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The most beautiful McDonald’s in America

Posted on May 29, 2012 in Antiques, Architecture, Branding, Food, Interiors, New York

This is real. Scoutingny.com posted it. Amazing. Wonder if their Coca-Cola still has cocaine in it. And costs five cents.

(And I’d like to know what scoutingnyc knows about international restaurants that prevents this from stealing the global superlative.) Via KR.

Spectacular bookstores

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Architecture, Books, Interiors, Retail

Flavorpill has a great post with their 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world, like the above Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht, Holland. Very inspiring.

Shipping container cities

Posted on May 16, 2012 in Architecture, Color, sustaina-bling

Interesting article in the Atlantic about a global trend in sustainable live/work communities constructed from shipping containers.

Structural glazed brick

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Architecture, Color, Interiors

I love this stuff. I’ve been wanting to use it in a project for ages. It has such a great feel, both hard and institutional and warm and nostalgic. And I love the color going on here with the newer lockers. This is from the High School of Art and Design.

Old photos of New York

Posted on May 1, 2012 in Antiques, Architecture, History, New York, Photography

Insanely beautiful and cool early 20th century photos of New York from the NY Municipal Archives were published on The Atlantic website. Check them out.

Vintage stationary with architectural vignettes

BibliOdyssey has a post displaying fantastic samples from Columbia University’s collection of commercial stationary.

Adobe Illustrator happy accident

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 in Architecture, graphic design, SS&CO projects

Now I just need to build one.

New pix of OKI

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 in Architecture, Brooklyn, Featured, Photography, SS&CO projects

I met photographer Naho Kubota when Brutus magazine brought her here to shoot our home, and the pictures she took were so amazing that I asked her to come back and take more like this one above of our kitchen. Check out Naho’s work and check out the pix she took of our place.

20 Modern staircases

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 in Architecture

Design Milk has an great post up featuring 20 modern staircases. Very inspiring.

“The Ice Cream Bar” Soda Fountain (San Francisco)

Posted on Jan 29, 2012 in Architecture, Food, Interiors

This is nice. Good use of tambour and curves. The 30s is always a good time to copy.