Secret Underground New York

In 1904 a stunning underground station was opened in the heart of New York City featuring tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights that run across the entire curve of the station. 

It was to be the original southern terminus of the first ‘Manhattan Main Line’; however the station was closed and boarded up in 1945 due to the introduction of longer subway trains.Since then the station has been left untouched and in it’s original condition. That is, until recently. Lucky passengers of the 6 train who know of it’s existence will be allowed to stay on the train during its turnaround and see the Station from the train. Of course, like all underground stations, there are off-limit parts that only Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers and the more adventurous graff writer will ever see. And this station is no different. The Underbelly Project has turned these parts of this station into an off-limit art gallery, which is illegal to enter. Over a hundred murals have been accumulated over time by graffiti artists who discovered the walls and invited others to add their art. 

Champagne + Graffiti = Love

You know graffiti is mainstream when the best champagne manufacturers use it for their new Valentine’s Day gift box. Moët & Chandon’s Message On A Bottle gift set is beautiful, with a little edge, kindly provided by the gold graff marker that comes with it. Although I’m not a fan of “graffiti-make-overs” (as I call it) to sell products, I must say this is very cute. And obviously I wouldn’t be mad if someone got it for me… ahem… 

The Claw is Back

 

CLAW x Nike Vandal – Black

$150.00

In 2007 Claw Money uped her game, and released 6 trainers in collaboration with Nike; Clawed Blazers and Clawed Vandals. Now, I’m not a fan of Nike Blazers, but Vandals are high on my list of favourite shoes. When Claw first released these in ’07 there was no way in hell I could afford them, but now they have been re-released perhaps I can start saving my pocket money to get my hands on a pair that I’ve been in love with for over 4 years…

CLAW x Nike Vandal – Blue

$150.00

CLAW x Nike Vandal – White

$150.00

CLAW x Nike Blazer – Black

$150.00

CLAW x Nike Blazer – White

$150.00

CLAW x Nike Blazer – Red

$150.00

Hello Kitty Graffiti

I’m not  fan of Hello Kitty, and never really have been, but that doesn’t mean I won’t report on new HK products if they catch my eye. Today, I came across the new HK collections for Sephora, which is a little different to other Kitty products I’ve seen in the past. The graffiti motif is cute, but I still wouldn’t rock it. however, incase any of you would, here is the collection:Graffiti Bag, $28
Graffiti Compact Mirror, $18
Graffiti Rollergirl $18
Graffiti 5-Piece Brush Set, $49
Graffiti Eyeshadow and Blush Palette$35