There are roughly three New Yorks. There is first the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter— the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is the New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. Of these trembling cities the greatest is the last— the city of final destination, the city that is a goal. It is the third city that accounts for New York’s high strung disposition, its poetical deportment, its dedication to the arts, and its incomparable achievements. Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion and
Each absorbs new York with the fresh eyes of an adventurer…
—E.B. White, Here is New York, 1948
If I lived in Mexico City I would not miss this!
Just found this one while doing some research about a trend report that I am working on. The whole idea of deconstruction made into a piece of video art.
Full screen this one.
Touch and Vision. A show by Orange Dot / David Kraftsow / Jack Thomas
Audio: Touch & Vision by Walls
Track exert | Made exclusively made for Touch & Vision
My passions are divided into fashion and music, however my spirit is has always been fed with the music. When I started getting interested in music a whole new universe opened in front of me and since then I get lost in it when fashion and my homework from Parsons gives me time to discover new bands, producer and songwriters.
Music is a source of inspiration to many forms of art, to me is a window to a different world where new ideas are born.
I have compile some a few images that reflect to some extent my taste in music and some artists that I have been listening for a while.
Me getting at a PS1 event at the Headphones WeAreFrends photobooth, I was getting ready to see Chairlift perform.
Who doesn´t like the Beatles?
The Talking Heads: this picture was release by the band for press purposes. I love their outfit.
AIR: This French duo never cease to inspire me. I LOVE THEM!
Vampire Weekend: I found this gif online and besides that I really like the band I just need it to post it because I just love their outfits.
Daft Punk: another french duo that I love
The Postal Service: another duo now extinct, probably the album that really made me listen to more music, it´s from 2003.
The Arcade Fire: the words are not enough to explain how much I like this band, it was presented to me by somebody really special and I am very grateful for it. I really liked this poster designed in collaboration between Ben LaFond of Burlesque Design and Dan Black of Landland
Coachella: when I went to this festival in 2008, my life really changed. The experience of camping for three days in a Polo fields with thousands of people in the same vibe as you it was just amazing.
Home is where I want to be….
The ethnic trend has been around the catwalks and the streets for quite a while. In midst of globalization seems like local codes and traditions have gain significant importance among people. Also the 2012 Olympics played an important role in the consolidation of this trend.
In WGSN I found the work of the photographer Daniel Stier and his work: My Country about the cultural diversity in London. This series of portraits show a group of immigrants in their national dress. Cities like London and New York serve as the home for many non native. These people are shapers of the local culture including fashion.
In 2011 the tribal trend came as a bold statement (Kenzo SS11) while in others was less strong (Proenza Shouler FW11)
For 2012 and 2013 the trend has evolved into a less strong stage in which colors have faded out and it has adopted a more elegant feel.
Cultural interchange is part of the language that the modern world speak, we might as well see it in fashion which is medium of personal and social expression.
A pop-up shop is a retail shop that is opened temporarily to take advantage of a trend or a seasonal product. Demand for products sold in pop-up shop is typically short-lived. Pop-up shops are also beneficial to retailers; in a down market, sellers can take advantage of lower rents and shorter leases if they are looking to generate sales but have a limited amount of inventory. Pop up shops are also used to test the market in a specific area to study further investments in retail operations.
I present to you three different concepts made by Vacant, a LA based agency which is specialized in non traditional marketing and it is recognized by its pop-up retail operations.
1. BOB DYLAN´S POP UP SHOP
For the release of Bod Dylan´s latest album: Tempest, Sony Music decided to open three pop up shops to sell the new album, special editions albums and merchandising items.
Please click Read more for the Woolite and Planeshop experiences :)
The good old Portishead…