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Around Town : A Duct Tape Pop-Up Shop in NYC

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A really cool pop-up shop opened in Midtown Manhattan last week, put on by the folks over at Duck Brand. I went there expecting to be underwhelmed, but it was actually incredible. There were hundreds of styles – patterned, neon, and even several pretty shades of pastel colored tape. It’s amazing what you can do …

Around Town : Shane's Confectionery

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Seeing as I am a Philadelphia native, I tend to swell with hometown pride when we feature a company or shop from “my” city. Shane Confectionery is located at 110 Market Street in downtown Philadelphia, where they’ve been making candy and other sweet treats since 1863. Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously run candy shop …

Around Town : The Affordable Art Fair

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The Affordable Art Fair starts today in New York City. It’s a four-day show open from 11AM-8PM, running now until Sunday (closing at 5PM on Sunday). What I love about the AAF is that it promotes the work of emerging contemporary artists who you’d otherwise never get to see. The best part is that the …

Around Town : Loopy Mango

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I recently stumbled upon part knit – part curiosity shop Loopy Mango on Greene Street in SoHo, New York. They carry an eclectic and beautiful selection of handmade (local!) wares, along with beautiful knit blankets and rugs. I was amazed at the scale of their skeins of yarn, which are hand spun by a local …

Around Town : El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

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I saw the most amazing exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum entitled “Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui.” The show was comprised of 30 works by contemporary artist El Anatsui. The most stunning piece in my opinion is Gravity and Grace, a gigantic aluminum and copper tapestry that stretches 36 feet (!). Below is …

Around Town : Valentine's Day Inspiration

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February 1st is tomorrow! That said, Valentine’s Day is in the air. I walked by fancy New York flower shop Ovando and was struck by the fun, over-sized acetate hearts hanging in the windows. I love how they backed the pink acetate with a light bulb, I bet it looks so beautiful at night! It …

Around Town : Confetti System at MoMA PS1

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We’re thrilled to announce our dear friends at CONFETTISYSTEM will be exhibiting at MoMA PS1 this Sunday! Here’s an excerpt from MoMA’s site: “For MoMA PS1’s two-story gallery, CONFETTISYSTEM (Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, est. 2008) has created an immersive environment inspired by the mechanics of theatrical staging and fly systems. Evoking theatrical scrims and …

Around Town : Metalliferous' New Vintage Section

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We’ve long coveted the unique and somewhat hidden shop Metalliferous – located on 46th street between fifth and sixth avenues in Manhattan. I love that you have to walk into a bit of a dingy looking building, climb a few flights of stairs (all the while convinced you’re lost) before you finally arrive at the …