(This is the third of Aaron's posts and was a "free choice" post out of the three. We left the pics large down below for good measure, though we now think we could have taken the time to crop them a bit.) Inspired by The Gap?!? Roaming around Manhattan on foot is the best way to make new discoveries. This past weekend I snapped some pictures of colors, textures and shapes that made me look twice.
• I'm a sucker for good typography and I love how someone has made a wooden "o" to replace the original metal one that went missing. It's seen better days but has a unique charm.
• This wall was obviously a fake topical treatment, but I found the pattern and texture intriguing and very graphic.
• This window display combines great color with dynamic texture. Sometimes a little neon can pull it all together. I love the way the reflections of the buildings across the street play off the monsters.
• Wonderfully bright peppers that I'm not sure will last long in their box at street level.
• This midnight-blue color really took me by surprise at The Gap. It's richness was very relaxing. Other parts of the store were painted a jewel-tone purple and a soft grey. With the freakish chill in the July air, it made me instantly ready for fall. I'd love to see the colors with warm walnut furniture. UPDATE: I was right-on-track with the walnut. I've been back since my initial visit and the light floor is slowing being replaced by a medium-brown walnut floor!