TOURS

The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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FEATURES : DESIGN

By Loft Visit

Design
By Shawn Kelly as told by Sarah Williams
Before - Piero Lissoni for Living Divani - Softwall Sofa, Box series chairs and Metro2 table, Ile side table.<br> Vintage and Flea market accessory pieces. Lighting by Flos.

Photo: Jordan Provost © 2009

Anyone with a design fetish in New York City dreams of a cavernous loft space to create endless compositions of beautifully designed furniture punctuated with rare artifacts, and the luxury of “emptiness.”

enormouschampion

Design
By Tom Ran
Valentine's Day cards

Photo: Staff

Communication between friends these days has been reduced to brisk emails, text messages, and IM’s. In spite of these trends, enormouschampion understands the meaning and pleasure of sending a hand written note in a beautifully crafted card. Perhaps it’s because what they create is truly a labor of love.

URL enormouschampion.com

House Rules

Design
By Sarah Williams
House Industries founder Andy Cruz at his home office.

Photo: Rose Callahan

Ogling the archives at the House Industries studio in pastoral Delaware can only be likened to digging through the crates of a great record collector. All sorts of gems are strewn out across tables and desks as Andy Cruz recalls anecdotes about each one. He pauses on an early inked sketch of a House 33 logo for their UK clothing line and reminisces over their critiques.

URL www.houseind.com

It’s an Analogue Life

Design
By Tom Ran
Analogue Life owners Ian Orgias and Mitsue Iwakoshi

Photo: Barry Whittaker

Since 2009, Analogue Life has been the destination for contemporary Japanese crafts. But despite its global customer base and strong media coverage, including Wallpaper* Magazine’s reputable Handmade issue and showcase, little has been chronicled about the couple behind the small but impressive and influential shop in Nagoya. Founders Ian Orgias and Mitsue Iwakoshi’s attentive and thoughtful discoveries have exposed many Japanese artisans to the western world. Artisans that may never have been recognized outside of Japan if it weren’t for their shop.

Meet the Neuharts

Design
By Sarah Williams
Textile & Objects shop 1961

Photo: Todd Webb courtesy of máXimo

We were first smitten with the work of Marilyn and John Neuhart upon discovering the handcrafted, colorful dolls that Marilyn created on commission for Alexander Girard’s Textile & Objects Shop in New York City. Anyone obsessed with mid-century modern design might wish that they could step back into the 1960’s to visit a store like this—a world of pure color, Girard’s Herman Miller textiles, and folk art from around the world.

URL maximodesign.com

Mike Abelson of Postalco

Design
By Tom Ran
Mike Abelson in the Postalco studio

Photo: Barry Whittaker

Mike Abelson was among the initial group behind Jack Spade’s irreverent identity when it launched in 1997. Along with a small team, he and Andy Spade were successful in bridging functionality and style with a sense of humor in a time when messenger bags were the go-to accessories for guys. After years of building the brand, Abelson set out on his own to launch Postalco with his wife Yuri.

URL postalco.net