Ever wished you could live-stream New York? Now you (almost) can, with This is New York now. The site is real-time visualization tool, sharing photos as they broadcast from New York on Instagram. It’s truly fascinating – check out the about page too – it’s stacked with cool stats, but I need to revisit the site when it’s not quarter to 3 on a Friday morning!
While I was familiar with Jenny Holzer truisms (on shirts and plaques etc), I had never seen her Projections series until this weekend. It really strikes a chord with me – poignant words cast out onto jagged urban landscapes.
Florence, Berlin, NYC. Places like these. So beautiful…
I love watching films that make me uncomfortable. Cinema of unease that leads to a slight clenching of my jaw as I study the screen. A painful conversation or two that makes me twist my toes into knots as I listen. That was the Squid and the Whale… a brilliant movie that I waited far too long to watch. It’s the story of the Berkmans and divorce, the separation of an entire family.
Here are a selection of stills from the film.. It was set in Brooklyn, 1986 – so it was interesting to see how the costuming was rather neutral – except for Anna Paquin’s scarf! Or rather has fashion come around enough to declare brown corduroy jackets fashionable? Check out the hot typewriter shirt in the last still.
And this is the movie’s namesake; the squid and the whale at the Natural History Museum in NYC. I hope to go see it some time very soon! Just like I hope you get to see the Squid and the Whale film soon if you haven’t already.
PS. The soundtrack is awesome. I rank it up there with the Risky Business soundtrack – 1980’s aural pleasure ❤