Scott Lynch/Gothamist

Use A Typewriter to Tap Your Poetic Subconscious

A public typewriter is stationed at Tompkins Square Park for whoever wishes to write on. It is the brainchild of the The Poetry Society of New York who original introduced it at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island : The Typewriter Project’s mission ...

Read More 6.24.15 | 2:35pm
My Things/Hong Hao

Celebrate the Art of Clutter via Browning, Hao + Improvised Life

Having read and written a good deal about decluttering and letting go of stuff, we’ve witnessed something of a backlash in the media of late. Just as we were reading Dominique Browning’s recent  Let’s Celebrate the Art of Clutter , we came ...

Read More 6.24.15 | 3:46am
Carsten Höller ‘Experience

DIY to Alter Your Mental State (after Carsten Höller)

If haven’t experienced artist  Carsten Höller’s work,  perhaps you can devise your own version of his Giant Psycho Tank, above, which invites viewers to float weightlessly in the water of a sensory deprivation pool to alter their mental state.

Read More 6.23.15 | 3:43am
Holton Rower

We Cannot Know the Resonance of Our Work (Anne Frank)

We learned that there is no way to know how our work will resonate in the future, or IS resonating right now. It is not in our control. True creatives HAVE to make whether they are recognized or not. A potent symbol of this came via email recently from a friend visiting Holland:

Read More 6.22.15 | 2:43am
George Steinmetz

A Rooftop Porch with Meadows in NYC (Green Roof Primer)

We were stunned by this image of David Puchkoff and Eileen Stukane's porch and meadow on the roof of their six-story coop building in New York City. Puchkoff devised it as part of a plan to have the porch he always wanted, while creating a green roof. Plants insulate the building from heat in summer and cold in winter, and they reduce storm-water runoff by absorbing rain. The coziness and magic of a country porch IS possible in a city without having to keep a country house. Here's how.

Read More 6.18.15 | 1:18pm
2 Essential Steps to Completing Projects Close to Your Heart

2 Essential Steps to Completing Projects Close to Your Heart

( Video link here .) We love the Helio Sequence’s trippy, beautiful, psychedelic-ish animated video more for the visuals than for the music. Turn the sound off and you have a wordless meditation on the inventive, imaginative mind and ...

Read More 6.18.15 | 2:11am