Posts Categorised: Art & Design

Making Bergdorf Goodman’s Christmas Window Displays

Bergdorf goodman holiday windows

Nothing says ‘Happy Holidays!’ more than the Bergdorf Goodman department store’s spectacular Christmas window displays, which take a jaw dropping 11 months to make from start to finish. Curious how they do it, and not able to make it to NYC this Christmas for a peek, I was sooooo excited to discover this brilliant little ... Keep reading

The Brooklyn Gallery Filled with Thousands of Sketchbooks

sketchbook project

New York City is bursting with places to browse art, but there’s one Brooklyn gallery with a twist most New Yorkers – let alone tourists – don’t know about… The Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg has been open for 10 years and although its ordinary storefront has a lot of people fooled, it’s not a ... Keep reading

One Man Has Spent 38 Years Sketching Art in the Subway, So Far…

40 years illustration new york subway

As a person that loves New York so much I write a blog on the place, I’m always intrigued to find out about other people and their NYC passion projects, like Philip Coppola from New Jersey, who started sketching the mosaics inside New York City’s subway stations in 1978 with a ball point pen. “The idea ... Keep reading

Beautiful Girls in New York, circa 1944

Alfred Eisenstaedt Beautiful Girls

Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt, famous for taking the picture of the sailor kissing the girl in Times’ Square, the following photos are from a street style series he did for LIFE magazine taken in 1944 called ‘Beautiful Girls’. It is NY fashion week after all, plus I’ve a thing for 1940s New York… ... Keep reading

The Coolest East Village Home Design Shop

John derian east village

New York is obviously packed with home design shops, and you can’t go wrong with the likes of Crate and Barrel, Williams Sonoma, ABC Carpet & Home, to name a few classics, but if you’re looking for a shopping experience with a twist for your next New York trip, here’s an idea I’d like to ... Keep reading

Ellis Island Street Style, Circa 1900

It probably wasn’t hard for amateur photographer, Augustus Sherman, to persuade these Ellis Island immigrants to pose for him in their best clothes or national dress. Most people passed easily through the to the mainland within a few hours, while others were held for longer for one reason or another, waiting for an escort, money ... Keep reading

Dreamy Photographs of a Brooklyn Night Owl

Franck Bohbot Light On New York

If Edward Hopper was alive today and working as a photographer in New York City, these are the kinds of photographs I imagine he would take. Dreamy chromatic shots of Manhattan’s streets and store fronts in the poetic early hours, barely a soul around, filled with a sense of isolation, calm and stillness, except for ... Keep reading

Fairytale Fireflies of New York

Summer might bring sweltering conditions to Manhattan, but in Upstate New York, it brings a fairytale to life. Once a year, the winged beetle commonly known as a firefly or lightning bugs, put on a show to remember using chemical bioluminescence during twilight to attract sexual mates or prey. In firefly mating rituals, the males ... Keep reading

Curious Birdhouses of the West Village

bird houses west village new york city

I was sitting down, checking my phone and wondering where to go next on my idle West Village wander when I looked up and spotted this curious series of little hidden birdhouses peeking out from inside a clump of bushes. Obviously I had to take a closer look… There’s a roman villa, two log cabins, ... Keep reading

The New York Pizza Project Book

New York Pizza Project

Where to find the best pizza in New York is obviously an ongoing debate. My favourites are all those authentic, old-fashioned places, like John’s of Bleeker (for the booth seats as much as the pizza!), Patsy’s and Joe’s. The pizza is (usually) so delicious, not too expensive and slathered in traditional toppings, and I love ... Keep reading