The other day, I was going down the Etsy rabbit hole and came across these travel-themed prints from 3 Lambs Illustrations. I love the sentiment of the quotes–I’m definitely of this mindset, these days.
And, of course, I loved this one. (Non-New Yorkers, no worries–there are similar prints for London, Paris and Boston.)
Check out even more prints at 3 Lambs Graphics’ Etsy shop.
As a native New Yorker, I can’t help but think that my city is the center of the world. And now, via
, I’ve found an artifact that confirms my belief.
Globee, a U.K.-based company,В makes a globe where NYC spans across the entire planet. Instead of countries and oceans, neighborhoods (like Chinatown and Little Italy), landmarks (the Brooklyn Bridge, Washington Square Arch, the Empire State Building) and the Hudson and East Rivers cover the entire world. (Though I’m doubtful that Globee included my ‘hood, way-uptown Washington Heights, in their design.)
For non-New Yorkers, Globee makes a number of other city-centric globes including a Sydney globe, a San Fran globe, a Boston globe (as a former Boston reporter, that one makes me laugh) and, of course, a London globe.
has an awesome slideshow of photos from a new book,
Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces
. Architect/photographer/pilot Alex MacLean shot more than 200 buildings from the air, giving viewers a glimpse of the city from a rather elusive vantage point.
There’s definitely aВ voyeuristic appeal to looking into/upon buildings–I’m guilty of scoping out other apartments’ swank terraces and covetable outdoor spaces from high-up windows. (A girl can dream, right?) So I’m definitely planning to check out MacLean’s book.
In the meantime, a few of my favorite images:
MoMA, 11 W. 53rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10019
300 E. 34th Street, Manhattan, NY 10016
Brooklyn Grange, 37-18 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY 11101
; more on Up on the Roof