Sometimes its hard to find the right last minute gift for that special someone, especially when you're fairly broke. You could always make a gift; something fun and personal that comes straight from your hands and heart, but if you happen to be lazy or untalented here are five decent cheapish gift suggestions.
Take that tiny camera on nearly any cellphone and go pro with these crazy lenses. They pop on using a magnet and tah dah, fantastic photos. $40 for a set of all three.
2. Anything at McNulty's Tea & Coffee
If you know a tea or coffee snob, McNulty's is where you should be heading. If you can brew it they have it and at a decent price too. Located at 109 Christopher St. (between Bleecker and Hudson)
It may be debatable whether this handheld analoge ribbon synthesisor is an instrument or a toy, but it is surely fun to play with for hours and could easly become the cornerstone of any noiseband's performance. $60.
You've seen the ads in the subway trains and its no joke. This stuff is from the future. The fabric is ultra light, comfortable and surprisingly warm. Its cold outside. Some people could use this. $19.90 for a long sleeve shirt. Located at 546 Broadway (between Spring and Broome)
Rum is tasty and Ron Abuelo Anejo 7 Anos is a damn fine rum. Its stocked in most liquor stores and is far superiour to anything in its price range, yet oddly remains widely unknown. Go out and spend $20-25 on a bottle and tell people you spent $60. Most will believe you.
You know the mural, glaring down at pedestrians, perched atop a thrift store on the corner of knickerbocker and flushing. Well, here is a video celebrating smart car's little NYC multi mural ad campaign. The mural in Bushwick was produced by Dylan Fracareta from Pin-Up magazine. If you would like to tell Dylan what you think about the job he did you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Last night (12-10) those willing to brave Autumn's chill headed over to Factory Fresh to take in a night of art and drink during FF's newest offering; Speedy Wonderland, featuring wild vivid wood prints by Polish artist Roman Klonek and a diverse offering of strangely enthralling paintings by returning German artist Jim Avignon. Those attending also had a chance to have their photo taken adorned with props of Jim Avignon's design.
Here are some pictures of the competition. It was put on by The Gotham City Beard Alliance. It was hosted at Club Europa in Greenpoint. All proceeds went to the 9/11 first responders (via the Feelgood Foundation) whom are being totally fucked over by the very government they cleaned up voluntarily for. Enjoy.
Fuck You If You Don't Like Christmas by CRUDBUMP
Yesterday(12-4) the people flocked to 3rd Ward to check out their 4th annual Handmade Holiday Craft Fair, featuring an impressive two floors packed with venders, selling a cornucopia of handmade jewelry, clothing, art and craft. If you missed it, good luck fighting the tourists buying holiday gifts in Union Square.