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A “Jar Pie” is exactly what it sounds like. Featuring one serving of pie, plus a spoon, it’s the perfect snack for those cursed with an incurable sweet tooth. This one above is “layered with a short bread crust with Toffee, Candied Pecans, topped with a moist layer of Banana Cake soaked in a light Amaretto Syrup.” Scoop it up.
Jim Gaffigan on Kale
In all probability, BLADE has painted more subway cars than you have ever ridden on. By 1980, after reaching 5000 or so, the graffiti pioneer stopped counting. In this new 256-page book edited by Roger Gastman, BLADE sits down with Chris ‘FREEDOM’ Pape to reflect on a life of getaways, girls, and the golden years of graffiti. His story is one for the ages, and a must read for those fascinated with the “old” New York.
On a related note for those in NYC: This Friday (8/8) BLADE and Chris Pape will be at the Museum of the City of New York for a presentation and book signing in relation to their new book. More info on that here
Slaves of Happiness Island by Molly Crabapple
Abu Dhabi and the dark side of high art
illustration by Molly Crabapple
in 77 seconds
Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels is redesigning the zoo experience to create an integrated space where there are no cages, and wildlife and humans are able to co-exist peacefully. Building upon an existing zoological park originally founded in the 1960s in southern Denmark, ZOOTOPIA will feature three continents—Asia, Africa, and America—connected by loops that begin in one central location. The key to this experience and design is in the camouflage of the structures, which will not be buildings so much as bunkers. Utilizing pods and paths, visitors will be able to fly, sail, bike, or hike through the park, all the while not disrupting the inhabitants. But the real question is, what if the inhabitants start disrupting the visitors? Cages or not, Zoo animals are only as free as their confines allow.
by Matthijs Vlot
A very nice group show featuring Andrew Schoultz, Sam Friedman, Guy Yanai, Robert Larson, Michael Theodore, Erin M. Riley, and Kristen Schiele. On view at Joshua Liner Gallery through August 27th, 2014.
“A beginner’s guide to a lifetime of pleasure.”
For our series, “FlashUs,” we ask some of our favorite tattoo artists to create a design based on a classic theme—naked ladies. This week, Jessica Swaffer sent us the above. Jessica tattoos out of Chapel Tattoo in Melbourne, Australia, and you can follow her here.
—Zio / @zioxla
And they definitely look and act a whole lot different than their predecessors…
Method Man (ft. Blue Raspberry), Release Yo’ Delf, 1994