info 05.13.05

Remainders

Sales…..
Hanimefendi spring trunk show and sale takes place Tuesday, May 25, 11-9. Beautiful, brightly-colored, handmade, one-of-a-kind silk shoes, fabricated by Istanbul's leading artisans, are lined with leather and have a leather sole. Prices from $150, more info here.

Knoll is taking about 10% off many of their mid-century classics and modern designs, Saturday, May 21, 11-5, Monday and Tuesday, May 23/24, noon-6. At the Knoll Showroom, 76 9th [15th] 11th flr. 212.343.4000. CC only, photo ID to enter building. It's the only time all year customers are able to custom order first quality, current merchandise from the Knoll Space line at a reduced price.

Aquavit…..
We're giving up on Aquavit, 65 E. 55th [Park/Mad] 212.307.7311. Since we like Swedish food so much, we've tried on many occasions to respond to Marcus Samuelsson's vibe, without success. Yes, the herring scores. But too many dishes are like the lobster roll here. That one comes with apples, trout roe, bacon and egg dressing. With the lobster flavor completely MIA, it's like eating a whole lot of nothing much. And the dining room, bereft of all natural light, is a disaster, up there with the most inert environments in the whole city.

Wanderings…..
Cambodia, Laos, Tibet, the Sudan, and New York are captured by the camera of Hale Gurland in a show called "Wanderings" at the Faya House Project Gallery, 209 Eliz [Prince] 212.473.1722, through 5/28. Mr. Garland, whose photographs have appeared in major magazines, does superb work.

MUG hearts nepotism…..
Check out this Sunday's Arts & Leisure article called "The Day After Peace: Designing Palestine" in which the brother of MUG publisher Charlie Suisman is featured for his work, on behalf of the Rand Corporation, designing a blueprint for the structure of a future Palestinian state.

Kozmo redux…..
Ever since kozmo.com shut down, it hasn't been easy getting cough medicine, munchies, DVDs, and all that delivered. MaxDelivery is picking up the messenger bike, promising delivery within an hour. So far, Lower Manhattan only.
5 List: Spas
Great Jones Spa
Metamorphosis Day Spa
Oasis
Silk Day Spa
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental


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