Holocene, Shuffleboard, Bikes and Tambourine - Portland, OR
A night of music and delirium in the weirdest city in the U.S.
“Keep Portland Weird” – you will see this slogan slapped on bumpers, bikes, helmets, bags and bodies all around the city. And of course the slogan pertains to the nightlife of the city as well. My night of music and delirium in Portland is more of a journey than a destination, it would have been too hard to nail down one place of interest and I believe that an adventure involving music and delirium is a better representation of Portland’s hotspot(s) than anything.
For this adventure we started off the night decorating our faces with paint and eyes – very Portland. Then we got on our bikes (again a Portland thing) and toured over to Holocene a very hip and fun bar in Portland. This bar even has a photo booth inside – does it get any better than this? We caught some great music but when the show stops you have to keep the night going, so a great thing to do is play shuffleboard! My favorite bar game next to Skee ball! After a few rounds you take the posse home by bike and play a few sets of music in your backyard. Really, this is a typical night Portland Style – filled with music and delirium.
In commemoration of Bike Month, or Bike Week in certain places, design and technology blog Gizmodo has collated these wonderful advertisements for bicycles from the 19th century. Check some of them out after the jump!
Go out for a bike ride, pull off somewhere and take a photo of yourself and the scenery around you. Enjoy a respite from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city with your bike and capture all the delightful details of the adventure.
Stenoflex lets you reproduce the single steps of black and white photography, from taking photos to printing. It is a simple box pierced with a tiny pinhole to allow light to enter. Put a sheet of photosensitive paper (included) inside the darkroom and expose it to your subject.
New York City celebrated the bees that pollinate the world and we got to participate in the family-friendly extravaganza on Beach 97 Boardwalk, Rockaway, Boardwalk. There was art, food, music, crafts, a Bee Marketplace, and lots of sweet sweet honey. Check out the highlights of Honey Week, Honey Fest and all that we learned about the great bees that pollinate our world!
Manchester is giving birth to a new generation of up-and-coming artists and musicians. Among them is indie band Money, which performed at the recently held CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. Check out a video of the band's recent performance.
Extend the Borders of Instant Photography with the World’s Most Creative Instant Camera System Packed With Fun Features and say hello to the Lomo'Instant Camera! The Lomo'Instant is the perfectly sized Instant Camera to take wherever you go! It’s the most creative way to shoot fantastic photos which you can share anywhere and with everyone in an instant.
Every summer Carnaby Street and its surrounding areas have a big shopping party with late openings, deals, offers, gifts, DJs and street music. This year they made a video documenting the night and we are in it! Check it out, it'll make you want to come to the next one.
There is a weekend in New York where the city streets look like an alternate universe, full of fantastic characters and people who seem to have walked out of a comic book or a movie. This weekend is the NY Comic Con weekend and people from everywhere come to one of the biggest comic convention to be part of one of the biggest Cosplay competitions.