fundraising event for Swimming Cities: Ocean of Blood... on the Ganges
Event Opens 7pm
Extremely limited capacity...tickets $40. RSVP required.
Open bar cocktails & finger foods
Oldtymie Upbeat Accompaniment by: Apocalypse Five and Dime (brass
band), Boomclick, the Manhorse Quartet, DJ Death by Candlelight, and
henna tattoos by Kali...
Friends & lovers, join us in your ballroom barge best for a romantic
evening of love and liquor and suave sounds in the sexy sustainable
environs of the Waterpod, docked at the World's Fair Pier, to watch
the sun set on the summer.
Contact alita, firstname.lastname@example.org, for ticket info and RSVP.
RSVPs close Saturday 9/19.
More Information about the Waterpod - a unique eco living experiment
which is closing very soon -
Further information about the Swimming Cities project can
be found on our blog at http://www.theoceanofblood.blogspot.
there is this sailing club trying to kick my friend's AMAZING project out of Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows park.
Now, the lake is huge. There is plenty of room to sail around the island! and plus the island is full of cute girls (as shown here).
How you can help? Please call 311 and ask to leave a compliment for the Parks Dept. The operators are very tickled to talk to someone who is not angry, btw.
Just ask that the Flushtopia project be allowed to stay in Meadow Lake until at least the end of the summer. It's a great benefit to the community, brings new people to the park, etc. I wouldn't bring up the sailing club. We just need some compliments to balance out the complaints (they think it's homeless people camping out there!)
They ask for your name/address, but you can leave it anonymous if you wish. You do not have to be a New Yorker or even have to have seen the project.
Thank you in advance for helping to save this magical project! look at the plywood replica of the Philip Johnson towers in front of the real ones on the skyline! f'in genius!
And for those of you who *are* in NYC - I will be organizing a sunset cocktail party on the island in the next 2 weeks. So if you have made your 311 call, leave me a note and I'll make sure you get the invite.
I have been a busy bee, making lots of one-of-a-kind pieces for the holiday season!
In NYC this week:
Thursday the 18th: holiday party at 20 E. 31st Street between 5th and Madison Aves., 7-9! a few highly curated independent designers...
Sunday the 21st: Brooklyn Indie Market at the Brooklyn Lyceum - big selection of vendors! one-stop gift shopping.
come stop by and pick up some samples at a discount!
Also: new items on the etsy site with beautiful new shots by Lauren Silberman, modeled by Nicole W.
del.icio.us? stylehive? something I don't know about?
Also today I am really liking this site I found via apartment therapy...
"...les UX, a clandestine network that is on a mission to discover and exploit the city’s neglected underworld. The urban explorers put on film shows in underground galleries, restore medieval crypts and break into monuments after dark to organise plays and readings."
Well I did it, I finally earned a special set all to myself on jenene's flickr!
So many moments, it's really nice to see them all in one place, starting with the day we met (! via sarabee) and onwards.
Extra nice because I've been feeling like an ugly duckling lately, awkward growing-out haircut, crooked glasses (my boss made fun of me today! great. I told him my ears are uneven.) Good thing I have a sweet boyfriend who says nonsense and a sweet best friend who has the mad photoshop skills.
at Lamia's loft
20 E. 31st b/w 5th and Madison
Free wine, live music, sort of a party where there is also shopping.
I'm looking forward to it...
if you can't make it this time, the next (and last) sale at her place is Dec. 13th.
click through to my flickr to see a few other new styles I've cooked up lately.
Lamia hosts these amazing chic parties in her loft, where everyone is glamorous and European and there is free wine and live music and dancers. And the Bust craftacular is going to be overwhelming but great, one-stop shopping really. La Superette is always good, they line up bands and other crazy things. And...I was thinking of organizing a smaller neighborhood event at Matchless at some point (when, I'm not sure, since I am apparently busy every single minute). But if you are interested in selling your wares there, let me know!
A great article from Harper's on the ruins of Detroit - Fordism, the blackest city in America, casinos, urban farming. I was amazed to hear that 1/5th of households in Detroit do not have a car! There is a peoplemover train downtown which we just assumed nobody ever rode except maybe tourists. It doesn't seem to go very far.
A good analysis of the shrinking of Buffalo, too.
My favorite neighborhood spot. Where I bring my iced tea and sandwich, and also where I go to sit with friends on the rocks and look at the river and the lights and boats.
Where we used to conduct birthday spankings when I lived at Flux (to Rammstein). Where I went on the night of the blackout, where people were playing music.
It was perfect and they are messing it up!
They live at 285 Bedford Ave. right over Savalas. Apt. #1. Feel free to stop by and lean on their buzzer for a while, like I just was. I had a little talk with their neighbor, they didn't answer the door. Called the cops a while ago. Oh and I just found their landlord's phone number on the internet...