If you haven't done your taxes yet, Andy Spade would like you to know that he has a CPA who will take care of them for free, in the window of his new store, from 12 to 8pm today. If you haven't been playing by the rules, you may not want to have Steve Stojowski work on your taxes in plain view. And judging by the first line in red above, you may not want to have Spade's graphic designer handle any copy editing either.
The snowstorm didn't stop art and society scenesters from stopping off at the New York Academy of Art on Monday night. Guests at the Tribeca Ball included Liev Schreiber, Justin Timberlake, and event co-chair Eileen Guggenheim (left), along with Bill Clinton, Andre Balazs, Andy and Kate Spade, Adam Weinberg, Jason Wu, Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale, Monet Mazur, Alek Wek, Bettina Zilkha, Poppy de Villeneuve, Jennifer Creel, Jean-Pierre Roy, Ludwig Kuttner and Beatrix Ost, stylist Ric Pipino, Heather Mnuchin, Liam McMullan, Antoine and Maureen Chiquet, and artist Will Cotton. [PMc, Wireimage, VF, FWD, Style.com]
Partners & Spade, the latest venture by Andy Spade, opened a new outpost on Great Jones Street last night. The shop, which is only open on weekends and sells objects from $10 to $80,000, doesn't sell any "products," though. Spade prefers to calls the items on display "installations." And what is the most popular "installation," according to Spade? "A collection of Lehman Brothers–branded merchandise ranging from an infant onesie to a golf-ball set, all procured on eBay." This white Lehman-branded baseball cap is priced at $80. Sure, you could buy the same exact cap on eBay directly for one-eighth the price. But it wouldn't have Spade's seal of approval, would it? [Vanity Fair]
We're not sure what purpose ASmallWorld serves given the Euro-heavy social network was eclipsed by sites like Facebook years ago, but we finally understand the value of this ASW "magazine" that the faded site introduced a few months back: It's a fantastic vehicle for self promotion! The "mag" checked in with a handful of people to ask them what they'd recommend buying in honor of Valentine's Day. Any what do you know? Most of them proposed items that they produce themselves. A few examples appear below. In the meantime, we eagerly await the upcoming food issue and Mario Batali's humble suggestion that we eat at Babbo every night.