Here’s an email from yesterday’s inbox that stood out like an (orbit) light amid the daily dreck: The Future Perfect, the at times overly clever, but always impeccably-curated design store in Williamsburg is having a WAREHOUSE SALE! For the first time ever, the snobatorium is taking 20 to 90 percent off slightly injured pieces from Moroso, Vitra, Droog, Kartell, Alessi and more. (If these names mean nothing to you, consider yourself lucky!) We quoteth the email: “The Future Perfect has been open over six years and this is the first time we’ve cleaned up and cleared out the warehouse of all of those amazing pieces that just weren’t 100% perfect. The deals are huge. Prices start at $5. This sale is in our Brooklyn location only. All sale items are FINAL SALE.” Bring your elbows (but not your kids’ elbows) to fend off the army of deposed Domino staffers, local furniture makers and budget-Brooklyn web site editors.
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]
Jimmy McMillan has an enduring allure to him, especially at this moment in history, perhaps because he reminds us of a time when our, let’s say, more unorthodox candidates weren’t seen as a direct threat to democracy and everything we hold dear. Most people started seeing McMillan’s Chester A. Arthur mutton chops and pro wrestler swagger during his notable […]