one of the reasons i really like new york, is that on any given day or at any moment you stumble upon something awesome with no intention. randomly walking down Lafayette the other day about to hit up puck fair for a burger, stopped into this spot displaying super-future looking bikes. ill let the photos tell it, but many of these bikes function using solar energy. the designs are super sleek, and honestly just pretty fucking cool to look at, plus make a smaller carbon foot-print. there was this really dope tree. the steel leaves had panels for conducting solar energy, which would in turn light up these bulbs on the tree. peep.
a few official ones.
Creator, Josh Hadar has designed not only with a social responsibility in mind, but his creative aesthetic must also be addressed here. The exhibit which is on display for just a few more days, entitled “The Evolution of Steel” shows how Hadar has manipulated the metal in order to create these sleek and sinuous forms. He has taken the original form of a bike and stretched that to create something more sculptural and artistic, all the while focusing on environmental needs.
In addition to the show, which was put on by The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City, New York played host for 4 days, to a creative collaboration of downtown businesses, workshops, art groups, and exhibitions. The categories ranged from architecture and urban planning, economics and sustainability, and art and design. The topics were then facilitated through means of parties, lectures, video screenings, and live performances.
Josh Hadar’s ‘The Evolution of Steel” is on view until May 27th located at 285 Lafayette Street btwn Houston and Prince. Stop by if you have a minute. Dope show.
saw his show recently.AMERICA.
hadn’t been put on to this artist before. his style definitely evokes emotion.”an American conceptual artist whose works explore race, language, desire, and identity.”i found myself drawn to his text-based paintings, of which he is most famous for. on large canvas they feature a single line of text, repeated over and over ending in a mush of black paint. the ones on display were one-liners taken from Zora Neale Hurston, i was lucky one of the security guards was standing with eyes closed. snapped a few flicks.
stopped in this church before heading to the exhibit. random, cuz i dont usually find myself in a church. there is something very serene about the silence after walking on nyc’s noisy streets. you walk in and no one is talking, people are singing songs about god. made me feel like being very quiet. and i was, but only for a little! :).
So once again, I’m turning to a topic of great interest to me. Architecture. I cannot stress enough how much I like this form of design, and its impact in a larger sense on the people and places affected by buildings.
One of Gehry’s most famous well known works is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. A beautiful and strange structure no doubt, one that makes me think of ocean waves, clouds, and anti symmetrical designs. Below are a few photos…
For his latest work Gehry won the competition back in 2003 to design a new high rise for lower Manhattan’s (below 14th street) skyline. At 76 stories high, it is currently the tallest residential building in New York City history. Made of a stainless steel panel exterior, the buildings facade changes constantly depending on your vantage point. Areas of the metal jut out, while others curve inward creating a seemingly multi-dimensional surface. We perhaps could argue, yet another building built for the rich? Young people with trust funds, and royalties, another generation of young adults that are over-indulged, and not nearly compassionate enough for the common man. But to move away from all this, the awe and beauty of this very tall structure cannot be discounted. I would say that Gehry, in his way, has served New York well. Another awesome building, that signifies some of that changes of our generation…”A Downtown Skyscraper for the Digital Age.” -via The New York Times
Of course super excited for my dear friend Ivan. Siked to party with the homies. We always have such fun together. Here’s to having an extra arm, another ear, or quite possibly to be able to breather under water! 🙂
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This is shit was pretty fucking gnarly. And I think every other New Yorker will say the same. I mean I haven’t seen this much snow all at once in a really long time. And it all took me back to the days of being a little shorty in Park Slope with a slay and a mound of snow on my block. As you can see the first photo is of the entrance to my building. No way the snow wasn’t getting in there. And a few from my roof, and others from right outside my building.