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insert-can.jpgIt has been a while since we did a Beautiful City enty. Here it is in all of it's fall glory. Eastvillage, September 2009.



Telectroscope

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A piece of art that warms our heart.

"Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean. In May 2008, more than a century after it was begun, the tunnel has finally been completed. An extraordinary optical device called a Telectroscope has been installed at both ends which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth from London to New York and vice versa."

Telectroscope Site

Graffiti on china

grafiti-plate2sm.jpg Riding that fine line between cool and kitsch, these New York Graffiti patterned china place settings would be a welcome jolt of the unexpected on the dinner table.  The design is by Lovegrove and Repucci and can be found at designpublic.com

$90 a place setting.

Dinner plate 10.5 inches diameter Soup Bowl
8 inches diameter Side Plate
7.5 inches diameter

http://www.designpublic.com



Thanks for the tip from: Stand D'arde ;)



New York of Yesteryear

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It was in early months of 1990 when filmmaker Michael Galinsky turned his still photo lens on one of the many 'street markets' that found a home in New York City's East Village.

This particular market was on the perimeter of the parking lot on Astor between Cooper Sq. and Lafayette, now the site of the neighborhood's newest architectural atrocity.

Galinsky sums up not just the street market but the east village itself, "I loved the mixture of goods; as you can see in the book, one "store" carried a Trump book next to a text on Marxism, next to some porn, next to some hinduism next to a book about Van Gogh."

Watch the slide show here.

newmuseum.jpgThe New Museum of Contemporary Art just opened in its new home on the Bowery in New York City. The ad campaign for their launch is nothing short of breathtaking.


Mars Bar Phone Booth

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Painting With Light

licht.jpglichtfaktor - Painting with light. Making the world a more beautiful place.

Check in on their myspace page.

Read a more indepth story at joshspear.com

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thanks,
beau

ps. thanks for the submission Stevie!

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beau

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