A chronicle of people, places, happenings, and creations we admire.
A Recap of our discoveries in March.
(Left to right from top)
1.Berluti Playtime Shoemaker Sneaker / 2. WESC Men's Alastair Trench SS2015 / 3. LeSportsac x BEAMS Spring 2015 / 4. How to be a Proper New Yorker / 5. Leica M-P Edition Safari / 6. Eton of Sweden / 7. Audi at Geneva Motor Show 2015 / 8. MoMA Björk Retrospective / 9. PRADA "Infinite Palace" by AMO
Ask For Directions
We may have a map and a compass-like mind
Let's ask anyway, what we're trying to find
One may be a fantastic detective
but asking directions gives a different perspective
The locals know what's what and what's not
maybe that bar isn't really our kind of hot...
Using all our incredible senses
is not among life's biggest offenses
Let's put the smartphone away
and wonder about, just stray
Explore and experience more!
Isn't that what we're all here for?
As we all know
when it works, the subway is the fastest way to go
This travel can be delicate
without some "proper etiquette"
The list of do's and don'ts is long
New Yorkers know what's right, what's wrong
We all agree our trip is eased
when we're not squeezed, teased or in any other way displeased
Staying on top of it
The most reliable way around town?
Walking! East, west, up and down
Focused, fast and checking our clocks
We're counting the street and avenue blocks
Eyeing the crosswalk countdown to zero
Our coat like the cape of a superhero
Stomping away on the bustling street
Thanking our terrifically trusted feet!
A Recap of our discoveries in February.
(Left to right from top)
1.1971 Lamborghini Miura SV at RMSotheby's / 2. MONOCLE Quality of Life Conference, Lisbon 2015 / 3. Formfreu.de Photo Blog / 4. MONCLER Grenoble 'Evry' Jacket FW15 / 5. Corner Pack Shipping Boxes / 6. Enrico Marone-Cinzano Furniture Collection / 7. The New Yorker '90 for 90' / 8. The Cliff Vaughs Story / 9. Pia Mouwitz / 10. Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden / 11. The Terroir Project / 12. How to be a Proper New Yorker
Know thy Neighbor
Say hello, talk about the weather or the mail
Eye contact, a smile, let's not just bail
Not only is this polite
but may be helpful that dark, rainy night
when we ring their doorbell and say “Please,
would you let me in? I forgot my keys”
And thy Neighborhood
If we're moving here or visiting from afar
remember, others have been where we are
Though we may feel like explorers in our newfound 'hood
the family down the street has been here since the Knicks were really good
Let's respect the exchange
between change and history's range
Each person with a different story
-- New York City's true glory
Noticing that a lot of retail shipping box designs require layers of tape and serious tools to get into them, Pratt student Chenchen Hu developed the Corner Pack. Designed as a packaging system that has labels that are easy to read and flaps that are equally as easy to open, what gives this design its edge is a unique folding shape.
Although the boxes look fairly conventional and rectangular, the design is varied slightly to include flaps and folds that mean the box can be assembled without the need for extraneous fasteners. When it comes time to open up one of the Corner Pack cardboard boxes, it's as simple as lifting the topmost triangular flap to reveal the contents inside. In addition to being easy to open, this design also makes it apparent which end should be facing up. -- Laura McQuarrie