friday favorites

friday favorites: may 14

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
Wish I had seen these on the streets of NYC! An artist makes inflatable monsters out of trash bags that come to life over subway grates- so cool!

Flash mob videos are always so comical... seeing everyone's reaction when a seemingly random group of people invades a calm place is hilarious. When it involves MC Hammer pants and Hammer's signature dance, well, it's even funnier.

This has been making the rounds this week, but if you haven't seen 6th grader Greyson doing his rendition of GaGa's Paparazzi, you definitely need to check it out.

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. A Little Humiliation by Hugo 2. Cockroach by Hugo 3. Gila by Beach House 4. Heart of Chambers by Beach House 5. Astronaut by Beach House 6. Apple Orchard by Beach House

FOLLOW IT: blog I discovered this week
The hilarious note above was one of the items found and submitted to FoundMagazine.com- a blog that curates unusual and silly notes and things found by their readers. (I wonder if anyone brought the dude a juice box...)

 

DO IT: things to put on your calendar this week
The 2nd annual Model Citizens NYC - An exhibit running tomorrow through Monday, featuring nearly 50 designers of furniture, ceramic, glass and jewelry. Opening reception is tomorrow night from 5-8p. My friend Ben Light is one of the featured designers who will have his work on display. The gallery is located on 36th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Check it out and support independent design!

The New York Photo Festival is going on now through Sunday in 12 different galleries across Dumbo. Check out a venue or two before it's gone! You can view the full schedule of events here.