Sunday, February 17, 2008

Freezing at Grand Central

I love this. Improv Everywhere sets missions for their agents. Check out this recent NYC mission:
On a cold Saturday in New York City, the world’s largest train station came to a sudden halt. Over 200 Improv Everywhere Agents froze in place at the exact same second for five minutes in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station

See other previous missions here.
See Freeze Events in London and Toronto here
New Yorkers can sign up to be an agent here. Everyone else: here at the IE Global Site.
See you at the next mission.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

DIY City Mag-O-Licious

Today DIY City Mag launches their first issue and it's a whopper. 245 pages of NYC DIY info. Wow. It's available in flash, html, and for $5 a pdf so that you can print and carry all the great resources.
Well we’ve launched our first issue of DIY City mag. Our mag is dedicated to all of the independent artists and the DIYs that we’ve met in New York and around the globe this past year. We hope that DIY City mag, the Web site, and DIY City Community will be great resources for New Yorkers as well as those traveling to the city for a little DIY fun.

-Deb and Wendy Founding Editors.

With a table of contents that covers DIY Markets, Street Artists, The Anti-factory, Fabric Constructions, Eco-Remix, Pigment & Paper, DIY Media & Photo plus more...much more, this mega mag is a great resource for ALL things DIY. I rushed through it this morning and look forward to sitting back and really exploring later.

In addition to unleashing this great resource, DIY City hosts a DIY community site.

It was great to see so many familiar faces like (but not limited to) Brooklyn Indie Market, Mignonette Designs and Rocks and Salt.

Next up? Deb and Wendy focus on New Orleans.

(cover illustration by Sylvia May)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Seeing Red

Traditionally red envelopes are given to family members and loved ones on on Chinese New Year and always contain money, usually varying from a couple of dollars to several hundred. The amount of money in the red packets should be of even numbers, as odd numbers are associated with cash given during funerals.

Since the number 4 is considered bad luck, because the word for four is a homophone for death, money in the red envelopes never adds up to $4. However, the number 8 is considered lucky (for its homophone for "wealth"), and $8 is commonly found in the red envelopes. (Thanks Wikipedia for the info)

I love my lucky number 8!!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Monday, February 4, 2008

In the bag

So, I'm seeing more 'market' bags out there. That's a good thing. But if you're like me, you still filling it with those bags in a bag: the plastic produce bags. Featured today at Ecoetsy is the reusable produce bags (set of 3 for only $7.50!) from