Look!: A Visual Weekend Feast in NYC

Look!: A Visual Weekend Feast in NYC

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 11, 2006

(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!

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