Brooklyn Grange is a commercial organic farm located on New York City rooftops – oh what a great initiative! They grow vegetables in the city and sell them to local people and businesses. The goal is to improve access to very good food, to connect city people more closely to farms and food production, and to make urban farming a viable enterprise and livelihood.
Their very first farm is located at 37-18 Northern Boulevard, in Long Island City Queens.Their goal: to put more farms on roofs throughout New York and beyond, and grow more food, train and employ more farmers, and improve overall quality of life in the city.
When your in NYC next, get involved and sign up for their volunteer day every Saturday www.brooklyngrangefarm.com/get-involved/
Above; Be Inspired by a Gary Pepper Vintage number.
Above; Favourites here and now by U.S label Opening Ceremony ; [L-R] Pendleton Mug Rug, Guy de Jean Short Umbrella, Comme Des Garcons Wallet, Women’s Barbados Shoes. From Newstand to Stationery, Jewellery to Pharmay and a handy snack cart, Opening Ceremony make the fashion want list.
PLASTICA opened in June of 1996 in Silverlake, Los Angeles. PLASTICA is a boutique filled with unique items from around the world as well as products by local designers. We are stocking our fluoro cards, 100% carbon neutral wrapping paper + paper stripe pockets.
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THE NEW MUSEUM, Soho
Founded in 1977, The New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. Completed in 2007 by Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizaw, and located in the heart of Soho, NYC [235 Bowery NY] the new museum has been described as “a sculptural stack of rectilinear boxes dynamically shifted off-axis around a central steel core.”
One of the most inspiring, experimental exhibitions I have seen was
Born in Brazil in 1967, her works exist by the many things that fascinate her – the nature of time, the fragility of life, cycles of existence, mysteries of perception, the delicacy of human exchange—but no one thing characterizes the art she makes. Throughout her career, Neuenschwander has also created participatory art. The situations she engenders are most often invitations to create something new in a context where the visitor defines the rules. One of her exhibitions I had the priveledge to participate in was I Wish Your Wish – Desires printed on satin ribbons are for the taking; all the artist asks in return is that a new wish is left behind to be shared with future audiences. Neuenschwander’s inspiration for the work comes from the ribbons tied to the gates surrounding the church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim (Our Lord of the Good End) in Bahia, Brazil.
above. Rivane Neuenschwander – ‘A Day Like Any Other’ exhibition