Ian Kwok

391 Flips | 4 Magazines | 101 Likes | 3 Following | 21 Followers | @kwokytalky | Photographer, storyteller, palliative med student. Stereotypical #Millennial.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Vision

The painter considers her life and work.<p>F<i>rom</i> the F<i>araway</i> N<i>earby</i>. 1937. Oil on canvas.—Bleached-white antlers branching from the dark skull fill most of the picture space. A range of low hills occupy what would be the foreground except that they are drawn in distant perspective—a faraway desert …

Art

What Is Loitering, Really?

America’s laws against lingering have roots in Medieval and Elizabethan England. Since 1342, the goal has always been to keep anyone “out of place” away.<p><i>Editor’s note: A series of racially charged incidents of “loitering” have triggered national outrage recently. This month, CityLab's visual</i> …

Women's News (India)

We Need Bigger Cities, But We Also Need Unique Cities

“If you don’t want processed food, why do you want processed cities?” asks architect Vishaan Chakrabarti.<p>Think of the pedestrian bridges of Venice, or the steep, tiled streets of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Or the winding back alleys of Hong Kong, and the intricate apartment buildings of …

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Have a Creepy Little Christmas with These Unsettling Victorian Cards

Anthropomorphic cats, murderous frogs, and insects dancing by the moonlight aren’t exactly part of our Christmas card tradition today. However back …

Even Hey Arnold's Neighborhood Is Gentrifying Now

Series creator Craig Bartlett explains how he built the cartoon city that every ‘90s kid dreamed of living in.<p>When it comes to life in the city, perhaps no cartoon has dreamed as big as <i>Hey Arnold!</i> While the rest of Nickelodeon’s ‘90s lineup dwelled in suburbia, here was a football-headed fourth …

Photographer takes pictures of naked - and beautiful - older women

"It's my body," a model says. "I'm so glad I'm alive. Who's going to judge me?"

Excellent Uber Ad Distills the Problem With Uber in Crowded Cities

In a brilliant new spot, Uber inadvertently lays out exactly why its for-hire vehicles won’t solve transportation headaches in crowded …

Mapping the Edison Bulbs of Brooklyn

Behold vintage incandescent bulbs, the illumination of gentrifiers.<p>The indicator species of gentrification are many—pop-up farmer’s markets, a front yard with a Little Free Library, thousand-dollar baby strollers. Among the most telling—certainly the most visible to a <i>flâneur</i> at twilight—are …

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Ippodo Gallery Exhibitions

Ippodo's 9 Artists<p>The Essence of Imperfection : Wabi Sabi at Ippodo Gallery<p>October 26, 2017 - November 22, 2017<p>Special Reception with exhibiting …

Does Sex Sell When the Work Is Made by Women? Explicit Feminist Art Tests the Waters at Frieze

Art Fairs<p>"Obscene" art by women from the '70s and '80s has been censored and blacklisted for decades. Now, it's taking center stage at an unlikely …

Grisly Artworks Featuring Human Body Part Hybrids Will Chill You To The Bone

‘Portia’. Image by Jonathan Payne and featured with permission<p><b>Los Angeles-based</b> artist Jonathan Payne is in awe of the bizarre, as well as things …

Love, Blood And The Ancient History Of The Color Red

Colors mean different things to different people across time and space, but the color red has remained an integral way of representing hate, love and luxury for millennia.<p>In a new book on the history of the color from medieval historian Michel Pastoureau, the rich history of red in western Europe …

Ancient History

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

ACCRA, Ghana — After finishing high school a decade ago, Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector here.<p>He has an apartment, a car, a smartphone and a long-distance girlfriend he met on a dating …

University of Washington

Eye-opening maps reveal how and where Americans die

To see those patterns, you need more granular data points.<p>The Institutes for Health Metrics and Evaluation has that information. Relying on 2014 government data, IHME offers an online tool that can sort mortality by cause of death, age, sex, location, or any combination of the four, all based on …

How to Be a Good 'Night Mayor'

New York is the first major American city to create an official body to oversee nightlife. Here’s what it can learn from the European cities that have tried it so far.<p>Nightlife is often a tricky beast for city leaders. Allow it to blossom and it can be an asset that appeals to residents and …

As Bike-Sharing Brings Out Bad Manners, China Asks, What’s Wrong With Us?

BEIJING — Liu Lijing, a mechanic in Beijing, does not usually pay much attention to manners. He does not mind when people blast loud music, and he strolls the alleyways near his home in a tank top stained with grease. But when a stranger recently ditched a bicycle in the bushes outside his door, …

China

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Russian artist Mikhail Sadovnikov uses his bare hands to create hypnotizing patterns on wet clay.

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‘Colors Everywhere’: A Brighter Anselm Kiefer Emerges in Ravishing Watercolors at Gagosian

On View<p>Even as he expresses his doubts, the artist delivers a set of richly colorful new works.<p>,<p>In an expansive new show, German art star Anselm …

Art

Constant Anxiety Won't Save the World

Spreading fear and worry about issues you care about on social media can lead to burnout rather than action.<p>When <i>New York Magazine</i> published a story about the apocalyptic dangers of climate change last month, it was shared widely, and with alarm. People tweeted things like “Read this and get very, …

Depression

10,000 impounded bikes look like abstract art

It may look like a painting, but this is actually what 10,000 bicycles being dumped into one space looks like.<p>Tens of thousands of shared bikes have …

Abstract Art

The Tantalizing Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Rectangles with enigmatic messages have been appearing on city streets for decades, but the tiler’s identity remains unknown.<p>Believed to be made of …

New Jersey

Design Thinking for Doctors and Nurses

The trauma area at my hospital is similar to thousands of others. When a patient with a gunshot wound or a motor vehicle accident arrives, a bed is prepped, the right supplies are on hand, and up to 20 nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians are ready to spring into action.<p>There is one …

Subway “Summer of Hell” Really Started Years Ago, Data Shows

The four-day span from Friday, April 21, through Monday, April 24, may have been the tipping point for the New York City subways. A midtown power …

Photos of Lonely Strangers in the Streets of NYC at Night

“The people in the photos are all strangers,” NYC photographer and filmmaker Daniel Soares tells us, “And I make up these stories in my head, about …

Loneliness

Where they see in black, white and grey

Belgian photographer Sanne de Wilde is fascinated by the colourblind people of the Pacific island of Pingelap.<p>A significant proportion of residents suffer from achromatopsy - total colourblindness.<p>It's thought that in 1780 the population was all but wiped out by a tsunami.<p>As few as 20 people …

Bizarre Celebrity Diets Are Even Stranger as Still Lifes

You are what you eat.<p>The diet that helped Karl Lagerfeld shed 80 pounds in little over a year is no secret. Neither is Jacqueline Kennedy's caviar and potato diet or Usain Bolt's peculiar habit of chowing down on dozens of chicken nuggets before breaking world records. But to visualize these …

This Wile E. Coyote Street Art is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

Street artist E.LEE recently completed this awesome artwork in his hometown of Chicago at the Soho House in West Loop. In an interview with …