Archive for 'New York, NY'

Portable Urban Garden

So, you need to create a garden in an urban environment.
The only space available to you is a area than has planned construction, and you’ll need to move your plants as soon as they start.
Milkcrates make anything possible.

The New York restaurant Wichcraft, had this exact problem. Milkcrates to the rescue. It’s actually quite impressive. I know in New York, they often lock up their milkcrates – I wonder if they stole them in New Jersey? –>A portable Urban Farm, Made Entirely Out of Milk Crates via Fast Company

Unis in NYC is Crate Savy

Unis in New York is a high end line and store. Their relaxed interior features a vintage metal milkcrate. –> Sit and Read x Unis Chairs via Cool Hunting

ESPO Crate Studio

If you don’t know ESPO then you need to educate yourself and learn the ways of the modern mastermind. If you would have asked me, sight-unseen, “how many milkcrates ESPO does have in his studio?” My answer would have been, “about 20.” I think I would have been pretty spot on. –> Steve Powers ESPO at his studio in New York City, via The Selby

Rooftop Crate at Bouley

Milkcrate Digest’s version of a Where’s Waldo – find that sneaky little crate above Bouley in NYC. –> Weekend Guide :: 1.29.10 via Sunday Suppers

The Poem Shop


In NYC a group of writers has taken the writing to the streets and is offering a poem writing service. The poems are very reasonably priced (in the $5 to $20 range) and it’s better than writing advertising copy, right? The Poem Shop service was started by William Chrome and I love that the girl in the photo above is using a milkcrate as her typewriter stand. –> The Poem Shop via Adrian Shirk

Instant Grants, pull up a milkcrate

Steve Lambert and The Federation of Students and Nominally or Unemployed Artists went to Union Square in NYC and gave away instant grants for al kinds of projects in the $10 to $60 range. Pull up a milkcrate and make your pitch. –>via Urban, Instant Grant Program

Brooklyn crate hoop

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From the pages (do blogs have pages?) of Flatbush Pigeon we find a good ole, certified milk crate basketball hoop. –> Things we don’t see enough of in Brooklyn anymore

NY Times, video about a milkcrate hoop

NY Times video about milkcrate hoop

I’m fairly certain that most people think that my fascination with milkcrates is more than a little silly. The NY Times is a respectable media outlet – and they just posted this little video about some young boys who posted their very own milkcrate basketball hoop in Brooklyn. See, I’m not the only one interested in such things! See the video here –> Milk Crate as Basketball Hoop, a Symbol of Urban Ingenuity

Factory Fresh milkcrate print

Factory Fresh

A good buddy sent this my way. I love this print above, and these guys seem to have the milk crate spirt within them. –> Factory Fresh

Milkcrates are an essential to art making

Ryan Waalace

I don’t know how Ryan Wallace feels about milkcrates. This popped up on Ryan’s site just before his show at Envoy Gallery in New York.