Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Installation Day 2: Always Trust in the Power of the Collaborative

Our fortune for the day read:
" always trust in the power of the collaborative"

more was installed at the Drop NYC 2012+ last night, but still waiting for more than half of the artists to drop in before the show goes down in 3 days!

My volunteering wonderful friends Yasha, Vanessa, Agatha and Citizan Cane worked diligently while the rest of us pondered the faith of the bigger picture, munching on Chinese food and reading our fortunes.

Additionally, we are in the Village Voice today with a half page ad, was on Flavorpill on Monday and other channels whose names I cannot keep track of. phew, we are so hip at the moment.

Our website got close to 1000 hits yesterday, seems like we will have quite a partay on Saturday.

Go there and be there yourself, too.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The DROP NYC installation DAY 1

Today was the first day of installation at The Drop NYC 2012+.
Location 531 West 25th street, NY.
Time 11am-8pm.
Persons on site: Artists, Installers, Curators, Designers.

The raw 8,000 sf space is slowly filling up with art.
3 out of 30 artists started installing today.

So far it's been light, gentle and a lot of coordination.
I will keep you posted day to day with little bits of action until we open with tons of action on October 3rd.

On Megumi Akiyoshi is laying out her thoughts and her space.

Installation team is stitching the space.

On's first bud is blooming.

Come and see what this intriguing piece of art is and who it belongs to.

Installers eating the art.

More was done than meets the eye.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Golden Spider Silk Fabric

A rare textile made from the golden (colored) silk of more than 1 million wild spiders is the only fabric at this size made from natural spider silk which is extremely difficult to harness at mass amounts. It took 70 workers 4 years to make this fabric in collaboration with the spiders. The silk is stronger than steel or kevlar and researchers have not yet been able to imitate the tensile properties of spider silk which can stretch up to 40% of its original length and not break. via Wired

Friday, September 18, 2009


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make sure to attend the events on October 3rd, 2009 12pm-9pm on 25th street between 10th and 11th avenues in chelsea, NYC

Monday, September 7, 2009

One Final Summer Ride

One Final Summer Ride I went on yesterday. Certainly felt like the end of summer; subtle signs of fall blowing sand on my sandwich, the no longer enhancing summer tan on my arms, the almost desolate beach and even a solemn ride along the Far Rockaway Parkway whizzing by the red brick wall that are the projects. A few little white silhouettes playing cricket and a Jamaican man kite'ing his flag slightly below the JFK headed landing plane. Felt like a one final summer ride on my worn out Panasonic.

I will finally put up A Good Photomentery documenting this ride. So stay tuned over the next day or so.

Wor(l)d is back at is best.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

at DBGBs on Bowery

The variety of beer and the gratification from the wee hours conversation ...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Porsche Museum, Suttgart

The Porsche Museum designed by Delugan Meissl is a contextual response to the city - located on an conspicuous junction in the industrial outskirts of Stuttgart. I like the non-referential heroic form. The raised mass is revolutionary as it makes all 6 sides of the building a facade. In comparison, the Mercedes Benz Museum by UN studio remains a conventional architectural solution, both in the way it resolves the circulation problem and the referential mass (to the MB logo).

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mercedes Benz Museum

The Mercedes Benz Museum by UNStudio is a handsome architectural solution to the old Corbusian promenade. It is curious that the architects have juxtaposed the plan to modern and post-modern museum icons as Mies' New National Gallery in Berlin and Rogers' Pompidou Center in Paris; almost as if declaring a nouveau modernism themselves, as opposed to challenging the modernist notions of form, organization and metaphoric form.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Diver