The January issue of Vogue will feature Vampire Weekend, Beirut, Horrors, and MGMT sporting designer threads. The sneak preview looks damn sexy.
Get there before they close!
Brooklyn Flea’s Gifted: 20 E. 4th St.
Insound Design Store: 303 Grand St., Williamsburg
Phaidon Books Pop-Up: 100 Wooster St.
The Future Perfect Pop-Up At Chelsea Market: 425 W. 15th St.
The Journal Holiday Store: 168 North 1st Street, Williamsburg
WIRED Pop-Up: 415 W. 13th St.
Soon I’ll be jetting off to Berlin for the coming holidays. Typically, I scour the web and create a Google Map for my vacation. Time was unfortunately an issue this year. Luckily, Berlin has many devoted residents and visitors who’ve compiled fantastic lists for my downtown tastes. Expect my best of Berlin post in the New Year, but until then enjoy the below:
http://www.Berlin.Unlike.Net, http://ilovecoolstuff.net/, http://www.artschoolvets.com/news/, http://stilinberlin.blogspot.com/, http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/02/night-crawling-berlins-culture-club/#more-45351, http://www.inlovewith.net, http://www.kunsthalle-berlin.com/en, http://gridskipper.com/65910/the-best-of-cheap-stuff-in-berlin, http://gridskipper.com/65529/berlins-best-art-blogs-revisited#more, http://gridskipper.com/64098/berlins-cozy-chic-bistros#Map, http://www.superfuture.com/supertravel/supergeocities/berlin, http://www.spottedbylocals.com/berlin/, http://www.viceland.com/pdf/vice_guide_berlin.pdf
The award goes to NPR. The list itself could be a beautiful playlist. “Songs of Shame” by Woods, “Davy” by Coconut Records, “Shelter” by Xx, “Hospice” by The Antlers, “First Day of Spring” by Noah and the Whale, and so much more.
1. Art Basel as a single fair was disappointing. Galleries whipped out their recession-safe Picasso, Lichtenstein, Dan Flavin, John Chamberlain, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons works. The most noteworthy artist was Evan Penny, please check him out!
2. Pulse Art Fair had a hot set up. It was held in the Design District of Miami, which is equivalent to NYC’s Bushwick. An art troupe from Austin, TX created a fantasy quickie mart that could have been strait out of Jay And Silent Bob.
3. The Rubell Family Collection was impressive. Major downtown artists – Nate Lowman, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, Haruki Murakami – reappropriated popular works.
4. The parties. Easy door. Free booze. Free music. If only the cabs weren’t so damn expensive.