Let it (t)Snow(nami)
There was a lot of snow in NYC over the holidays. The snow arrived the day after Christmas, a fierce blizzard (“tsnownami”) that dumped 20 inches of snow. The snowstorm shut the city down for days. The city’s union worker’s are accused of intentionally slowing down cleanup efforts in order to protest wage cuts. As a result of the snow, trash collection has been suspended since December 26. Consequently, some New York streets are filled with trash.
But, there is an upside to all this snow and trash. The trashy snow saved a man who attempted suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of a building in midtown.
Another plus, the snow trapped Amy Wilson, Siouxsie’s artist friend, in her apartment for several days. This was due, in part, because a driver abandoned his cab in the middle of the street in front of her building. Instead of spending countless hours playing video games, or painting triangles on her nails, Ms. Wilson channeled her boredom and rage into making pillows.
The Day of the Dead Skull Pillow, pictured above, is one of many pillows produced during the aftermath of the storm. You can order this pillow and several others here.