5 Things To Know This AM — Jul 10 2012

Louis Vuitton has teamed up with artist Yayoi Kusama to create a capsule collection that just so happens to coincide with a major retrospective of the artist at the Whitney Museum. Starting today, the Kusama x Vuitton pieces will be available in select NYC Louis Vuitton stores, shelling out structural and spotted accessories born out of Kusama's own Wonderland. (Art Info)
Still looking for a killer workout to sweat out all that post-Fourth of July weekend junk food? Look no further than Ruschmeyer's 45-minute People's Bootcamp exercise class. With classes in Montauk on Saturdays and Brooklyn during the workweek (early enough so that you can hit the class and still make it to work on time) and a post-workout breakfast, this bootcamp is just what we need to kick-start our days. (Facebook)
We're always on the hunt for the next big songstress, and right now we're smitten with Cali-based Brittney McDonald's "Notice Me," in which the singer bemoans society's expectations for women and croons for gender equality. Hey Brittney, we've noticed you and we're 100% behind you. (Noise Trade)
Think that alley garden you walk by on the reg is a newfangled addition to the city? Think again. The Library of Congress just released pictures of New York City gardens from the 1920s— the carefully manicured lawns are so reminiscent of movie sets, we can hardly believe we're looking at pictures of Manhattan! (Gothamist)
What foods come to mind when you think of Brooklyn? Probably something containing the words "organic," "local," and "free-range." Fast food chain Denny's has other plans, however — they've added a new Brooklyn-inspired dish to their menu, made up of none other than... spaghetti and meatballs. (F'ed in Park Slope)

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton