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The following “serigraphs,” which, it turns out, are merely “print[s] made by the silk-screen process,” were produced by the award-winning design and illustration studio of Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers as part of “From Sea to Shining Sea,” their most recent series of posters which beautifully depict eight of America’s most remarkable cities.
Here are (of course) my two favorites:
NEW YORK CITY
You can check out the rest of the collection (or order one for just $30) at The Heads of State.
This video, entitled “The Sandpit,” is a series of time-lapsed photos depicting “a day in the life of New York City, as seen in miniature” by utilizing the art of tilt-shift photography, a post-processing technique of editing a photograph that is usually achieved by selectively focusing on certain portions of a photo, while blurring out the other parts, and which, when done correctly, somehow makes a scene look, well, miniaturized. The following is an example of this technique at its finest and its most beautiful (you can also see the “making of” here). By shooting and editing some 35,000 shots, the photographer truly makes the big city look like a bunch of Lego’s…in a good way (just trust me and watch it):
(also, this is WELL worth leaving my fine, fine site, even if it’s just for a few minutes, and watching this in all its glory, both in HD and in full-screen, by clicking here)
[via Kottke for a change]
A map of my new hood in the village, done in 8-bit Nintendo style:
See the whole map of NYC at 8-Bit NYC.
[via Waxy Links]
I guess I’m not the only one bitching – AT&T Customer Service: “New York City Is Not Ready For The iPhone” [via The Consumerist]
BACHELORS always seemed to have it made. With only themselves to support, they could flash their cash and trick out their apartments in such a way that James Bond himself would feel at home shaking himself a martini in their ultra-cool, chick-magnet pads, the ones who are really into technology, they can turn their houses into smart houses and control everything with just one control, the control4 dealer is a great device that allow you do this just with one control.
Then the recession thundered in, and suddenly young men found themselves one of the hardest hit demographic segments.
Bachelors have been walloped, but many are taking their lumps and moving on.
Until a year ago, Jason Brooks, 36, a host of the short-lived MTV show “Trailer Fabulous,” a solo artist and the singer in a band called Rehab, paid $5,000 a month for a 2,000-square-foot TriBeCa loft that he shared with his wife. Before that, he paid $3,500 a month for an apartment in a doorman building in the Financial District.
Now, says Mr. Brooks, whose stage name is Brooks Buford, he pays $1,600 a month for a tiny studio in SoHo.
In his new single-again apartment, shared with a pug puppy called Brooks Junior, he needs a penlight to help him excavate footwear from the mountain of clothing jammed into his small closet — though he says it’s only one-eighth of what he owned in more prosperous times.
In still another past-life apartment, back in Atlanta, where Mr. Brooks is from, a grove of plastic trees surrounded his bed. In SoHo, he has a photomural of a forest stapled to the wall.
“At first it was very uncomfortable,” Mr. Brooks said of the scaled-down apartment. “It’s the fall that hurts. Once you adjust to it, it’s a delusion that you think you need all this stuff. You don’t know that you don’t need it until you don’t have it.”
The small size of the apartment could affect his dating life, he said. “It’s definitely not as impressive, but I guess it depends on the woman, on how money conscious she is.”
I advise him on changing to another house, it’s so not real the bachelor pad, that’s not even a thing now, houses are more affordable in a classic way, I believe they even say more about you as you can make them your own personality not just living in a little space where you cannot even change anything because you are renting. It’s much easier to get a loan and start paying it in small rates, and now it is so accessible, even for hotel loans so why not a house ? It has many advantages and more affordable for his future.
Aaron Seawood, a broker with Anchor Associates, says young men still desire apartments with the “sexy factor,” which he describes as any property that screams: “Take a risk; do something different. You’re not worried about school districts right now.”
But these days, to afford these sexy-factor places, Mr. Seawood said, bachelors make concessions, either by sacrificing location or by “tag teaming,” as he calls subdividing a space. In previous years, for a $3,500-a-month one-bedroom, “I would have had a few solo guys. Now it’s like, ‘Me and my buddy are going to be here,’ ” he said.
So i keep with my loan decision, so anyways you can finish the article by clicking in the next link.
I sincerely hate my friends for missing a show in NYC as insane as this one…but I’ll allow them to peep the videos nonetheless, as, well, website traffic is website traffic. Please note that I can’t peep shit (!) because the internet in Africa is too slow to watch video, the torture of me being in a different continent than that of the above show apparently not painful enough for me as it stood. So enjoy watching your futuristic, online internet videosnow, you rich, high-speed internetting bastards. (feat. G-Unit, Kid CuDi, Slaughterhouse, Dipset, Wale, Wyclef, Jadakiss, Red Cafe, Papoose, D-Block, Cory Gunz, Maino, Uncle M, etc.) [via Xclusives Zone]