Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
We may not be the Medicis, but we can still appreciate fine art. So, when we heard that hip downtown display space, Parlor Showroom, was opening its doors to welcome 10 new NYC artists on board, well, we got in line. Parlor Showroom combines the feel of a gallery with the shopper's appeal of the store. Understated but eye-catching threads from the likes of Samantha Pleet, Gretchen Jones, and Ann Yee hang as if by magic on invisible strings, while emerging artists' work pairs below to complete a series of succinct vignettes around the room. The art/fashion hybrid immediately begs the question: "Does art inspire fashion, or does fashion inspire art?" When the wearable collections look so at home among the treasure trove of new artworks, we're inspired by it all.
Parlor Showroom, 7 Mercer Street, loft 2E (at Howard Street); 212-226-8777.
As a Southerner, I used to take living in Atlanta for
granted. But, lately, in a season of blizzards and nor'easters constantly in the news, I've come to realize the many merits of the South: the historical architecture, the myriad cultural offerings — and, first and foremost, the balmy climate. By way of read
Update: This story was first published on January 21, 2014, during the last big snowstorm in NYC. In honor of Blizzmaggedon 2015, we've decided to revisit our favorite WTF posts on Weather.com and share some more of it's strange, scary, and entirely un-related-to-weather content. Give yourself a break from storm updates read