Tag Archives: New York

Marathon Medals

I’m sure we all know someone who is running a 5k, 10k, half-marathon or marathon this year, especially with the Virgin London Marathon almost a week away. I saw these necklaces by The Run Home and thought they were a fantastic way of congratulating a runner on their achievements.

Look at this gun-metal 26.2 necklace with cute running shoe charm.

Run 26.2 - The Run Home

For the person you know who loves to run, this sterling silver necklace might be perfect.

Love To Run - The Run Home

The nervous runner could be lifted by this Believe in the Marathon sterling silver necklace to wear for their race.

Believe In The Marathon - The Run Home

The New York City Marathon is on 4th November this year & this Big Apple necklace to celebrate it is fabulous. You can customise your necklace to celebrate your own race.

NYC Marathon - The Run Home

I’d need this No Excuses Runner Girl necklace to keep my training up I think, as I’m ever the procrastinator.

No Excuses Runner Girl - The Run Home

There are so many charms and pendants to choose from and you can mix, match and customise until you have one perfect for the runner, swimmer or triathlete in your life. Prices range from $3.50 for a pendant to $41 for a sterling silver necklace with four charms.

I’m not a natural runner, the most I can do comfortably is 10K and although I did once apply for the London Marathon I was secretly relieved when I didn’t get a place, but it would be amazing to run one day. If you need some running inspiration take a visit to Bangs & a Bun or Nicole is Better.

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What Really Happens After Dark?

Ever wondered what really goes on after dark when most people are tucked up in bed dreaming peacefully? The Best Part has some prints that show you exactly that. In single pieces of art The Best Part have combined two layers of phosphorescent inks to show a peaceful daytime scene and a glow in the dark scene of zombies, crime and general seediness.

New York in the daytime shows a bookstore, a mother walking with a pram in the park, subway trains and what looks like the freak show and ferris wheel at Coney Island.

New York Day & Night - The Best Part

But when you turn out the lights you see Batman scaling a skyscraper, a mother being held-up at gunpoint, an adult bookstore, graffiti covering the subway, a gun sinking into the water at Coney Island, and a police officer shooting at zombies.

In contrast to San Francisco’s calm daytime scene, glowing in the dark are search helicopters, massage parlour, pirates, people lurking under the Golden Gate Bridge and what the seagull has actually eaten. I love the way the sun turns into the moon on this one.

San Francisco Day & Night - The Best Part

Both prints are $50 and are limited edition, New York is a set of 75 and San Francisco is a set of 50. I’m hankering after them both but can’t wait to see the new Day & Night varieties that are apparently coming soon.

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My Motto From NYC

Last time I went to New York was almost three years ago. This Motto poster I saw in Reed Space really struck a chord with me. It was just what I needed to see, at exactly the right moment, to help me start doing things a bit differently and break through some mistakes I kept making.

Motto - Staple X Cole Winston Moss

Motto was the result of a collaboration between C. W. Moss and Staple Design based on a phrase from founder Jeff Staple. It was the first poster Staples Design did.

“If you’re just doing things in the moment & not reflecting on how you could do them better, it’s very unlikely you’ll improve.

The takeaway!

Focus on technique, even during playtime. Mindless participation is not enough. Knowing you’re doing something wrong isn’t the same as doing it right. Once you’ve isolated problem areas, think about how you can avoid making mistakes. Performance gains come by recognizing flaws you’d like to pretend don’t exist.” Jeff Staple

I love the quote and the way Moss brings it to life with his illustration is genius. I’m so pleased that I bought this when I did as it doesn’t look like it’s available to buy anymore. But there’s so much interesting stuff over at Staple Design and Moss’s website and plenty to hanker after in the Reed Space Online Shop that I’m sure you’ll find your own inspiration.

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