As I am wont to do around the start of a new year, I look back at pictures I shot the previous year, and look to see which ones may have fallen through the proverbial cracks, or not fit neatly into a blog post. With that, I give you 10 random images that I like from 2015.
Yesterday I went up to Cooper Hewitt Museum, which has just undergone a major overhaul of its building, with impressive results, and plenty of high tech flourishes including your own (loaned) e-pen.
However, the highlight, and the reason for my visit, as it is closing in the next week, was the fascinating Provocations: The Architecture And Design Of Heatherwick Studio. Models, photographs, prototypes, process videos and more illustrate some of the major and intriguing projects from the studio, including their design for Pier.55, a “floating” park island planned for the Hudson River, just west of the meatpacking district.
The resulting work is like Leonardo da Vinci meets Rube Goldberg meets Jony Ives, a place where art and architecture, design and engineering all come together in news and amazing ways.
If you can get over there, I highly recommend you do, as the exhibit ends on January 3, 2016.