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Banger Alert: Future Brown – Wanna Party Ft. Tink

Banger Alert: Future Brown – Wanna Party Ft. Tink

First things first: Fatima Al Qadiri is a creative genius. Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait and currently living in Brooklyn, she’s both a visual artist and musician/producer. Her 2011 album “Genre Specific-Xperience” is probably the record I listen to most on planes – it’s haunting, engaging and calming all at once, so perfect for(…)

Putting Someone’s Eye Out in Style: Hella Slingshots

Putting Someone’s Eye Out in Style: Hella Slingshots

Made by Adam Gray in San Francisco, Hella Slingshots brings a dash of style to an old timey tradition: slingshotting the hell out of a beer can or a small animal.  No!  No small animals. Clockwise from top left: Tiger, $18 / Best #4, $38 / Hunting #5, $10 / Neon Pink, $32 Imagine, la(…)

Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Fall and documentaries…they just go together! Grab a beverage, a blanket and your pet (if applicable) and curl up with these glorious combinations of knowledge and entertainment – all currently available to stream on Netflix! 1. Tabloid Directed by Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fog of War), Tabloid tells a story of intrigue, eccentricity(…)

Non-Guilty Pleasure: Cherry Bombe Magazine

Non-Guilty Pleasure: Cherry Bombe Magazine

You know those fancy magazines that cost like, $20 bucks and are independently produced, and you think “Jesus who pays that much money for a mag?”  Well, I recently picked up the first issue of Cherry Bombe Magazine for 18 smackers the other day, and all I can say is WORTH IIIIT! Created by magazine(…)

Animals Ask People: Caycee Black of Black + Graze

Animals Ask People: Caycee Black of Black + Graze

Caycee Black has been a friend for over a decade and it’s been an absolute joy to watch her tackle creative endeavor after creative endeavor. She’s obviously preciously beautiful, and we love her because she shares so many of our own favorite perspectives: that Paulie Gee’s is the best, that you should pursue the projects(…)

For Anyone Who Has Ever Gotten the Stink Eye at the Met*

For Anyone Who Has Ever Gotten the Stink Eye at the Met*

So it appears that a group of people are suing the Met for being vague about its “Suggested Donation” policy for entry. It’s sort of like…. if you are in the know then you are in the know? It’s a huge museum with a ton of cool shit and they are trying stay alive in(…)

Animals Ask People: Ria Lopez of RiaNailz

Animals Ask People: Ria Lopez of RiaNailz

There are a lot of nail artists out there, but I always come back to RiaNailz. Whether it’s Henry + Karen’s house from Goodfellas or Beyonce’s Kenzo romper, she takes my weird ideas and makes them into an awesome nail reality (please see the collage below for evidence!). Every time she does my nails, I(…)

Lisa Frank It Up: Coloring Books

Lisa Frank It Up: Coloring Books

Boy Bands, $12 You guys, I love to color.  I bought the most bomb set of crayons I could find about two years ago and it was totally a sound investment: The Telescoping Crayon Tower by Crayola.  Behold:   Right?  I know.  You’re impressed. Finally, I have found coloring books worthy of my magnificent coloring(…)

Yellow Owl Workshop Made the Best Thank You Cards Ever

Yellow Owl Workshop Made the Best Thank You Cards Ever

Until the day that we can all communicate telepathically….or more likely though Google BrainChat ™, thank you notes will be one of those things we need around. But to be real, I’m not inspired to buy the thank you notes I usually see around, finding them overly cutesy/frilly/flowery for my tastes. I typically just use(…)

Catch the James Turrell Show at The Guggenheim Pronto!

Catch the James Turrell Show at The Guggenheim Pronto!

If you haven’t yet gotten thee to the Guggenheim to check out James Turrell’s exhibition there, time is running out! The exhibit, featuring the transformation of the rotunda into a multi-colored, seemingly endless tunnel of light and texture and space, closes September 25th. It’s bound to be busy when you go, but wait it out(…)