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Now available: Illumi’s Journey by Elias Meister

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on March 5, 2011

Elias Meister’s  masterpiece Jazz debut album has just been released by Konnex Records!
It features extraordinary musicians Rita Maria (vc), Gordon Au (cornet), Daniel Ori (bs) Ziv Ravitz (dr) and Elias Meister on guitar. The CD consists of five of his original compositions including the 3 part suite Illumi’s Journey and has been mixed by multiple grammy winning engineer Elliot Scheiner.

To listen/download:

To order the CD:
(if the page pops up in German, just delete the /de after the .com in the adress bar and it will be in English)

exclusive preview: Walter spring 2011 collection

Posted in art, design, fashion by welcomebemymuse on September 4, 2010

This is an exclusive preview on the Walter spring 2011 collection which will be shown on September 12, 2010 during New York Fashion Week with music by Mia Moretti. These remarkable designs will make winter even harder to endure…

Hipsters dating…

Posted in art, film by welcomebemymuse on September 1, 2010

so good…

LOVE AND GUTS: New York City

Posted in art, design, photography by welcomebemymuse on June 10, 2010

Last Friday, the Love and Guts Art Show opened in New York City. Skateboarding’s past and present heroes converge for this exhibition, which is centered around skating’s fallen soldiers whose lives expired far too soon.
 These losses have left a void in skating, but, their spirits and legacies continue to live on and as a special way to celebrate their lives, Love and Guts has chosen to further immortalize them via Eyes Wide Open. Participants in this year’s show include Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Pat Ngoho along with others who were all more than willing to lend their talents to this special exhibition.

Read more on Amber’s Blog.

The Sun Always Sets

Posted in art, film, music by welcomebemymuse on June 4, 2010

The Sun Always Sets is directed by Team Studio NYC‘s Markus with music by Cars & Trains and illustrations by David Foarde.

MOMA PS1: get the season started!

Posted in art, music by welcomebemymuse on May 21, 2010

On Sunday May 23, MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art present the third iteration of the quinquennial exhibition Greater New York (organized and curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Connie Butler and Neville Wakefield), which showcases the work of artists and collectives living and working in the New York metropolitan area. In addition to presenting recent works by some 68 artists, Greater New York includes an active on-site workshop in which participating artists will experiment with new projects and ideas throughout the duration of the exhibition.

At 3:00 pm, a performance by Terence Koh will take place, followed by a DJ set by Michael Magnan from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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“The Sandpit” by Sam O’Hare

Posted in art, film by welcomebemymuse on May 11, 2010

New York City never seemed that small! Director Sam O’Hare created this short film by shooting more than 35.000 stills that show a day in the life of New York City, in miniature; produced by Sara Eolin.

The original music is by Human, co-written by Rosi Golan and Alex Wong. The piece was created for and inspired by the film. For a description of the shoot, camera, lenses and workflow, read an interview with Sam O’Hare  here.

Too good to be unknown

Posted in art by welcomebemymuse on May 8, 2010

42-year old Charles von Herrlich lives in Brooklyn and besides building sculptures and painting landscapes and portraits, he also did the wonderful illustration at my most favorite Bar Von at Bleeker and Bowery in Lower East Side, New York. Watch out, this guy is great!

THE dress of the night

Posted in fashion by welcomebemymuse on May 4, 2010

Although nearly every celebrity one could imagine showed up at last night’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Alexander Wang‘s dress worn by Gisele Bündchen was the true star!


Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on May 1, 2010

They’ve performed on many different stages including the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, The Box, Shea Stadium and the Hammerstein Ballroom. But one day you might walk to your train station in the Lower East Side and miss the subway for hours as the Stumblebums are playing at your track. Known for their spontaneous riotous shows, Smidge Malone (Trumpet, Vocals), Disco Ronnie (Tuba) and Jonny Ballz (Drums, Vocals) already supported artists including The Roots, Ween and The Black Lips.

The Time Out Magazine wrote “The Stumblebum Brass Band plays around the city quite a bit, and how lucky we are to have an upbeat, down-South trio to jump and jive to.” – so true. Last year, during Vogue’s fashion night out in Soho these three cats invaded the Anna Molinari store and turned the quiet champagne party into a riot. While Pharrell Williams was signing autographs in the Ice Cream Store, the waiting crowd outside started break-dancing and went completely crazy and amazed.

Forget about sight-seeing in New York City. If you get to rock with them, you’re in New York.