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Today’s best dressed

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 in Brooklyn, Fashion

I think I saw Santa stop to do some shopping at the Meat Hook on the way back North from his Boca condo.

(I grew up in some preppy company and that scarf if the best thing anyone ever did for pink & green.)

Fully Fluffy

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 in Advertising, Branding, Fashion, Interiors, New York

In my book, the holiday market at Union Square is to be avoided by any and all means necessary. The one exception to this, as I discovered today, is when one’s child desperately needs gloves immediately because it’s freezing out. Only in this instance is it safe to move quickly and decidedly into the chaos of tourists and the shopping dispossessed. Anyway…

There was this one stall… a slavic woman is selling big fluffy alpaca hats. They look great. And alpaca is a great material– being wool it causes relatively little harm when sheered and its typical finish requires little processing. But that’s not the point– gosh I’m really stuttering this one out!– the point for this blog (!!) is that the booth had a clever design. To drive home the material, the whole booth was lined in faux white fur. Floor to ceiling. Wall to wall. Wrapped around the pipes. And the fluffy hats hung off the fluffy wall. Very smart. You stepped inside and you were in the hat, in the fluffy white warmth of the product. It’s not a sophisticated design solution– it’s wall to wall white faux fur– but given the product, it’s one of the most simple and effective display choices I’ve encountered.

3D Connect Four!!

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 in Children, Toys

Beautiful wooden connect four from Palumba pushes the classic game into the third dimension. Or is this the classic???


Posted on Nov 21, 2012 in Fashion, History

Love this.

The Twins

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Architecture, New York, Tech


The AT&T archive site has some pretty amazing stuff on it. I got tuned into it from the Saul Bass film posted earlier. Then I checked out this spot about the data requirements for the Twin Towers. Haunting.


Posted on Nov 18, 2012 in graphic design, Illustration, Web

Silk is a pretty cool interactive website thingy. And very trippy.

New Tungsten styles from H&FJ

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Advertising, graphic design, Typography

Hoefler & Frere-Jones beautifully illustrate 32 new styles for Tungsten in this gradient layout.

The People’s Bailout poster

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Advertising, graphic design

Poster for The People’s Bailout from Rolling Jubilee, a Strike Debt project. The Rolling Jubilee site has some nice info graphics too. Poster design by Joe Alterio.

Occupy Sandy Poster

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 in Advertising, Art, Branding, Brooklyn, graphic design, New York

Great work by McMillian+Furlow. I wish I could say they have been stealing from me… I doubt it.


Posted on Nov 6, 2012 in Interiors, People, Process

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