friday favorites

friday favorites: september 17

SEE IT: pics I took this week
I got my kitties fixed Sunday, and they've been a very needy and cuddly pair this week. (Shout out to the Toby Project that spays/neuters cats and dogs for free in the city.) Every time I sit down they're climbing onto my lap and snoozing (they never did this before, but I hope it lasts).    

 

Lily has stitches and has to wear one of those awful cones over her head, but Ben's been helping her wash up every night after dinner. Cutness!

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. On Directing by Tegan and Sara 2. Northshore by Tegan and Sara 3. Someday by Tegan and Sara 4. For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic by Paramore 5. Fix You by Coldplay 6. Dashboard by Modest Mouse 7. Happier by A Fine Frenzy 8. Dead Things by Emiliana Torrini 9. Automatic Stop by The Strokes 10. Ghost by JES

 photo via Gothamist

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
I love this stop-motion video "Lost Things" starring Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy). It has a very Alice in Wonderland quality about it.

Google teamed up with Arcade Fire to create an interactive experience slash video for "We Used to Wait". It's pretty incredible.

In the twitter frenzy over the tornado here last night, I caught this video shot by 2 guys in Brooklyn. As Gothamist put it, "video of guys going all 'double-rainbow' on the Brooklyn tornado". It's pretty ridiculous. 

 photo via facebook

DO IT: things to add to your calendar this week
Bryant Park is wrapping up their Fall Festival this weekend, with music and dance from BAM, Parson's Dance, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's.

Saturday check out The Last Supper Festival at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn. Bring canned food donations for the Food Bank of NYC, and take in the sensory overload of food, music, art, film and design. 6p-2a, $15.

There are several street fairs and fall festivals this weekend worth checking out. Time Out NY has the schedule.

I love old photos of NYC! This week, the Seaport Museum opened their Alfred Stieglitz New York exhibit, featuring the photographer's photos of New York City from the early 1900's.