The innovative and design-savvy maker of the iPod and Macintosh, Apple Computer Inc., has been planting Apple Stores around the world in the past couple of years. In 2004, it opened stores in Japan, the first in Tokyo. The second shop opened in Japan’s second city, Osaka, on August 28.
Collective Unconscious occupied a small, ratty and bizarrely decorated retail space on Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side. The space was a venue ruled by and for a diverse group of performance artists, writers, poets and creative scenesters who held regular open mic nights and shows there. CU represents
These black-and-white photos of a woman wearing large 1970’s-style sunglasses were pasted up on the side of a large building across from St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, in Brooklyn, in area filled with street art. The photos are in all sorts of sizes and are cropped in many different ways.
“Can control” is a key among the graf writer’s skill set and can make all the difference between a messy tag and a clean one. This large tag by “Skrew” on Rivington Street, in the Lower East Side of New York City, is a good example of bold, crispy graf
Part chore, part pleasure, the act of taking your canine pet for a stroll in downtown New York is like walking around with an open invitation to strangers to strike up a conversation with you, the owner (and failing that, with the pup itself). Here a young woman is casually
Many of the residential buildings in Chinatown are old low-rise tenement buildings tightly crammed next each other along narrow traffic-choked streets. That makes the Chatham Towers apartment complex pictured here a stand-out in the neighborhood. The architectural design, with its concrete facade and alternating balcony scheme, is a sophisticated example
This is a snapshot of a display window at a Chinese pharmacy (or “chemists,” as they say in London) in the heart of Chinatown in New York. Limited retail space and maximized efficiencies, as well as a distinct sense of Confucian-like order, puts most of the medicinal stock of this
Michael Caine played secret agent Harry Palmer in a series of 1960’s spy movies, and in doing so created the image of the “thinking man’s James Bond.” Here the renowned New York street artist Bäst has used Caine’s image from the movies to create a quartet of posters, in effect
The Meadowlands sport complex sits in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is home to several professional sports teams. At the heart of the Meadowlands is Giants Stadium, named for the NFL football team the New York Giants. (Yes, the Giants are from New York, but their home turf is in the
The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, like at most major international airports, is a massive hub of diverse airlines sporting a wide variety of colorful logos and color schemes from nations near and far, large and small. Looking out from huge windows on the terminal’s south end, the tailfins