Spring has allegedly sprung this week in Brooklyn, and the weather is (very) gradually
warming up to the idea. Our sample prints
of the Taste of the Lower East Side
invitation suite arrived this week, and they’re looking fresh! This year’s includes a 5” x 7’ one-fold invite, insert, and two-sided reply card. We also got a local history lesson after admiring the unique, intricate nautical detailing
on 167 Sands St. Turns out that this building, completed in 1902, was the original location of the Brooklyn Navy YMCA. The more you know!
Today is the 8th anniversary of the world’s first tweet.
Love it or hate it, since its debut, Twitter has undeniably revolutionized the way we learn world news, altered our concept of “celebrity,” and... allowed us to live-tweet TV shows, among other things. Twitter’s full potential as a microblogging platform has long been realized, but have you ever wondered what your first tweet was, however many years ago? Thanks to a new service, First Tweet,
you can easily look up your first 140-characters-or-less transmission—as well as anyone else’s. Ours was “setting up my account!”
We’re sure there are plenty more humbling results out there.
(If you needed a further reminder that time flies, this week marked the 10th anniversary
of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
’s premiere. Sorry!)
Links That Inspired Us This Week
• The sea-inspired illustrations and color overlay in the package design
for Brasserie Artisanale du Chateau
• Julia Rothman’s wonderfully illustrated book, Hello NY!
, which debuted this week
• These sweet monograms
from Shaun Swainland’s own impressive ten-minute type challenge
Around the Neighborhood
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This Saturday (3/22), Black Gold Records in Carroll Gardens is selling thousands of LPs and records for $1! The Black Gold Gold Dig
starts at 10am. After this winter, your bike could probably use a tune-up. Get ‘er repaired for free this Sunday (3/23) at The Diamond Bar’s “Spring Tuning” event
with TIME UP in Greenpoint!