Nick Cave‘sHustle Coat (2021) appears as a simple double breasted, trench coat made out of cotton. Though the outside of the jacket is plain, Cave transforms its lining into something fantastic. Describing his vision for the garment, he said, “just imagine, necklaces, chains, watches, jewelry, stones, are all sewn by hand into the lining of this coat, making it appear to be this jewelbox.” Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Nick Cave, Hustle Coat→
There’s no doubt that fashion is constantly evolving, with new trends emerging all the time. As we get ready to ring-in the New Year, we’re looking ahead to see what new trends will be popular in the world of fashion. One area that’s always changing and evolving is bracelets. Here are some of the top bracelet trends for 2023. Continue reading 2023 Bracelet Trends to Look For→
Since the early 2000s, Seth Price has been fascinated by vacuum forming, a process in which plastic is heated and sucked against a mold. The artist repurposes the technique, traditionally used for commercial packaging, and casts unexpected objects. For Vintage Bomber (2006), he forced a PVC over the mold of a bomber jacket. Bubbles, creases, and other deformations run throughout the surface, rendering the military garment unfamiliar. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Present: Seth Price, Vintage Bomber→
Over the past few years, Bitcoin has risen in popularity to the point where you can’t avoid hearing about it. Many are calling it digital gold due to its value and scarcity. Since cryptocurrency is all internet-based, it’s easy for you to buy, sell, and trade it. Many companies are also now recognizing bitcoin as an actual form of currency.
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The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show just closed for the season this past weekend, so if you missed it, there’s always next year! I had the chance to check it out with a friend on the Saturday when we had that amazing snow storm here in the city, and it was a pretty sweet time. The Train Show — which is about so much more than just model trains — takes place inside the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, where you can travel back in time, it seems; wandering through miniature landscapes featuring more than 150 scaled iconic buildings, private mansions (many of which do not exist today) and other structures which stretch out amid the plants, under thousands of twinkling lights through various rooms of the conservatory. Also, there are model trains, but they are not necessarily the show stoppers!
Inside the glass domed conservatory is an authentic city in miniature, where famed New York architecture is recreated using bark, leaves, and other natural materials. The recent exhibition had expanded since the previous year, with more trains, an all-new Queensboro Bridge, and a true New York finale featuring a whimsical tribute to the iconic Coney Island amusement park’s architecture and attractions, which was one of my favorite assign with cluster of some of NYC’s most iconic, landmark towers.
Here’s another view of the section which featured the NY Stock Exchange, the Flatiron and Chrysler Buildings, the Empire State Building and, up front, Rockefeller Center.
There was even a miniature replica of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, flanked by the gold statue of Prometheus, who represents the ancient Greek legend of the Titan, bringing fire to mankind. And I even managed to get a train in this picture — not always easy to do, as they can zoom by quite quickly!
Find out more about the NYBG Holiday Train Show, and start planning your visit for late 2017, at This Link!