What would a good Manhattan be without bitters? A morning without coffee? A meal without wine?

Lucy Engelman’s illustrations come in all shapes and sizes. Some of our favorites are when she’s teaching us about things. The work below was for clients Greenhorns, West Elm, and Paperbase.

December’s theme is Time, and we’ll be talking with Lucy Engelman, illustrator extraordinaire at the Downtown Market Greenhouse on the 10th (that’s a week from this Thursday). Save that date!

Cabin-Time is a roaming creative residency to remote places. In the years the program’s been around, it’s been held in the Porcupine Mountains, at Bogus Lake Minnesota, Rabbit Island, and Wilderness State Park. The most recent expedition, CT6, was at Green River, Utah. Here’s some of the moments Carson captured as photographer in-residence.

Visual disruption is key for Carson’s latest installation project #Mass, where he finds like objects in places of mass consumption (big box retailers , stacks, photographs, and leaves them until discovered and disassembled by location staff. It’s pretty slick.

Next week, our friends at the UICA are hosting Shock. Unlike our last visit, this time, we’ll be in the theater, which also plays host to great indie, throwback, and short-run movies. Have you been? Here’s a few favorites from their upcoming schedule and ones we wish they’d bring back!

A Nightmare on Elm Street // Playing 10/29

We love naps. But we’d love them even more if we didn’t have to fight for our lives to wake up from them. Scary as hell! Best of all, they’re playing this gem in VHS for one night only. We love the understatement in the UICA’s description of the film on their site – “an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams and killing them with gloves that have knife blades attached to each finger.” Oh right, just that. NBD. ;)

The Assassin // Playing from 11/13 to 11/26

Pulling in a respectable 83% on the Tomato meter, and an official selection of Cannes 2015 (with a win for Best Director), The Assassin has all the street cred we need to make it a can’t miss next month. A bad-ass chick doing all the wrong things for the right reasons, then confronting the ethics of honor, mercy and resolve in the 9th-Century Tang Dynasty? It’s gonna be good.

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night // Played Last December

Iranian vampire-western shot in black and white. Need we say more? A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night has everything we love in a movie. Great dialogue, creepy setting, romance, and maybe the best soundtrack set to breathtaking moments of last year.