WE'RE INTO: NEW INSTALLATION AT OAK BOND

It’s almost December and that means that New York winter is just around the bend. Any local can attest that one of New York’s greatest little pleasures is wandering around  Greenwich Village, steaming cup of coffee in hand, on a stark and silent morning after a snowfall. We can just imagine our favorite Beat players — clad in black and smoking French cigarettes — absorbing the poetic life force of winter mornings in bohemian Greenwich Village. It is the Beats of Greenwich Village past and the timeless romance of New York snowfall that inspired our newest installation designed by OAK friend David Davis. Featuring paper snowflakes of oversized proportions installed in our Bond St store, this project is best summed up by the poem “The Snow is Deep on the Ground” by Beat poet Kenneth Patchen. “The snow is beautiful on the ground/And always the lights of heaven glow /Softly down on the hair of my belovèd” the poem closes, reminding us that times may change but New York winter will always be the same. Photos by Louis Terline. Lookout for our newest candle scent Bleecker and MacDougal arriving in-stores and online in the next few weeks.

WE'RE GOING: FRIENDS WEDNESDAY AT WESTWAY

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