I didnt realize it at the time but the Hello Kitty sculpture at the Lever House is a Tom Sachs piece – who first appeared on my radar for his everyday objects branded with the Chanel logo.
Monthly Archive for November, 2010
After missing the Gehry lecture and being in Brooklyn, we tried to make the most of the beautiful day. Walking around looking for a lunch place we were overcome by the intoxicating allure of a greasy spoon that turned out to be Chinese take out. It was overrun by local elementary school kids looking for a place [...]
Frank Gehry lectured at Pratt, a group of us when there an hour in advance to try to get seats. My recount of the event: huge line, max capacity, turned away at the door but beautiful day. These starchitect lectures are becoming more like rock concerts.
This Saturday Kenneth Frampton celebrated his birthday by hosting a symposium at Avery Hall (Columbia). A day long event featuring lectures and discussions by five North American architects – most notable (to me) two Canadian offices: Shim + Sutcliffe and Patkau Architects. The list is rounded off by Rick Joy, Stanley Saitowitz and Steven Holl. The [...]
Anyone who has seen ‘Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist’ regardless of their opinion on the film could agree that making the city of new york a character was probably one of the more redeeming aspects of the film – and they managed to do that through the rich indie music scene this city has. I love going [...]