When Manhattanites see the words “outdoor space” on a residential listing, their eyes light up in anticipation. Their minds drift to visions of sprawling terraces built for sun-soaking, dinner-party mingling, and skyline gazing. The unfortunate reality, however, is that Manhattan residences rarely include outdoor spaces that live up to these lofty expectations.
NYCxDesign, the citywide celebration of design, fashion, architecture and art, officially runs from May 3 to 24. But throughout the month, galleries, showrooms, museums and trade fairs will host exhibitions, tours and conversations. Here are some standouts.
Dale Chihuly’s otherworldly glass sculptures adorn some of the world’s most prominent hotels, museums, and transportation hubs, commanding awe with their impressive scale and inimitable hues. Now, for the first time in more than a decade, the artist will debut a major outdoor exhibition in New York, at the city’s landmark Botanical Garden.
Eyesore no more! In recent years, kitchen range hoods have evolved from grimy eyesores to works of art. And why shouldn’t an appliance of such large size also make a big (stylish) statement? Today, kitchen vent hoods are available in all shapes, sizes, and materials (hello, copper!) that can either draw the eye or blend right in with the surroundings.
All eyes of the design world are trained firmly on Milan ahead of Salone del Mobile. From furniture and product launches in the overflowing Rho fairground, to alluring exhibitions and installations, thrilling pop-ups and parties, Wallpaper* is hitting the city’s creative districts to bring you highlights from the year’s most compelling design showcase.
Some subjects in art never cease to be reinterpreted. One such everlasting muse? The landscape. For Calico Wallpaper’s Imagined Landscape presentation in Milan, the husband-and-wife duo asked four of their favorite creatives to turn their personalized riffs on landscapes into digitally-printed wallpapers.
The museum brings us “Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim,” a permanent collection show that fills the rotunda. The 170 works — mostly paintings, with a few sculptures, including a lobster-red Calder mobile dropped from on high — add up to a classic greatest-hits display.
Drybar and a plethora of other retail spaces have recently moved into the traditionally residential-exclusive neighborhood. The reason? What may be Manhattan’s most significant infrastructural change of this century: the Second Avenue subway.
Strong political art is hard to make. So when it turns up, it’s worth a look. In an era of “great, great walls” and “bad hombres,” an exhibition called “State of Exception/Estado de Excepción” created by Richard Barnes at Parsons School of Design fills the bill.
Scent can control your emotions and influence your behavior, without showing you anything, without touching you, and without saying a single word to you. This power is something most people don’t even think about. In fact, most people are unaware that it is being used or when they themselves are using it.
Keen to distinguish the Armory Show, which is facing competition from almost 300 other contemporary art fairs around the world, the New York art fair’s executive director, Benjamin Genocchio, is playing up the gritty industrial space of Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River.
From a 100,000 square meter golden pier that wrapped a floating dock on an Italian lake, to the monumental structures built for Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, 2016 saw a number of large scale installations completed around the globe.
The credenza, also known as a sideboard or buffet, was once used primarily for serving food. Today, it has become a multifunctional storage piece uniquely suited to the contemporary living room — particularly in the age of the enormous flat-screen television.
The original M. Crow is a general store in the tiny town of Lostine (estimated population: 209) in northeastern Oregon; it is down the road from Mr. Hays’s hometown, Joseph, Ore., at the base of the Wallowa Mountains. When the store was set to close in 2012, Mr. Hays bought it and remade it in his own vision.
Ten years after creating her iconic Branching Bubble light fixture—an illuminated network of metal tubes and handblown glass spheres—Brooklyn-based industrial designer Lindsey Adelman wants to get her hands dirty again. Case in point? The Ambrosia collection.
Ever since the first intrepid human took a nip of fermented grape juice, we’ve been enjoying wine to lift spirits and elevate occasions. Whether you crave a cabernet or require rioja, the residences at 180 East 88th Street condos are the ideal home for any oenophile.
Located at 12 East 94th Street, Salon 94 fits in perfectly with the artistic pedigree of Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighborhood. Not far from the stretch of street known as Museum Mile, Salon 94 is one of the Upper East Side’s most exclusive galleries.
The dioramas at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History — those vivid and lifelike re-creations of the natural world, in which the specimens almost seem to breathe and the painted horizons seem to stretch for miles — are very much products of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century milieu.
Sarah Bedford is a New York artist whose work includes paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Born and raised in Roundup Montana, she received a BFA from the Cooper Union and attended the Skowhegan Residency Program. She lives and works in Brooklyn New York.
As a creator of sculptural lighting for prestigious clients such as Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen and film director Nancy Meyers (who included her Bubble chandelier in this fall’s The Intern), New York–based designer Lindsey Adelman, 47, has set a standard for success that many American designers dream of reaching.
180 East 88th may be the most distinctive luxury building yet to arrive on the Upper East Side, one carefully designed to reflect and preserve the proud architectural heritage of its surrounding neighborhood. While paying homage to the area’s abundance of elegant, pre-war residential architecture, this Upper East Side condominium residence features a contemporary twist that immediately positions it as a modern classic.
Here are some of our favorite eating establishments in the sprawling Upper East Side neighborhood, which runs from 59th Street up to 100th Street, and between Central Park and the East River. Don’t expect many of these places to be new and faddish. On the other hand, if you pick up this guide in 10 years, nearly all are likely to still be open.
The Upper East Side’s rich cultural offerings are among the best in the world. From the monumental museums of Museum Mile to the rich gallery scene ? and with an abundance of cultural societies and educational institutions nestled among the luxury condos of the Upper East Side ? it can be hard to keep track of everything at hand.
The luxury furniture maker, ceramicist, woodworker and self-described hillbilly founded his high-end design firm, BDDW, and created a homegrown vernacular all his own.
Home to the breathtaking structures that compose Museum Mile as well as private estates—including Gracie Mansion—the Upper East Side is a neighborhood rich in architectural integrity. Its Beaux-Arts apartment houses, Georgian brick, stately brownstones, and decorative ironwork evoke New York’s Gilded Age.