Category Archives: Projects

Lessons Learned from Designing an Escape Room

We’ve been hard at work polishing our portable escape room kit and have come up with a few tips for anyone trying to do the same thing.

#1: Febreze and ventilation

You want as much air flow as possible. When you have multiple people moving energetically in a small space, even the nicer-smelling ones will start to give off the aroma of human body. Air flow is your friend. Febreze is also your friend.

#2: Robust furniture

You don’t want to set up with grandma’s fine porcelain on display over the mantelpiece. Players will pick up and turn over and knock anything and everything they can while looking for clues. I’ve seen Ikea chairs completely dismantled. The corollary is that furniture and light fixtures that look … Read the rest

66 Square Feet


“What is 66 Square Feet About?

It’s about gardening in tight spaces. It’s about how to live in a tiny apartment with a tiny terrace. It’s about friends, and inspiration and blackspot on the roses. It’s about food and cooking over an open flame. It’s about wine. And water. And watering…And picnics. It’s about Brooklyn. And South Africa. It’s about seasons without and within. It’s about where I go and what I come back to: a terrace twelve-and-three quarters by five-and-a-quarter feet wide.”

http://66squarefeet.blogspot.com… Read the rest

Markets of New York City


“This project started with a conversation with Human Resources and a ticket to Paris.

I had been working at American Express developing business in Europe. Lo and behold, my role moved to London, and I stayed in New York (hence the meeting with HR). It was a good thing though – I was excited about the possibilities ahead! But first my husband and I redeemed all our Membership Rewards points and headed straight to Paris with a beautiful guidebook in hand, Markets of Paris.

We explored that city in a brand new way, eating most of our meals at the wonderful Parisian farmers markets. As we wandered, we started to wonder what kinds of markets New York had to offer beyond our beloved greenmarket at Abingdon … Read the rest

Green Edge Collaborative NYC

“Green Edge Collaborative NYC is a social network that connects people with businesses, organizations and the resources they need to build a sustainable future. We do this by hosting our own city-wide and neighborhood events, highlighting other events in the city and through this online network.

Here, you can join your own Neighborhood Supper Club or interest group and keep up to date with sustainability-related events around the city.

Get started now by creating a profile and join us in building a sustainable future together!”

http://www.greenedgenyc.org/
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Edible Finger Lakes

“Welcome to Edible Finger Lakes, a new culinary magazine featuring Central New York. Edible Finger Lakes is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the regional food scene, with a focus on the many farms, vineyards, culinary artisans, chefs and home cooks, farmers’ markets, food shops, country inns, restaurants and cafes.

Our coverage includes the 14 counties in Central New York that surround the Finger Lakes (Monroe, Chemung, Ontario, Tompkins, Schuyler, Wayne, Tioga, Onondaga, Seneca, Yates, Livingston, Cayuga, Cortland and Steuben). With a geographic region of 9,000 square miles, including 2 million acres of dedicated farmland, over 100 vineyards, and a restaurant per capita to rival New York City, the Finger Lakes area is one of the most exciting and fastest growing culinary hot spots in the country.”… Read the rest

Brooklyn Feed

“I’m a photographer living in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, daughter and 3 chickens. I’m learning as I go about gardening, composting and raising chickens for eggs in an urban environment. Living a more sustainable life in an environment where it is easy to be out-of-touch with nature is a challenge we are undertaking as a family.”

http://www.brooklynfeed.com… Read the rest

Queens County Farm Museum

“The Queens County Farm Museum’s history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.

Our farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide the opportunity to leave the hectic daily pace behind for an enjoyable visit to a farm without leaving the City.”

http://www.queensfarm.org/… Read the rest