Building on their success from their short film project Beyond 9/11, Time magazine has launched a new documentary film site called Red Border Films. As the New York Times states, “As most print news outlets scramble to find greater profits in a punishing media market by adding more online video content, they are trying to […]
On Sunday Lava Girl will hold the second of their women-focused summer surf workshops. Titled “Surfitecture,” the workshop will cover the fundamentals of surfboard design and function, sustainable shaping and body surfing presented by David Murphy from Imaginary Surf Co.. and Mike Becker from Natures Shapes; ding repair by J Scott Klossner, followed by […]
For a good many of us just itching to get out of the city on a hot weekend, once July 4th has passed we feel ready to get excited about the Wassaic Arts Festival. Each year the a nearby field. The Festival is accessible by taking the Metro North to Wassaic and walking to the […]
In honor of the renovations that are taking place at seaside destinations around the UK, residents of the towns have been posting photos taken of the resorts in their heyday as well as photos of what they look like today. The towns once attracted many tourists, but in recent years attendance has waned drastically. Gathering […]
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Paul Polak is attempting to raise money to bring solar power to farmers around the world. His SunWater crowdfunding campaign is a noble effort to change the way agriculture functions for the vast communities around the globe that are simply too impoverished to bring themselves up and grow more crops to make a living. These workers, […]
One of my favorite websites to browse is ARCHI/MAPS, which pulls photographs of buildings, floorplans, other architectural renderings, and maps from various historical archives and posts them to the web. You can find Online Casino all manner of buildings, from medieval to modern, at the site, which also ranges across continents. Get lost there for […]
Adam Sachs’s recent article in T Magazine on Marin County, CA, “the most beautiful, bucolic, privileged, liberal, hippie-dippie place on the earth,” is worth a read. An excerpt: On the way around a dock we pass a line of big happy seals, bellies up in the sun. Some of the houseboats around here are repurposed […]
Given its geography, Japan seems a natural fit for surfing culture. But what’s interesting is the way in which it’s started to take hold again recently, which is to say they’ve put an emphasis on the culture as much as, if not more than the surfing. the beach, rather than inside the city. It’s as […]
It’s always a thrill when a photographer develops a fresh approach to the classic landscape. The New York Times Style Magazine featured work from South Korean artist Myoung Ho Lee, whose collection of trees against white canvas are as gorgeous as they are understated. According to the article, Lee wanted to rid the final shots […]
Ever since the Donnell Library branch closed in 2008, the neighborhood surrounding West 53rd street has missed its beloved reading room. Today the New York Public Library will officially unveil the The Donnell Library Center’s replacement, a center redesigned to fit at the base of a high-rise hotel. Architect Enrique Norten and his firm TEN Arquitectos imagined […]
On Wednesday afternoon the Solar Impulse, a plane that relies entirely on energy from the sun, made its third and final test flight above San Francisco Bay. Soon it will fly across the length of the United States, ending its trip in New York come the end of June or July. According to the Guardian, […]
New Yorker contributor George Packer offers an “unprovable hypothesis … that obsessive upgrading and chronic stagnation are intimately related.” A little more: It’s almost a tale of two countries—on the same news day, in the same story, in the same sentence, in the violent yoking together of apparent opposites. “Around the country, as businesses have […]
This past week, the authors William McDonough and Michael Braungart have released the awaited follow-up to their successful landmark book on sustainable design, Cradle to Cradle, which they wrote over ten years ago. Their new book, The Upcycle, takes their experience of putting sustainable ideas into practice in many different arenas, and translates that mindset into […]
Those who were near lower Manhattan during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy may have experienced the rare and eerie view of the city’s skyline gone partway dark. Biking through Manhattan at dusk that week, the loss of power made the night feel that much deeper, and the bright sky that much more brilliant. What are […]
Below are some more of the images taken during my residency at the Harmony, once again, all of these images were taken with my 8×10 film camera.
Over at The Creators Project, and in association with Eyebeam and Framestore, New Cinema is conceptualizing new ways of merging visual arts and moving images with the more experiential concepts long associated with video games. In a recent post on The Creators Project blog, a team member at the recent hackathon shares the experience of generating […]
Operating under the notion that anyone can publish their own work today, Anonymous Press allows the user to simply type in a title for a book, and allow Google Images to do the rest. The site runs a search on the title, and puts the resulting images into a layout, resulting in a tiny little […]
Joel Meyerowitz’s photos sneak up on you. Though you may not recognize his name at first glance, a quick overview of his photographs is likely to ring one bell or another. It’s the gleam of the thigh in the uniform of a female bus driver in Los Angeles, circa 1976. It’s a street shot of […]
Glimpses of Costa Rica, as seen through the lens of my 8×10 camera (please click on a thumbnail to load the slideshow)…
Already underway, The Ecstatic Music Festival at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center once again unites a wide array of performers from the classical and independent music worlds, resulting in some truly one-of-a-kind opportunities to witness musicians doing what they do best outside of their usual confines. While the overall slant of the program […]
From? Is it possible to find a new purpose for its rigors and focus? Her latest book, Swimming Studies, adresses these very questions through paintings and photographs. Shapton’s essay from The New York times this summer about what makes us feel so primal in water is also an interesting read. View it here.
Some thoughts to keep in mind for the year, all from the mind of Nora Ephron: Write everything down. Take more pictures. Anything you think is wrong with your body at the age of thirty-five, you will be nostalgic for at the age of forty-five. The plane is not going to crash. There are no […]
One of New York’s newest institutions is not housed in an grand space envisioned by teams of architects and designers. It’s in a cramped Tribeca elevator, easily overlooked by unassuming passersby. Not yet a year old, the plainly titled Museum (mmuseumm.com) was opened in June by the collective filmmaking trio behind Red Bucket Films. Within […]