Monthly Archives: October 2015

  1. Dazzling Decor: Superior Interiors - Part Duex

    Sack me_donut bed_CMYKNothing humdrum in these Babesta inspired bedrooms. Boost your toddlers comfort and cool quotient with sleep solutions from beloved Oeuf and yummy newbie pick Sack Me.Oeuf River twin_CMYKLatest from Brooklyn-based design company, Oeuf
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  2. Superior Interiors: Hitting the Mark in the Big Apple

    Make the most of your space for your new city baby. Whether this is your first child or you are ready for a nursery redo we have the Superior Interiors that will hit the mark for city dwellers. Lexypexy Pretzel teether & Lucky Jade Citypretzel_CMYK Lucky jade_CMYKThe perfect solution for smaller rooms, Spot

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  3. Eyes on You: Ernesto Pujol Comes to Brookfield Place

    Yes!, someone is watching you, especially if you are shopping downtown at Brookfield Place this Monday, Oct 26th – Wednesday Oct 28th. Ernesto Pujol, a site-specific performance artist and choreographer, has enlisted 11 artists to watch and document the foot-traffic through Brookfield Place for 8 hours (each day), in the world premiere of his performance piece “9-5,” produced and commissioned by More Art and presented by Arts Brookfield. Performers, decked out in all white, will silently write about the thousands of commuters, office workers and shoppers that enter Brookfield Place. Pujol endeavors to awaken public consciousness, illustrating the themes of silence, community, labor, and empathy, through his living literature of pedestrian city life centering around the new luxury mall.

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  4. Rock & Soul: Fashion Hits a High Note

    rock n soulIn the  Fall/Winter '15 edition of the Babesta Beat fashion hits a high note with band tees, record-sized polka dots and rebellious prints. Including the latest from Mini Rodini.group picWe paired newbie Molo with the fanciful prints of Nobdinoz and our own Babesta
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  5. Lofty Digs Highlighted Throughout TriBeCa

    [caption id="attachment_4211" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Photos courtesy of Friends of Duane Park. Photos courtesy of Friends of Duane Park.[/caption] Friends of Duane Park in conjunction with Friends of Bogardus Garden hosted their annual Inside TriBeCa Loft Tour featuring deluxe residential spaces and for the first time a commercial loft joined the bunch. Being a first-timer I was not quite sure what to expect but the tour provided as much insight into prime real estate as it did a tour of the TriBeCa 'hood. Being a self-guided tour participants could view the 8 units at their leisure and linger for as long as they wanted between 1-5pm on a gorgeous albeit chilly Sunday afternoon. Deciding to hit the tour in the planned route, we explored

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  6. Power of the Paintbrush

    Children of all ages throughout NYC will have the chance to unleash their imagination and join together to discover the artist inside. Embodying their mission to spread arts education, ProjectArt Everywhere, will takeover forty-five venues across NYC and create pop-up art studios this Saturday October 17th from noon to 3pm.With the ability to reach hundreds of New York children, participants can contribute a quick doodle or an elaborate portrait-the city is literally your canvas! Pop-up studios include the Bushwick library, Grand Concourse library in the Bronx, the Washington Heights branch of the NYPL and the Broadway branch of the Queens library.project art everywhereThe

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  7. Culture Fix: Reliving the Jazz Age in Meatpacking District

    [caption id="attachment_4150" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Archibald J. Motley Jr., Gettin' Religion, 1948. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches (101.6 x 122.9 cm). Archibald J. Motley Jr., Gettin' Religion, 1948. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches (101.6 x 122.9 cm).[/caption]Travel back in time to the smooth sounds of jazz while embracing the sky-lit 8th floor gallery at the Whitney; relishing in the paintings of Archibald Motley. The Jazz-Age Modernist is the subject of one of the selected inaugural exhibits appearing at the newly opened Whitney Museum. A crucial figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Motley, born in New Orleans, uses a mix of expressionism and social realism to depict modern life in the 1920’s. October 2, 2015-January 1

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  8. Doughy Delights Stack Up Downtown

    bagels blogNew York’s favorite doughy treat gets art star status as the subject of a public art installation, presented by Kiehl’s and Art Production Fund, thanks to Swedish artist, Hanna Liden. Everything, a collection of large sculptural bagels, will be on display at Hudson River Park through the fall. The city icon has been a staple in Liden’s life since she first came across the breakfast bread while living in the Chelsea, hotel, almost twenty years ago. According to Liden, “the bagel-a circle with no beginning and no end- is evocative of the eternal cycle of city life.” Adding her own punk spin, she spray paints the bagel with black, signifying the city’s grime.Through October 20th 2015, Hudson River Park @ Christopher
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  9. MVP of DIY: Handmade Charlotte's Rachel Faucett

    handmade charlotte rachel"Keep yourself in motion. Don't focus on the destination just the movement," says Rachel Faucett, publisher, maker and cofounder of DIY blog Handmade Charlotte. Faucett combined the laser focus and drive she learned from playing professional tennis and created a crafty force to be reckoned with. She dazzles with her kids' craft project creations for Etsy & Anthropologie and contribuites to brands like Disney Interactive, Martha Stewart, Joann's and Michael's. Turning her passion into a full-time career, Faucett has established a destination blog for families looking for the coolest rainy day projects, delicious recipes and all-around creative inspiration. In the works this season are
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  10. Distressed to Impress! Distressing Denim alongside the new Bugaboo Buffalo Diesel stroller and Coloring with Pirasta!

    MOVE_bugaboo    It was a madhouse during the MOVE fashion & art event at Brookfield Place this past weekend! Although Friday was a bit umbrella-upturning with hints of Joachim, Sat & Sunday were perfect days for families to hit the mall lifestyle center and partake in the fun participatory activities from gender-bending makeovers, fashionable carnival type games, or walking the red carpet with some handsome soap opera starlugs building their quads escorting swoonerz down a red carpet to the flashing lights of the “paparazzi.”During the event, Babesta offered up some hands-on fun in-store (as well as black and white cookies & libations) – as w
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