By TJ Kosinski, July 9th, 2010
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RADAR Ep25 – Subway Etiquette

RADAR Season 3 Launches with Ep 25 – Subway Etiquette. Find more of Jay Shell’s work here.
“Jay Shells is the man behind Subway Etiquette, a new project that uses silk screen signs, which look identical to official transit signs, to speak not just to New Yorkers but all commuters, asking for a simple thing: Respect. Jay’s signs request that the reader does not do things like eat messy foods, preach their own religious beliefs or cut their toenails while riding the subway. What seems to be common sense is actually happening at every turn – bothering everyone around them. However our own concern with politeness keeps us from speaking up. We follow Jay from his silk screening studio in The New School, through the stairwells and tunnels of the New York Subway System, posting signs that hopefully remind us all to be a little more courteous.”

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WBPLabs – Inspired By Design

If you’ve ever found RADAR adding a little too much art to your diet and not enough architecture, construction, or inventive design, you’re going to want to check out Labs’ brand new series, Inspired by Design. Yes, you’ve caught us rooting for the home team, but we can’t help but showcase the new site’s intuitive look into the world of homes as creativity. Each episode visits a different environment – beachfront, lakeside and urban – and explores new architecture that elevates the everyday. If you dig the way we do things here at RADAR, definitely give them a look. More episodes here.

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Gregory and The Hawk

Harps, guitars, and a voice, oh my. Gregory in the Hawk aka Meredith Godreau is one talented singer-songwriter. We’re pretty big fans of the New York native and her peculiar brand of folk music. While Godreau hasn’t released anything since 2008’s Moenie and Kitchi, we’re hopeful that changes soon and you should be too. In the meantime, check out her artful Beyonce cover down below.

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Found Magazine

The explanatory paragraph on Found Magazine’s website reads “We collect found stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. Anything goes…” As it turns out, that’s the must accurate, succinct description for a site that turns one person’s “trash” into the internet’s treasure. Chock full of sweet, charming, heartbreaking, honest, and emotional discovered items, the site is a must-bookmark. In other words, just like Post Secret without all the melodrama.

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Small Black and Beach Fossils – Music

Let’s be honest, this ridiculous-sounding “chill-wave” label is going to stick. In case you haven’t heard the recent-ish blogism, chill-wave is the all-encompassing genre of lo-fi, catchy, down-tempo, fuzzed-out, noise-pop, usually associated with small bedroom bands from Brooklyn. Whew, that was a lot of hyphens. Anyways, two of the genre’s (and indie music in general) best acts are Small Black and Beach Fossils and if you’re lucky enough to be in NYC on July 14th, you get to see ‘em both play live at the Mecury Lounge. Not sold yet? Listen to Small Black’s “Despicable Dogs” (RADAR Season 3) or Beach Fossil’s “Vacation” at their respective Myspaces. Myspi?

Saturday July 14th, 9:30pm
Mercury Lounge
217 East Houston St., New York, NY 10002
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Bambi Killers

We devoted an entire Radar episode trying to explain just what exactly the Bambi Killer are. Though we still can’t sum them up one sentence, their blog offers a whole bunch of insight and understanding into their horror rock cabaret. Check it out if you’re a fan of Glenn Danzig, Marilyn Monroe, show tunes, fake blood, alien invasions, or performance art.

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