A Map Of New York, Drawn Through The Bike Trails Of Lovers
That’s the idea behind A Subjective Map of New York City, by CleverºFranke’s lead designer Vincent Meertens. For a year, Meertens and his girlfriend Larissa tracked their comings and goings across NYC using the iPhone app OpenPaths (in a similar vein to Nicholas Felton’s deep Feltron Reports). Then Meertens added these travels to a map of the city—a map devoid of streets or other markers. And the result is what you see here. It’s New York for sure, but its details are etched out purely by activity.
CITI BIKE TOP POINTS THROUGH BIG DATA RIDDING. CHECK IT OUT;-) #VIDEOAt long last, we have documented trips on Citi Bike. Rides are displayed as point-to-point journeys (not routed in the street grid – yet) and are rendered in color based on whether the rider was an annual or casual user.This visualization was produced using journey data from Tuesday, September 17th at 12 midnight and Wednesday, September 18th at midnight. Approximately 75,000 rides were taken in these two days.
The weather was mild, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s. No rain at all was recorded.
Some points to watch:
> Port Authority, Grand Central and Penn Station rushes at 6am
> Post-work leisure rides
> Transit delays throughout the day (taken from MTA’s feed)
> Heavy annual member use in Brooklyn
> Tourist rides on Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge
> Stations along the FDR during morning commute
> Long trips from Brooklyn to the Upper East Side
> Casual users surging in mid afternoons
> Riding pairs throughout, but especially noticeable in the afternoons and right after midnight
> Heavy post-midnight travel in Brooklyn
BEST INSTAGRAMERS #NYFW2014
There’s more to Fashion Week than what’s draped across the models or the attendees at runway shows. With an ever-crowding competitive schedule, more brands have begun to embrace innovation in presentations—like last season’s show-stopping debut from Opening Ceremony. No longer just a stroll down the catwalk; performance and theatrics contribute to shows being must-see events, with all elements supporting the clothing and accessories in one harmonious happening. After months (if not years) of work, it only makes sense to introduce a new line amidst an equally expressive event. From walls dripping chocolate to a mind-bending hydraulic opera, here are some of our favorites this season.
Photographer and blogger, William Yan captured an unexpected moment at this season’s Mark McNairy presentation. “McNairy always surprises people with special guests on his runway shows and this time it’s none other than Killa Cam himself,” he explains to CH. “It was so fun to shoot because Cam’ron walked down the runway stunting on people and even managed to pose a bit at the end of the runway and this was my money shot.”
Phil Oh, Vogue contributing photographer and Editor in Chief at Street Peeper, snapped an in-motionpicture at Hood by Air (HBA) that conveys the increasing amount of performance during Fashion Week. HBA designer Shayne Oliver had his models stomp down the runway and conclude in an impressive session of voguing.
Without a doubt, Moncler's hydraulic opera, Winter Symphony, presented one of the most powerful experiences all week. Fashion writer Jim Shi landed an up-close video of the production. He explains that extraordinary is ordinary for the brand: “Having been to my fair share of Moncler events over the last decade, I’ve come to expect nothing but a spectacle of the very best kind from CEO Remo Ruffini—especially with Villa Eugenie producing.” He refers to their shows as being, “always a visual smorgasbord of delight, and with the static backdrop of models juxtaposed against the well-paced Pendulum Choir, I felt an in-action Instagram video would best capture the feeling.” Fortunately, those who missed can watch the entire operaonline.
Opening Ceremony wowed the discerning crowds of Fashion Week once again. This time around, real chocolate was dripping from the walls of the Antwerp-inspired show; creating a moving backdrop that emitted the sweetest scent. Parisian blogger Mathieu Lebreton, publisher of Daaamn took a detail shot, revealing some of its texture. He notes, “I was, in fact, inspired first by the scent, then by the chocolate in motion. I think that Opening Ceremony is one of the best to offer a show with an experiment for all the senses.”
While Alexander Wang often garners attention for what he brings to the style world, some NYFW attendees were surprised that he held his show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Wang brought his show to life with a moving platform that added a nice spin. Ever-present fashion fan Peter Brant II caught a superbvideo from one of the best seats in the house.
At NYC’s New Museum, clothing brand Telfar complimented its runway show with 3D-printed versions of their models, made by shapeways. Illustrator and animator Paul Tuller snagged a magic moment: “I could tell the models were genuinely excited to find their 3D miniatures, so it was cool to see an unscripted part of the presentation. It also removed that line between audience and model.”
Model Jaranin S. Hudson was one of only a few to capture a noteworthy image of Maison Martin Margiela's MM6 presentation, with this photo. He described the event as being almost perfect, encircling an intense musical performance.
"It’s always good fun when a fashion show is equal parts fashion and show," InStyle Editor in Chief Ariel Foxman says. “Tommy’s ski chalet winter wonderland did that this week for his strong collection of romantic, cozy mountain-inspired looks. It was extra special to be in the snow, yet warm and dry!” Foxman’sphoto captures the wondrous alpine nature of the Tommy Hilfiger set.
Thom Browne always manages to turn the fashion world on its head. This year, he took everyone to church, featuring nasty nuns and religious iconography. Alyssa Shapiro, Style Editor at BlackBook Magazine landed a photo that expresses it all. “Browne’s shows conjure a mood using almost all of the senses—all that was missing this season was the bread and wine. As glamorous as the women were, some dripping in gold, that creepy undertone would pervade. And I love that,” she says. Also noting that it was a superb follow-up to last season’s mental institution theme.
Refinery29’s Associate Fashion Editor Willow Lindley captured the scene at Prabal Garung best, with a magnificent photo showcasing the event’s grandeur. “The Prabal Gurung show was so dark and moody with the beautiful gold gongs hanging in the middle,” she says. “During the final walk, the sea of red was pretty overwhelming—glamour, defined! I got quite snap happy and this was my favorite out of what I took. I can’t help but think that these ladies really resemble the red dancing emoji.”
Scene, by All highlights festivals, openings, parties and other events through multiple perspectives of people who were there. Our editors select social media posts by participants, guests and our own contributors, pairing images with quotes, history, audio and other relevant content, to create multimedia collages that dynamically capture a moment in time.
Nomad Drinking cards!!
The boutique hotel’s new drinking “game” is a choose-your-own-adventure that results in a mysterious concoction
Nomad Hotel introduced to their Drinking Cards; a creative way to order cocktails.
The concept is simple. A leather folio arrives at the table and inside lies a deck of 25 or so illustrated cards that can be organized into two categories—types of alcohol (ranging from champagne to absinthe) and different moods or tastes. The latter, however, isn’t so clear-cut; it requires some creative translations of the familiar faces and objects, with a little pop culture mixed in. Some examples include the porch swing (“easy drinking”), stoop (“local”), Batman (“dark”), Rolling Stones (“adventurous”), Coco Chanel (“classic”) or Virgin Mary (“virgin”). Select a combination of any cards, and the bartenders will stir, shake and muddle their best interpretation into a cocktail glass. The possibilities are endless.
The lovely watercolor and ink illustrations were created by Wendy MacNaughton, a San Francisco-based illustrator and graphic designer whose work you may have seen in The New York Times or Time Magazine.
YOTEL New York has created an interactive LEGO wall and encourages guests to unleash their creative juices and construct their own LEGO art piece.
Visiting YOTEL? Make sure to stop by our new LEGO® wall on ‘FOUR’ and build something fun! When you’re finished: Snap a photo, upload it on Instagram or Twitter, and use #MyLegoMasterpiece. We’re giving away prizes for our favorites, so play for your next stay!
Best Tips COOL PARIS;-) Una COOLHUNTER en PARIS!! Cosmopolitan Magazine oct 2013
Juniper Ridge is in Brooklyn Tonignt
“A bearded, flannel-shirt-wearing backpacker from the Cascade Mountains of Portland, Ore., is not your typical perfumer. But in the case of Hall Newbegin, an obsessive love for the outdoors inspired him to create Juniper Ridge, a wild-crafted line of handmade colognes, soaps and incense, based in Oakland, Calif. First introduced at farmers’ markets in the Bay Area in 1998 and now carried in thoughtfully curated shops like Shelter Half in Los Angeles and Steven Alan Home in New York, Newbegin’s artisanal goods have a hyper-local focus. He forages aromatic plants, mushrooms, tree trimmings and moss on the trails around the West Coast, then distills everything using an old-fashioned enfleurage process to create essential oils that smell like the Mojave Desert after the rain or a dusky summer evening along the Timberline Trail on Mount Hood.”
New Yorkers will have a chance to see their operation in-person at the Juniper Ridge + Fellow Barber Pop-Up in Williamsburg. Designed and installed by SF-based architect Claudio Martonffy—a friend and former roommate of Juniper Ridge founder Hall Newbegin—the unique space aims to welcome longtime supporters while introducing newcomers to an assortment of products, archival visuals and an experiential scent booth dubbed the “transporter.”