Weekend Pick: Kara Walker The Subtlety at Domino Sugar Factory

kara walker the subtletyLast weekend we hit this amazing large scale art installation by Kara Walker, best known for her silhouette art, and had to share. It smells as sweet as sugar and is as impressive as it is a moving commentary on race. You do have to sign a release to go in and the queue can be a bit long (but moves fast and there are italian ices to keep things cool) — but you will certainly be taken by the message behind the art, the scale, as well as bold shapes and confections used that interact with the environment, melting and morphing daily until July 6 when it closes.

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After that the well positioned Sugar Factory is said to be demolished to make way for condos.

Check out the video here: http://creativetime.org/projects/karawalker/

 

Ronaldo-ready duds and more at Babesta

soccer style for kids

Check out some of our favorite soccer inspired duds and more at Babesta!

1.Babiators: Cool shades in sunshine yellow. http://bit.ly/1nypjo9

2.World Map by Janod: Be sure you know exactly where your team is from! http://bit.ly/1kPvft9

3. Vilac Ball: Have a ball practicing some goal-getting. http://bit.ly/1v3C2SW

4. Native shoes: They’re no cleats, but they’re great summer outdoor shoes! http://bit.ly/1oXhXtX

5.Retro shorts: Throwback and so sporty! http://bit.ly/1oXhyb0

6. Sunshine sweatshirt: This Bobo Choses sweatshirt is from Messa’s club team-town, Barcelona. http://bit.ly/1gcjGFU

 

 

Soccer Clone Wars

We’re gripped with World Cup fever here at Babesta! Excited for the matches to begin!

Thought this was an awesome video made for Nike – it’s a movie I would actually pay to see but alas, it’s an ad. Definitely worth a watch with the kids or without!

 

Sotheby’s & Strollers: A is for Andy Warhol!

Andy Warhol at Sothebys self portraits

As the Sotheby’s  Warhol auction is today, we are all about Andy! Although we don’t have the millions needed for his series 6 self portraits (that is 25,0000,000-35,000,000), we do feel lucky to be surrounded by his pop art phenoms articulated in everyday objects and fun toys for kids. The current fave: our artful limited edition “Banana” Bugaboo Cameleon stroller now sitting in a cool lit circle in the front of Babesta Cribz, our new go-to spot for the fly-est of wheels.

banana stroller Andy Warhol bugaboo

Shop Artful Kids at Babesta.

 

In the Fold: Origami Art this summer at Cooper Union

Origami at Cooper UnionIn vogue this summer: Origami! Cooper Union, the site of the first origami exhibit in the U.S. 55 years ago, is featuring Surface to Structure: Folded Forms, an exhibition of 120 works of art by 80 origami artists, curated by Uyen Nguyen. We’re excited.

Here’s one to whet the appetite! Running June 19-July 4. Nguyen is currently raising funds on Indiegogo to cover shipping and exhibition expenses for this free presentation.

 

 

Our Tribeca Film Festival Inspiration!

tribeca film festivalWe’re inspired by the movies this week as the area is bustling with Tribeca Film Festival activities! Meet ya at the movies!

1. Limo by Oeuf NYC, for easy transport to premieres! 2. Hollywood ready starlet jumpsuit  by NuNuNu 3. Paparazzi repellants by Sons + Daughters 4. T-shirt homage to 3-D flicks by Milk on the Rocks 5. Darth Vader & Son book 6. Saturday Night Fever goes feline with La Miniatura.

Babesta will be at the Family Festival this Saturday! Be sure to stop by and say hi on Greenwich Street!