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Opera Singer, Performance Artist, Rock Star: Klaus Nomi would have been 70 years old today.

When you’ve got an hour and half, check out The Nomi Song. The complete documentary is available online and you’ll see a New York you almost forgot had once existed or a New York you wish you had been around to see.

Those of us who came to New York, came here because we did not fit in to where we grew up. We were misfits, and the only place misfits could go was New York City and find other misfits and then just go wild.

~ Ann Magnuson

At the time when everybody was arriving and starting up, everybody was in the same boat. Nobody had any money. Everybody was eating pizza and doughnuts. It just wasn’t, it wasn’t about success. Everybody had the dream, but it just felt like we’re here for awhile together, and it was actually a really great kind of camaraderie that you have when there’s no threat that someone’s going to do better you you. Everyone was just exploding with creativity. Everyone was supporting each other and it was really art for art’s sake.

~ Kenny Scharf

And then there’s today. Nomi, we still need saving.

Odessa

Nomi Dietrich

Nomi - Who From Below

h/t: Fieth.com

 

Luca Agnani // Digital lighting, 3d & Visual Mapping
http://www.131076.com

Real Painting
http://www.131076.com/van-gogh

1. Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries
2. Langlois Bridge at Arles, The
3. Farmhouse in Provence
4. White House at Night, The
5. Still Life
6. Evening The Watch (after Millet)
7. View of Saintes-Maries
8. Bedroom
9. Factories at Asnieres Seen
10. White House at Night, The
11. Restaurant
12. First Steps (after Millet)
13. Self-Portrait

A truly inspiring video on public speaking and being true to yourself.

In this video Luke Rudkowski tells you how to deal with one of the biggest fear’s, the fear of public speaking. He goes into great detail about his personal strategy and gives you some advice on how to mentally and physically deal with the fear. We hope this video is helpful to you and we wish to continue this dialog series so please ask us your questions on Luke’s social media.

Location: Armonk, N.Y.
Price: $5,500,000
The Skinny: When Theodore and Marsha Nierenberg, founders of the Scandinavian tabletop firm Dansk International Designs, needed to build a house atop their scenic, 22-acre slice of land in Armonk, N.Y., they knew just who to turn to: Jens Quistgaard, Dansk’s chief designer, who was game for the task of putting his signature kitchenware aside for a moment to, well, design a house. The 7,100-square-foot structure was completed in 1961 and first put on the market for $7.5M in June 2010, the year after Ted’s (as he was known) death. His widow has been trying to sell the place ever since, listing, de-listing, and re-listing the seven-bedroom creation again and again; most recently, for a much-reduced $5.5M.

Given the current obsession with this era of architecture, it’s unclear why, exactly, the Dansk Lake House hasn’t had any takers yet. Sure, the roofline is a bit eccentric—it “bears a resemblance to scales on a dragon’s back,” as Realtor.com puts it—but the interiors are lovely, with gleaming wood floors, a massive brick hearth, vaulted ceilings, a stunning spiral staircase, and glass walls indulging the Nierenbergs’ original aim to have “a house with a view, especially here since we have a beautiful piece of land,” as Marsha told the Journal in ’10. That land, with a waterfall and gardens, overlooks a 10-acre lake.

The Spiky Midcentury Modern Built For the Dansk Founders – House of the Day – Curbed National.

Yes, these are old news by now, but must be noted for future reference:

Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mVEGfH4s5g

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And the Gwen Verdon/Bob Fosse/Walk It Out inspiration:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU3N5c2Kxnw

And the original:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUXRdqn8LOM