Photo of the day: Trash Can Copywriting

I get my hair cut at Bumble & bumble‘s downtown salon. Not only does Dante always give me a great cut, but Bb creates one of the most exceptional customer experiences of any service in my day-to-day life. They’re a high-end salon, but a key aspect of their brand is a playfulness that they inject [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: LLUP to open

Peace & Love Café is one of my favorite local spots. They’ve got free wi-fi, amazing sandwiches, and lots of comfy seating. The perfect alternative to a Starbucks. And how can that name not make you feel great? I’ve been going to Peace & Love for several years, and always noticed that their inner door [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Departures and Arrivals

Tuesday morning I was sitting in the Amtrak waiting area at New York’s Penn Station when I glanced to my right to see if my track number had been announced. There were two screens, one stacked on top of the other, with two metal plaques that indicated Departures on the top and Arrivals on the [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Dollars and Cents

On June 28, 2009, the New York City MTA increased the rates for subway and bus rides. Apparently the ticket agent who dutifully wrote this sign is unaware of the one-currency-symbol-per-value rule. Is the new fare 2.25 dollars or 2.25 cents? A smart, frugal person might have recourse to argue the latter.