New York-based artist Thomas Doyle creates beautifully detailed and thoroughly unsettling mixed media dioramas using models and materials originally made for model train sets. Houses fall from the sky and crash into the earth, creating dystopian suburban scenes. Elsewhere another home and its residents have been completely reclaimed by nature. However Doyle is not trying to tell specific tales with these scenes. Instead he leave the interpretation up to the viewer. Choose your own (disastrous) adventure.
Works by the talented Mr. Finch, who uses mostly recycled vintage textiles to create larger than life sculptures of wild flora and fauna. From fungi to butterflies, Finch’s works exude an organic, decaying quality not unlike real taxidermy. Dark and lovely.
This is a race for Instagram. #trackordienyc #bicycle #selfieordienyc #citibike. The Selfie Cat is A cycling/social media experiment. During the Spring/Summer season Track Or Die NYC will organize this Fun new approach at urban racing. This will be a Bi-weekly event starting on Friday 4/11/14 and will continue every other Friday until the end of the summer . The requirements are simple.
1) Must have an active Instagram account
2) Must complete on a Bicycle.
3) $0.00 entry fee (yup ZERO!!!)
Here’s the rundown. On the date of the event, I will upload a photo on my IG at 6:00pm with 5 different addresses. Riders must then ride to all 5 addresses and take a “selfie” at that same location (showing the address). After each photo is taken, it must be uploaded to Instagram with the hashtags that are provided for that day. 1st person to complete all 5 checkpoint Selfies and make it to the finish line will receive $75.00 cash. Not too Shabby huh..
There is no mandatory start location and all bikes are welcomed to race (citibikes are encouraged). So tell a friend to tell a friend.
they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it.
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck