After being kicked out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 1992, and unable to afford rent anywhere near her school, art student Ash Thayer became a squatter. In the ‘90s, NYC's Lower East Side was full of abandoned buildings that outcasts and people who desperately needed housing, quickly made their own. These squatters would move in, fix up and take over these abandoned buildings that were barely livable. They buildings were filled with vermin. They lacked plumbing, electricity, and even walls, floors, and a roof. Punks, junkies and outcasts from all over the city joined the squatter movement … [Read more...]

Justina Blakeney | The New Bohemians.

Yesterday Justina Blakeney, the woman behind such genius as a "Face the Foliage" and the awesome blog The Jungalow, released her first book: The New Bohemians. It's spectacular. The photography is by Dabito, who is AWESOME, and it features 20 homes of New Bohemians. If you've ever liked a photo of a houseplant, moroccan rug, weaving, suzani, ikat.... etc etc etc... this book is like crack cocaine. I mean, I'm kind of a preppy New Yorker who in my own imagination is artist living in Venice, but this book makes me want to start making cement planters (I'm gonna DIY some, I already bought the … [Read more...]

Bunny Williams | On Garden Style + Giveaway

This weekend I received not one, but two copies of the re-release of legendary Bunny Williams' 1998 book On Garden Style. One for me, and one for one of you! Bunny Williams is nothing short of a giant on the American Interior Design scene. After working for 22 years for the Parish-Hadley design firm, she opened her own design firm in 1988. That's like - what, 50 years as a tastemaker and industry leader? Along with designing interiors, Bunny is known for her passion for gardens. After 5 days of hard work in Manhattan, she would retreat to her Connecticut home and relax in her idyllic … [Read more...]

BOOKS | P Magazine.

The second annual art Magazine/Book P MAGAZINE is now available online to buy.  P MAGAZINE is an aesthetic object-book designed as a collector’s limited edition founded and created by Face, Mariana García & Cecy Young. The subject matter of the second book is "Warm" - the book exudes that in every way - romance, passion, sex and desire - are reflected in the colors, papers, and of course the ridiculously good photography. The book features contributions by Henrik Purienne, Akila Berjaoui, Olivia Malone, Napoleon Habeica, Vivienne Mok, Miko Lim, Mariana García, Cecy Young, Franklin Collao, … [Read more...]

Sir | Mario Testino

“The way men are seen in photography, in fashion, and the way that men look at pictures of themselves has changed in recent years. It is a subject that has come into focus: The masculine image, a man’s personal style, changing attitudes to the male face and body.” — Mario Testino It definitely has, hasn't it? Masculinity, in all its forms is a fascinating subject. I feel like the line between masculine and feminine is ever blurring and these captures are intimate in a way that feels feminine or delicate, but with men as subjects. Does that make sense? It's lovely to see the male form be … [Read more...]