Real Estate Porn (Jennifer Edition): JLaw vs. JLo


Well, they are both big stars named Jennifer L. with fancy new places (that we can't afford), but that is where the similarity stops. Still, it's fun to compare and contrast, Beverly Hills house vs New York City loft, traditional vs modern –even though these are real estate pics, they seem to reflect these Jen's tastes, somewhat. Jennifer ... See the Rest

Real Estate Porn: A Brownstone Reborn –As A Loft?


Brooklyn has the largest concentration of nineteenth century buildings made with the building material known as brownstone. Members of the aspiring upper middle classes of the day, sought out the dark sandstone rich with red iron oxide, creating the deep brown to red coloring. But as many as there are, they are still highly coveted. I used to own ... See the Rest

Did You Take My Advice & Go To Ladyfag’s Holy Mountain?

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I posted an invite to Ladyfag's Holy Mountain on Saturday, so did you make it? Well, if you missed it, here are some great pics Rebecca Smeyne shot for Paper magazine inside massive Chelsea club Slake with live performances by LE1F, Mess Kid, Michael Magnan, Honey Dijon, Kiesza and Rye Rye. See the rest of her pics here and you can go to the ... See the Rest

Picture This: Roxanne Lowit’s All About Yves (Saint Laurent)

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I've known photographer Roxanne Lowit for more years than I care to count. She's been shooting fashion and the New York social scene for decades and save for Patrick McMullen or Bill Cunningham, no one can touch her archive or eye. She's a no-nonsense charmer and her friendship with the late genius of fashion, Yves Saint Laurent has produced a new ... See the Rest

Picture This: Robert Voit’s “New Trees” (They’e Really Cell Towers!)


At first glance, theses photographs from Robert Voit's series “New Trees” seem to show us everyday foliage and plants, set apart only by their oversized proportions. But on closer inspection you can see that these are in fact cell phone towers camouflaged to blend in with both urban and rural surroundings. Voit’s “New Trees” are really the perfect ... See the Rest

NYC Restaurant News: 3 Words. Bacon. Maple. Donut.

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Yes, we have the Cronut and the ever-present Magnolia Bakery & Billy's and now the chef at Cookshop just "inovented" the Bacon Maple Donut. I don't eat meat but if vegan or vegetarians ever cheat, it's with bacon. Cookshop's chef @amandathecook just Instagrammed this pic: Sneak preview of #brunch @cookshopny this weekend: maple bacon doughnuts! ... See the Rest

Architecture Porn: NYC Gets A New Pyramid At W57


Starchitect Bjarke Ingels' W57 is getting pretty exciting the higher it grows. Photographer Iwan Baan took this aerial view just last week. Ingels describes the structure like this; "It's funny that you mention the pyramid. The Durst pyramid and the maze have something geometrically in common in that all the cross-sections of the pyramid are ... See the Rest

Picture This: Legends Steve Nicks & Debbie Harry In 2 NYC Exhibits


Does that word "legend" get used too much? I don't think it's misused here when talking about Stevie Nicks and Debbie Harry. They ARE legends, nevermind female icons and rock n roll goddesses. There were hardly ever more gorgeous gals on a stage than these two, and these two New York shows highlight them, in both public and private ... See the Rest