we saw Alyson Shotz's Mirror Fence at Storm King upstate over the weekend - really great. Its reflective pickets, which extend in a straight line, enclose nothing. As Shotz has described her practice, "I'm interested in making objects that change infinitely, depending on their surroundings. The light at different times of day, the weather…what the viewers are wearing, all these are just some of the variables that will make the piece different every time one comes in contact with it. For me an ideal work of art is one that is ultimately unknowable in some way."
Sandy's impact on New York made me think of a postcard collage I made in 1997 - luckily this time was not this bad (and there weren't giant ducks to contend with) you can see more New York collages here
came across this amazing new tool for 3D visualization (ideal for architects) at the WANTED DESIGNpresentationof this new city app created by urbasee click on image to enlarge definitely the descendent of themagic eye3D postcards - remember them?
It was good to see our friend and neighbor David Weeks at the Ralph Pucci showroom for the launch of his new line of lighting, furniture and rugs. We know his lighting but the chairs and rugs were new to us. Good job!
just caught the exhibition of the LowLine on Essex St - very impressive project for the underground development of the old tram station underneath Delancey St which was abandoned in 1948 - read more here. For some reason the show ended today - early. We were the last people there, nearly getting locked in
The lighting is collected and channeled sunlight! click on image to enlarge
caught these LED flickering candles by Moritz Waldmeyer at Ingo Maurer's design week party last night - always creating/showing the most innovative in lighting.
each 'candle' is an individual unit, comprised of a custom-designed 250-LED panel and circuitry. waldemeyer explained to designboom that he programmed the behaviour of the 'flame' based on video footage of actual candles, converting the moving imagery to pixel data and working with a software engineer to code each individual LED to reflect the movement of the flame, achieving an extremely realistic representation. from a slight distance or in darkened settings, the pixels meld together and the top of the lighting unit disappears, leaving only a virtual flame visible and flickering atop a candle-like form - designboom