September 21st, 2017

Design: Branding Predictions

At a time of tremendous political and cultural upheaval, one thing remains certain: Companies will keep trying to sell you stuff, and they’ll keep coming up with new ways to do it. Design is, of course, a major part of that pitch. We spoke with designers and design leaders at nearly a dozen agencies to identify the major branding trends of 2017. Below, find their five key predictions.


September 19th, 2017

Food: Hand Roll Mania by KazuNori (Sugarfish)

The team behind white-hot Los Angeles omakase export Sugarfish will roll out its second fish concept, KazuNori. The hand-roll bar, with two SoCal outlets, hits Nomad (15 W. 28th St.) on Friday with a 24-seat bar and both a la carte and set-menu options like three to six hand rolls per order, in combinations that include toro, yellowtail, snapper, and crab.


September 14th, 2017

Press: Hospitality’s New Wave- Five American Studios to Watch

Ask Andrew Cohen and Jeremy Levitt of Parts and Labor Design to list the projects they’re working on and there’s a good chance your head will start spinning.


September 12th, 2017

Art: What is in the Palestinian Museum?

BIRZEIT, Palestinian Territories — The fact that the Palestinian Museum even exists may surprise some people, not because of the wealth of talent that clearly exists in these lands, but because it suggests a type of normalcy to life in an area that continues to be under occupation. When the project was first announced there were conversations about creating a museum that would reflect the reality of Palestinian life, recognizing that not all Palestinians would be able to even visit it because of Israeli border restrictions against people of Palestinian origin. Then the roughly $30-million transnational museum opened without a major “exhibition,” or at least the type of exhibition we typically envision in art museums. It was a more low-key affair, focusing on objects we often associate with historical displays, but that was also because of the real problems of occupation.


September 7th, 2017

Profile: MZ Goodman / BASE

We caught up with MZ Goodman, our newest member in our community, AND got the (fun) load down on her. She is a native New Yorker who was raised in Montreal- the best of both worlds!


August 22nd, 2017

Food: Fly To Vietnam Today, courtesy of BONMi!

Just Opened New York (JO/NYC) by Siobhan Gunner / April 6, 2017

After successfully operating as a food truck and stand alone shop in the Upper West Side, BONMi has opened its doors in downtown New York. BONMi is a fast-casual Vietnamese concept, inspired by Vietnamese street cooking. Does New York really need another Vietnamese restaurant? Maybe not, but BONMi brings something new to the table.


August 8th, 2017

Food: Need a drink afterwork?

May 4 2017 | Written by Nell Casey for Gothamist   Test Your Mettle At This New Rooftop Bar With A Glass Bottom Floor New neighborhood spot located at the rooftop of the Arlo NoMad Hotel, called “The Heights” The rooftop component to Top Chef competitor Dale Talde’s first Manhattan restaurant opened last month in the Arlo NoMad […]


July 25th, 2017

Art: “Park Avenue Armory” Spies by Ai Weiwei

When you buy a ticket to Hansel & Gretel, a new installation by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, you might not notice the fine print on the back: “Your attendance at this event shall be deemed your consent to have your image or likeness appear in any video display or reproduction in whole or in part.” That’s part of the exhibition’s mystique. You might not even realize you’ve given your consent to be watched or recorded–much like the terms of service agreements we routinely accept every day.


July 21st, 2017

Profile: Jessica Halcomb / Blender Workspace

We caught up with Jessica Halcomb in the Blender Lounge last week.


June 23rd, 2017

Work: Wake up with these routines!

June 21 2017 | Written by Belle B. Cooper (RescueTime) for FastCompany Four Ways To Finally Whip Your Morning Routine Into Shape Some of the most successful people in history have relied on morning routines to help them start their day consistently. From Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, who famously starts her day with an […]


June 22nd, 2017

Profile: Joanna Greenfield / RubyJ Events

Ambition is the keyword for the British event production agency Ruby J Events. Known for their versatility and exceptional creativity, the company is directed by Joanna Greenfield – who just like her company; is here to get the job done, and done well.


June 18th, 2017

Road Trip: Escape the City heat and head North to Storm King!

If you’re looking for something to do for a summer weekend, Storm King Art Center officially opened two special exhibitions for the 2017 season, Heather Hart’s The Oracle of Lacuna and David Smith’s The White Sculptures.


May 10th, 2017

Profile: Brittney Escovedo / Beyond8

Creative and humble, Brittney Escovedo knows all the secrets to turning dreams into reality. Founder of the company Beyond8, Brittney always knew that event production was the best way to utilize all of her skills and continue to do what she loves the most – cater to people. For the powerful brunette; the ability to […]


May 5th, 2017

Profile: Christian Kotzamanis / MEDIUM

Observing, drawing and creating things with is hands have been an essential part of Christian Kotzamanis’ life for as long as he can remember.


April 18th, 2017

The DNA of a Boutique Hotel Fills a Manhattan Coworking Space

Do briefcase warriors need a perfume-making seminar at work to be successful? How about a bean-bag couch? As coworking spaces become more ubiquitous in cities around the world, lifestyle amenities are now being deployed to entice members of the gig economy, blurring the line between social club and office.


March 31st, 2017

Work edict: clock in at Blender, Manhattan’s new co-working space by Parts and Labor Design

Office drones may have missed the memo, but the co-working office model is all the rage now, as communal desks meet mobile workers meet Starbucks.


March 10th, 2017

Life Wear Feature – The New 9 to 5: Coworking

The way we work is changing – roles are becoming more dynamic, offices more open, and wardrobes more versatile. The new 9 to 5 means breaking out of the cubicle, and having the flexibility to fit the diverse needs and personalities of the modern workforce.


January 19th, 2017

These swanky, perk-filled offices are NYC’s best places to work

Long gone are the days when the New York workforce happily settled into bare-bones Midtown office towers, got lunch at the corner deli and promptly went home at 5 p.m. Seemingly everything has changed about a city work day — perhaps nothing more so than the rising expectations employees, and as a result employers, have for their workplaces.


October 21st, 2015

Blender is like WeWork but for the culture crowd

For the nine months that Jeffrey Fidelman headed investor relations for a startup based at a Manhattan WeWork location, he found the shared space a fine place to work. He just didn’t like bringing investors there.




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