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ART: Skittles by Josh Kline

Josh Kline presents Skittles, an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients including kale chips, squid ink, sneakers, phone bills, and pepper spray.

Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City.

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ART: Skittles by Josh Kline

Josh Kline presents Skittles, an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients including kale chips, squid ink, sneakers, phone bills, and pepper spray.

Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City.

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ART: Unsuspecting NYC Collages by Kalen Hollomon

So yeah, Kalen Hollomon is amazing. The rising artist has taken her brilliant collaging to New York City’s streets and its underground, superimposing clippings from fashion and vintage porno magazines onto unsuspecting subway riders and mundane city scenes. 

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ART: Unsuspecting NYC Collages by Kalen Hollomon

So yeah, Kalen Hollomon is amazing. The rising artist has taken her brilliant collaging to New York City’s streets and its underground, superimposing clippings from fashion and vintage porno magazines onto unsuspecting subway riders and mundane city scenes. 

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ART: Urban Landscape Body Paintings by Trina Merry

Now this… is wild. In some of her latest works, insanely talented artist Trina Merry uses the human body as a canvas to make models disappear amid the backdrop of famous New York City landmarks.

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ART: Urban Landscape Body Paintings by Trina Merry

Now this… is wild. In some of her latest works, insanely talented artist Trina Merry uses the human body as a canvas to make models disappear amid the backdrop of famous New York City landmarks.

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DESIGN: This Is What An Eco Friendly, Completely Sustainable NYC Would Look Like

This concept, called “New York City (Steady) State”, produced over six years by Sorkin’s Terreform, is not designed simply for aesthetic pleasure; it’s not even an attempt to make the city more sustainable (although sustainability is the key motivation behind the project).

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DESIGN: This Is What An Eco Friendly, Completely Sustainable NYC Would Look Like

This concept, called “New York City (Steady) State”, produced over six years by Sorkin’s Terreform, is not designed simply for aesthetic pleasure; it’s not even an attempt to make the city more sustainable (although sustainability is the key motivation behind the project).

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FILM: ‘Minimalism’, A Documentary About Making More With Less

Minimalism is an upcoming documentary by New York City filmmaker Matt D’Avella that explores the lives of individuals who are attempting to lead richer lives by abandoning things and focusing on what’s important.

The film, due out in 2015, focuses on a wide variety of individuals from artists to business people. Peep the trailer after the jump:

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DESIGN: Jenga-Like Hotel Idea Uses Shipping Containers as Rooms

How cool is this?! Hive-Inn, a new hotel concept by Hong-Kong-based architects at OVA Studio, looks like what might happen if Times Square and Las Vegas had a baby. And that baby grew up and had a baby with the game Jenga.

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DESIGN: Inside Kate Moss & Johnny Depp’s 90s NYC Apartment

The NYC apartment that Johnny Depp and Kate Moss used to rent back in the 90s (when they were engaged) has now come on the market, available to have for the price of $19,000 a month.

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DESIGN: Inside Kate Moss & Johnny Depp’s 90s NYC Apartment

The NYC apartment that Johnny Depp and Kate Moss used to rent back in the 90s (when they were engaged) has now come on the market, available to have for the price of $19,000 a month.

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