Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Mr Brainwash or Banksy?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Finally got around to watching Banksy’s debut film/documentary, ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ this past weekend featuring Mr Brainwash aka Thierry Guetta. Mr Brainwash is an over the top insane person turned street artist. From the streets of Paris comes this eccentric little man with a desire to film about nothing leading him on a path to art. In the end he pulls off this miraculous exhibition in LA entitled ‘Life is Beautiful’ showcasing an enormous amount of pop/street art. Word on the street is that Mr Brainwash is Bankys’s Borat and the art is really Banksy’s. Regardless the work is dope. He still has an exhibition running in NYC in the East Village called ‘ICONS’ More after the jump…

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Secret NYC Subway Station

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The NYC City Hall Subway station is a hidden architectural gem that has been closed for decades. The station was built in 1904 and features tall arches, brass fixtures, and amazing skylights. Even though the station has been closed it is still being used as a turnaround point for the #6 train. Next time you are in NYC jump on the #6 train and instead of getting off it’s last stop, Brooklyn Bridge, stay on the train till it reaches it’s turnaround point at City Hall. More pics after jump…

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Interiors : D’Espresso Cafe NYC

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

D’espresso Cafe in NYC is inspired by your local boutique library but with a twist. The design idea takes a modern library room with wood floors, book stacks, and big bubble lights, then flips it 90 degrees. The books are now on the floor, ceiling, and back wall; the floor on the side wall; and the ceiling lights behind the counter. Inspiring stuff from Nema Workshop! More pics after the jump…

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Hipstamatic x jbreakbeat

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Talented designer, Sen Wong, was with us on our ‘Rock the Bells’ NYC trip a few weeks ago. He sent us over his Hipstamatic pics taken with his iPhone 4. They are brilliant! More after the jump…

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The Beat of New York

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Shot on a Canon 5D by DoP Thomas Noesner of Stereoscreen who was in NYC for a Mercedes shoot. He took some time off and walked the city taking some great shots. Back in the lab, Thomas, along with his sound designer Toussaint, came up with a sound track based on the drummer you see throughout the video. Nice nice…

Rock the Bells NY Concert Review

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

We hit up Rock the Bells this past weekend in NY, so what’s the report? This year’s edition of the Bells was a homage to the hip hop classic albums by Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang, Tribe Called Quest, KRS-1, Slick Rick, Rakim, & Lauryn Hill. The lineup was certainly epic so after a late night we packed up the MINI Clubman and headed out of Montreal early Saturday morning. McD’s breakfast, a Rock the Bells iPod playlist, and 6 hours later we arrived at the Big Apple and headed straight for Pier 11 for the ferry ride to Governor’s Island. The crowds were already building when we reached the gate and Rakim was already on stage running the tail end of his classic ‘Paid in Full album’ with KRS-1 up next to do ‘Criminal Minded’. Both these albums were a little before my time so even though I knew them well a much needed siesta was more in the cards to be ready for my personal highlights….

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EP + iPhone 4 in NYC

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

EP was in NYC this past weekend for Rock the Bells. The original plan was a quick getaway but we quickly slipped into the city’s abyss and stayed an extra night. Monday we stuck around the West Village and left the Canon 5D at the hotel instead packing our iPhone 4 with the amazing Hipstamatic app. Hipstamatic is like having a Lomo camera on your iPhone. With all the filters/lenses available, it allows you be creative with the simplest objects letting your concentrate on composition rather than technicals. Some of the choice shots after the jump…

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Throwback Thursdays: Rock the Bells 2010

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The Electric Pixel crew is road trippin’ this coming weekend to attend NYC’s must-see summer event, Rock the Bells. This year the greats will be performing albums they released in 1993. The 90′s was definitely the golden age of hip-hop and all the artists in Saturday’s lineup definitely contributed the memories. The icing on the cake though is definitely going to be the reemergence of Miss Lauryn Hill. We’ll have a full report on Monday