four freedom park

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Mostly thrifted for a visit to Roosevelt Island a few weeks back! Roosevelt Island is a GREAT place to spend time in NYC for cheap–the island is accessible by the train or by a cable car system, both of which just take a metro card fare to use! The cable car gives you some really stunning views of the city, and the island has Four Freedoms park (of Yeezy fame), which is a free public space for picnicking and hanging out on the river with even more stunning skyline vistas.

Weirdly, this is also what I wore to work–I work with dogs, so full skirts or pants with give, sturdy materials, and practical shoes are key. Going from work to activities right after can sometimes be challenging with all this in mind! That *might* be a schmutz of dog food on my jacket. It’s a gross mystery!

Everything here is thrifted but the skirt (on clearance at Forever 21 last year) and the shades (Brooklyn Flea). The shoes were one of my better recent Goodwill finds–they’re these incredible, comfortable slit leather oxfords by Splendid! These babies probably retail at ~$100 and I got them in like-new condition for ~$10.

The whole outfit probably cost from $40-$50 at MOST. I was feeling good about being thrifty AND cute.

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People cheer after Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stands on stage with her husband former president Bill Clinton after her official kickoff rally at the Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan on June 13, 2015 in New York City. The long awaited speech at a historical location associated with the values Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined in his 1941 State of the Union address, is the Democratic the candidates attempt to define the issues of her campaign to become the first female president of the United States.

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

Silvia Gugu. Sept 17, 2012

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedom Park in New York City is finally approaching completion, with the official opening scheduled for October 24. The latest photographs convey the unmistakable mastery of space demonstrated by the architect Louis Kahn, who designed the park right before his sudden death at 73. Kahn’s only project in New York City, the park embodies the architect’s reverence for President Roosevelt, with whom he shared the desire to enrich the lives of all people.

Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Kahn’s belief in the social role of architecture is the subject of a new exhibition running September 8, 2012, to January 6, 2013. Suggestively titled “The Power of Architecture,” it is staged at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) in Rotterdam. Read more.

The first retrospective of the American master’s work since 1969, the exhibition is organized into six major themes, showing the vast diversity of Kahn’s projects. Through architectural models, drawings, photographs, plans of 40 of his projects, and information about the influences in his work, alongside videos and publications written on or by him, the curators strive to reveal the stories behind his buildings. Visitors can expect to be surprised by themes that are not usually associated with Kahn’s work, including biophysics and engineering, as well as visions for the city of Philadelphia.

Sponsored by Swarovski, the show is curated by the NAI, the Vitra Design Museum, and the University of Pennsylvania (Kahn’s alma matter). “A song of praise to the beauty, strength and consolation that good architecture can offer,” the exhibition reminds the public how important architecture can be for society, in a time when many think the future of the profession should be re-envisioned.”

Via: Architizer

Photo: Government Building Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962-1986). Image © Raymond Meier

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Soaked Sunday

I went out yesterday with a few friends with the sole purpose of exploring NYC in the rain and trying to capture the indistinguishable mood that wintry rain creates as best as possible.  These are some of my favorite shots. 

Photography By:  J.N. Silva

Instagram: @jnsilva

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Let’s Get It Poppin!

Oversized Popovers Are A Thing

If a polo and a button down got together, their mixed baby would probably look something like a popover. Replace those buttons with a zipper, add some extra fabric to make it oversized, and now you have the rebel child streetwear version of the classic top. It’s a casual and easy shirt to wear when you’re looking to switch things up, so for that reason I think every guy should have one in their closet.

On a side note, I totally wanted to shoot this black/white outfit over at the BEAUTIFUL Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island but I brain farted and left my camera battery charging at home… I guess it happens. I did however manage to shoot this outfit out there via iPhone so peep some of my favorite shots over on the Insta @oh_anthonio!

Wearing:

H&M (Similar) Shirt // ATM by Anthony Thomas Melillo Shorts // Public School (Similar) Sneakers // ASOS Socks

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