images with a lot of technique and a real passion. His portraits of celebrities like Lady Gaga & Mary-Kate Olsen, got him to be more and more famous outside the photographic world.

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MS MR – Fantasy


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MS MR’s song Fantasy is a pretty catchy, stand out track. The upbeat, Florence like song is far too easy to get addicted to. The New York indie pop duo have a growing buzz surrounding them, and it’s no surprise. Fantasy video is perfect for those of you who like your videos with a dose of oddity like the gothy, grimy style and glitter vomiting cheerleaders.

Hoodie Allen – “No Interruption”


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No Interruption came out almost a year ago by the independent American hip-hop artist and rapper Hoodie Allen. He has come out with newer music since then but I always come back to this song. The chorus is pretty catchy while the video is entertaining to watch as well. Check out his method below.

Coney Island NYC


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These photos were taken by Matt Mawson. He really has a way of capturing Coney Island.

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The 10 most Instagrammed places of 2012


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Instagram, the photo-sharing app, has released a list of the most photographed places in the world via the app in 2012, with Suvarnabhumi Airport topping the chart.According to IG, over 100,000 photos were taken via Instagram at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, over the last year, making it a surprise winner.Interestingly another Bangkok landmark, the Siam Paragon shopping mall, took second place in Instagram’s most photographed places in 2012

Overall, locations in the US were popular among Instagram users, with American landmarks occupying seven of the top ten locations, including five in Southern California. Strangely enough, landmarks that have been a traditional favorite for photographers such as the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin or London’s Big Ben did not appear on the list, though Paris’s Eiffel Tower did make an appearance in eighth place — behind Dodger Stadium and LAX.

The top ten most photographed places in the world via Instagram in 2012 were:

01.    Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Bangkok, Thailand
02.    Siam Paragon (shopping mall) Bangkok, Thailand
03.    Disneyland Park Anaheim, California, USA
04.    Times Square New York City, New York, USA
05.    AT&T Park San Francisco, California, USA
06.    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, USA
07.    Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
08.    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
09.    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
10.    Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA

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White Animal Life (WAL) Tableware


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White Animal Life (WAL) tableware, a collection created by Amsterdam-based interior designer Emilie Kröner, attracted attention, for example, at this year’s New York and Milan Design Weeks. The collection includes a rhino and hippo oil-and-vinegar set, elephants as salt and pepper shakers, a flamingo carafe, leopard napkin holders, and a crocodile serving dish perfect for candy, olives or asparagus. In all, White Animal Life is a decidedly ill-functioning set of curiosities for the table. Or, if that is too harsh a description, at least Kröner puts form and beauty bravely ahead of function.

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