Showroom Models

Picking up a repaired lens, oogling the showroom models at @AbelCine.

(AbelCine, Manhattan)


My first Instagram

My first Instagram. It was either this or my cat. I choose Brussels sprouts to be less obvious.

Ailurophilia Helena Monday is Cat Week

Monday is Cat Week: Top Shelf

Sometime next year, this bookcase that Helena’s crouching on will probably be replaced by cat shelves. I have a feeling she can’t wait.


Bloomberg Tower

I’ve liked 731 Lexington Avenue since it went up almost ten years ago. But until this week, all I’ve ever seen of the interior is the subterranean Home Depot on the Third Avenue side of the complex.

So this week I felt especially lucky to visit the building twice, getting to see both the space-age Bloomberg LP offices and Le Cirque Cafe. Unsurprisingly, the building is even nicer on the inside.

Urban Planning

New Times Square

Even though the first part of the permanent Times Square pedestrian plaza only opened today, it feels like it’s always been there. That’s the sign of a great plan.


Dognitive Pissonance

I get that this sign is aimed at the owners and not the dogs themselves, but still: why make the thing you’re trying to prohibit look so fun?

Even the dog who’s following the rules looks jealous-as-heck of the ones who aren’t.

Note: this happens in Taiwan, too.

(East 91 St, Manhattan)