All posts tagged: New York

ARTECHOUSE presents Celestial – an exploration of 2020 Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

ARTECHOUSE NYC extends Celestial, its Acclaimed Exploration of
2020 Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue, due to Popular Demand

Guggenheim: Art, Design and Architecture

Several months ago, I finally got to experience the Guggenheim in New York City. It was definitely on my bucket lists of architectural structures. After studying its architecture and interior design in school and seeing this epic building in person, all the small details and stories about came rushing back to me. What really surprised me was that I got vertigo. I was having such a hard time finding my level because of the constant slant. I also went up the elevator straight to the top and worked my way down (the way it was designed to show artwork) and then realized half-way that I was supposed to work my way up from the bottom.

On Partial View by Laura Owen

On my recent trip to New York, I visited the newly designed Whitney Museum. Not really knowing how the collections were organized, I went to the top and decided to work my way down. There was a family in the elevator with me and they also had the same plan. I told them, I was going to do the same. Then, surprisingly, they asked me if I had seen another exhibit in New York that was getting rave reviews. I didn’t want to blow my cover that I was a visiting Canadian, and said, not yet.

Mariah Carey’s Lip Sync Mess

For those who don’t have cable and weren’t able to watch the ball drop in NYC a few days ago. Mariah was brought into ring in the new year and instead of watching a dazzling performance, we all witnesses an epic disaster. Mariah started the concert singing “Auld Lang Syne” but as I watched it, I noticed that her lips were out of sync with the music. Was she lip-singing? Then when ‘Emotions’ came on, she couldn’t sing to it and danced around on the stage. It was a meltdown in front of millions. Mariah, the diva herself, even owned up it saying: ”We didn’t have a soundcheck but it’s New Year’s, baby…I’m trying to be a good sport here.” Then she let the audience do the singing for her. I then went to Twitter to comment and see what was up. Apparently, Mariah was prepared to lip sync, but many of her vocals didn’t play at all ― and when they did, she was often far out of sync with them.

Nova by SOFTlab

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute recently announced that SOFTlab is the winner of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition.  The second annual competition called for proposals from New York design firms for a temporary installation at the heart of the Flatiron District. SOFTlab’s winning proposal, Nova, will be the centerpiece of the Partnership’s annual holiday programming and a highly visible landmark in this thriving neighborhood of New York.


Cristina and Cyla painted a wall in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as a tribute to the great poet Paulo Leminski who would be 70 years old in August 2014. We are very grateful to our new friend Nev (No Entry Design), for all the support and contact with Livestream Public who gave us the opportunity to paint this mural at the corner of Morgan Ave & Stagg St. If you’re around, come and see it in person.

Vincent Laforet captures New York from above

Something he has “dreamed of capturing for decades,” Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has released a stunning set of images that captures his hometown of New York in a way that has never before been seen. Taken from a nauseating 7500-feet above the city, Laforet’s “Gotham 7.5K” series reveals the unrelenting, pulsating energy that radiates from the Big Apple’s city grid. “I’ve flown several hundred hours around the world – this was the scariest flight,” said Laforet, who has previously photographed terrorist attacks and natural disasters. “When you’re up that high, you have a lot of time to think of the fact that helicopters aren’t the most ergonomic aircraft in the world.” The vantage point above the city allowed him to create images that show how the jumbled roads of Downtown make way for the strict grid of numbered avenues – running south-west to north-east – and streets arranged perpendicular. Manhattan is marked out between the dark snaking forms of the Hudson River that separates it from New Jersey, and the East River that forms …

Silo City

They serve as a monument to a bygone era; monolithic structures standing by the water’s edge waiting for freighters that will no longer come. Today, all except a few of these enormous buildings are abandoned and serve the industry for which they were designed. Despite their decrepit state many now flock to these silos uncovering Buffalo’s history; repurposing these massive silos as a place for learning and artistic expression At one time in Buffalo’s history, the grain elevators dominated the skyline of the waterfront and served as a symbol of Buffalo’s industrial importance as the largest supplier of grain in the world. Although a shadow of its former self, the grain industry is still hanging on to a slight degree. Cereal is still manufactured in the elevators and plants owned by General Mills, and flour is still produced in several of the elevators that are dedicated to milling rather than shipment. But like many of the industries that once thrived in Buffalo, the grain elevators remain as a testament to an industry that once flourished …