Storage Deluxe’s logo typo

Storage Deluxe logo = SNL d*ck in a box

Logo design, meet dirty mind… Is the oddly scaled box in Storage Deluxe’s logo an appropriate fig leaf for the friendly neighborhood mover hefting it? Not according to Saturday Night Live…

Retro-snark window display

portrait with text bubble

Why not pause during the course of my busy day to take pictures of the display windows at Fishs Eddy, purveyors of plates, glassware and tchotchkes? I can only hope I am less of a neurotic New Yorker than our lovely painted portrait characters, but I did get all the in-jokes (forgive the typos). Actually, … Continue reading

Subway design: Manhattan vs. tea party

Manhattan Mini Storage subway poster

Fighting words from Manhattan Mini Storage… Like yesterday’s photo, this poster demanded a double take. In a surprisingly political statement, Manhattan Mini Storage winkingly suggests you put your fine china in storage until the phrase “tea party” doesn’t signify right-wing rabble rousers. Hot-button current events and humor are a recipe Manhattan Mini Storage has used … Continue reading

“Man on the street”: Playgirl van

Playgirl van

This van stopped me in my tracks with its hilariousness. I didn’t care about coming across as a noob, I whipped out my camera for the pink twinkmobile. This is like a popup ad in van form. Oh fauxhawk, your intense squint makes you look really dim. But that’s better than McGreasy over your shoulder. … Continue reading

Autumn dusk at Socrates Sculpture Park

Totem and autumn leaves, Socrates Sculpture Park

One week ago

Shake Shack review / ice cream roundup

Shake Shack November custard calendar Monday: salted caramel Tuesday: cranberry cashew Wednesday: pumpkin pie Thursday: maple brown butter Friday: banana bread Saturday: Shack Shiraz poached pear Sunday: apple caraway I find myself in the vicinity of Madison Square Park several times a week, and I like to try the seasonal flavors at the original Shake … Continue reading

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