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Lady Gaga has certainly made an impression on us with extravagant music videos such as “Poker Face” and “Paparazzi,” but what about her music video’s that never really made it? I personally, am a huge fan of both “Beautiful Dirty Rich” and “Nothing Else I Can Say.”

But finally, lets give it up to the boldest, newest, grandest, and most extravagant of them all; “Bad Romance.”

Enjoy your weekend!

the Girls at “We the Free,” Brooklyn

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For real. It’s out there, in Cali. Check out designer Jonathan Adler’s contribution to Barbie’s life- size home made to celebrate her 50th birthday. I can’t believe this thing has been around since May and I’ve only just seen it!

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Malibu Barbie's dream home in Malibu... on the beach. Designed by Jonathan Adler.

Now, lets compare that to Barbie’s other dream house… shall we?

The original Barbie dream house.

The original Barbie dream house.

Which would you prefer?

the Girls at “We the Free,” Brooklyn

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This exhibit was up for a while. (I actually went to the opening reception over a month ago), but when I went searching today to show my co-workers images from the exhibit (to make them go) I saw that not much has been written about it… and it’s really amazing! 

The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs” is done in the same style of the more recent exhibit Context/ Contrast” where historic photographs compared with current day photographs of the same area or subject highlight the drastic changes that have occurred there. The New York City shoreline has relied on its rivers for trade and shipment throughout its history… but now that we rely more strongly on methods of air this has grown to be somewhat obselete, making the changes in the use of the waterfront change to other things like tourism, firework spectacles and in some cases, abandonment.

The most frequent photographs are done by Diane Cook” and “Len Jenshel who’s largely formatted and colorful images capture the industrial, somewhat mystical view of the New York City waterfront in many boroughs. There aren’t many images online, but you can check out these couple of photos, and be sure to check out the exhibit at “The Museum of the City of New York” before it closes on November 29th!

 

 

 

 

Photo By Len Jenshel, Pepsi Cola Sign, Queens West Development, Long Island City, Queens, 2005. Now on view at "The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs" at "The Museum of the City of New York"

Photo By Len Jenshel, Pepsi Cola Sign, Queens West Development, Long Island City, Queens, 2005. Now on view at "The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs" at "The Museum of the City of New York"

 

Photo by Diane Cook, Little Red Lighthouse, Fort Washington Park, Manhattan, 2002. Now on view at "The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs" exhibit at "The Museum of the City of New York."

Photo by Diane Cook, Little Red Lighthouse, Fort Washington Park, Manhattan, 2002. Now on view at "The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs" exhibit at "The Museum of the City of New York."

 

The Museum of the City of New York is located on 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street New York, NY and is open Tuesday- Sunday, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

the Girls at “We the Free,” Brooklyn

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Context/ Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967- 2009” is a current exhibition at the “AINY Center for Architecture” that focuses on the evolution of modern architecture within historic areas of New York City. It’s supposed to be amazing and I can’t wait to go see it!

Context/ Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967- 2009

Context/ Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967- 2009

 

AIANY Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, SoHo.

For more info click here.

the Girls at “We the Free,” Brooklyn

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Keep NYC Art Alive this weekend by attending the NYC Book Art Fair at PS1. The fair holds over 200 publications of independent magazines and books. Here at “We the Free,” we are most excited about PINUP’s stand as well as the Brooklyn- based publications Kingsboro Press and Decathlon.  “Decathalon” is actually a series of artist books that’s actually constructed from our Sales Associate, Chrissy’s favorite professors from PRATT! Check out pics from both the Kigsboro Press and Decathalon publications:

 

An image from the "Kingsboro Press" publication who has a stand at the PS1 "Book Art Fair."

An image from the "Kingsboro Press" publication who has a stand at the PS1 "Book Art Fair."

An image from the "Decathalon" publication who now has a stand at the PS1 "Book Art Fair."

An image from the "Decathalon" publication who now has a stand at the PS1 "Book Art Fair."

 

FAIR HOURS
Friday/Saturday, October 2 & 3, 2009, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 11am – 5pm

LOCATION
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

For more info on the PS1 “Book Art Fair” click here.

the Girls at “We the Free,” Brooklyn

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Take a look at these photos taken by our MIT Cat for her “Photography Journalism” class. She did a story about the relections she found in the glass of the “Ford Foundation” building, a pioneer in architecture on 42nd Street. The Ford Foundation Building was designed by architect Roche- Dinkeloo in the 1950’s specifically for the organization.
Reflection of the "Ford Foundation" building in its unfinished goldleaf lettering.

Reflection of the "Ford Foundation" building in its unfinished goldleaf lettering.

Photo of he reflection in the window of the “Photo of he reflection in the window of the "Ford Foundation" building, designed by Roche- Dinkeloo.Ford Foundation” building, designed by Roche- Dinkeloo.

 

Photo of he reflection in the window of the "Ford Foundation" building, designed by Roche- Dinkeloo.

Photo of he reflection in the window of the "Ford Foundation" building, designed by Roche- Dinkeloo.

 ❤ the Girls at “We the Free,” Brooklyn

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John Salibello is the creative genius behind the selection of antiques at his current antique shops on 60th Street.

iThe window at one of John Salibello's antique shop locations on 60th Street, Manhattan.

The window at one of John Salibello's antique shop locations on 60th Street, Manhattan.

 In Brooklyn we may be afforded brownstones, large apartments and backyards (We the Free, itself, has a lovely little backyard!) but those of us who have lived in Manhattan know how limited space is. This is why I LOVE John Salibello’s use of reflection and light in his interior designs. He finds beautiful antiques and places them in a way that opens up the walls of interior space. John Salibello’s taste is also impecable. His choices are classicly sleek and elegant. Check out some of my favorite pieces now offered through John Salibello’s business:

 

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

 

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

 

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

 

 

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

 

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

 

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

 

Now available at John Salibello, www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

Now available at John Salibello, http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

 

John Salibello's window display. I love his use of reflection and light.

John Salibello's window display. I love his use of reflection and light.

For more visit http://www.johnsalibelloantiques.com

❤ the Girls at “We the Free,” Brooklyn

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