Back to the Future

New York-based artist Daniel Arsham explores this interplay between technology and the passing of time in Welcome to the Future, a new exhibition opening in Miami. He’s created a fictional archaeological site filled with 20th-century media devices–Nintendo controllers, boom boxes, electric guitars, SLR cameras, BlackBerry phones, VHS tapes, Walkman players, film projectors, portable televisions, radios–all rendered in ancient geological materials, like volcanic ash, crystal, and obsidian.

The installation, opening November 15 at nonprofit art space Locust Projects, is part of the annual art show Art Basel Miami Beach. via Fastco




The secret world of NYC’ undergrounds photographed by Gesche Würfel

In 2010, while apartment-hunting with her husband in upper Manhattan, German photographer Gesche Würfel took on the project of documenting New York’s other underground. Many of the buildings’ superintendents live with their families in these basements.

Wurfel’s project documents how they transformed stark, mostly lightless environments into sanctuaries, with decoration, plants, birdcages, twinkle lights, and murals on the walls. Source :










Frank Gehry sets sail for Louis Vuitton





Gehry created mastlike wood structures that hold up aluminum “sails” that twist and swirl around pieces from the fall/winter ready-to-wear collection. The curved silver, graphite, Champagne, and pink sculptures, which Gehry calls “Wind Wings,” were inspired by glass sails that make up the shell of the Fondation. Louis Vuitton Maison on Fifth Avenue also features exclusive sails with an anodized black finish. The gleaming ebony waves complement Ghesquière’s modern collection of structured A-line silhouettes, many fashioned from slick leather.

The windows will be up through October at all New York locations and in select stores around the world. Visitors will also be able to scan the displays using the Louis Vuitton Pass app on their mobile phones to access exclusive content. Window shopping never looked so good. SOURCE . AD

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A tribute to Oscar Niemeyer at the United Nations, NYC

Oscar Niemeyer is at the centre of another tribute, this time for his work on the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Organised by the Mission of Brazil to the UN Niemeyer’s drawings took centre stage during a ceremony last week at the Secretariat Building that he helped design. The drawings are part of the original archives of Fundação Oscar Niemeyer and currently nominated to be included in the international registry of UNESCO’s MOW (Memory of the World) cultural preservation program.



Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (sixth from left) served on the Board of Design for the United Nations’ HQ in New York in the 1940s, along with nine other international architects, including Le Corbusier (second from left). Courtesy of the United Nations Archives.

432 Park Avenue


Rafael Vinoly has designed a landmark for the Manhattan skyline with 432 Park Avenue, a 1396 foot tall tower slated to become the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere.

Portraits by Craig Redman of the NY graphic design duo Craig & Karl. From artists to pop start or fashion and film icons Craig Redman redesign their portrait with colorful geometric patterns in a very Linchtenstein and Warhol style.


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‘Exchange Secrets’ is an ongoing public art project by New York City-based design student Nova Pan, in which she invites strangers to share their secrets with her.

In exchange for their secrets, she offers them a secret of her own. She then shares the secrets online on the project’s blog and Facebook page. The people remain anonymous the entire time.
via designtaxi

IRIS APFEL CLEARS HER WAREHOUSES AKA, 800 items to be sold on April 5th 2014


On the eve of her 93rd birthday, Iris Apfel, who admits she just discovered how to access the Internet, decides to sell a lifetime worth of treasures on One Kings Lane, NYC.

An avid traveler, the 92-and-a-half-year-old has spent her lifetime seeking out aesthetic inspiration in the most remote places while feeding her shopping addiction every stop along the way. Apfel—who has spent the bulk of her life working as an interior and textile designer only to be cast in the unlikley role of fashion icon, if you put it in perspective, relatively recently—has accumulated so much stuff that the storage facilities she leases in Queens are full to capacity.


As featured in Elle Decor


Into the real world of MAD MEN – madison avenue advertising world

Time has collected a series of photos taken in the 1960s, when the real scions of advertising populated New York City’s Time-Life Building. It is a privileged glimpse into the real world of the fictional Don Draper.
Located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas and designed by Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris in 1959, much of the building’s mid-century mod styling is still intact. These pictures take us back to the days when clean lines and rich materials dominated office architecture.






Visitors veiwing abstract "Relational Painting #88