November 30, 2007
Posted By: Sheri

Yes, like Marc, I am also a bit Mini-obsessed, patiently awaiting our Mini’s arrival. Of course I’m only obsessed with what it will look like, the custom graphics I’m going to apply, and of course what her name will be. That’s right, I think our car should be referred to as a she, because let’s face it, luck is a lady. And when I take this baby out to the track I want a winner. Here’s where you come in. Please spare me from Marc’s default pun names including:Mini Cooper Black (a popular typeface from the 70′s) and Mini Cooper Union (a prestigious NYC design school, which is Marc’s father’s alma mater) and give us your suggestions…. Read more

November 29, 2007
Posted By: claudia

I know, it has been a while since Thanksgiving… But it took me a while to digest the delicious turkey until I am finally able to write about it.

Being Swiss, I had no idea about Thanksgiving craziness. What I learned so far is:
Thanksgiving is by far the most important and popular American holiday. It is like Christmas in Switzerland – people can’t wait until they get together with their family and… eat! The nice thing about Thanksgiving is – it’s all about food! It’s neither a religious holiday nor is there any “pressure” about finding and giving the right presents.

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November 29, 2007
Posted By: ellen

Rockettes

I also took the family to see some New York entertainment this past weekend. My parents aren’t quite daring enough to brave Fuerzabruta, so I begrudgingly bought tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular instead. I didn’t exactly know what to expect, but I knew I could count on a little face-to-face interaction with almost every tourist within a 100 mile radius of New York. While the crowd outside Radio City was a show unto itself, the actual Christmas Spectacular far exceeded my expectations. The show is celebrating its 75th anniversary and they’ve apparently made some changes to the old routine while maintaining the classic elements that make the show special. From a graphic design standpoint, I found the show to be impeccably produced. It was essentially a series of vignettes on Christmas, ranging from an adaptation of the Nutcracker to a nativity scene, with plenty of Santa Claus sprinkled throughout.

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November 29, 2007
Posted By: emil

This BenQSiemens concept phone can also be a bracelet. Interesting! Katie wants this. Click “Read More” to see other awsome concept phones.
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November 28, 2007
Posted By: Marc

MSLK is about to get a new car rather, a MINI Cooper. Slightly bigger than a breadbox, it’s the perfect city car, and being well-designed, it’s an entirely suitable car for us. After mildly considering a few alternatives, Sheri and I kept coming back to the charming little British roadster. I was enthralled by the retro-ness, impressive performance and eligibility for more parking spaces. Sheri loved its cute factor. A short test drive cinched it. There was a secret society of MINI. And we wanted in. Read more

November 28, 2007
Posted By: katie

Warning: this is a saga, but it does have a happy ending! So as it goes, I have had on-going drama with my 3-year-old G4 powerbook. It died last August (HD and logic board replaced) and then started randomly shutting down in May (was told to buy a new battery) and then they took it in again in July. This October I found myself again waiting in line at the Apple’s Genius Bar with a dead laptop. Needless to say I was pissed—I was also 2 months out of my applecare and 3 weeks out of my repair warranty. Not only was my laptop broke but so was I…. Read more

November 25, 2007
Posted By: Sheri

Since I used to work at a playhouse, you shouldn’t find it too hard to believe that I am a harsh critic of theater. I usually find just about everything on Broadway to be a tired cliché, but because we frequently entertain out-of-town guests, I find myself at more than my fair share of shows. Luckily, I’m always keeping my ears open for a good suggestion, and when I heard that the creators of De La Guarda were back with a new show, Fuerzabruta, I didn’t need to be told this twice.

I think the mixture of the show goes something like this: 2 parts modern art + 1 theater + 1 part Stomp + 1 part yourself as semi-active participant + 1/2 part Cirque du Soleil + 1/2 part nightclub.

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November 23, 2007
Posted By: Marc

Fed up with the crowds along lower Broadway, I ducked out west to see some art and look at books. There was not much to be found in Soho (there hasn’t been an art scene there since Prada, D&G, et al moved in in the 90′s). Nonetheless, I paid a quick visit to the Deitch Galleries, hoping to see something inspiring. That didn’t do the trick, either. These days, street artists seem to have the most to offer.

November 20, 2007
Posted By: Sheri

I just came back from a meeting, and 5th Avenue is up and running for the pre-Christmas bustle. I have to admit, that when I saw the flagship Gap all lit up I couldn’t help but think, I love this town! All those colored lights just made me happy. Every year the twinkle of Christmas lights brings just the spark I need to sustain the otherwise dreary and bleak cold winter months. Here’s  pics of my favorite windows and displays as I strolled down 5th.

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November 20, 2007
Posted By: emil

A creative agency from Croatia, Bruketa & Zinić, made a great use of thermo-reactive ink in an annual report for the food company, Podravka. The annual report houses a small recipe book nested within its pages. It was printed with invisible thermo-reactive ink, which appears when exposed to heat.
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