The oldest still-operating restaurant in New York City, still in the family of the original founders. At Christmastime, it's decorated to the nines. Go with a big group: portions are large and the wine flows liberally. Look for the little buttons on the walls: in the old days, the mafia would hang out in the back room, and if diners saw the cops come in, they'd press the buttons so the mafia guys could run out the back.
XXXI (‘Thirty-One’) is ❶ a mixed-use community space for designers (and others) to exhibit, teach, and discuss self-initiated work; ❷ a shared studio space; ❸ a residency for designers; and ❹ an online (and sometimes physical) store.
It purposefully lives outside (or against) the constraints of the city it exists in and traditional commercial practice to ask what design can do when its goal is not money.
John Christian Rose is an artist and designer originally from Austin, TX now living in New York. Previously, he's worked at B.A.D. Studio, SSHH, and Pacific Books. Currently, he's a design intern at Gander.
I'm a self-taught filmmaker, photographer and writer. I aim to bring forth cultural awareness through captivating visuals and storytelling. Passionate about traveling and documenting the lives of others from around the globe, curating my experiences through various styles and mediums to shine a light on a multitude of background identities.