friday favorites

friday favorites: march 19

There are a million things I encounter in the course of every week; some I bookmark, some I email to friends, most I tweet about, but none make it into full blog posts. I decided to make my Friday posts a veritable treasure chest of everything I discovered during the week and want to share with you all!

the cloud collector by Paul Octavious, part of his Puffin Clouds series. You can purchase a print here.

SEE IT: art and photography I fell for this week
Art, photography, sculpture and stories by Paul Octavious. Definitely check out his website to see more of his gorgeous work!

I discovered some stunning fashion photography by Russian photographers Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva. Their work is absolutely amazing... makes me wish I was someone's muse so I could have fabulous photos taken of me. Pretty!

You must see this aerial eye candy by photographer Jason Hawkes for Boston's Big Picture. His aerial shots of New York City and Las Vegas are breathtaking!

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. All the Same by Sick Puppies 2. Warmth by Tiger Lou 3. God Put a Smile Upon Your Face (Live) by Coldplay 4. Sour Times by Portishead 5. Teardrop by Massive Attack 6. Ordinary Riches (whole album) by Company of Thieves

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week (that you should too)
Lady Gaga in Wonderland: a spoof on the AiW movie trailers starring the Lady
Quirky duet Pamplamoose covers Telephone: great rendition of Gaga's hit
Day in the Life of New York City: an incredible tilt-shift video by Sam O'Hare

Suspicious Activity? Nah, just circus elephants on their way to Madison Square Garden.

DO IT: upcoming events to check out
Tomorrow (Saturday) is Obscura Day: "an international celebration of wondrous, curious and esoteric places" (sounds very Alice in Wonderland!). The event I'm most interested in in my area is a tour of the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel in Brooklyn. The tunnel was abandoned and forgotten, only to be rediscovered by a 20-year-old Bob Diamond in 1980. Bob is still the one giving tours of the tunnel, and will be giving two tours tomorrow. You must wear sneakers and bring a flashlight, and will be heading down a rabbit man-hole to access the 165 year old passage.

Johnny Cupcakes (I'm basically obsessed with this guy's story) is holding a FREE lecture at NYU this Monday, 3/22. Lecture is at 7p, in the Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor of the Kimmel Center. Be sure to bring cash to buy some of his shirts!!

The circus is coming to town! Late Monday night (around midnight) elephants (and ponies!) from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will be parading through the Queens Midtown Manhattan Tunnel on their way to Madison Square Garden. The MTA advises those interested in seeing the procession to wait on the Manhattan-side of the tunnel, on 37th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The circus will be at Madison Square Garden from Thursday March 25 through Sunday April 4.