anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Posts Tagged ‘new york

Friday Photo: NYC By Night

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No tripod, strange Diesel storefront in the background and a bus driving just a bit too fast. The city that never sleeps; a true statement.

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April 30, 2010 at 06:52

If You Expose Too Much Online…

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Saw this walking down 5th Avenue in New York. Couldn’t help but take a photo.

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April 28, 2010 at 20:37

Fjällräven NYC: Swedish Outdoor Gear Comes to US

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There are few times when I wish that lived in a city other than Portland… but this month has given me a few reasons to want to live elsewhere. First there was the Nau NYC pop-up shop. Who doesn’t want to go visit that? And now it’s the Fjällräven NYC store. The Swedish brand is probably best known for its classic, and slightly vintage-looking, backpack (yes, that is the Swedish flag made out of a bunch of them pictured above).

I grew up camping in a Fjällräven tent, purchased by my father sometime back in the 70s, and I must say that I’m highly jealous of all the New Yorkers that now get to bask in Swedish outdoor gear glory. Certainly not helped by the fact that I fell in love with a certain red, Fjällräven winter jacket when I was in Sweden a couple of months ago… Not only does Fjällräven design durable and functional products — my father’s tent is still in working order — the company also has a respectable set of responsible environmental codes used to run their business.

So if you live in the Big Apple, make sure to drop by and say hej.

[Via: Cold Splinters]

[Photo: paulandwilliams, Flickr]

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November 20, 2009 at 17:35

Where Would You Want to Wake Up?

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One question simple question was asked to 50 different people in Brooklyn. The result is this beautiful video.

Fifty People Once Question have a great website as well.

[Via: World Hum]

Written by Anna Brones

October 21, 2009 at 06:00

A little bit of design love for bike racks

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I got tipped off about these NYC bike racks today over at Wend and I couldn’t help posting them here too.

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August 21, 2008 at 10:15

New York: nature and art together in a major installation

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I wish I was in New York to see this insane (and at $15.5 million, pretty expensive) art installation that just formally opened today. The four waterfalls are big — 90 to 120 feet tall — and they churn an incredible amount of water: 35,000 gallons of East River water per minute which makes 2.1 million gallons per hour. Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, artist Olafur Eliasson sees Waterfalls as making nature tangible to people, an imperative task in a world where the use and preservation of natural resources is an on-going discussion. Combining nature and art… in my opinion, always an impressive statement.

Read more in the New York Times article.

[Photo via NYTimes]

Written by Anna Brones

June 26, 2008 at 10:37