Archive for September, 2010
Two of the best things about working in MKTG’s New York office are the food in Chelsea Market and the bit of green on the High Line. It’s even better when the two unite in one delicious outdoorsy moment. Case in point: Collichio & Sons’ pop-up donut stand right behind us on the High Line. Open only until mid-October, they’re serving up apple cider donuts, pumpkin spice donut holes with cream cheese frosting, and mulled apple cider. Based upon a field trip we took this afternoon, we can happily, pudgily attest that it is all delicious–the perfect bit of autumnal spice and homeyness, especially on a dreary afternoon like today.
My quest for a shelter mag with an approachable yet suitably downtown cool aesthetic is no news in this space. I’ve already confessed my reluctant love of Lonny, a digital mag that was the first major comer to the try-to-replace Domino party. Recently, though, I’m not quite as big a fan due to their format shift (full-screen flip-through isn’t an option–they rejiggered to be non-Flash. Thanks, iPad.).
Fortunately, I’ve come across a few other contenders lately. Rue not only is easy to read like Lonny used to be, but it also has a slightly more sharp-edged style. I’m also excited about Anthology. On top of having an Eloise-meets-New Yorker illustrated cover, they are–get this–a print magazine to boot. I’ve only seen the preview so far, but I really need to get in gear and order a subscription.
Fingers crossed that this bodes well for a resurgence of youthful yet sophisticated shelter mags in the marketplace.
For the third year in a row Showtime has commandeered a space in NYC and turned it into a peep-show of sorts for it’s original programing. Partnering with HP as well as a roster of creatives, the Showtime House spans three penthouse apartments at the Cassa Hotel & Residences in Midtown, cleverly combining high-design and high-technology. The attraction is open to the public Saturdays starting Sept 11 and continuing until Oct 23 (a $15 entry fee goes to the Harlem Children’s Zone). A truly immersive experience—and a dream for pop-culturaholics and design junkies alike.
via Curbed NY
If you are in the area, stop by Lyons Wier Gallery and check out their current exhibition featuring Hebru Brantley and Christophe Roberts. The above piece is one of Christophe’s; he turns empty Nike boxes into wild animals.
Show runs September 9th through October 4th. Opening is this Friday at 6-9pm.