Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building – New York YIMBY

 

YIMBY has the latest on Harry Macklowe’s Tower Fifth at 5 East 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, the future tallest building in New York City by roof height

newyorkyimby.com: Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building By Roof Height, Rising 1,556′ To Pinnacle at 5 East 51st Street, in Midtown East – New York YIMBY

 

Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

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Working from a combination of satellite records and declassified submarine sonar data, NASA scientists have constructed a 60-year record of Arctic sea ice thickness.

Right now, Arctic sea ice is the youngest and thinnest its been since we started keeping records. More than 70 percent of… Continue reading “Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years”

Bugle Boy “New Wave” Clothing from 1984 aka OMG Thirty-Four!

I must confess when I came across this video via a post on Disqus, it brought some memories flooding back that I hadn’t thought of in – literally – ages.

The clothes, the music, the friends and fun. Such good times.

People and places my thoughts haven’t gone to for…

wait a minute!  2018 minus 1984 equals 34!

Yes um….double check the math….yep it is…

OMG THIRTY-FOUR!!!

3 and 4

three decades plus 4

THUR-TEE-FOUR

You can’t be serious!   34 years ago?!  The number itself triggers a wave of anxiety in my ongoing struggle to not freak out!  The panic, the turmoil, the existential crisis I face when I try calmly to consider facts.  Basic facts everyone else around me deals with too as we all “get older”   And they all seem fine.

But me, I’m having a hell of a time with it as I’m officially over-the-hill.  Over-the-hill and beginning my descent toward the inevitable.   Careening with ever-increasing speed toward the Grim Reaper

Many, many years and decades are behind me at this point in my life.  And fewer and fewer are, statistically, going to be in my future.

I know this because I can do math.

And it’s very noticeable when I look in the mirror.

And I’m older than 80% of all the males in the United States.

Oh, and I get alot of stuff from AARP, but anyway….

Enjoy this peek at 1984 fashion.   Nineteen Eighty-Four!  NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR!!

Vivienne Westwood Spring | Summer 2019

 

 

vivienne westwood spring 2019 Paris Fashion Week

Vivienne Westwood was on the scene during Britain’s early Punk years.  She was part of the “anti-everything” movement the music and the Punks embraced.

Fashions she presented during the show were often gender-neutral in the sense that men and women could wear whatever they want without the constricting rules of society.

The fashions in the picture are what some would call “avant-garde”.  I call them 21st century incarnations of the Punk culture.

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Now Available! Mind Your Own F king Business!

Funny and tragic and sad … Corrupted, amoral Republican party along with #DumpTrump #FoxFakeNews and rightwing-nut cult drag the United States down to a new low…..

at least this humor allows some sort of catharsis

Mind Your Own F king Business comedian Cat Adell

Fendi Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection: On the Runway

via vogue.com

Yin and Yang, darkness and light find their balance, in FF territory for Spring/Summer 2019. Creative Director Silvia Venturini Fendi collaborate with guest artist Nico Vascellari

whose obsession with playful anagrams and a mythological view of the natural world manifests across an easy wardrobe of performing streamlined staples.

Discover more on Fendi.com

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Hubble’s 28th Anniversary | NASA

Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990, and was deployed into Earth orbit a day later. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), which jointly run the Hubble mission, release great photos every April to celebrate these milestones.  – Space.com

Video from NASA YouTube channel

 

read and see more via space.com:   Hubble’s 28th Anniversary featuring Lagoon Nebula

Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express

Full album + bonus tracks – 1977 Kraftwerk Made in Germany

More than 40 years since Kraftwerk recorded this studio album in 1976.  Futuristic and techno at the time and critically acclaimed to this day. 

Excerpt from wikipedia.org:

Trans-Europe Express has also appeared on top album lists from a variety of sources. In 2001, TV network VH1 placed Trans-Europe Express at number 56 on their list of “100 Greatest Albums (of Rock & Roll) of All Time”.[45] In 2002, Slant Magazine placed the album at number one on their list of the greatest electronic albums of the 20th century.[46]Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express In 2003, Rolling Stone placed the album at number 253 on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[47] Channel 4 placed the album at number 71 on their list of top 100 Greatest albums.[48] In 2004, the online music website Pitchfork Media listed Trans-Europe Express as 6th best album of the 1970s, stating that “the day will soon come, if it hasn’t already, that Trans-Europe Express joins the ranks of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Exile on Main Street as a record that simply cannot be written about”.[49] — wikipedia.org

Read more about Trans-Europe Express and Kraftwerk on wikipedia.org

The Performers: Act VI – Michael Clark

GUCCI and British GQ

However anyone wants to label it, initially I expected an avant-garde GUCCI-driven fantasy. For me it is that, however, I also get a sense of realism and honesty in the way Michael Clark looks and moves in the images.

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Published on Mar 19, 2018

In British GQ and Gucci’s original video series ‘The Performers’ Act VI, post punk dancer Michael Clark performs in Tokyo’s love hotels and in a bath house.

Director: Johnny Hardstaff
Music: Chloé ft. Ben Shemie ‘Recall’

This Video is a Beautiful Reminder to Look Up at the Moon | The Verge

A new video titled “A New View of the Moon” captures the awed reactions of passersby looking at the Moon and its craters. For some, it’s the first time — and they can’t believe their eyes.

Read more at:  theverge.com: This video is a beautiful reminder to look up at the Moon – The Verge