one of the reasons i really like new york, is that on any given day or at any moment you stumble upon something awesome with no intention. randomly walking down Lafayette the other day about to hit up puck fair for a burger, stopped into this spot displaying super-future looking bikes. ill let the photos tell it, but many of these bikes function using solar energy. the designs are super sleek, and honestly just pretty fucking cool to look at, plus make a smaller carbon foot-print. there was this really dope tree. the steel leaves had panels for conducting solar energy, which would in turn light up these bulbs on the tree. peep.
a few official ones.
Creator, Josh Hadar has designed not only with a social responsibility in mind, but his creative aesthetic must also be addressed here. The exhibit which is on display for just a few more days, entitled “The Evolution of Steel” shows how Hadar has manipulated the metal in order to create these sleek and sinuous forms. He has taken the original form of a bike and stretched that to create something more sculptural and artistic, all the while focusing on environmental needs.
In addition to the show, which was put on by The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City, New York played host for 4 days, to a creative collaboration of downtown businesses, workshops, art groups, and exhibitions. The categories ranged from architecture and urban planning, economics and sustainability, and art and design. The topics were then facilitated through means of parties, lectures, video screenings, and live performances.
Josh Hadar’s ‘The Evolution of Steel” is on view until May 27th located at 285 Lafayette Street btwn Houston and Prince. Stop by if you have a minute. Dope show.
saw his show recently.AMERICA.
hadn’t been put on to this artist before. his style definitely evokes emotion.”an American conceptual artist whose works explore race, language, desire, and identity.”i found myself drawn to his text-based paintings, of which he is most famous for. on large canvas they feature a single line of text, repeated over and over ending in a mush of black paint. the ones on display were one-liners taken from Zora Neale Hurston, i was lucky one of the security guards was standing with eyes closed. snapped a few flicks.
stopped in this church before heading to the exhibit. random, cuz i dont usually find myself in a church. there is something very serene about the silence after walking on nyc’s noisy streets. you walk in and no one is talking, people are singing songs about god. made me feel like being very quiet. and i was, but only for a little! :).
Of course super excited for my dear friend Ivan. Siked to party with the homies. We always have such fun together. Here’s to having an extra arm, another ear, or quite possibly to be able to breather under water! 🙂
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So while in Amsterdam last May/April I had the pleasure to be in the city while the Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) was going on, which in its 93 editions has never played host to the city of Amsterdam. The Giro d’Italia is a famous European bike race that has been in existence since 1909. Similar to the more famous (to American standards) Tour de France. The trail of the bike race passed the renowned Museumplein, which houses the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijks Museum.
Everything is pink. The ads, the fliers, and most importantly the jersey. Dubbed ‘the pink jersey’ the maglia rosa which is its official name, is a crucial part of the race. Everyday of the tour the biker with the fastest overall time, up until that point has the honor of wearing the maglia rosa. This means that the person wearing it may change everyday, depending on how well they have done. This is similar to what happens with the Tour de France bike race, and its famous green jersey.
Being in the city while all this was going on in addition to Queens Day, which is not really comparable to any famous day expect maybe Independence Day in the states, was pretty awesome (my new word of the moment is awesome -by the way- anything hot or cool is awesome right now!). The thing with Queens Day, is that the entire country turns up and out in celebration; food, music, parties, art, buying, selling, creating, opening, closing, dancing, singing, jamming.