Eye Sightings Archive

The UnFancy Food Show

July 1, 2008

Americans are growing increasingly sophisticated in their food tastes. One sign of this has been the extraordinary growth of farmers' markets/greenmarkets around the country. But it begs the question: if greenmarkets are now mainstream, then what’s leading edge?

We found one answer to that this past Sunday at the 2nd Annual UnFancy Food Show in Brooklyn. The show was a direct reaction to what its founders see as the increasing commodification of New York greenmarkets, as well as the gargantuan Fancy Food Show (which opened at New York’s Javits Convention Center the same day).


May 28, 2008

Remember the excitement and joy you felt as a kid when you’d hear the song heralding the arrival of the ice cream truck? Now an L.A. hipster has reinvented the experience in a way that even grown-ups can enjoy.

Spring Games!

April 24, 2008

Spring is in the air. With the weather warming up, our thoughts naturally turned to outdoor activities. The surprising thing we found is that the newest outdoor pursuits might just be the oldest. There has been a resurgence of old-fashioned lawn games like Bocce, Bowls and Horseshoes among the under-30 set. Here are two especially notable lawn games of the moment.

Ready, Set, Eat

March 25, 2008

It’s no secret that Americans love to eat. What may be surprising is just how thoroughly Americans have embraced it as a competitive sport.

Caffeinated Life

February 14, 2008

It’s the time of year when the sky’s default color is gray and the doldrums start to take over. In February, who doesn’t need a pick-me-up? We think it’s the perfect moment to check in on the increasing caffeination of – well, almost everything it seems. What started with the coffee and energy drink revolution has now spread far beyond the beverage category.