Lifestyle

See The Abandoned Champagne Vault Under The Brooklyn Bridge

Photographer Stanley Greenberg likes to shoot hidden spaces and invisible infrastructure — the overlooked, neglected, or simply off-limits “back-end” of the systems that shape our world. During a conversation at Studio-X NYC last week about his new work — photographs taken behind the scenes of large-scale physics experiments, of which more later — Greenberg briefly discussed […]
See The Abandoned Champagne Vault Under The Brooklyn Bridge
Strategy

The Branding Genius Behind Sticking A Place Name On Food Products

Provenance is a tricky issue. Over the past few years, the names of agricultural regions, villages, and even specific farms have proliferated on urban menus and shelf labels, providing the aspirational consumer with a shorthand guarantee of authenticity, taste, and, often, local origin.
The Branding Genius Behind Sticking A Place Name On Food Products
Lifestyle

Check Out This Metro Wine Map Of France

David Gissen is usually known as an architectural theorist whose publications (including a blog, and Subnature, a book I highly recommend) explore peripheral, denigrated, or otherwise overlooked aspects of urban nature — puddles, smog, and weeds — in order to re-imagine the relationship between buildings, cities, and the environment. 
Check Out This Metro Wine Map Of France
Lifestyle

The Rise Of Awesome Food Cross-Section Photography

[credit provider=”Scandybars” url=”http://scandybars.tumblr.com/”] Food photography is having a cross-sectional moment.From graphic designer Jon Chonko’s scanwiches—sandwiches, cut in half and scanned for “education and delight”—to Nathan Myrhvold’s hi-tech cutaways, we are increasingly able to appreciate the internal architecture of our culinary creations from a perspective that has traditionally only been available […]
The Rise Of Awesome Food Cross-Section Photography
News

How New York Tap Water Got Rid Of Its Fishy Taste And Became The Best In America

[credit provider=”Flickr Rob Boudon” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/robboudon/5652470205/”] “I was leafing through the first edition of Water-Works Management and Maintenance (1907) and came across this lovely little table,” began a recent email from Michael Cook, an intrepid explorer and talented photographer of subterranean hydrology.The table in question is on page 317, in a […]
How New York Tap Water Got Rid Of Its Fishy Taste And Became The Best In America