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· October 31st, 2014

TO BUY · 10/09/2014

Introducing the Corner Collection

A good frame is all about the shape, don’t you think?

Our new Corner Collection gets its name from our seasonal preoccupation with silhouettes and angles. Think crisp keyhole bridges, sloping browlines, sharp temples, and straight-edged brow bars in a handsome mix of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel.

A good frame is all about the shape, don’t you think?

Our new Corner Collection gets its name from our seasonal preoccupation with silhouettes and angles. Think crisp keyhole bridges, sloping browlines, sharp temples, and straight-edged brow bars in a handsome mix of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel.

One afternoon last month, we took to a semi-secluded back street in downtown Manhattan where we snapped our old friends at Mmuseumm in our new frames.  Just like playing dress-up, but with a crew of curious, smart, inveterate multi-taskers. (Lucky us.)

Mmuseumm’s a small but ingenious collection of artifacts, chockablock with curios not usually found on the field trip circuit (on display now: a selection of papers from First Amendment provocateur Al Goldstein’s estate, censored pool toy packaging found in Saudi Arabia, and a homemade cane used by a Times Square security guard that is capable of killing prey and lighting fires).  You should go, like, right now, if you can swing it.

Before you head over: we got to know one of our subjects a little bit better. Introducing one of the founders, Alex Kalman. He has opinions about pasta and the TSA.

Mmuseumm guysBenny Safdie, Josh Safdie, and Alex Kalman

Favorite NYC street corner: At the moment, Canal and Broadway

Favorite pasta shape: Rigatoni

Least favorite hour of the day: N/A. Every hour is meaningful.

Last book you read: Slaughterhouse-Five

Best field trip from childhood: Pita Factory

Recommend a link for us, any link: The TSA blog

Recommend a YouTube video for us, any YouTube video: This.

 

Mmuseumm: a modern natural history museum dedicated to the curation and exhibition of contemporary archeology

Location: 4 Cortlandt Alley

Hours: Saturday-Sunday, noon-6:00 p.m. (Suggested donations)

Instagram: @Mmuseumm Twitter: @Mmuseumm

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TO READ · 10/06/2014

To Read: Do You Have Synesthesia?

You do? Lucky! That seems like a lot of fun.

You do? Lucky! That seems like a lot of fun.

The rest of us though, we can always do with more sensory input.

Here you go: a bunch of books for whatever your chosen hue and interest.

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TO DO · 10/01/2014

Atlanta, We Made It

Fact: We’ve been pining for a place to put down permanent roots in Atlanta ever since we first visited in 2012. Well, we’re happy to report that our dreams came true last weekend.

Fact: We’ve been pining for a place to put down permanent roots in Atlanta ever since we first visited in 2012. (It was a delicious trip.) Well, we’re happy to report that our dreams came true last weekend. Hello, Buckhead.

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Given that Buckhead is known for its excellent shopping and residential charm, we’re setting up shop and paying homage to the lovely surroundings with one of our most sophisticated (and spacious!) stores yet. Inside you’ll find rich, dark millwork, tufted leather banquettes (for reading and relaxing), chevron wood floors, and library tables with old-school built-in brass lighting. There are also over a dozen bays stocked with glasses and books—the books all sourced from independent presses. And how could we forget about the photo booth? (We could never.) To satisfy everyone’s self-documentation needs, we outfitted the photo booth with custom illustrated backdrops from artist Wayne Pate.

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We can’t wait to see you there!

262 Buckhead Avenue
Suite C315
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.479.9755
Open daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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TO MEET · 09/29/2014

Retail Fun Facts, Part II

And now, a little more about our retail team. (We like to think of them as our in-house style superheroes.)

And now, a little more about our retail team. (We like to think of them as our in-house style superheroes.)

Uniform

Monocle

LunchSpotv2

MensAndWomens

 

 

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TO MEET · 09/25/2014

Floor Plan

We love polls. Sometimes we poll our fellow employees about their tastes,
preferences, and visual distractions. Here’s where we share the results.

This week’s question: what is your favorite Instagram account?

We love polls. Sometimes we poll our fellow employees about their tastes,
preferences, and visual distractions. Here’s where we share the results.

This week’s question: what is your favorite Instagram account?

Brand Design @youdidnoteatthat

Copy @joanaavillez

Product Design @loudoillon

Brand Marketing @juan_in_nj

Consumer Insights @infatuation

Tech @instagram

Online Experience @dguttenfelder

Recruiting @momentskis

Social Innovation @stonefoxbride

Retail @oprah

Customer Experience @natgeo

Product Strategy @humansofny

Communications @buzzfeed

Social Media @mistermort

New Stores and Facilities @miraduma

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TO BUY · 09/22/2014

We Spy: Polished Gold

What’s as good as gold?

What’s as good as gold?

Our rich new hue Polished Gold, of course. (We would also accept “unlimited vacation days.”)

Trophies are nice too.

Wally in Polished Gold

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TO READ · 09/19/2014

To Read: Can We Tell You What to Do?

Yes? No? Well, we don’t want to step on any toes. Proceed as you like. (Or don’t. Up to you.)

Yes? No? Well, we don’t want to step on any toes. Proceed as you like. (Or don’t. Up to you.)

Each title in the above reading syllabus also happens to be a direct command. Pick what’s most applicable and get reading.

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