Family connection is the driving force behind FatherBox, a company that strives to bring families together with its modern-day time capsules. Inside decorative boxes, families can preserve special moments that might otherwise slip away, including pictures of a school play or home movies. Inside each FatherBox, parents and kids can tuck away photos, letters, and meaningful trinkets before shipping their box back to the company. Boxes are then securely stored for a specified number of years. At the end of the FatherBox's hibernation, families can gather to rediscover and enjoy their precious memories.
Being in front of a Pics 2 You photo-booth camera brings out partygoers' silly sides. Inside each curtained booth, goofy faces and poses wriggle their way out of even the sternest of subjects before the flash goes off and the paper photos print. If the camera itself isn't enough to bring out the giggles, numerous props, such as thick-rimmed glasses, maracas, and straw hats, add an air of absurdity to any shoot. Additionally, Pics 2 You booths print two images of every shot to ensure no laugh-inducing pic is lost—one for the guest to take home and one for the DMV to replace a driver's outdated license photo.
After transitioning out of a career in the entertainment and record industries, owner Jan Marc Dorfman jokes that he began looking for a new way to “sell round things with holes in the middle.” He fully embraced this new opportunity when he founded Delancey Street Bagels in November of 1989, originally stocking his shelves with 18 bagel varieties and a coffee machine that could only brew two pots at a time. Since then, he has expanded the selection to feature 22 different bagels—including cinnamon raisin, sourdough, and asiago cheese—as well as a full espresso bar with roasted arabica beans from organic and international producers as far away as Guatemala and Kenya. The staff fills the rest of the menu with hot deli sandwiches and an array of baked goods that can include muffins, cinnamon rolls, and scones alongside seasonal items.
Based on Delancey Street in New York City’s lower east side, a bustling corridor for local sidewalk vendors and pushcarts, the shop emanates nostalgia for an old-school marketplace with exposed brickwork and sepia-tone exit signs above the doors.