friday favorites

friday favorites: november 19

SEE IT: art and photography I fell for this week
When French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91 year old Grandma Frederika depressed, he suggested they do a superhero photoshoot. The shots are friggin' hysterical! (And Grandma was cheered up).

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
The Today Show anchors have been on a mission to "go viral" and enlisted OK Go to help them make a video. OK Go is famous for their viral music videos, and concocted a scheme involving 250,000 ping pong balls and locking the 4 anchors in boxes for 3 hours. You can also see the behind the scenes video here. 

A friend and I were talking about Florence + The Machine yesterday, and he mentioned Rabbit Heart. I was familiar with the song (and its Alice in Wonderland references) but hadn't seen the tea-party-esque video. If you're not familiar with her music, definitely check it out. I'm going to see her perform with Civil Twilight on December 14 at Irving Plaza- it's going to be a killer show!

 

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. Bbtone by Pinback 2. Gold Guns Girls by Metric 3. Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun Mix) by Coldplay 4. Stronger by Seabird 5. The Artist by The Hush Sound 6. Stay by Safety Suit 7. The Night is Young by Howling Bells 8. Face Down by Katie Todd 9. Indigo by Far Beyond Frail 10. Hurricane Drunk by Florence + the Machine

DO IT: things to add to your calendar
The Union Square holiday market opens today! Markets are popping up everywhere with local artisans, jewelers and crafters bringing it for your gifting pleasure. I love unique and thoughtful gifts- and handmade presents are always more special.

It's the final week of the NYFA Boot Camp Art Festival. Check out their schedule of events here.

Wakey!Wakey! and Jenny Owens play a set at Maxwell's in Hoboken tomorrow night. I'll be there!