Whenever I travel to a new city I like to look up field guides on what is the best of the best to see or eat before I leave. For a while…I used XLR8R’s Scion City Field Guide app, but it kept glitching out on me so I deleted it, and honestly have forgotten about it ’til I was writing this post.
Now I discover Scouted.in – an NYC only field guide “assembled by your coolest friends.” What this site does that others do not is take a couple of cool hip people that are making waves in their profession and find out all the places they like to grab coffee or a rooftop bar where they like to have a few drinks to watch the sunset. Unfortunately – it’s just for New York City at the moment, but I can see this growing city by city if it takes off.
They also have a really cool blog companion where you can go and find out more about the “scout,” check out cool events, or just see more places to visit.
If you have any more websites or apps that you use when traveling…let me know about ‘em in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for more.
I started listening to the beginning of Noosa‘s song “Walk On By” and it seemed like just another amazing voice that went great with movie credits. Usually I would have skipped it, but I was distracted by Photoshop. Then the chorus happened. “You show me colors of the sky / But all I see is grey / You lost me when you lied / Promise me but you never try / Secrets in your eyes / You go and run, I’ll hide.” The melody couldn’t be more enticing. It blew my mind. It almost seemed like her voice changed, but kept that pureness from the verse.
Even though in the beginning I was ready to write off Noosa…I’m glad I didn’t. I’ve listened to this song several times now and I love how the music is so simple – letting her voice do all the work and bursting forth – letting us focus on what she has to say.
Specific architecture has a way of drifting me off and into a daydream. I don’t have to be there to be put in this trance…it’s mostly the pictures that does it for me. Makes me feel warm and inspired just by picturing myself walking down these halls. The architects at Bates Masi have made a fantastic building – dubbed Genius Loci, an architectural term meaning “spirit of the place.” Located about two hours outside NYC this location screams summer for me, even though it’s probably pretty rough in the winter.
I’ve never been to Montauk, New York, but after seeing these pictures and the ones below…I’m surprised I haven’t. The only downside to living there is it is on the tip of a peninsula – and to drive anywhere would be hectic. But that’s just one downside…I think if I lived here I could look past that.
Check out more pictures after the break…
T82 intrigued me right from the beginning. They started following me on twitter, and I was super curious about what it was about. At that time it didn’t have a real definition on what it was, and their website was just a splash page. I looked, but couldn’t find anything on what T82 was – so my inner detective told me to email them and ask the burning question “What is this?” Shortly after – I got a reply from Jordan, the creator and founder, letting me in on the secrets behind T82. I decided that it would be pretty cool for him to answer a few simple questions regarding T82 and it’s process of becoming a brand.
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jordan, and I created T82. By day I am an Art Director at a creative agency based in Soho, New York City. I love what I do, and I’ll never stop doing it.
What is T82?
T82 is a project/brand based out of New York that I’ve been planning on launching at the end of this year. The initial idea of T82 is to release capsule collections (possibly 2 a year) that revolve around specific lifestyle themes/needs. These collections are inspired by the young entrepreneurs that have a great eye for fashion both business and street. Our tumblr is a running moodboard that captures the inspiration as well as the vibe we love.
The first capsule is entitled “Clockwork,” and it revolves around the traveling entrepreneur. As you may have seen, we are soon releasing the Tiger Stripe Camo Document Holder, and that is going to be the first product released within the capsule. Other products that fit the theme will soon be released as well (bare with us, we are literally just getting off the ground!) Although the first product released is a document holder/pouch, I don’t plan on just creating accessories. I plan on creating other types of clothing (hats, shirts, jackets, etc) that will compliment those accessories.
Read more of the interview after the jump…
I like timelapses. I used to make my own when studying theology at Starbucks, but really it was just a fun thing to do…not really anything artsy about it. When I see a timelapse that catches my attention…I post it…like Zan Butler’s Anchorage and now this one titled “Fall” from Jamie Scott.
Apparently to make the film, Scott filmed in 15 different spots around Central Park, two times a week, for six months using the same gear in the same place creating an amazing time-lapse that shows us the color’s of fall.
Love this work titled “Billions” from Ward Roberts. Layering pictures of cities on top of each other to show the overwhelming feeling of a small fish in a big city, but as Brian from Lions and Vultures puts it “ [the pictures] also manage to find a feeling of calm within [them].”
These pictures are so beautiful in a weird way. If you look closely and focus on one image – one of the layers becomes more apparent then the others – it’s almost like one of those books that you have to stare at for 30 seconds before you see the full picture.
I just realized that I have never posted about Kevin Dart before. I completely thought I had in the past, but alas I have not. Which is a huge disappointment to me since I value Kevin Dart’s illustrations and portfolio in the highest regards. His work is such an inspiration to me whether I’m writing a short story or just day dreaming. I bought his book Yuki 7, because that is exactly the time period I love and the art fuels my imagination. Also the trailer he made with Stephane Coedel for the book was a bonus for me. Now the two have partnered up again for another video, but this time to promote Persol Sunglasses.
This video dives into a world that everybody want’s to live in. It’s a good feeling, travel friendly, adventure through the world while looking at it through a pair of Persol Sunglasses.
See some more concept art and backgrounds from the Mr. Persol video after the break…
A beach house in New York? Sign me up. The house designed by Studio 27 Architecture, aptly named and located-on Fire Island, is a refreshing look at established studios making buildings that are new and innovative. Read a highlight from the architects below.
From the architects:
“Fire Island is a summer beach house in the resort community of the Pines on Fire Island, New York. The typology of the homes in the Pines is recognizable to anyone who has visited an east coast shoreline resort town. It is a builder-driven typology that reflects the pragmatism of these coastal communities and their inhabitants. The “good sense” practicality that allows these homes to be built affordably almost always overtakes the inherent liveliness and natural spirit of the place and creates structures that are dull and predictable.
This house inserts some of the “spirit of the shore” into a “Yankee thriftiness” residential typology. Common detail and material remain, but the volume of the house is expressed as a skin rather than a box-like container. The skin keeps the heat in. Over time, woven cedar boards will assume the same patina as neighboring houses. Large windows are introduced to reveal a luxurious light interior.”
Chances With Wolves is a radio show on East Village Radio out of New York City.
With the tagline “Repping hard for haunting beauty, magic, and the weird” CWW brings us the music that they love the most.
I didn’t know anything of CWW before I watched this video from Cool Hunting…
I looked everywhere for an actual download of one of their shows – all they had was the ability to stream it, and I couldn’t handle that. I needed a copy in my iTunes where I could sync it to my phone so I could listen on the go.
Yesterday I finally found on the Internet Archive about the first 9 of them. I haven’t looked for anymore since this will hold me over for a while seeing as each radio show is over 2 hours long. The thing I respect most about CWW is they don’t repeat music, as they said in the video. That takes a lot of time and searching to find good tunes to put out over 30 tracks each Monday. They’ve done this 161 times and are still going strong with new tunes.
Listen to them. You’ll see a lot of eclectic stuff in there…but it’s all good…you don’t mind…because it’s amazing.
Check them out over at their blog.
Eric Fischer made these beautiful maps of big cities and their uses of Twitter and Flickr. The blue dots represent Tweets, and the orange represent uploads to Flickr – the white ones represent both.
Check it out! A sideways coffee shop!
D’espresso–in NYC–has created a spectacular ambiance with custom printed tiles. These tiles are printed with life-size images of a collection from the New York Public Library. Notice also, the lighting has been hung sideways, and it all makes sense if you tilt your head. Go ahead, tilt.
Original article can be found here.
If this doesn’t convince you to get a tattoo, nothing will.
A promo for the tattoo parlor New York Adorned masquerading, quite well, as a love poem to the art of the tattoo and the artist behind it.
Directed by: Evan Dennis
What do you think? Has this inspired you to get a tattoo? Leave design ideas in the comments.
If only I would have taken French in highschool. I wish I could understand what they’re saying though, because I feel like this is a song that I would pop on while driving down the road and trying to look cool and rappin’ along. I’ll probably still try. Maybe I would get subs to listen to this song? Well…I think if any song made me get subs it would be Childish Gambino’s Freaks & Geeks – because – lets be honest – that song is the bee’s knees and then some.
But this post is not about Childish Gambino’s song…but about the French rappers – Hocus Pocus. Maybe I’ve been out of the loop but I’ve never really heard a French rap song before, but if they’re all like this – I want more.
I love the look of this video, too. The double levels of clips with the soft vignette on the sides. Mmmmmm.
And if you’re like me…you said to yourself “I wonder what camera they used?” and of course…they used the amazing 5d mkII.
Major props, Fadereight Films.