The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has invited AC Gears to attend a local trade show set up by the JETRO Japan regional office in the Toyama Prefecture. We usually head to Tokyo and Osaka every year to connect with our existing vendors as well as seeing the trends from the land of awesome gadgetry, […]
Nom Wah, one of my favorite dim sum spots in Manhattan Chinatown, and the citys oldest, will now be the setting/subject of a movie that begins shooting this summer not a documentary, but a full-on movie-movie, with a plot that involves four distinct stories, eventually intersecting as the various individuals involved pass through the […]
You should love New York. You should love Louis C.K. I went to check out his site today after buying tickets to see him in October (at one of 10 shows he’s doing in the city — get a ticket, they’re going fast!) and saw a nice little feature dubbed “Louie’s New York.” Click over […]
Currently being exhibited in the storefront windows at Japan Premium Beef, one of my favorite specialty butcher shops in the city (their surprisingly affordable, vibrantly red ground beef being the core component of my homemade double cheeseburgers), is this collection of meat balloons. As Design Boom explains, the Chicago design studio ODL created these playful-looking […]
The New York International Gift Fair is no CES. But it’s in New York not in Vegas so we visit every year, say Hi to our vendors, and do our quick scouting around the Javits Center. The NYIGF was very quiet today when we arrived around 3pm. We are not sure if it has something […]
A brief sidestep from our usual topics, but I just love Nom Wah Tea Parlor. It’s an easy go-to when I want dim sum without all the great big banquet hall fanfare and yesterdays feature in Eater is filled with interesting tidbits about the long-standing institutions checkered past (and Im not just referring to those […]
We see you, Baohaus. No surprise that we would admire the look youve had going on you kind of look like us. And I dont mean that in any Louis/Dane type of way, because God knows it wasnt an OG move when we went minimal white with sans-serif font in that shade of blue, […]
Miansai fish hook bracelets have a rugged, playful look to them that makes me want to hit the beach. Here in NY, you can get them at Saturdays Surf on Crosby, where I recommend stopping in for an espresso while browsing the surf gear and their excellent house line of tees, chinos, oxfords and more.
Dirt Candy, the East Village vegetarian restaurant with an animalistic energy and indie, punk rock ethic, will be putting out a comic book cookbook, to be published by Clarkson Potter in summer 2012. A few sample panels shown here check out their freewheeling blog to stay current.
Seen on A Cup of Joe via Smallest Things, these graphics by Vahram Muratyam really cut to the core of some key differences between New York and Paris. Being partial to a black, chunky frame myself, the Godard/Woody design is my favorite the more things are different, the more perhaps they are the same. […]
A recent Q&A with Andy Spade on the WSJ site turned me on to this store actually, more than a store; a grand concept, but on a small and human scale. Spade had this to say about the venture, which is pioneered by writer Dave Eggers: He sells things like invisible paint. In Brooklyn, […]
A couple weekends ago, a few friends planned a trip to Fort Tilden, a public beach thats a little off the beaten path for New York. Lets just say that the set of directions provided by the one friend who had been there before came complete with three paragraphs of text and a crayon-drawn map. […]