June 29, 2008
Posted By: Marc

While I am more comfortable being a spectator throughout much of life’s activities, Sheri dives head-first into whatever interests her. And if she doesn’t know how to do something, she learns. Case in point: hula-hooping, her new obsession. Over the past few months she has been taking a hooping class with other like-minded adults (yes, it’s no longer just a fad for the pre-millennial set) at a Y in the east village. Her extra-curricular endeavor has now become entertainment for all, as she now entertains friends after dinner, and has even taken to encouraging everyone in the studio to give a whirl from an ever-growing arsenal of customized, multi-colored hoops of varying diameters.There’s one hoop which stands out from the rest: her LED-infused “PSIhoop” which is a spectacle to behold… Read more

June 26, 2008
Posted By: claudia

Last weekend, we went to a birthday party for our Russian friend, Andrey, at the Tatiana Restaurant on Brighton Beach’s boardwalk. I’ve been to Coney Island before, but this was my first experience at Little Odessa, and it was quite memorable. If you’re looking for a great summer weekend trip to Brighton Beach: lunch or dinner at Tatiana is highly recommended. Even better, if you have something to celebrate…
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June 26, 2008
Posted By: ellen

Subway Signage

Why do you choose to torture the graphic designers of New York with the crazy “O”s in the signage on your N/W trains? Do you think this is funny? Are you laughing in the face of a system many have heralded as a design masterpiece? Did you simply replace the carefully chosen Helvetica Bold “O”s with something more standard (Arial, per se)? Or did you go a step further and rotate each letter so it sits on its side? We demand (properly typeset) answers!

Frustratingly Yours,

The Designers of New York City

June 26, 2008
Posted By: emil

They are out there. I have been hearing a lot about this BMW X6, but had not seen it in person… until recently. I spotted one by my house a couple days ago, and I love it. I love SUVs (sorry environmentalists) and I like sports cars . X6 combines the silhouette of the 6 series coupé and the compact SUV class making it an SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle), which means “a sports car for active lifestyles.” Bold Design! Even better – they’re planning on releasing a hybrid version of this in the future. Ellen, I think you should get this to replace “Saaby.” Not very gas friendly, but you could fit MSLK in it and still be sporty. Click “Read More” to see more pictures. Read more

June 25, 2008
Posted By: katie

To Celebrate the opening of an Ikea in Brooklyn (finally) I thought I would share the Swedish Furniture Name Generator. Kinda fun, kinda stupid, but as an Ikea fan, I couldn’t help but love it a little. Enter your name and find out what you would be called if you sat upon the shelves of IKEA. Above is The Swedish MSLK Chair: The MSJLLK!As for the new Ikea in Red Hook, I have not been there yet, but Ellen and Jason brought back positive reviews last weekend. How can you not love an Ikea that you can take a Water Taxi to? Oh what I would have given last summer to not have been stuck in Holland Tunnel traffic on my way to Elizabeth, NJ after moving for two days. I am excited that now furnishing an apartment on a budget in Brooklyn will be a little less painful, well until you have to assemble the furniture…

June 24, 2008
Posted By: Sheri

As you already know I love Kiosk. And as you already know, we hate plastic bags. Therefore it should come as no surprise that I’ll be rushing off to check out Jason Rosenberg’s art and commerce inspired “plastic bag happening” at Kiosk June 27 – July 1. It seems that Jason will help you give your plastic bag a new life. I might have 2663 or so plastic bags lying around here, maybe I’ll turn one into a rain hat. Read more

June 23, 2008
Posted By: MSLK

MSLK’s effort to raise environmental awareness through Urban Tumbleweeds, an eco-art installation, is highlighted by trend spotting websites. “Urban TumbleweedsPSFK, blog June 23, 2008 Blog Net News, blog June 23, 2008

June 22, 2008
Posted By: Sheri

When I moved from St. Louis to NYC I came for three reasons: 1. the art, 2. the people, and 3. the water. Finally, I’m able to say that I am making progress on the water part. For the past two weekends, Marc and I have been taking sailing lessons off of City Island in the Bronx. It never ceases to amaze me that this great city is surrounded by water. Within 30 minutes I can be at the beach or off on a boat in the ocean. One of the nicest things about sailing is how very little you need—just sails and wind (even very little wind will do the trick). It’s incredibly eco-friendly and quite peaceful. I hope you, too, have plans to get outdoors this summer and enjoy mother nature, believe it or not it’s all around you.

June 21, 2008
Posted By: MSLK

Urban Tumbleweeds, MSLK’s eco-art installation, catches the attention of green design and marketing blogs.

Recycled Plastic Environmental Art Installation by MSLK
Inhabitat
June 21, 2008

Design Corner, blog
June 21, 2008

June 20, 2008
Posted By: Marc

Here is another posting about my parent’s amazing trip to Barcelona. After spending a few hours looking through their photos, it was clear to see that there was a trend: the city has a love affair going on with the color red. Is there really any better color to fall for?

My dad noted its prevalence and provided an edit for your viewing pleasure…

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