This is the view from the Manhattan Bridge of the Fulton Ferry Park, a pretty popular destination being between the Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridges, which still has the old waterfront tobacco warehouses. It’s changed a bit being made more of a “finished” park with a kind of beach etc, and has also been a regular spot for outdoor music shows, one for me being the memorable 7-7-7 Boadrum orchestrated by the Boredoms.
One of my favourite places to snoop around is the food market open on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's always bustling with crowds so great for people watching. You can get the best of anything here which is why it's hard to resist spending a small fortune.
Paris, unlike London, Brooklyn and err Chester, isn’t famed for its zoo. That’s because there isn’t anything quite as big here, but if its quality as opposed to size you’re looking for then the zoo in the Jardin des Plantes won’t leave you disappointed. There are about 1800 animals here, a third of which are endangered species, like the Amur leopard, pictured. The reptile house has big snakes and snap-happy crocodiles. There are even kangaroos and some other animals you wouldn’t have thought hardy enough to adapt to the cold chill of the Paris winters. The only drawback is the monkey house, which is a rather forlorn place with depressed-looking chimpanzees and gorillas gazing through shit-stained glass cages.
The Tea is an address as only geneve knows how to propose them, a little jewel of the Chinese restoration that you will discover only by chance or hotly recommended by connoisseurs and / or fans (and they are many).
Nestled in the heart of the Quartier des Bains, this tiny Asian specialty restaurant offers genuine and delicious cuisine, featuring a myriad of Dim-Sum (steamed ravioli) to discover or rediscover.
In addition to its culinary specialties for which the establishment is particularly recognized, the Tea, like its name suggests, proposes especially a very wide selection of Chinese teas with evocative and poetic names, whose aficionados of the kind can easily be relished. You will also discover many accessories for The Tea, including a multitude of teapots in fonts or sandstones all more cute ones than the others: quite charming.
Established by Melbourne-born restaurateur, Michelle Garnaut, Capital M is one of my favourites, especially for afternoon tea. During pollution-free springs (when we have them) and summer (when the heat is not too suffocating), the view of Qianmen from the terrace is breathtaking, whilst cooler months see the use of the indoor fireplaces, which create a cosy, intimate environment. They also hold some great events here and the decor is trippy.
It’s only about ten meters above sea level, but for some reason it feels like you can see everything from the top of this hill. The 360 degree view spans from the city all the way across the bay and over the tree tops of the streets behind. I come up here to clear my mind and just to relax. Sunsets from here are amazing.
A paradise for a rest : waterfalls, restaurants and bars (crazy parties at the top of the hills in Rosa Bonheur) As soon as the sun is shining people are going there to share a drink or a meal, lying on the grass surrounded by blazing green.
Housing European Romanesque and Gothic collections, the building itself sits high on a hill offering far reaching views over the Hudson River and Upper Manhattan. A place to bookmark for after the Spring equinox when you can ramble amongst the fragrant herb gardens of Fort Tryon Park and drink in the air of the season.
Lynnie’s style is a distinctive one, where a bold bright colour palate is used to great effect in the playful charismatic characters she creates.
The development of these characters is the driving force of her work; producing mysterious, seductive creatures and powerful femme fatales. Women are mostly the subject of her pieces which she brings to life using ink, paint and paint pens. By working spontaneously the personalities evolve naturally into striking and engaging images which both shock and amuse, but always stimulate the eye.
Annina is a German graphic designer born in Würzburg and currently living in Constance with a focus on editorial design. After having espresso at a small gelateria on the other side of the street, she is working in-beetween her 30 succulents while listening to detective stories. Her approach is to make her projects look as much fun as she had making them.
YuJune Park is a designer, the Associate Director, and an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Parsons School of Design. She served as the Program Director from 2014–2017. Her work has been recognized by the AIGA, the I.D. Annual Design Review, and the Art Director’s Club Awards. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and a BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
YuJune has worked for and collaborated with several studios including Base Design, Graphic Thought Facility, Rockwell Lab, and Pentagram for a variety of clients including the Museum of Modern Art, Milk Studios, the Davis Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to teaching, YuJune speaks widely on design education and typography, most recently at Typographics, Northside Festival, and AIGA/NY.
Michael was born and raised in Seattle, and has lived in New York since 2009. He's done graphic and interaction design for Pentagram and Local Projects, and is currently a designer at the Google Creative Lab.
Pablo lives and work in Paris.In 2011, after an internship in Steven Harrington's Studio, he cofounded Super Groupe, a graphic laboratory where illustration and it's applications lead.Through multidisciplinary such as video clip, motion design, animation, installation, Pablo's images are directly influenced by pop iconography, where you can meet dinosaures, street brawls and damsels in distress. He is also the third man of Solide, graphic design studio.
Hey ho, my name is Jo.
I'm an illustrator based in Wroclaw, Poland, collaborating with the clients around the world, such as The Guardian, ELLE Italia or Opéra National de Paris.
Can't live without traveling, palm trees and prosecco.
Next trip --> Japan.
Yosuke Yajima, has won a prize in 1_WALL, the photo competition in Japan. He later held several solo exhibitions and also participated in group exhibitions inland. As an office worker, he has been producing his works at a place where you can be close to changes in both structure of Japanese culture and common sense. His works can be seen in Tinyvices, the web site of the world-famous curator, Tim Barber, USA.