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3 Mapping Technologies That Will Change How You See NYC

New York City has always been a city in flux, with compelling local histories buried as quickly as new histories are born. These three innovative mapping technologies from artists and developers worldwide allow users to explore the city in entirely new ways — all from the convenience of a smartphone or laptop. Don’t take NYC at face value; use these three tools to uncover the past, future, and hidden present of your city. 1. Surging Seas Surging Seas is an interactive map with a unique premise: displaying the coastline changes that would occur at various forecasted sea-level rises over the next century. The map was created by the ever-creative team at Stamen, a digital agency based in San Francisco with a special focus in mapping and research technologies. For Surging Seas, the developers aimed to differentiate themselves from existing forecast tools by creating a map that highlighted the “land that’s lost,” showing how even “minor” changes like the 13 feet rise caused by Hurricane Sandy can radically alter the shape of the city. 2. Spyglass …

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Vibrant ‘2D’ Cartoon-Style Bags for “Big City Girls”

Seeing a Jump From Paper bag at a distance can be confusing. The bags at first seem unreal, as if digitally added next to the person wearing them.  In a world where anything is wearable, Taiwan-based designers Chay Su and Rika Lin have come up with an innovative line of functional accessories that look like they’ve popped out of a cartoon. The line is comprised of a wide range of products; satchels, backpacks, wallets and purses. They all come in color block bright tones mixed with beige and black colors imitating leather. The design is what makes the bags’ unique. Each bag looks like it’s been traced and colored with a Sharpie. Behind the fun design of the bags, there is a hidden pouch that can used for small treasures, making the Jump From Paper bags as practical as they are exciting! From London to New York, they have come this winter 2015 season to help out each “Big City Girl” march toward their dreams. The irregular lines confirm the bags’ intention to appear as if they are coming out of children’s cartoons or coloring …

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Soft Men & Strong Women: Landeros Smashes Fashion Binaries

NY-based designer Andre Landeros Michel has been making splashes in the fashion world with his innovative and bold genderless designs. Landeros comes from a background designing men’s clothing, playing with dissolving lines, blending stark, streamlined architectural menswear with luxurious embellishments, like blue fox fur and immaculately crafted luxe fabrics. For his newest collection, Versions II, Landeros has taken steps into even more androgynous terrain, expanding his roots in menswear to create something truly gender-neutral. His work functions as a political statement, due to a life as a New Wave outsider in Long Island. All misfits and outcasts were thrown together – punks, goths, and new wavers, co-mingling in the early ‘90s club kid scene. Under this scene, Landeros would explore his own glammy androgyny, blending post-punk austerity with a sense of elegance and royalty. “Designing for a specific gender to me felt a bit antiquated especially given my penchant for blurring the lines between the two. I’ve never differentiated before, so why start now?” as he told the Huffington Post. New ideas of gender and what those mean …

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Taylor Mead last Andy Warhol’s superstar

Taylor Mead died last Wednesday, May 8th at the age of 88, after over 70 years on the stage. The spunky, wry, and sometimes irreverent actor, performer, playwright, poet, and painter, was still performing every week. Only interrupted the past April when he agreed to leave his tenement apartment in the LES after a long-time battle with the landlords. The following interview was originally published in our 3rd issue in March 2012. New York, December 2011 –Born into and hated by a stuffy, affluent family, Taylor Mead, whose self- described dramatic debut went down at Grosse Point High School in 1930s Michigan, went on to work and party with such greats as Andy Warhol, Frank O’Hara, Dennis Hopper, and Jim Jarmusch. His roles in such films as Lonesome Cowboys (1968), The Queen of Sheba meets the Atom Man (1968), and Tarzan and Jane Regained…Sort Of (1964) were key contributions to a dynamic era of film in the ‘60s led by Andy Warhol, his collaborators, and his contemporaries. Sheet 8 from “Fairy Tale Poem,” Taylor Mead, …