intersection 02.23.11

Hump Day
Walking Off the Big Apple


Russian artists
Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich
turn paper into gold.



London's Atlas Gallery gives us Sequentially Yours,
a delightful online exhibit of work by the great Elliott Erwitt.
[One image NSFW; via photographer Charlotte Griffiths]




Double Parlour, the husband-and-wife team
of Ernie and Cassandra Velasco,
make small sculptures with a big, discomfiting impact.




Moon and Venus Over Switzerland: wow.




Could wallpaper become cool again?
Australia's Wallpaper Republic,
an artist collective, says yes.




Monumentalism meets Jil Sander.
It's the work of photographer Christian Stoll,
part of his Epic series. 
[Via The Coolist]




The Guest is a 7-minute animated short film
with the richness of a full-length feature.
Created by Henrik Malmgren.












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Buildings To Know in NoHo NoHo, the nickname for the neighborhood in New York that generally sits north of Houston and sprawls up Broadway and Lafayette to Astor Place, serves as home to some of the city's most flamboyant architecture. Most of the exuberance comes by way of the existing commercial buildings from the 1880s and 1890, structures with rich ornamentation and fanciful figures designed to show off the companies that built them. In even earlier days, primarily the 1820s, Lafayette Street and Astor Place briefly served as one of the city's most fashionable districts for Old Money.


While the Bowery is shaping up as one of New York's primary thoroughfares for experimental architecture, with the boldest yet to come, a new look at the old and new architecture of neighboring NoHo yields some pretty wild stuff. All that is required to appreciate this area's rich architectural heritage is to stop and look up. Here's Walking Off the Big Apple's guide to buildings you must know in NoHo. [Continued]

poll

Who gets your vote for the Oscar
as this year's Best Actress?

vote

30%
Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)

vote

17%
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)

vote

18%
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)

vote

20%
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

vote

15%
Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)


Bethesda Terrace (from 2009)

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