A nice touch of nostalgia this morning, as we came across Bill Eppridge’s skateboarding photos he took in New York City during the 1960s Some of the photos here almost suggest that Bill handed boards to unsuspecting visitors to Central Park, but others, like this skinny suit hipster, seem to have a good skill. We [...]
Just 350 yards from the crowded tenements of the Bronx, North Brother Island was first employed as a quarantine centre in 1885. It was soon a home to six lepers. Its most notorious resident was ‘Typhoid Mary’ – the first healthy carrier of any disease ever to be identified – who spent years confined in [...]
Artist Mike Mission has been documenting the things New York’s tarmac has slowly been turning into fossils. Click the pic to see what else he found.
Hanksy is a prankster who has been stenciling Banksy-like works featuring Tom Hanks around New York. He/she’s recently added new memes to his repertoire, Bill Cosby, along with Ted Danson and Ryan Gosling. Click the pic to see more of his/her work.
Electronic music luminaries, Kraftwerk will be celebrated at Museum of Modern Art with Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, a retrospective performed live on eight consecutive evenings. The time-based exhibition will be the first of its kind at the museum. Accompanied by 3-D projections, Kraftwerk will play music from each of their [...]
“Fulton Street Market: Man with Lobster.” Sol Libsohn traveled around New York capturing how the city ate in 1938. From massive lobsters at the Fulton Fish Market to live sheep on Pier 78 to the inside of the laboratory at the Health Department, it’s an amazing look at how culinary habits have changed in the [...]
With Scalado Remove you take a picture, and then while the image is up on the screen you can selectively remove moving elements from the image. The camera will grab another image of that area, and stitch in the missing background behind that pesky bystander you want gone from the picture. Click the pic to [...]
Like a 3-D take on Jackson Pollock, the latest work by the artist Martin Klimas begins with splatters of paint in fuchsia, teal and lime green, positioned on a scrim over the diaphragm of a speaker. Then the volume is turned up. For each image, Klimas selects music — typically something dynamic and percussive, like [...]
Eccentric fashion mastermind Karl Lagerfeld has again made news with the opening of a pop up shop called KARL dedicated to, who other than, himself. As you can see from the image, you can pick up a charm featuring a depiction of his face with dark shades and all. Also available is the new line [...]
The developers behind the reconstruction of the World Trade Center have been updating their Twitter feed with a host of new images from the top of the new building. Click the image to be taken to the WTC’s Twitter feed, or alternatively, they have a live cam fixed on the building so you can watch [...]