Behind the Scenes: Long Island City Invitation Design

Behind the Scenes: Long Island City Invitation Design

MSLK is commonly asked what our process is like working on a project. As is the case with designers, it's often more informative for us to show rather than tell....
Swooning over Deitch

Swooning over Deitch

The other weekend, Sheri, Katie, and I all went to see "Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea" at the latest Deitch gallery... in our own neighborhood of Long Island City, no...
New Rule: Boycott Menu Pushers

New Rule: Boycott Menu Pushers

I hate businesses that hire people to dump menus, flyers, business cards, etc. on my front stoop. If I had more time I'd follow that person, silently pick up every...
Pay Attention

Pay Attention

City cyclists are constantly swapping stories of near death by speeding vans or surprise car doors. Ellen and I often comment that ridding through LIC, Queens in the morning is...
Neighborhood Love

Neighborhood Love

I stumbled across the Long Island City branch of Recycle a Bicycle, and it instantly made me happy. The workshop (where apparently they build the bikes) is located on an...
The Party Just Got a Whole Lot Greener

The Party Just Got a Whole Lot Greener

Summer Warm Ups at PS1 are the crown jewel of Long Island City. Marc was once quoted by a reporter for calling it "the Hipster Hamptons". You go for the...
A Little Something Great in LIC

A Little Something Great in LIC

There's a small wine shop in downtown Long Island City with a great little sign. A number of us in the studio have passed by it and noted its ingenious...