Mumbai, New York, Scranton is a peer inside the ailing but relentlessly working brain of a graphic designer, illustrator, and short-order cook, who travels to India with her husband Jason, and dwells in New York and Scranton.
The book is a visual survey documenting observations and idiosyncratic mediations that take place over objects, food, and other miscellanies. More than a memoir, the work is a stirring account of moments Tamara Shopsin spends in sickness, voyage, and sustenance. Most strikingly, it is a recollection and affirmation of a romantic creative process. Shopsin’s professional and personal dynamic with her photographer husband is especially inspiring and heartfelt.
Tamara is the daughter of the quirky Kenny Shopsin, who runs the New York dining landmark that is Shopsin’s.
These smart shorts are great for rooftop parties, warm getaways, or urban soirées. For a polished look, pair with a white button-down or a grey luxe tee. For your feet think loafers with no socks.
Upon paring a carrot, I became inspired by the outer layer shavings of the orange root. I continued to shave the carrot, ending with a nice pile of curly wisps that were sauteed with olive oil, cinnamon, cumin, and cardamom. This very light kind of cooking, maintained a rawness to the carrot, rendering them al dente. Salted pistachios brought forth a nutty crunch to the fragrant ribbons. The dish became the star of the year’s first picnic at Central Park.
© 2013 Recipe and Art by Faris Habayeb
French House Kings Daft Punk have been teasing the billboards of cities around the world. Their clever juxtaposition of robot helmets are ushering the release of their highly anticipated new effort, Random Access Memories. ”Get Lucky”, the first single to hit the airwaves features Pharell Williams on vocals. With a brilliant guitar riff that’s smoothly charged, the song may very well turn into the season’s most cherished track.
Daft Punk have long maintained a rather mysterious persona, their faces and sound shrouded by metal masks and spastic vocoder. Yet their music continues to exhibit a timeless sort of funk, harking to the beats that made up much of the musical landscape of the 70′s and 80′s. This resurrection of the past conjures up a cultural terrain that shines light to a pedagogy that revives Michael Jackson, Knight Rider, Japanese robotic cartoons, and a retro understanding of what it would be like to be in the future.
Shirt: Topman, Shorts: Crewcuts
© 2013 Faris Habayeb
1. Camera Obscura – French Navy
2. Empire Of The Sun – Alive
3. Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
4. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
5. Michael Jackson – Another Part of Me
6. Guts – And The Living Is Easy!
7. MS MR – Bones
8. STRFKR – While I’m Alive
9. Alpine – Gasoline
10. Gold Fields – Dark Again
© 2013 Art by Faris Habayeb
About five years ago, electro-pop surfaced on the music scene as a much needed challenge to mainstream radio. Consequently, acts like MGMT and Phoenix catapulted into the hipster mainstream, their tunes gracing fashion runways and the high-toned compilations of Maison Kitsuné. Hatching from the very same incubator are Empire of the Sun, an Australian duo from Sydney that present a silly charm of sci-fi costume and chic electronica. Their latest release “Alive”, revives the momentum the band enjoyed back in 2008 when they had released their debut, Walking On A Dream. The track surfaces just in time for the start of warmer temperatures, signaling summer, and a new juxtapositional album titled Ice On The Dune.