Monthly Archives: March 2012

Madison Arts Cinema: Madison, CT

Posted in Decor, My Life, Out & About |

I was supposed to be having dinner at The Study's Heirloom restaurant, but everyone bailed on me, so I went to see Salmon Fishing in theYemen instead. This photo of the restroom light fixture is just an excuse to write about the movie, which I thought was quite good, though like so many films these days, a bit too long. Worth seeing on many levels, but especially for Kristin Scott Thomas' role as the high powered British Press Secretary- her moment to have fun like Meryl Streep did in The Devil Wears Prada.

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Yale Divinity School: New Haven, CT

Posted in Commercial Space, Decor |

This tile pattern and palette reminded me of stained glass. Was it just because I was at the divinity school? Well attended art opening for Ellen Priest. If you are in the vicinity, go see her show Mon- Fri from 9 to 5 thru June. Colorful and lively and sometimes stunningly beautiful collaged works based on jazz compositions.

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Essence: Old Saybrook, CT

Same message, but a high end design.

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Child and Family Agency: New London, CTG

I would not have been surprised to see this poster in the restroom of one of the working facilities of the Agency, but I did find it strange that it was in the restroom in the administrative building as much for the need to be so illustrative as the need for the message. After all, these are the people running this $10,000,000 agency.

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Metro North

Believe me this picture does not in any way convey how disgusting this restroom was. In fact, the first thing I had to do was flush the previous occupants waste and then figure out how to get the seat down without getting come infectious disease.

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Butter: Manhattan

Posted in Commercial Space, Decor |

Nice restroom with a buttery hue to it. This is a very cool restaurant with very good food. An excellent choice if you are going to The Public Theater or Joe's Pub. It was my first time and I will be back to explore this neighborhood more.

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Public Theater: Manhattan

Posted in Signage |

This was the first of several visits to the restroom as I was at the theater to see Gatz, a complete dramatic reading of The Great Gatsby. It lasted for 8 hours including intermissions and a break for dinner. I bailed after the last intermission. Ingenious concept, well directed and quite entertaining... to a point. 11pm is past my bedtime these days.

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Nectar: Manhattan

Posted in Commercial Space, Rolls |

What a sensable way to deal with a basic necessity of a crowded lunch place with lots of turnover. Getting through the tightly packed tables and scurrying waiters to get into the restroom is hard enough. Having to hunt for someone to bring more toilet paper would be impossible. Caught a bite of lunch with a friend after seeing the Stein exhibit at the Met. WOW. Had no idea their collection was so extensive. And the grilled cheese sandwich was darn good as well.

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Jivamujkti: Manhattan

Now this is the kind of sign it is a pleasure to see. Guess yogis don't have to be told where to put their paper towels.

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IFC at Lincoln Center: Manhattan

Posted in My Life, Signage |

Okay, I get it... this is a restroom for women. Saw the film Pina in 3D. It is an homage to late choreographer Pina Bausch (1940-2009), a leading influence in the development of the Tanztheater style of dance. Sadly she passed away just before the documentary was to be made, but her company convinced the director to carry on with the project. Glad he did.

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