Just like I thought I would never do a post devoted to cars (I did one a few weeks ago here), I also never thought I would do a post about Duck Tape, well, here it is!
There are a ton of fantastic things about living in New York City, from the jaw-dropping and historic buildings and out of this world food to unique opportunities that really only happen in the Big Apple. A few days ago I was walking through midtown Manhattan and passed a building where I interned a few summers ago. As I was passing by I stared up admiringly remembering my great experience there, when I noticed a crowd at the store next door. When I worked in that building the store was a Papyrus, which, while a great location for greeting cards, does not usually draw a large crowd. So of course, I made a detour and went to check it out.
I was immediately stopped in my tracks when I saw the windows with mannequins wearing dresses constructed from duct tape by “Project Runway” contestants. I apologize for the glare and poor quality of the photos but, as you have read, this was not a planned stop. I immediately grabbed my mini camera out of my bag and started snapping:
I checked the prices – mini rolls started at $2.99 and full size rolls were $9.99. Just the sheer color and pattern of the tape made them great but the rolls were even more awesome because a portion of proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks’ “Light it Up Blue” initiative. Since I bought a roll of neon pink tape (no idea what I will use it for, but hey, it was too cool not to buy), does that count towards my New Year’s Resolution of giving to charity?
The only negative thing I have to say is that I did not make it to the DMV before it closed, whoops!