People with arachnophobia, turn away now! — A Giant, Pregnant Tarantula Has Possibly Escaped In Brooklyn
In the 19th century, Empire Stores was a busy row of warehouses used to store and ship coffee. Abandoned in the 1950s, now architect Jay Valgora is transforming the area into a thriving retail and business center to attract innovative talent.
"Somehow SHoP has managed to please both architecture critics and real estate developers—perhaps its most impressive trick of all."
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- Q: How did you get to be the face of the Venmo campaign?
- A: Mostly luck; I was just in the right place at the right time. Iqram, one of our cofounders, spotted me making coffee for myself in the morning after an uninspiring meeting with an ad agency and had one of those moments of clarity. Apparently “Lucas uses Venmo” has a good cadence.
Q: Do you regret your facial hair choice?
A: I didn’t have a choice. We shot the ads during Movember.
Artist Jennifer Maravillas is making a 10-foot-by-10-foot map, made from scraps of foraged trash, of every block in Brooklyn.
Long before the resurgence of Brooklyn and the birth of the Cronut, there was a West Coast revolution in sugar, flour, and yeast. These basic components behind the humblest of all pastries were elevated by two Portland entrepreneurs into a deep-fried mecca called Voodoo Doughnut.
What will differentiate Googa Mooga? “The difference between a good and a truly great event is attention to detail. It is having a point of view that steps outside of what you’ve seen before,” says Goodstone before Mayers cuts in, “The big pig that’s going to shoot fire out of it? We didn’t have to do it. But we want to. And the fact is, we’re doing it because we can. Because if you have the opportunity to make peoples’ jaws drop, and exceed their expectations? That’s a really cool thing.”
The people that brought you Bonnaroo have cooked up a new Brooklyn festival that unites food and music. Read on->
Could A Rebranding Help Give Teachers The Prestige They Deserve? The Brooklyn-based design studio Hyperakt schools teachers on honing their image through branding.
Knitting is for Pus****!
A while back we brought you A Tiny Apartment Made With 25,000 Ping-Pong Balls
What we have here is An Entire Apartment Covered In Crochet, On Sale For $90,000
Just when we thought making crap out of yarn had run its course as the cute-hipstery-girl craft of the day, Olek came along, deadset on elevating crochet from idle hobby to freak obsession.
And yes, that title is the actual name of the installation. Enjoy!