Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013

Photographer Brian Rose's never-before printed images of the ever-evolving NYC neighborhood

A few years after Brian Rose‘s fascinating photo book “Time and Space on the Lower East Side” (which explored the LES over two very different time periods) comes the photographer’s new tome “Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013.” Back in the ’80s, the Meatpacking District still reflected its name and Rose wandered the streets almost daily—armed with his 4×5 view camera. In the early mornings, …

Henry Liz Bike Helmet Totes

A smart and appealing way to carry the ungainly cycle accessory

There’s no denying that once you’ve stepped off your bike and locked it up, carrying around a clunky helmet is annoying. NYC-based Mara Holmgren and Megan Kiefer—like so many designers—saw the problem and wanted to solve it. “About two years ago Megan was visiting friends in DC and noticed that one of them was casually carrying her helmet around as they went from place to …

Colorful Textiles by Arro Home

Bold patterns and playful prints for every room by this new Australian label

Arro Home—a new label from Melbourne—was founded by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers after they worked together and realized they shared an enthusiasm for well-designed homewares. Orpin is a veteran (despite her age) of the Australian design scene. An alumna of respected RMIT, she has since freelanced and helmed various successful brands—including her clothing and jewelry label Princess Tina, kids’ brand Tiny Mammoth, a stationery …