Yayoi Kusama – I Who Have Arrived In Heaven

In an impressive display of new work, enigmatic artist Yayoi Kusama’s recently opened solo show, ‘I Who Have Arrived In Heaven‘, at David Zwirner Gallery in New York. Although now in her 80s, the prolific artist is showing an impressive mass of work that plays to her distinguishing themes of universal infinity, endlessness, and the … Continue reading

Pumpkin Carvings at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

America truly loves Halloween – why? No one knows… but one thing is for sure, they beat Brits hand down for pumpkin creativity. While adults and children are preparing their costumes and trick or treat goodies, the annual Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in New York on now until November 11 sees 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated … Continue reading

Nathan Sawaya – The Art of the Brick

Over fifty years ago, when the colourful interlocking toy bricks were created in 1949, no one would have believed the strength of brand love that was to follow for LEGO. However, to this day this perpetual love affair shows no sign of abating. In The Art of the Brick, an exhibition at the Discovery Times … Continue reading

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project is a crowd-sourced art project which sees artists turn a small 32-page grey sketchbook into a living, breathing piece of art. Each sketchbook is then catalogued and becomes part of a traveling exhibition of the handmade books, before eventually ending up in the permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg. Allowing … Continue reading

Recycled Brooklyn

Sustainable living is grabbing a hold of all of us, forget 3D printing, recycling, reusing and re-selling old, unwanted materials has never been more ‘on trend’. Williamsburg, New York-based furniture design company Recycled Brooklyn – the clue is in the name – are masters in making sustainable items fashionable must-haves. They do this by ensuring … Continue reading

Hanksy – More Than Just Tom Hanks

New York-based artist Hanksy uses the streets as his canvas, employing clever puns and turns of phrases to delight fans and observant passersby. Shortly after moving to New York in 2010, Hanksy began noticing the city’s vibrant street art scene, in which hand painted works of art, elaborate stencils, and detailed screen prints enrich blighted … Continue reading

Nitehawk Cinema – Williamsburg

Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, the creative hub of Brooklyn, New York and hipster mecca, is the historic independent movie house in the area. Opening in 2011, Nitehawk offers an unparalleled cinematic experience by combining exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with tableside food and beverage service in all theatres. It is only possible because it … Continue reading

Enya Bakunova

Enya Bakunova, a Russian-born model and former journalism student from Vladivostok, is building an ever-growing fan base following a set of steamy shoots with photographers Edwin Tse, David Bellemere, David Paul Larson and Jonathan Leder. The blonde beauty, who recently decamped from her beloved Manhattan, New York where she was with MC2 Model Management to … Continue reading

Williamsburg

Brazilian film director Ian Ruschel and photographer Gabrielle Mo, his partner and long-term collaborator, have created a beautiful video tale of their trip to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Ruschel, a prolific filmmaker for Zeppelin Films in Porto Alegre, is usually seen directing big brand advertising campaigns, however, with Mo, he has created some of his most captivating … Continue reading

New York – Natural Light TV

Norwegian film production company Fram Film is launching a new service Natural Light TV, a home to footage of cityscapes and natural landscapes. The service will see a host of films from over 20 different locations in the first year, with the first videos showing the stunning natural beauty of Prague (Czech Republic), Bergen (Norway), … Continue reading

Dita von Teese in 3D Printed Dress

Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese wore a 3D-printed dress by designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti at the trendy Ace Hotel in New York. The black-lacquered dress is made of several rigid plastic parts fused together to create the netted structure. Despite von Teese looking completely naked underneath, the dress is draped over a nude … Continue reading

This Is My Court

This Is My Court is an ode to streetball culture in New York by film director duo, TWiN. The beautifully scripted love letter to playground basketball – by Australian-born brothers Jonathan and Josh Baker – is narrated by The Wire’s Michael Kenneth Williams who lyrically makes the popular passtime’s culture and its characters, the stars. … Continue reading

Tracey Emin – New York Times Square

British artist Tracey Emin is currently illuminating New York’s Times Square every evening as part of the Midnight Moment series. As a Valentine’s Day treat for New Yorkers, Emin’s famous neon signs with romantically-charged messages will appear over more than 40 advertising screens every night this month at 11.57pm. At midnight, however, they will then … Continue reading

Tracey Emin – New York Times Square

British artist Tracey Emin is currently illuminating New York’s Times Square every evening as part of the Midnight Moment series. As a Valentine’s Day treat for New Yorkers, Emin’s famous neon signs with romantically-charged messages will appear over more than 40 advertising screens every night this month at 11.57pm. At midnight, however, they will then … Continue reading

Ann Hamilton – The Event Of A Thread

Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar? Well, you could have enjoyed a swinging time at the recent large-scale installation ‘The Event of a Thread’ by visual artist Ann Hamilton at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. The multi-sensory interactive piece was Ohio born Hamilton’s first large-scale project in … Continue reading

Ernest Cole Apartheid Photography

At the recent Barbican exhibition ‘Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s’, which closed today in London, a single photographer shone through amongst the expansive photographic documentation of two of the most radical decades in recent history. The exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery focused on views of revolution, war and social change seen … Continue reading

Firewall

Firewall is an interactive media installation created by New York-based artist Aaron Sherwood in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals as well as expressively play music. Firewall stems from a performance art piece being developed as Purring Tiger … Continue reading

Fall in Central Park

New York in Autumn, or ‘Fall’ as natives say it, is beauty personified, and where best to witness the changing of the seasons than in Central Park, the expanse of green amongst a bustling concrete metropolis. It is the quiet, serene area that is a world away from its surroundings. Filmmaker Jamie Scott thought so … Continue reading

Michael Donovan Photography

New York-based fashion photographer Michael Donovan is a master at making his models relaxed and at ease, his shots capture stolen moments beautifully. His work sees models in differing states of self-expression; from laughing out loud to being in fits of tears. Yet, all the emotions appear completely authentic, leaving you wandering what was said … Continue reading

Guy Aroch Photography

New York-based photographer Guy Aroch moved from Israel to the U.S. in 1990 to become a professional photographer and it wasn’t long before he realised his dream. In 1993, Guy graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York (where he now teaches) and soon saw some of the world’s biggest brands and fashion … Continue reading