And you thought your apartment was small! This incredibly organized woman’s Manhattan studio is only 90 square feet.
Join BMW Guggenheim Lab curator David van der Leer at the Guggenheim Museum next Tuesday, October 9, at the finale event for his two-year multidisciplinary project stillspotting nyc. During this evening of talks, performances, films, readings, and personal reflections, the participating architects, artists, planners, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and musicians will reflect on the issues explored within the five editions of the off-site exhibition series.
There are 16,345 spots on the globe where the lines of latitude and longitude cross at identifiable locations. Enter the Confluence Project, a network of volunteers traveling the world to find these spots and photograph them.
A new campaign in New York City, designed by Pentagram, encourages pedestrians to LOOK! before crossing the street.
Artist Maria Thereza Alves’s “ballast seed garden” project, Seeds of Change, draws its inspiration from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ships. During the ships’ journeys, seeds would collect on board; they subsequently lay dormant for hundreds of years. Incredibly, those same seeds can still be germinated and grown into flourishing plants. With the help of German designer Gitta Gschwendtner, Alves has taken these principles and created a floating garden in Bristol’s Floating Harbor.
Photographer and curator Edward Steichen’s exhibition The Bitter Years, first shown at MoMA in 1962 when he served as director of the photography department, has been permanently installed in a converted 56-meter-high water tower in Luxembourg.
The largest Ferris wheel in the world—625 feet tall and carrying up to 1,440 people per ride—is coming to Staten Island by the end of 2015. Borough President James P. Molinaro described the attraction, which city officials hope will increase tourism to the area, as “a game-changer.”
What made you fall in love with your city? Yesterday, Philips Livable Cities kicked off their #pinyourcity Pinterest contest, which invites you to create a pinboard of images representing the best of your city. We’re pleased to have a spot on the judging panel, so create your board by November 16, 2012 and show us what makes your city so great.
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