I love stencils, like stenciled-all-my-bedroom-furniture-in-college-with-a-stencil-I-made love stencils, so I’m pumped about this book and book signing event coming up this Saturday (Dec. 5.) The book, Stencil 101 Decor, features 10 DIY recyclable plastic stencils and tells you how and where to use them. The author is Brooklyn-based graphic designer Ed Roth, who fulfills every stencilicious whim, from poodles to sumo wrestlers on his site, Stencil1. He’ll be there Saturday to provide hands-on stenciling lessons for all ages. The event’s from 4 to 6 p.m. at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO (37 Main St.), and stenciled edibles and chocolate are included. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details here.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
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 […]