DESIGN: Manhattan in the Grand Canyon by Gus Petro
Swiss photographer Gus Petro traveled to New York City, where he was struck by its density. Then he traveled to the Grand Canyon, where he was struck by its emptiness. Petro combined the photos he took of both locations in a super cool series of photos called “Merge.” More after the jump:
#DESIGN: ANDY WARHOLD’S NYC TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE
Andy Warhol's former 3,072-square-foot townhouse, located on Lexington Ave in New York, has just gone on the market for $5.795 million USD (approx. £3.75 million). The artist originally bought the house for $60,000 USD back in 1959 and lived there for 15 years, sharing the Carnegie Hill-area home with his mother.
#DESIGN: INEZ AND VINOODH’S BOHEMIAN NYC LOFT
One of our favorite fashion photographer duos, Inez and Vinoodh had their beautiful 3400 Sqft Lower East Side Loft featured in Architectural Digest.
#ART: WOLFGANG LAIB FILLS MOMA’S ATRIUM WITH NATURAL POLLEN
Well this is certainly interesting! A new installation by contemporary German artist Wolfgang Laib will see the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron atrium at New York’s MoMA completely covered with bright yellow natural pollen. Entitled “Pollen from Hazelnut”, the site-specific exhibition is tailored specifically for the space and is the artist’s largest pollen work to date at 18 x 21 ft.
RITA ORA COVERS KENDRICK LAMAR’S “SWIMMING POOLS” (VIDEO)
A few nights ago at a sold out gig at the Highland Ballroom in NYC, Rita Ora gave a nod to Kendrick Lamar and covered his radio wave hit “Swimming Pools (Drank).” While Rita’s good friends Big Sean and Wale were in attendance, the blonde bombshell was also supported by none other than Jay-Z who watched the show from the wings.
The 22-year-old will be heading out on the road in 2013 on her ‘Radioactive’ tour, which will see Rita play various cities across the UK - but until then, check out her sick version of K.L.’s song after the jump:
NEW YORK CITY’S NEW NEIGHBORHOOD
Things that make us want to die of excitement: this. New York City is about to undergo one of the most interesting construction projects of recent history, building what is essentially an entire neighborhood from scratch.
Overseen by real estate firm Related Companies, the project will see sixteen skyscrapers constructed on Manhattan’s West Side Yard, adding over 12 million square feet of office, residential, and retail space to the area.
YOKO ONO x OPENING CEREMONY
To pay homage to her beloved late husband John Lennon, artist, musician and peace activist Yoko Ono is collaborating with fashion label Opening Ceremony to release a collection inspired by her Lennon’s “sexy bod” (exact quote).
The collection is based on a compilation of hand-drawn illustrations presented to John Lennon by ONO on the occasion of their wedding and will be released through Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles on 27 November, 2012. Check out another sketch preview after the jump: