Weekly Round-Up

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This post is presented under the guise of a weekly round up, but it is actually a mind storm of the past couple of weeks in photos. I remember, in years past, that the beginning of September spawned a back-to-basics (or might we call it a back-to-school) mentality. All manner of adventuring and manic creation (and living on very little sleep interspersed with too much sleep) would take a back seat to the more somber tasks of getting ourselves organized. 2015 has seemed to laugh in the face of this tradition, bringing with it what feels like even MORE excitement, travel and creation than the summer months.

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The end of summer always feels like a scramble to check off the last minute items that we may not have gotten to between all of the out-of-state vacations. For me, this means taking advantage of trips to the local NYC beaches. It’s true that the Maine beaches offer moodier and more magical waters, more privacy, and the added bonus of being able to drive to them in a matter of minutes…but there is something really gritty and hip about Coney Island and the Rockaways. Like little time capsules of a bygone era of New York, these beaches give us a sense of wild freedom in a city that becomes more and more tight-laced as time goes on.

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As a member of the Brooklyn Museum I try to visit as often as possible. Truly, the curators of this wonderful space serve up some of the best shows I have the pleasure of seeing, and all the while creating a wonderful sense of community and pride in local artists. The current show FAILE: Savage/Sacred Minds is super amazing and taps into that great gritty spirit of NYC that I mentioned above. Focussing in on

“our relationship to consumer culture, religious traditions and urban environment by blurring the boundaries between fine art, street art and popular culture.”

Spoiler alert: there is a fully active arcade within the exhibit, you should definitely make a point of visiting this show before it closes on October 4th.

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Though the Morphologically x Bohemian Collective shoot was in August, the article went live on the site the second weekend in September. It was so exciting to have so many of my favorite creative minds come together on that project and I don’t feel guilty in the slightest bit about making another humble brag about my latest guest post! September you’re full of inspiration and opportunity!

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With all the madness of NYFW, blogging and brand launches, it was important to get away for some meditation and relaxation at the dawn of a new season. I love nothing more than to travel to the Hudson River Valley each autumn, and this year’s trip was particularly special with its camping under the stars, waterfall dips and the frenzied arrival to our motel during an epic downpour after being rained out of our campsite. I tried to capture the spirit of the amazing seediness of Motel 19, forgotten by time and tucked away into the Catskill Mountains, in the above picture. Sheets of rain were falling outside our window and with nothing really modern to speak of in the room—including wireless internet—and the city miles away, we could really live in the moment and luxuriate in long hours of togetherness.

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