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A New Way to Take Polaroids is Here

Everyone loves a good old fashioned Polaroid photo, but nobody wants to carry around a camera aside from their cell phone these days. You probably have hundreds or thousands of photos saved on your phone, but how often do you actually pull them out to look at them? Pretty much never is my guess. If… Read More

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Precise Pie Perfection

Practically overnight, Lauren Ko went from executive assistant-writer-artist to Instagram culinary queen. With zero professional pastry training or experience, Ko launched herself to social media stardom with her first breath-taking pie post @lokokitchen in 2017. Ko grew up in a family of foodies—watching her mother and grandmother bake, though neither of them made pies. Her… Read More

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An Eye Cat-ching New Font

Cat food subscription service Smalls has revealed their new custom brand typeface— Adieu Smalls—to go along with their cat zine, Cat Talk. Using Adieu as a base, the custom typeface takes inspiration from the way cats express emotions with their tails, with the ascenders and descenders curling inwards and outwards to highlight that playfulness. Adieu… Read More

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Film is Not Dead!

I was packing for my trip to South Korea and Taiwan after graduating. I had the choice of bringing my Fuji mirrorless digital camera or my Canon P film camera. One used SD cards while the other used rolls of film. A hard decision, but I chose the film camera for my two week trip… Read More

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Just Enough

Sister City, a new hotel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has created a different standard for the hospitality industry called “compassionate hospitality.” Situated in Manhattan’s Bowery—a neighborhood which historically had been viewed as anything but compassionate—Sister City is beautifully modern, thoughtfully efficient, and affordable (by Manhattan standards). Atelier Ace, Sister City’s designers/developers, seemed to have… Read More

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The Indian Influence

Images, names, and references to America’s native people are everywhere. From the Land O’Lakes butter maiden to the Cleveland Indians’ mascot. From the Jeep Cherokee to Indian motorcycles. From the Tomahawk missile to the recent political taunts of Pocahontas. I visited Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian for the first time last weekend. It’s… Read More

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Podcasts for the Creative Mind

Whether you consider yourself a creative or not, I highly recommend these podcasts for insight into the creative world! Creative Pep Talk An inspiring podcast hosted by illustrator Andy J Pizza. Andy provides helpful information on marketing and creative tips for those who are in the creative field. Advice and motivational pep talks are derived… Read More

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Flower Flash

A tasteful flower arrangement can make any social gathering special, including an NYC subway platform, a street corner, or an obsolete telephone booth. Lewis Miller, an NYC- based floral designer, has adorned numerous mundane Manhattan locations as his gift to New Yorkers. On his website, Lewis Miller Design, Miller explains how “Flower Flash” came to… Read More

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Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

My family and I recently had the privilege to travel to Montreal, Canada over the 4th of July holiday. Since it was extremely hot while we were there, we decided to visit the Montreal Museum of Art and enjoy an air conditioned venue instead of the oppressive heat and humidity outside. We were pleasantly surprised… Read More