This is awesome on so many levels. Nike has teamed up with ebay and the Michael J. Fox Foundation in a genius promotion to benefit Parkinson’s research. Nike have recreated the futuristic shoe that Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly wore in the classic film Back to the Future II. The shoes are limited to 1500 pairs, and are only available through a special ebay auction. The best part is that all proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. If you’ve got the cash to splash (the first pair went for over $35,000!) follow the link and help support a great cause!
The photos were made in three locations, Dominican Republic in 2005; Belize, Central America, 2007; and Burkina Faso, Africa, 2011. All three trips to these countries were ministry/mission trips which put us into the center of common life with common people. I chose the word, “Simplicity” for title of the show because that was the overarching theme that these people share in their way of life. Simplicity. They had far, far less than most others yet their contentment was plainly obvious. Some lived in significantly difficult situations.
A group of MFA Illustration grads from the School of Visual Arts came up with this awesome book club that combines two of their passions (and ours), art and books. The idea is simple, yet so creative. Once they read a book, they design a cover. Take a look at the beautiful designs they have created thus far!
You’ve worked hard all summer and now it’s time to play hard! Check out this fun summery playlist from Daily Candy while you plan your perfect holiday weekend.
One thing you need to make sure you do this weekend is to check out some live music. Electric Zoo is taking over Randall’s Island with sounds from Tiesto, Chromeo, David Guetta, SBTRKT, Armin Van Burren, Calvin Harris, and so many more, or head to Governors Island to see hip-hop legends such as Nas, Lauryn Hill, Common, Raekwon and Ghostface, Cypress Hill, Childish Gambino, and more at Rock the Bells. While you’re on the island check out Better Than Jam, a pop-up shop that sells handmade items from local Etsy artists in the first floor of a historic home (they have a free craft workshop to learn how to make origami sea creatures).
Don’t miss out on seeing a movie alfresco style in a park, here’s a list of movies and where they’re playing. Or catch the very last weekend of Brooklyn Botanic Gardens’ breath-taking exhibit “Native New Yorkers.”
And of course do NOT forget to get your fix of BBQs, click here for the most delicious recipes, both traditional and unique (and all tasty)!