Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'New York City' (9)

NYC Street Signs that Address Modern Day Etiquette

Rather than simply complain about the pet peeves he was noticing on the streets of Manhattan, graphic designer Jay Shells decided to take a proactive (and somewhat humorous) approach by creating some new streets signs under the guise of the "Metropolitan Etiquette Authority." The social issues addressed are directly related to people walking while distracted by their cell phones,… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Evolution of New York City's Skyline Over a Century

New York City is widely recognized as one of the greatest metropolitan areas in the world. It's fascinating to see the rapid evolution of its skyline from 1879 to 2013, when One World Trade Center will be complete. Within that long time frame, the city has lived through many transformative events, including the Great Depression in the 30's and September 11th in 2001. One can only wonder what it…


Added by Eugene on August 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Section 2 of High Line Opens in NYC

New Yorkers got a treat this week as the second section of New York's iconic High Line park opened, right in time for summer. Section 2 doubles the length to a mile (1.6 km) between Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street, connecting the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Midtown West. Visitors can now enjoy new views of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and the New Yorker… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 10, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Quentin vs. Coen

Joshua Budich - Kill Bill

If you're a big movie buff, you probably know that Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers have written, directed, and produced some of the best films in the past two decades.

As a tribute to these film icons, Spoke Art has arranged a battle-royal style art show featuring over 100 world class artists from the new contemporary art scene. Painters,… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

The Showtime House (9 photos)


Cable channel Showtime asked a handful of talented interior designers to interpret the network's hit shows. Their task was to create individual room themes at the Cassa Hotel and Residences in New York City. Here are some photos of the rooms inspired by Dexter, Weeds, and Californication.…


Added by Eugene on September 13, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Urban HotSpot - Ace Hotel: NYC (10 photos)

On my recent trip to New York City, I wanted to stay somewhere hip and cool, but somewhere that wasn't over-the-top cheesy. After doing a bit of research, I decided to stay at Ace Hotel in Manhattan.

Designed by NY-based Roman and Williams, Ace Hotel is improvisational - it's a mix of materials, styles, and historical periods that comes together in layers. The hotel’s design takes…


Added by Eugene on March 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Modern Design: NYC's Urban Umbrellas Replace Sidewalk Sheds (4 pics)

In an effort to beautify New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently unveiled a new design for sidewalk sheds - the wood and steel structures built to protect pedestrians walking alongside buildings under construction. There are approximately 6,000 sidewalk sheds in New York City, representing more than one million linear feet.

The competition winner,… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 26, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Modern Design: Apple's New Stores in Paris and New York City

Apple Store - Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Here at theMET, we're huge fans of Apple. We love the the simplistic, yet detailed functionality of their products, along with their clean, modern design.

Apple’s go-to store photographer, Roy Zipstein, recently photographed Apple’s first store in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre, and its fourth in New York City on the Upper West…


Added by Eugene on November 20, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Urban Street Art: Aakash Nihalani - Taping up New York City

Aakash Nihalani's work isn't pretentious, nor does it pretend to be. Taping up the walls and streets of New York, he make us stop and think, giving us a reason to notice the intricate beauty of the city.

"My work is created in a reaction to what we readily encounter in our lives, sidewalks and doorways, building and bricks. I'm just connecting the dots differently to make my own…


Added by Eugene on August 4, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments


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