May 5, 2010

May MBF Favorite Picks

Our MBF Favorite Picks are back! Although our original plan was to post our favorite picks every other month, we realized there are just too many things we wanted to share. (We hope you don't mind!) Focusing more on the local, indie, and underground scene this month, here is our little compilation of art, literature, food, and music. Enjoy!

May Day by Deitch Projects, May 01, 2010 - May 29, 2010
18 Wooster Street, NYC
Deitch Projects is pleased to present May Day, an exhibition of new work by Shepard Fairey, as its final project. Titled not only in reference to the day of the exhibition’s opening, the multiple meanings of May Dayresonate throughout the artist's new body of work. Originally a celebration of spring and the rebirth it represents, May Day is also observed in many countries as International Worker's Day or Labor Day, a day of political demonstrations and celebrations coordinated by unions and socialist groups. “Mayday” is also the distress signal used by pilots, police and firefighters in times of emergency. (More info here.)

photo via: Urban Daddy
57 Great Jones Street, NYC

Take a listen to the Brooklyn-based indie band The Drums and their latest album Summertime!  The full length release is set for June 7th 2010. 

With the Chictopia iPhone Application, you can browse chic styles from their Editor's Picks Style Gallery photos. View photo details and learn more about your Chictopian photo by viewing their Chic Blog. And best of all, this app is totally free!

       Yoko Ono's latest book, "Fly Me" can be unfolded into a 30x36 inch kite. Using soy-based inks, 100 percent recycled paper, and hand-carved oak, Ono shares inspirational advice, such as "Imagine Peace" and "Fly."

 35 E. 18th St, NYC

Kim Gordon at KS Art Gallery, May 7 - June 26, 2010
73 Leonard Street, NYC

The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant
“You can’t have depths without surfaces,” says Linda Grant in her lively and provocative new book, The thoughtful Dresser, a thinking woman’s guide to what we wear. For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursuit of vain, empty-headed women. Yet, clothes matter, whether you are interested in fashion or not, because how we choose to dress defines who we are. How we look and what we wear tells a story...The Thoughtful Dresser celebrates the pleasure of adornment and is an elegant meditation on our relationship with what we wear and the significance of clothes as the most intimate but also public expressions of our identity. (More info here.)

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