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Plant-in City: An Interactive Architecture for 21st Century Plants

Posted on by Ce Ce

My dear friend Huy Bui has Kickstarter project called Plant-in City .  The creation is  collaboration between artists, architects, designers, and technologists who are building new ways of interacting with nature. The handbuilt terrariums of Plant-in City draw visitors into an immersive environment where plant life is enhanced by technology, and a dialogue with humans is amplified. The main level of the gallery plays host to a sculptural colony of 65 high-tech stackable boxes, which house the plants  in wire nets and can be watered remotely through an application on an Iphone!!!!

To shed light on the recent darkness in New York City, a large-scale site-specific installation of Plant-in City will be running at the Mark Miller Gallery from November 15 – December 15. For more information on the exhibit, click here.

There will be a special opening event November 14 from 7-9 pm.

Mark Miller Gallery
92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Sunday-Friday 12pm – 6pm and by appointment
(212) 253-9479

Regarding Warhol

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened an incredible exhibit entitled “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years.”  

“Regarding Warhol” examines the pivotal relationship between Warhol’s work and the changing climate of the art world. The exhibit juxtaposes 45 works of Warhol’s with 100 works from 60 different artists that were all inspired in some way by Warhol’s originals, showing the amazing and lasting effect Warhol had on culture and the world of art.

“Regarding Warhol:Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” is running now through December 31st at the Met. You can find out more info on the Met and the exhibit here!

Fireflies on the Water | Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is at the Whitney. Fireflies on the Water (2002) is an exploration of the artist’s fascination with infinite space and self-obliteration, using a controlled environment of lights, mirrors, and pool of water.

Yayoi KusamaFireflies on the Water, 2002. Mirror, plexiglass, 150 lights, and water, 111 × 144 1/2 × 144 1/2 in. (281.9 × 367 × 367 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Postwar Committee and the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and partial gift of Betsy Wittenborn Miller  2003.322a-tttttttt

Entry to the exhibit is timed to one minute, and you are required to enter alone. During this minute you embark on a journey through the pools of water and lights, with mirror images of yourself echoing throughout the space.

Check out the Whitney’s website here for more information on how to experience this mind-bending exhibit.

Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche New York 2012

In 2010, Bring to Light began as the first “nuit blanche” in New York–joining a global tradition of nighttime events featuring site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection. The second edition in October 2011 expanded to reach the waterfront, presenting work by artists from around the world alongside New York’s notable and emerging talent. Ce Ce attended the event last year and left feeling energized and inspired by the works.

This month, Bring to Light will explore a new direction with the opening of a venue for live music, art installation and performance at The Autumn Bowl, a storied industrial space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The artistic collaborations at The Autumn Bowl, will lay the groundwork for the organization’s next large-scale public festival, Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche New York in 2013.

To learn more about this year’s event visit the official Facebook page to receive exclusive updates as dates, performances, and locations are announced. To see past videos go here.



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Omar Chacon uses small droplets of acrylic paint to create pieces so vivid and colorful they look like they belong in a dream.

Each painting is comprised of small, technicolor ovals that come together to form abstract paintings, so textured that you can see every layer of paint that goes into the work.

If you’re in New York and looking to escape the grey city for a bit, head into the Thatcher Projects at 539 W 23rd St. Chacon’s newest exhibit, Bacanales Tropicales, will give you the colorful boost you need. Find more on the exhibit here!

The Global Citizen Festival

The Global Citizen Festival is happening in Central Park on September 29. The festival is a completely free advocacy concert with the goal of urging our leaders and citizens to do as much as they can to help end extreme poverty.


With performances from Neil Young, the Foo Fighters, the Black Keys, Band of Horses, and K’Naan, this festival is not only supporting an amazing cause but supplying amazing music. Don’t fret if you’re not in New York: it will be the largest syndicated charity concert in online and broadcast TV. Learn more about the concert and how to get your tickets here!


Project Pop-Up NYC 2012

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in collaboration with Manhattan-based concept store STORY, founded by Rachel Shechtman, launched Project Pop-Up NYC, a competition that offers the city’s most promising fashion retailers and technology start-ups the opportunity to win prizes including a temporary pop-up shop, PR and marketing support and valuable business mentoring to coincide with New York Fashion Week in September. Many of the world’s most exciting, innovative retailers were born in New York City. Project Pop-Up NYC’s goal is to strengthen New York City’s position as a global fashion retail leader, home to the most cutting-edge stores and technologies. Part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020 initiative, this competition will recognize and reward emerging, innovative, New York City-based fashion retailers (both offline and online) and fashion-related technology companies. Up to 3 retailers and up to 8 technology companies were selected for this year’s initiative.

“Project Pop-Up NYC will enable emerging New York City-based fashion retailers and fashion technology companies to gain critically important exposure, helping them to join the next generation of leaders within this important sector,” said New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky. “By providing the opportunity to sell merchandise from a unique pop-up store, while also offering mentorship and business development training, this program will help these companies take their businesses to the next level.”

This year’s winners are:

Acustom, which utilizes body scanning technology to allow clients to create a customized variety of clothing products. The scanner will be live at Project Pop-Up and in use for people to experience, pre-order and shop

AHAlife, an e-commerce destination offering curated artisan, luxury products sourced from around the world

Fashion GPS, which connects people, events and products through digital tools that invite guests to fashion shows, track samples, facilitates commerce and provide metrics for brands and publishers

Have to Have, a social commerce platform that is personalizing digital shopping by offering users an interactive experience to rate products

Of a Kind, which introduces emerging designers through editorial and e-commerce, commissioning and selling limited-edition pieces alongside their designers’ stories

Outlier, an online retailer specializing in combining high-tech fabrics with traditional menswear looks

Perch Interactive, which turns any table surface into a hands-on, interactive display of the products it holds

ReFashioner, an online curated consignment marketplace designed for individuals and professional sellers alike, an online fashion marketplace that aggregates the inventory of one-of-a-kind boutiques across the country – 160 boutiques in 20 U.S. cities., allowing users to shop their favorite local shops in one place

Snapette, a location-based shopping mobile app and website to help shoppers find products and offers available in nearby stores

Style for Hire, a network of 150 stylists offering wardrobe audits and personal shopping to help people look better, shop smarter, and save money

Head over to STORY, 144 10th Avenue at 19th Street in New York before September 29th and support this great group of emerging and innovative companies!

STORY, Project Pop-Up
144 10th Avenue at 19th Street
Hours: Monday – Saturday  11 – 8  Sunday 11-6

80%20 x Shoe Market Party | Save 15% on September 13th!

We’re celebrating the launch of our Fall 2012 line with one of our favorite boutiques Shoe Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Come out and enjoy a glass of wine or a chilled beer and 15% all new 80%20 styles between 6-8PM on Thursday, September 13th!

Event: Shoe Market Shopping Event

Date: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 6-8PM
Promotion: 15% off all new 80%20 styles between 6-8PM

Styles on promotion:

Callie Black Random – original retail $239, promo price: $203.15

Rina Black leather – original retail $198, promo pirce: $168.30

Rina Black Random – original retail $214, promo price: $181.90

Eliotte Stamped Pony – original retail $149, $126.65

Clea Black Random – original retail $159, promo price: $135.15

Clea Festival – original retail $99, $84.15

Quimby Grey Herringbone – original retail $169, promo price: $143.65

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