These Fendi Beachfront Dream Homes Could Be Yours

Along with Château Group, Fendi has set up camp along prime Miami waterfront, just two blocks south of the luxury shops at Bal Harbour. When it’s finished in summer 2016, the 12-story condo building’ll host 58 residences — and the residents will be setting down slightly more cash than they would on a Fendi bag, considering the condos clock in anywhere between $5 and $22 million. Perhaps some of your clothing budget can be reallocated? That spend’ll get you Fendi Casa fixtures and fittings, access to a private restaurant, a ballroom, beachfront pools, reflective pools, and an aromatherapy relaxation terrace.

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‘Twin Peaks’ For Sale: The Real Estate Listing is Not What it Seems

Look at this “charming 1930s home” in Everett, Washington. Does it seem familiar at all? If you’ve watched the pilot of Twin Peaks, or its prequel film, Fire Walk With Me, it should. Though the listing doesn’t mention it (perhaps to avoid scaring off potential buyers), this was the Palmer family’s house. Anyone who has  seen the show knows how many highly disturbing scenes took place here. The four bedroom house has an asking price of $549,950. The home may not have the best karma, but here’s hoping a Twin Peaks fanatic with extra cash to burn decides to buy it and host intense screening parties…hopefully without any surprise visits from BOB.

Below, some scenes from the infamous house.

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Images via Twin Peaks opening credits and Seattle Weekly

 

STYLE SCOOP: Marc Jacobs Is Taking Over The West Village, Mini Karl Lagerfeld and Cara Delevingne

Thanks to Marc Jacobs’ imminent takeover of Bleecker Street and beyond, other retailers are being forced out of their West Village outposts thanks to atmospheric rent increases. No more Gray’s Papaya on 6th Ave? You have Marc to thank for that.

There’s a new Fendi buggy in town, and it’s a mini Karl Lagerfeld. Cara Delevingne carried one down the Fendi catwalk in Milan this morning. Oh, and drones.

 

NY’s Top Properties For Sale: Former Lucky Cheng’s & District 36

There’s lots going on behind the scenes as various parties "negotiate" for the old Lucky Cheng’s space; a deal is a deal only when it is a deal. At District 36, closed for a few months, other various parties are trying to obtain what probably is the best room that’s come available in quite a while. Owner/operator Damien Distasio told me that “it will take a real player with real money and a real vision to make the deal.” The bottom line is that District 36 is a recent multimillion dollar build-out, with all newish fixtures. Plumbing and electrical and permitting are all intact. A "real player" can do a relatively inexpensive redux and have a brand new space on the cheap. All the heavy lifting has already been done. The District 36 folks are aware of this and are looking to get paid. Interested parties hope the price will come down as creditors, including the landlord, gripe. But spaces this size in neighborhoods where neighbors are rare don’t come along often. Someone’s going to snatch it up. My sources tell me Mike Satsky has looked, and other players have as well. I was told the operators at the shuttered Mars 2112 were interested, but Damien says that’s news to him. I know of one other serious group, but they are bargain hunting content to wait for their price.

Over at Ken & Cook/ Lil Charlie’s, Karim Amatullah, who is a man who can always talk the talk, told me he is going to walk the walk. He’s out, and here’s what he had to say: "Let’s just say it wasn’t the right fit."

On the must to-do list is tonight’s birthday bash for the ever lovely Justine Delaney at the Electric Room. It’s part of her weekly Tuesday night affair there where, with partner Nick Mark, she spins under her DJ moniker Justine D. Justine is a winner.  She has always been a bellweather of what’s hip, and I won’t miss her celebration.  She taught me everything I know about being a DJ, but obviously she didn’t teach me everything she knows.  A big happy birthday shout-out to Justine.

BlackBook Premiere: Julian Lynch, ‘Gloves’

You have to hand it to Underwater Peoples: 90% of the artists on the label really do sound like they’re playing at the bottom of a swimming pool. Julian Lynch, since 2008, has been collaborating with the likes of two such aqueous bands: Ducktails and Real Estate. Meanwhile, he’s forged a winding solo path.

Which brings us to “Gloves,” a brand-new Lynch track from the forthcoming Lines LP, due out March 26. There’s a repetitive, jamming, minimal phrase that gets tessellated like one of Sufjan Stevens’s little shards of song, over which we hear some accordion wheeze. A bass line meanders through the mechanics until we come up against an outburst of guitar around the two-minute mark.

Nothing too dramatic, here, but then that’s always been Underwater Peoples’ charm—you could listen to this laid-back stuff while sitting out on the back porch with a beer and forget to put on something else when it’s over.

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Feral Cats In Washington Heights Have Better Digs Than You

New life goal: be an old lady who organizes elaborate outdoor feral cat colonies. 

Meet Sheila Massey, proprietor (or shall I saw paw-prietor, har har) of a "kitty high rise" in Washington Heights’ Morris-Jumel Community Garden. The  cats have been sleeping in Styrofoam boxes and underneath a tarp, which is sad. But the new insulated five-story cat shelter which is larger than my bathroom will keep those kittehs warm and dry … and easier to locate for Trap Neuter Return programs.

The cat shelters is all part of a three-year-old program called the NYC Feral Cat Initiative. These new digs in Washington Heights are one of eight locations (another park, a church, etc.) to get new outdoor feral cat shelters created by city architects. The New York Daily News declined to print the locations of the new shelters to discourage douchenozzles from dumping their cats off there.

You can learn more about how to provide safe winter housing/food/water for feral cats in your ‘hood on FeralCatCaretakers.org. Not all kitties are as fancypants as NYC cats and their kitty high rises, but all cats do deserve food and shelter. 

Contact the author of this post at Jessica.Wakeman@Gmail.com. Follow me on Twitter.

Pitchfork Music Festival Finalizes Lineup: Beach House, Wild Flag & More Join the Fun

Today, Pitchfork added the final batch of bands to its 2012 music festival lineup, well ahead of the July 13-15 weekend where the excitement will go down in Chicago’s Union Park: Beach House, Wild Flag, Real Estate, Atlas Sound, Big K.R.I.T., Nicolas Jaar, Cults, Chavez, Ty Segall, Oneohtrix Point Never, Youth Lagoon, Thee Oh Sees, King Krule, Lotus Plaza, Dirty Beaches, Lower Dens, Milk Music, the Psychic Paramount, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Outer Minds, and A Lull. The festival might not ever be as fun as the year when they sold Sparks at the beer tents, but sometimes life forces you to make sacrifices for sanity’s sake. You can look at the final lineup, which is looking pretty healthy, after the click.

Pitchfork, in my opinion, is the best deal in national music festivals. For the cost of a one-way plane ticket, you get to see dozens of relevant, high quality bands at varying points in their life cycle: buzz acts finding their live presence, indie veterans who’ve settled into a comfortable set list, and the random top-shelf name brand gifted with a headlining set for a crowd that’s absolutely reveretial of their presence. And the people watching! The people watching is absolutely superb. Three-day passes are sold out, though you can still purchase individual one-day tickets if that weekend is still looking free on your schedule.  

Friday, July 13:

A$AP Rocky
Willis Earl Beal
Big K.R.I.T.
Clams Casino
Dirty Projectors
Feist
Tim Hecker
Lower Dens 
The Olivia Tremor Control
Outer Minds 
Purity Ring

Saturday, July 14:

The Atlas Moth
Atlas Sound 
Danny Brown
Cloud Nothings
Cults 
Flying Lotus
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Grimes
Hot Chip
Nicolas Jaar 
Liturgy
Lotus Plaza 
The Psychic Paramount 
Schoolboy Q
Sleigh Bells
Wild Flag 
Youth Lagoon 

Sunday, July 15:

A Lull 
AraabMUZIK
Beach House 
Chavez 
Dirty Beaches 
The Field
Iceage
King Krule 
Kendrick Lamar
The Men
Milk Music 
Thee Oh Sees 
Oneohtrix Point Never 
Real Estate 
Ty Segall 
Unknown Mortal Orchestra 
Vampire Weekend

Listen to ‘Exactly Nothing,’ Real Estate’s New Song

The band Real Estate has posted a studio version of its excellent "Exactly Nothing," off an upcoming seven inch single. It’s full of all of the good vibes you’ll need to last you from now until the end of August. Take a listen after the click, via Prefix.

I also appreciated this semi-recent profile of the band in Australia’s The Age, in which guitarist Matt Mondanile says he hates the term "summery" being used to describe Real Estate’s admittedly sunny-sounding music but that "autumnal" is just fine by him. Artists! They’re so temperamental. You can listen to "Exactly Nothing" as the B-Side to the "Easy" seven-inch single, available for purchase on April 10.

Check Out Real Estate’s Hilarious Video for “Easy”

At this point every indie rock band should hire WFMU DJ Tom Scharpling to direct their videos. First we had the epic video for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists’ "Bottled in Cork," and then The New Pornographers’ "Moves." He’s back again with a hilarious clip for indie rockers Real Estate. 

Starring as the band’s street team are comedian and author Chris Gethard, Videogum‘s Gabe Delahaye, and Leah Giblin. Roaming around the city in a Real Estate-branded van and hoodie, the trio affix swag to anything (or anyone) who stands still long enough, taking brief breaks to pelt cheese puffs at passers-by and kidnap Jake Fogelnest. All in a day’s work!