Posts Categorised: Inspiration

Vintage-style New York City Guides Written by Locals

What are your go-to New York guidebooks? When I’m travel planning I tend to read local blogs and websites (like this one and this one) and magazines (like this one). But I’m loving the sound of this beautifully designed collection of New York City guides written by locals. There are 7 in total and each ... Keep reading

Snowboarding Through the Empty Streets of Manhattan

Have you seen the video of snowboarder Casy Neistat snowboarding through the empty streets of Manhattan behind a Jeep? It’s been making the rounds, going viral with over six million views, but in case you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth watching. Crowds cheer when he glides through Times’ Square flying an enormous American flag. ... Keep reading

Dreaming of Summer in Montauk

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Just three hours east of Manhattan along the Sunrise Highway on the very tip of Long Island is Montauk, the New York beach town once the domain of hardy fishermen, fearless surfers – and the summer hangout Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger escaped to in the 70s. New York photographer Ben Watts has owned a ... Keep reading

Someone has Drawn all the Buildings in New York

If like me, you are obsessed with New York and love that childlike sketch book-style line drawing kind of art, I suspect you’ll enjoy the work of James Gulliver Hancock, an illustrator currently based in Brooklyn, originally from Australia. James is SO enthusiastic for the architectural beauty in his adopted home, he set himself the ... Keep reading

Meet the Ghosts of Ellis Island

Ghosts of Ellis Island

Ellis Island in New York was once the gateway to America for over 12 million immigrants between 1892 and 1954 – but only those healthy enough to pass checks at the island’s cavernous hospital complex which opened in 1902. French street artist, JR, and illustrator, Art Spiegelman have collaborated to create a photo book that ... Keep reading

5 Cool Art Exhibitions for Autumn

1) Jacqueline de Ribes – The Art of Style, The Costume Institute Around 60 stunning haute couture, ready-to-wear, and famous fancy-dress creations from French aristocrat-turned-fashion-designer-and-icon, Jacqueline De Ribes’s wardrobe dating back to the 1950s are the subject of the Costume Institute’s autumn exhibition which celebrates her stylish life. From 19 November – 21 February 2016. ... Keep reading

Meet New York’s Fashion Grandpas

This is why instagram is amazing: here’s an account dedicated entirely to hunting out the fabulous ‘fashion grandpas’ of NYC, started by young Fashion PR exec, Christina Belchere, who says her own style of dressing has even been influenced by the grandpas she snaps. “@FashionGrandpas inspires my personal style, the style advice is real & ... Keep reading

New York City’s Suburbs in Beautiful Black and White

Why do suburbs get a raw deal? I’m not just talking New York. London, Paris, Rome, Sydney… even in my hometown of Brighton which is small enough to walk from one end to another just about, people overlook them; some shudder at the thought of them, even. This is why photographer William Meyers is special. ... Keep reading

The Met Museum has a Seriously Impressive Shoe Collection

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Just in case you were worried you had an out-of-control shoe habit, here’s something to make you feel better. The Costume Institute at the Met Museum of Art owns 5000 pairs – that’s 2000 more pairs than the famous Philippino First Lady shoe hoarder, Imelda Marcos’s who owned 3000. Dating as far back as the ... Keep reading

Frida Kahlo’s Mexican Garden Party in the Bronx

Have you made it to the Frida Kahlo exhibition – Art, Garden, Life – at The New York Botanical Garden, yet? If you haven’t, you’re in for such a treat, because on selected days, the summer exhibition transforms into an evening of Mexican-themed festivities for the perfect night out – Frida style. In case you ... Keep reading