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Empire State Building Grand Centra l Terminal Chrysler Building Flatiro n Building Lower East Side Grame rcy Park Brooklyn Bridge Manhatta n Bri dge Metropolitan Museum of Art Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gugg enheim Museum MoMA Union Sq uare Brooklyn Washington Square Park Battery Park Yankee Stadium Central Park Downtown Statue Of Liberty Hell's Kitchen Apollo Theat er Fifth Avenue Neue Galerie Macy 's Chelsea Museum of Chinese in A merica Rockefeller Center Wall Stre et NoHo Broadway Times Square G round Zero Upper West Side Coney Island Trump Tower Meatpacking District Staten Island Ferry Tribeca Madison Square Garden Greenwich Village Radio City Music Hall Uppe r East Side One World Trade Cente r SoHo New York Public Library Bronx Zoo High Line Columbia University China Town Little Italy Whitney Museum of American Art Harlem Uptown New York Universi ty Barclay Center Radia City Music Hall Flatiron Building Ellis Island


E D I T O R I A L

WE ARE BACK WITH OUR 4TH ISSUE. THE LAST TIME WE WERE INVITING YOU TO SHARE YOUR DREAMS WITH US & SO DID WE. WITH THIS ISSUE WE WANT TO TAKE YOU TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD: NEW YORK CITY. THIS IS WHERE EVERYTHING STARTED AND OFF COLOR WAS BORN. NYC INSPIRED AND ALLOWED US TO DREAM. I JUST GOT BACK FROM MY TRIP TO NYC AND MY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS CITY WILL NEVER CHANGE. SEE AND READ WHAT THE BIG APPLE IS ABLE TO DO WITH YOU. WE HOPE WE CAN INSPIRE YOU A LITTLE BIT AND OUR TIPPS ARE USEFUL FOR SOMEONE OUT THERE. KEEP ON DREAMING, LOVERS! XK


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"ENTERING INTO THE SPIRIT OF THIS IN足 TERIOR, YOU WILL DISCOVER THE BEST POSSIBLE ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH TO SHOW FINE PAINTING OR LISTEN TO MUSIC. IT IS THIS ATMOSPHERE THAT SEEMS TO ME MOST LACKING IN OUR ART GALLERIES, MUSEUMS, MUSIC HALLS & THEATERS."


"I don't invent anything. I imagine everything." 足 Brassa誰


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"IT’S NOT AN EASY THING STAYING MOTIVATED ON A DAILY BASIS, BUT WHEN YOUR WORK IS YOUR PASSION AND YOU’RE WORKING WITH WHAT YOU LOVE IT MAKES IT THAT MUCH EASIER."

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In 1 981 , at only 22 years, Morris spent a lot of time in the underground, hanging out by himself or with the Guardian Angels volunteer anti-crime group and rode the train through all the day. He went from midtown Manhattan until the Bronx and also to Brooklyn. Concerning his equipment, he used ektachrome film and a magenta filter for offsetting the florescent lights. His pictures show diverse scenes of a normal life in the NYC underground: trains being painted with graffiti or passengers riding the train. His series invite to enter this mysterious world and the amazing thing that photography creates, is to enter a world and feel the vibes that had existed during that time. Those subway shots were unreleased and we are very happy that Morris decided to release and share them with the world.


"I T R Y T O B E M O R E OF AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS THROU­ GH MY ART LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THAT IT'S OKAY TO BE YOURSELF AND IF YOU’RE DIFFERENT YOU’RE NOT THE ON ­ L Y O N E ."

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"AROUND THE AGE OF 12, I WAS GETTING INTO FASHION/ART MAGAZINES. PRE足INTERNET, THAT WAS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD WITHOUT MOVING. THEY EX足 POSED ME TO MUSIC, CULTURE, FASHION. DETAILS WAS GREAT THEN, AND ALL THE SKATE MAGAZINES LIKE SLAP AND TRANSWORLD. I ABSORBED AS MUCH AS I COULD FROM THOSE PUBLICATIONS AND IT MADE ME AWARE OF THE WORLD'S OUT足 SIDE OF MINE."


Second Stopover. Los Angeles. We thought this might interest you as well. Kanye West recently released a video trailer of his upcoming Yeezus movie. On his website you can see a little footage of his performances, promising very cool visuals for the film. We don' t know any dates yet when the film will hit the movie theaters, but we know that Hype Williams is responsible for all the filming material. We are happy that Ye chose Hype Williams, since he is one of the coolest directors ( and don' t forget he did awesome videos for many hip hop artists) .


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"Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination."

足 Immanuel Kant


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NEW YORK

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YOU definitely need a plan for New York City. Before you leave make sure you check out what kind of stores will be in which neighbor 足hood (you really underestimate the variety here). I am not a big fan of running around with maps and looking like a tourist, but sometimes is pretty handy to make some sketches, just to make sure that you won't get lost at the end. Be creative and pick your go足to's. We hope that you enjoy this guide. In case you like what you see, take some scissors and use it for your own trip soon.


It doesn't matter if you are a fan of BBC, Icecream or anything that deals with Pharrell Williams. This store is a store that you may have never seen before. We love interior design and a store that can tell a message. This is even more than modern marketing: this is a place to feel comfortable and dream. On two floors you can get anything from BBC or Icecream. Crewnecks, shirts, sweatpants, fitted caps, books and much more is available inside. Take some minutes to explore this little world and tell your friends that you have been to the moon.

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We cannot forget to mention Opening Ceremony in our guide as well. No matter if you are looking for designer labels or Opening Ceremony's own designs, everyone will find something here. Be prepared to spend a lot of money here 足 but also enjoy the cool interior or exterior.


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Rei Kawakubo and her famous Comme des Garcons is of course also located in New York City and you should definitely go there. In Chelsea you can find her boutique with simply everything you can ever imagine. Comme Des Garcons is quite expensive, so this store is not a cheap adventure. Again, your eyes will enjoy the shopping spree here as well.


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It's not a secret: We love A Bathing Ape. So much said: The cheapest shirt is about 90$. But if you really like the label and especially Japanese design, you HAVE to go there! The staff that works there is super laid back and pretty cool to talk to, so in case you don't find anything, talk to the dudes :)


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DISNEY

Come on who doesn't love Disney? Enter this store and you will feel like a kid again. We have to admit, this is not a store where you can be wild and spend all your money, but it's nice to enter the world of dreams and be childish for 5 minutes. The prizes are awesome, so you can really buy whatever you want to and still you are not broke, perfect, right?

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There is no greater love... then...sneaker love. Fight Club is the home for many sneaker freaks, but be prepared to pay for your favorite shoe.

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812 BROADWAY

FIGHT CLUB NEW YORK

This is the perfect place to let your inner kid out. Kidrobot is the heaven for all the lovers of vinyl toy. Here you can find all kind of sizes and special releases for a good or price.

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118 PRINCESTREET


Everyone goes to MoMA... But have you heard about MoMA PS1? Are you a lover of Contemporary Art? This is the right place then. 22足25 J A C K S O N A V E

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You will find all the great names here. This art gallery provides you with artwork, graphic work & sculptures, Modern Art & Pop Art of course. 473 W B R O A D W A Y


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NYC IS SUPER EXPENSIVE! IF YOU NEED TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING, GO AND CHECK OUT THE JAPANESE STORES. MY FAVORITE STORE WAS SUNRISE MART. THEY EVEN HAVE JAPANESE KIT KAT 足 SO THIS STORE DEFINITELY WINS!

12 E41ST STREET

FOR ALL LOVERS OF GREAT SOUL FOOD AND ORIGINAL AMERICAN FOOD, JUNIOR'S IS THE PLACE TO GO. WHETHER IT'S FOR LUNCH OR JUST FOR A QUICK SNACK, THIS RESTAURANT OFFERS A HUGE VARIETY TO CHOOSE FROM. NOT ONLY ARE THEY KNOWN FOR THEIR AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS CHEESECAKE, BUT YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY TRY THEIR LEGENDARY BACON CHEESEBURGER.

386 FLATBUSH AVENUE EXTENSION, BROOKLYN

OK, BY NOW WE HAVE ABOUT 100 PIZZA TIPPS. BUT THIS IS REALLY ONE OF THE COOLEST PLACES THAT I'VE BEEN TO! I SHOULD MENTION THAT THIS IS NOT THE TYPICAL 1$ PIZZA PLACE, BUT THE PIZZA IS SO GOOD 足 BELIEVE ME! THE NAME IS PRONTO PIZZA AND THEIR VARIETY IS CRAZY. NOT ONLY YOU WILL GET GOOD PIZZA, I ENJOYED COOL CONVERSA 足 TIONS THERE WITH A GUY. TALKING ABOUT YOUR DREAMS WITH THE PIZZA GUY 足 WHY NOT?

30 W 48TH STREET

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A GREAT BARGAIN OR SOME NICE DESIGNER CLOTHES AT A GOOD DISCOUNT, CENTURY 21 IS WORTH THE TRAVELLING DOWNTOWN. IT IS LOCATED CLOSE TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL SITE. FOR BOTH, WOMEN AND MEN THIS DEPARTMENT STORE OFFERS EVERYTHING A SHOPPER'S HEART DESIRES.

22 CORTLANDT STREET


"It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them." 足 Man Ray


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NAME:

Nicholas Alexander M.

FAVORITE MUS ICIAN: FAVORITE S ONG:

Kid Cudi

Man on the Moon

3 W O R D S T O D E S C R I B E N Y C : Tough, Humbling, and Adventurous I LOVE NYC B ECAU S E:

There are no boundaries or limits to my

potential there M Y B E S T E X P E R I E N C E I N N Y C: Is having random people stop me

and appreciate my work and support me C O O L E S T P L A C E : Soho! BEST PIZZA:

I’ve actually had the best pizza from Di Fara in Brooklyn

T H E P E O P L E I N N Y C A R E : Anyone who supports me and my art T H E P E R F E C T D A Y I N N Y C : Would consist ofeither drawing or

having my work shown in a gallery or some urban boutique. I live art everyday and New York embraces all kinds. W H A T ’ S T H E B E S T O U T F I T T O W E A R : I love to be comfortable

in anything I wear so the perfect outfit would consist ofsome type ofextended length tshirt, nudie jeans, and my jordans and I’m set M Y D R E A M : Is to one day have full control ofmy own animated series and

partner with a major shoe company.


NAME:

Maria Van Nguyen

B I RT H D AY:

7th August 1989

B I R T H P L A C E : Oslo, Norway F A V O R I T E M U S I C IA N :

J Cole

F A V O R I T E S O N G : Miguel – Sure Thing 3 WO RDS TO DES CRIB E NYC:

Hectic, amazing, freedom

I L O V E N Y C B E C A U S E : No one cares. You can do and be whoever you want M Y B E S T E X P E R I E N C E I N N Y C : Everyday life whenever it's spring and you

can just hang out in the park and just chill. You can find a silent spot but you know there are plenty ofthings to do later as there's always something to do in this city C O O L E S T P L A C E : Each area has it's own special vibe, but to mention

something more specific then Barclays Center – for watching basketball games or going to concerts THE PEO PLE IN NYC ARE:

Loud. Crazy. Awesome

T H E P E R F E C T D A Y I N N Y C : Sun's out. Tomorrow off. Breakfast in

Williamsburg. Central Park hang out. Museum/Gallery browsing. Dinner in Meatpacking. Brooklyn Bridge walk by sunset. Rooftop drinks with Manhattan skyline view at night W H A T ’ S T H E B E S T O U T F I T T O W E A R : Wear whatever you want but be

sure to bring your sneakers. A lot ofwalking is done so you need something com fortable to kick it with


N A M E : Coi B I RT H D AY:

10 May

B I R T H P L A C E : Japan (Ibaraki) F A V O R I T E M U S I C I A N : KLF F A V O R I T E S O N G : 3am eternal 3 W O R D S T O D E S C R I B E N Y C : Freedom, energise, Yellow I L O V E N Y C B E C A U S E : Everything that I want is here M Y B E S T E X P E R I E N C E I N N Y C : That I sat down in first row for the

New York Fashion Week C O O L E S T P L A C E : Madion Square Garden B E S T P I Z Z A : Home made Pizza! T H E P E O P L E I N N Y C A R E : very unique and living their own life. Also

very powerful! T H E P E R F E C T D A Y I N N Y C : Get up in the afternoon, cook some pan -

cakes, go to the museum, have some nice dinner (home made pizza) and chill at home W H A T ’ S T H E B E S T O U T F I T T O W E A R : beautiful dress with com-

sneaker with twinkle jewels M Y D R E A M : to have happy life

till death


N A M E : Minh Huyen F A V O R I T E M U S I C I A N : Pharrell Williams 3 W O R D S T O D E S C R I B E N Y C : inspiring, alive, surprising I L O V E N Y C B E C A U S E : this city has changed and shaped me, I have never felt

more alive than here. This city really never sleeps and has so many opportunities for you. It has opened my eyes and since that I always remember myselfto dream big, you can do anything you want. Nothing is impossible! You design your life!

M Y B E S T E X P E R I E N C E I N N Y C : There are so many!!! But I think the most

best one was having the craziest New Year's Eve experience ever! In short: standing at Times Squ. by noon, being moved around by police officers for several hours, got drunk, wanted to go home, left friends, so many people, cried, suddenly standing with few random people, the ball drops: Happy New Year! Found a friend, went to Subway, had a snack, already 4a.m., friend left, walked by myselfacross Times Squ. again, so empty, police officer gave me some confetti, he wrote down his wish: Peace in America! Several guys were shooting a movie there and guess what: we became friends over my stay in the U.S. :) Crazy, huh? :) T H E P E O P L E I N N Y C A R E : crazy, amazing, fun, artsy, always surprising,

confident, dreaming, entrepreneurial, never giving up, play hard work hard!

T H E P E R F E C T D A Y I N N Y C: Having a good breakfast with friends in the

morning and then taking a walk during the streets ofNew York.. be it Soho, Brooklyn or the Prospect Park, enjoy some sun, go to the Brooklyn Fleamarket, have awesome lunch at the stands there, sit by the water, go thrift shopping at Beacon's Closet, have selfmade dinner with your pals and finish the day at a rooftop party or a small concert, always be spontanuous ;-)

M Y D R E A M : To leave this world a better place and spread out love


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BACKGROUND IMAGES KATRIN SCHMIDT


MELLANY


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SECONDS OF FAME


K R I S T I N A ' S C H O I C E:

"I A L W A Y S L O V E M Y S E L F A N I C E P E R F U M E. E S P E C I A L L Y, W H E N I T ' S C O L D A N D R A I N Y OUTS I D E, I E N J O Y A G R E A T SCENT THAT REMINDS ME OF A NICE DAY IN MAY WHEN THE SUN JIL SANDER E V E R G R E E N

IS SHINING &THE WEATHER IS SWEET T O M E."

EDIT OR 'S CHOI CE

"N O T O N L Y D O W E S H A R E OUR LAST NAME, WE SHARE T H E L O V E F O R S I M P L I C I T Y. "

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ADIDAS S T A N S M I T H


NEXT ISSUE

IT'S ALL ABOUT Y O U UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS THE FIRST ISSUE WITHOUT ANY PHOTOSHOOTS, SO WE REALLY NEED TO CHANGE THAT! THE NEXT ISSUE IS A SHOUT OUT TO EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD.

BE READY FOR THE VISUAL ISSUE. IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU, YOUR IDEA AND THE HUMAN EYE. THE RELEASE DATE IS NOT YET SET, BUT CONTRIBUTIONS AND IDEAS ARE WELCOME. JUST CONTACT US.

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR LETTING US BE IN LIVES FOR 1 MINUTE, NO MATTER IF YOU ARE READING THIS OR JUST LOOKING AT THE IMAGES. WE HOPE WE COULD INTRODUCE YOU TO COOL STUFF AND MAKE YOUR HEART SMILE.


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“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” ­ Frank Lloyd Wright

NEW YORK  

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