Walls Notebook: design & creativity from NYC walls to paper books.
Walls Notebook is a notebook / sketchbook that features 80 pictures of “clean” NYC walls instead of blank pages. Write, draw, paste, or doodle on these inspirational backdrops. You’ll be one step closer to being the street artist you’ve always wanted to be … minus the jail time.
Construction: Paperback, 160 pp.
Dimensions: 8.5h × 6.625”w
Publisher: Quirk Books
The NoMad Hotel. Frenc Style in NYC center.
NoMad Hotel the Andrew Zobler's newest lifestyle hotel. Zobler, who is also responsible for the Ace Hotel across the street, was initially drawn to the distinct architecture along that section of Broadway.
Using the Beaux-Arts style facade of the newly opened NoMad Hotel as inspiration for the interior, Zobler tapped French architect Jacques Garcia to complete his vision.
The luxury component of the NoMad is the simplicity in the sophistication with a feeling of eternity.
All the building in NYC. From side to side all Manhattan´s building portraits;-) cool!!!!
Iris Apfel: the muse of New York. A true New York;-)
The irreverent Iris Apfel became the muse of the last NY Fashion Week.
She is 90 years old and a gorgeous look. She gets recognised on the street and trailed by fashion bloggers. She has an entertainment lawyer and her own range of costume jewellery. “I have a fan base,” she told a recent interviewer with undisguised glee. She has become a muse for New York fashion: Ralph Lauren based a 2006 collection on upholstery fabrics as a tribute to Apfel’s work as a textile designer; last month, Apfel attended as guest of honour a catwalk show that the designer Joanna Mastroianni billed as being inspired by Apfel’s style. Mac cosmetics this year launched a range of Iris Apfel colours, including Pink Pigeon and Scarlet Ibis, referencing the name of the Met show – Rare Bird – and Apfel’s penchant for bright colours. Apfel stars, along with Anna Wintour, as a New York grande dame in the documentary Bill Cunningham New York, having been a regular in Cunningham’s photos for several decades, and is set to be the subject of her own documentary by Grey Gardens film-maker Albert Maysles.
Apfel has described herself as “the world’s oldest living teenager”.
Apfel has seized the imagination not as a couture fashion plate but as an example to a free-spirited, adventurous New York mindset that, these days, seems in danger of getting lost beneath the anodyne beauty of a Manhattan aesthetic that worships cosmetic dentistry and blow-drying above individuality or creativity. Marc Jacobs, another New Yorker with a craving for adventure in his clothes, told the International Herald Tribune recently that “it’s the life of these [clothes] that’s interesting to me … whether you find yourself on a curb after partying in a dress, sitting on the curb smoking a cigarette at the end of a night or whether you get whisked away by your Prince Charming.”
Apfel has a story to tell about each of her outfits; she insists that hers is not a fashion collection, because she bought every piece to wear. “I’m a hopeless romantic. I buy things because I fall in love with them. I never buy anything just because it’s valuable,” she says. The unifying principle is excess. "My look is either very baroque or very Zen – everything in between makes me itch."
The Water Tank Project.
Curator project street art in NY. All Tanks are personalized by different artists, the project has social media engagement and geolocative, mobile apps with augmented reality and other located-service.
Follow the personal exhibition in facebook & twitter.
Commercial shoot in Grand Central
NYC as a theater…;-)
Happy Valentine’s Day 2012
The New Yorker, February 18, 1991
Cover illustration: Ronald Searle