Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Visit the Whitney Biennale

These are my photos of the Whitney lobby and cafe, but the actual artwork there is worth the visit. Easily one of the better Whitney Biennales I have seen...

Colorful Kate Spade

A determined walk though a determined rain revealed this beautiful storefront by Kate Spade in Soho. Our beautiful colorful surroundings...

Friday, March 12, 2010

A night of Burlesque at Ivana Helsinki on Mulberry

Sorry to Ivana Helsinki for representing their wonderful colorful world only in black and white here. I will be back for the real thing. And you make sure to stop by before March 17th. I promise they wont disappoint you.

The Armory Show March 2010

New Yorkers in thousands attended the Armory Show, The Pulse, The Scope and The Volta last week. Better late than never, I get to share my quick picks, which all come from the Pier 94 of the Armory Show. I was rapidly pulled in by the variety of themes expressed through the use of fleuros and LEDs. It must be the abundance of many disparate works of art, not following a dominant trend, hard to follow thoughts and curations which led me to focus on the more toned down, softer or color muted works of art. Experimenting with traditional media to convey contemporary messages seemed to be in abundance. Despite the difficulty of navigation due to both the crowds and the loud cacophonous art environment, I enjoyed Pier 94, finding here and there "pretty cool stuff. I quickly walked through Pier 92 and was fast disappointed by the stuffy displays and patrons, lack of experimentation and of the younger fresher vibe of the Pier 92.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Eero Saarinen at the Museum of the City of New York

These beautiful stairs, reminiscent of Saarinen's delicate curves for his buildings lead you up to a variety of changing and permananet installations on the second floor of the Museum of the City of New York. For the time being, David and I stayed downstairs, where the Eero Saarinen Retrospective was.

The womb chair.

The modernist, masculine moments.

Spectacular hand drawings.

The generous and restrained curvilinear forms.
The TWA corridors to the concourses.

Love letters, invitations, gifts from Eero to his wife Aline.

Not to undermine the most predomionant place the Ingalls Rink has in the oevre of the architect, it seems that I grabbed only one picture of the magnifcent building's representation at the exhibition. Go Bulldogs ;)

These "things" ... dare I say without much hesitation that most if not all Yale students wonder what these things are. These modular scultptural ornaments dispersed around the Morse and Stiles Colleges.

Everday between gym and dorm, I walked through this alleyway between Morse and Stiles, to the Payne Whitney Gym in the distance. I find this to be the most successful moment Saarinen created in the design of M+ES.

The American Embassy in London.

St Louis Arch

The Miller House.

The plan of the Miller cottage.