Hey Hart Beat! Happy long weekend! Instead of this weekend going up to Maine or home to my parents home in Massachusetts, I decided to stay in Brooklyn and get some relaxing done. Carolyn and I might even be heading back to Long Island tomorrow for the last of the summer rays. Today while I’m getting some reading done I came across the best article in the New York Times Business section. The article talks about an impending donut war going on in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m not complaining Hart Beat and I thought this a perfect opportunity to tell you about one of my favorite neighborhood haunts.
Hey Hart Beat! Gotcha! I’m pretty sure I had some of you pegged. What a classic opening line amiright?
After some serious lurking I’ve learned Hannah has fantastic taste in music, and has shared some great tracks. So I figured I’d follow suite and share some music I’ve been stuck on as of late.
Being a Brooklyn native there’s one particular genre of music that, for lack of a better term, warms my soul. That genre is hip hop. I like to think I have a pretty electric taste in music and can appreciate just about anything, but hip hop holds a very special place in my hear. I get it and hip-hop gets me. We have a special relationship, her and I.
So, without further ado, and before I get all teary eyed and emotional check out the homie Radamiz below.
“New York Don’t Love Me” by Radamiz
Shameless plug for my Instagram. I’m still the editor here, Pedro…
Hi Hart Beat! How was your weekend? I was so glad to be back in the city and relaxing as the summer ends. Today I took the LIRR to Long Beach with Carolyn (reminding both of us of our great trip two years back). On the boardwalk today was a great fair with tons of different vendors. One that I saw and LOVED was this company The Salt & Sea. The company designs and produces prints and cloth designs by Gene Rogovitz, who took inspiration from surfing on Long Island for the past 25 years.
Hi Hart Beat. How’s your evening going? I have a new installment for the Instacrush series that I’ve been putting together this summer. Today is one of my all time favorite photographers, Chris Burkard. Based in Central Coast California, Chris travels the world taking breathtaking surfing, outdoor and travel photographs. The crazies part about this amazing talented guy (besides the fact that he’s only 28) is that he is self-taught. It blows my mind!!
I can’t remember where I saw the first photo from his Instagram, @chrisburkard, but all I can say now Hart Beat is that I’m hooked. I just love being able to admire the freezing cold arctic waters from my warm apartment in Brooklyn. For a great video about Chris’s work with surfers watch this amazing video here.
Hi Hart Beat. I am so happy to be blogging tonight from ye old Brooklyn. I had a great vacation in Maine and I love being on the water there but, it is SO nice to be home in my favorite city. I took some great photos that I’ll share later this week so stay tuned. Tonight though, I want to share one of my favorite pieces that I keep coming back to (it’s been my desktop background for over a year now).
Artist Pakayla Rae Biehn has been featured here on Hart Beat before. Anything she does I seriously can’t get enough of. What do you think Hart Beat? Isn’t it just oh so romantic?
Hi Hart Beat. It is a lazy, rainy morning here on the island. I’m sitting in the kitchen while my mom works on a birthday lunch for my Grandmother. It’s pretty perfect. Being here on the island makes me wish for more outdoor living in New York City. It’s nice in the summer to go to rooftop bars and parks but once fall gets here those kinds of things start to die down. I came across this house today and thought now this is a house. Can you imagine living here, Hart Beat? Too bad I have absolutely no green thumb… I’m sure there are people out there who would love to live in a house like this and be amongst nature. If I was looking for a new house, getting in touch with professionals such as Palos Verdes real estate agents is potentially the route I would take. Plus, I’d prefer to live around beaches and not too far away from everything.
Hi Hart Beat. This vacation in Maine I’ve been rewatching one of my favorite show’s, New Girl. Schmidt is my absolute favorite and makes me laugh so hard. As much as I find Zooey Dechanel drives me crazy sometimes I still love her. So today I was so excited to see that the amazing combination of Zooey Dechanel and M. Ward also known as She & Him is releasing a new album this fall.
According to the Zooey in the Facebook post that announced the new record, “We are incredibly excited to release a record of our favorite songs. It was a dream of ours to record these songs in a way that highlighted the brilliance of the songwriting and the beauty of their melodies. We had a wonderful time making the record and we hope people have a wonderful time listening to it.”
Ah!! I can’t wait for fall, Hart Beat!!
Hi Hart Beat. Welcome to the newest installment of the new Instacrush series that I’ve been holding here on ye’ old blog. Pervious series highlights have included photographers Cambria Grace, Fawn DeViney and the brilliant man behind The Dogist. Today I want to share with you a brilliant New York artist who is taking Instagram to the next level by displaying his incredibly funny and breathtaking collage work via iPhone photography.
I discovered Kalen Hollomon through a couple of different art blogs and was particularly struck by this interview that the artist gave for the Capsule show’s website. The beauty of Holloman’s work comes from using vintage and current advertising and using them in the familiar snapshots of New York City. The images are placed so perfectly into the frame that even seeing Holloman’s fingers propping the cutout up adds to the charm of these images. Lucky for us, Holloman posts a few of these magic works of art daily on his Instagram feed @kalen_hollomon. This is one that you should most definitely check out Hart Beat.
Hi Hart Beat. How was your weekend? I had so much fun on the island in Maine but I have to tell you a secret… I miss Brooklyn like crazy. Someone amazing shared this song with me since I’ve been up here and I can’t stop listening to it. I had never heard of Woodkid before but if this French artist feels this way about Brooklyn than I love him too.
Happy Friday, Hart Beat!! What are your plans for this beautiful August weekend? Since I’m up in Maine I’m going to try to spend as much time at the beach as possible. One of my favorite parts of summer is being able to live in the same clothes all season long. This year I haven’t been able to get over my favorite pair of jean shorts. I picked them up this winter at Urban Outfitters in their Urban Renewal line. I usually don’t like shopping there but I take it all back for these high waisted shorts. In the line of Urban Renewal the company takes old jeans and turns them into shorts. I’m sure you can get the same results by stopping at your local Salvo or even just doing it yourself.