What We Love This Week, Volume XCIII

Photographer Layers Dozens Of Images To Create Stunning NYC Composites

You can say a lot about New York, but not that it lacks a constant stream of visual stimuli. Aware of this, Taiwanese artist Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao packed his bags and headed to the city to study photography. Years later In a visual tribute to the ceaseless inspiration that New York City sights offer to visitors and residents alike, Liao compressed and layered dozens of photos of New York’s iconic landmarks into a series of gorgeous photos. Be sure to see more at Source: The Roosevelts.

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Snowboarders Tear Through The Japanese Mountainside

Watch as these snowboarders test out their new equipment on the peaks of Japan’s Hokkaido mountains.

North Brother Island Is New York’s Best Kept Secret

Christopher Payne North Brother Island

Source: Smithsonian

As with many forgotten places, few people—even New York locals—know that North Brother Island exists. While the island was once home to the famed Typhoid Mary, it has since been overtaken by Mother Nature’s gentle yet unyielding hand. A dot on the East River that’s nestled between Bronx and Rikers Island, North Brother Island is now like the world’s other abandoned locales: overrun with lush trees, ivy and tall grasses, a mere shadow of its former self.

New York From Brother Islands

Source: Smithsonian

Abandoned Island New York City

Source: Slate

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17 Oscar De La Renta Quotes On Fashion And Femininity

Portrait of Oscar de la Renta

Source: AD

After a decades-long career as one of fashion’s most talented designers, Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82. While Dominican-born de la Renta is best known for his gorgeous runway and wedding dress designs, he was also known as a warm, compassionate and generous individual, and as a good friend to many.

During his life, Oscar de la Renta dressed the world’s most powerful and beautiful women, from Jacqueline Kennedy to Jennifer Lawrence to Michelle Obama and so many more. Here are 17 Oscar de la Renta quotes that offer a glimpse into his views on fashion, femininity, style and life.

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