A vibrant gallery space and a flashpoint for Brooklyn's artistic community, The Living Gallery embraces art in all its mediums. When not engaged for exhibitions and events, the space plays host to accessible classes for all ages, such as adult sketching lessons, critique workshops, and children's classes where young ones craft scary masks out of recycled materials and plaster casts of their bedroom's closet monster. Upcoming events are listed on the gallery's Facebook page.
Macy’s Vision Express outfits eyes in alluring new specs inside five New York locations with on-site labs that can churn out single vision lenses in as fast as one hour and bifocal or progressive pairs within three to five days. Frames from D&G, Prada, Dior, and Fendi accent faces with on-trend designs wrought from wire and plastic with crowned crystal and enamel accents. Seasoned optometrists discern up-to-date prescriptions by scoping out eyes during routine exams, honing in on changes in vision and potential ocular-health problems.
Today Painters arrive to clients’ office spaces and homes with only eco-friendly paints that have low VOC counts. This way, kids and adults can breathe easily as skilled painters tackle traditional paint jobs or more specialized wall murals. The Today Painters team also includes interior design experts who are on hand to provide tips and ideas to clients.
Though it’s the brainchild of a pair of first-time restaurant owners, El Toro Taqueria’s à la carte menu—described by Brooklyn Exposed as “economical” and “no-frills”—dazzles taste buds with wrapped Mexican morsels. Tacos, burritos, and enchiladas encase one of eight tender proteins, from carnitas to chorizo. Wrapped delicacies round out plates beside sides such as elote—corn on the cob layered in cotija cheese, chipotle mayo, and chili powder—which can be used to challenge fellow diners to a duel for their last taco.
The interior designers at Desmonde Monroe plot out new living spaces and offices that reflect clients' individual tastes and needs. Each project begins with a one-hour consultation, in which a designer visits the client's space to get a feel for the task at hand. Once underway, the team designs lightning, creates a furniture layout, and develops a complementary color scheme for the area.