The international symbols for man and woman often used on signage for restrooms at airports, museums, restaurants and public places, etc., throughout the world are sometimes reinterpreted by designers. We noticed a lot of variations on the symbols at various places in Amsterdam on our recent visit there. Pictured here
Pulino’s on the Bowery is our downtown go-to weekend spot for Italian-style brunches in New York City. The food and atmosphere are great. And its location at the corner of Bowery and Houston streets means it’s in a prime spot for taking a break during our usual weekly art circuit
One of our favorite local hangouts near Global Graphica HQ in New York City’s Lower East Side is Barzinho, a Brazilian bar and restaurant that has a distinct favela-chic style that feels directly imported from Rio de Janeiro’s many hillside slums. The food here is breat, BTW! Check out these
One of our favorite haunts in New York City is the Bowery Ballroom, a live music venue in the Lower East Side. We often go to see bands perform there, but it’s also a great space to just to have a beer and enjoy the space, especially the the bar
These chandeliers in the ground-floor bar at the DL, a massive Lower East Side restaurant and club, are decadent and lovely.
The view out toward the Williamsburg Bridge from the beautiful rooftop bar at Hotel Chantelle in New York City’s Lower East Side.
We’re fans of Barzinho, a tiny Brazilian restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side that has the bare-bones, scrappy feel of a Carioca favela and a yummy menu of traditional comfort food. The decor is favela chic. The atmosphere is informal, friendly and super, super laidback. If you’re a downtown
The big sound board set up at the Bowery Ballroom in New York always looks so nice lit up in the darkness of the club. If we could, we’d buy one of these and mount it on the wall of our office as a piece of ready-made art and at
“Bad Noise” poster at the Ruby Room, a small music venue on a narrow hillside lane in Shibuya, Tokyo.
We recently went to the Wren, a bar and restaurant on New York’s Bowery, where we stumbled upon this Custo graffiti-tag sticker in the bathroom. A nice surprise.
Pix of the temporary Day’s End Pommery champagne bar and lounge in the contemporary section on Pier 94 at the 2013 Armory Show in New York City.
The decor of Dudley’s, a popular Australian-style restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side, is beautiful and makes clever, amusing use of some unusual spaces. Take it’s WC, for example. It’s almost as small as those you find on commercial aircraft — it’s a tight wedge of space tucked under