furniture (especially chairs from the 50s and 60s), uniforms, repeating patterns, menswear, Oscar Niemeyer,
traditional Japanese architecture, the Rimpa School and Ogata Korin's 8-Point Bridge, Matisse, bromeliads,
succulents and other waxy flora
bamboo, coral, moss, woodgrain, silhouettes & other cut-outs, plastic,
low-resolution images, the photo copier, off-registration prints, Max
Ernst's Lunar Asparagus, NYC fire call boxes that look like Kannon, Fauvist color sense, the Noguchi Museum,
pretty much all of Abstract Expressionism
magazines of current
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper
favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation
current shoe obsession
alas, the sneaker. (because I live in nyc and walk a ton!) but not too
sneakery of a sneaker. more of a sneaker disguised as a shoe, like a mary
jane style or a high-tech looking black one with a metallic accent. how
about Royal Elastics? I must go try some on. I really like the non-sneakeryness
of their styles.
I happened to find this New York Post video today, and we're in it! Starting at minute 2:12. Pretty neat.
Paul Ramirez Jonas' Key to the City is a participant-based public art project that opened in Times Square last night at 6pm. The project "reinvents the civic honor of bestowing keys on luminaries" with a specially-designed commemorative "master key able to unlock more than 20 sites across New York City's five boroughs." You can't bestow a key on yourself, so be sure to bring a special someone. Or meet a fellow New Yorker in line and make friends. Participation in the ceremony and in Ramirez Jonas' art project is FREE (and magical). Keys will be distributed through a kiosk in Times Square, Broadway & 43rd Street, everyday from June 3 -27, Mon-Fri 2-8, Sat-Sun 12-8.
Through a series of fortuitous events and links, I learned about last night's opening on Twitter -- where else? And so my husband and I lined up at 5:55pm and serpentined our way through the line pretty quickly. At the presentation ceremony, a member of Creative Time officiated. We got goose bumps. It felt like a Times Square art version of our wedding. Today my mood has changed so much for the better. I truly believe Key to the City is a metaphor for unlocking possibilities in one's own life. And as my dad would say, "It's a happening!"