Monthly Archives: September 2010

Yarn-Bombed VW Beetle + Bike

An example of yarn-bombing par excellence: A Volkswagen Beetle and a bicycle completely wrapped in bright-colored knitted yarn on Elizabeth Street, south of Broome Street, in the Chinatown-Nolita hinterland of the Lower East Side, in downtown New York City. This is the work of Brooklyn-based Polish artist Agata Olek. Abso-f*cking-lutely brilliant.

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Hearts Challenger x Colette Ice Cream Truck

Hearts Challenger, the pink ice cream truck often spotted at art and fashion events in New York and Los Angeles, is seen here as a collaborative brand-mashup with Colette, the influential Paris-based clothing-lifestyle store on Rue St. Honore. The  vehicle was parked on Ludlow Street, in the Lower East Side, in downtown New York City, as it was being prepared during the recent fashion week. The truck can often be found parked in front Global Graphica HQ on Ludlow.

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Tokyo Drinks Casualty via BB

Love this image. It’s actually two images: The picture of the Blackberry and the photo on the Blackberry screen itself.

The combination of the striking image and the mobile-device medium is interesting. The photo displayed is of a Japanese man passed out drunk on a Tokyo street the bright morning after a night of heavy drinking. It’s a little disturbing because he looks like he’s dead. Seeing the pic on a Blackberry contextualizes the image within a cool, mundane, far-removed and technological setting of a cellphone screen.

We snapped the pic of the phone in a dark bar in New York City, minutes after the photo of the man was snapped in the Japanese capital and sent to us by photographer Mayumi Ono.

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Down Beat Wall

The wall of framed Down Beat magazine covers from the 1950s and ’60s at a cafe named after the publication in Echo Park, in Los Angeles.  The exterior of the cafe is pictured below.

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Christian Marclay’s Sound Room

This is a pic of the ultra-comfortable and minimalist “listening room” that’s part of the exhibition of artwork and performance by artist Christian Marclay at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Visitors can sit on the large sofas and listen to music created by the artist. The window is a distinct architectural feature of the museum building itself but compliments the space.

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