Our favorite Brits Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels have now opened The Whitby, their second New York hotel.
Situated in the heart of upper midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue, The Whitby Hotel is a celebration of contemporary art and design. www.firmdalehotels.com
London based-photographer, Paul Murphy, in his collection named “A New York Taxi Ride”, is offering a trip in the streets of New York through the window of the cab he took. His technique gives an original frame to the pictures, which are street scenes caught live, giving the impression to take part to the trip.
Sought after Paris-based design duo Gilles & Boissier created nearly every piece of furniture for the hotel’s soaring salon-style public spaces, as well as the 114 light-filled rooms and suites of the hotel. Weaving artisanal Baccarat crystal elements throughout, they lavished attention on each surface, be it a sparkling mica-covered vaulted ceiling, silver-leafed wood paneling, pleated-silk walls or a monumental marble table. New York design masters Tony Ingrao and Stephen Sills, respectively, handled the 60 residences and the ground-level contemporary French restaurant, Chevalier.
Local photographer justin bettman and brooklyn-based prop stylist gozde eker, use randomly found items to stage to create residential landscapes “set in the street”. The props and furnished remain untouched allowing passersby to create their own reality within the crafted setting and upload their visual responses to instagram using the hashtag #setinthestreet. source : designboom
In an all-loft building in the Union Square area of Manhattan, designer Ryan Korban was tasked with making a wide-open, cold space feel like a home. Luckily, the client—a professional skateboarder—had a compelling art collection that became the jumping-off point for the home’s design. “The client had a ton of his own exciting artwork, which really dictated what the space should look like,” Korban says. source : domaine
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Based in New York, the artist gets to know her neighbors by photographing the unsuspecting subjects through open and exposed apartment windows. At first, the project, Out My Window, seems a little bit invasive, but after reading a bit more, it turns out that she actually stages each photograph in order to evoke a sense of voyeurism. source : mymodernmet
Paris-based freelance film-maker Franck Matellini has created a fascinating time-lapse video that revealed the many, uncanny similarities between two of the world’s largest cities—Paris and New York.
In his video ‘Paris / New York’, Matellini featured a split-screen comparison of the two cities’ architecture, monuments, culture, people, and transportation systems.
“I wanted to explore not only these comparisons but also the differences, in order to expose the beauty and individuality of each,” explained Matellini on his Vimeo page. source : designtaxi
Designed by Selldorf Architects, this Chelsea building has had an 18-month renovation by Netherlands-based MVRDV Architects guided by Young Woo and Associates who have fine-tuned this home to perfection
200 Eleventh Avenue is equally renowned for its En Suite Sky Garage, a garage that sits alongside the penthouse accessed via a drive-in elevator. via trendland
New York-based artist Daniel Arsham explores this interplay between technology and the passing of time in Welcome to the Future, a new exhibition opening in Miami. He’s created a fictional archaeological site filled with 20th-century media devices–Nintendo controllers, boom boxes, electric guitars, SLR cameras, BlackBerry phones, VHS tapes, Walkman players, film projectors, portable televisions, radios–all rendered in ancient geological materials, like volcanic ash, crystal, and obsidian.
The installation, opening November 15 at nonprofit art space Locust Projects, is part of the annual art show Art Basel Miami Beach. via Fastco
In 2010, while apartment-hunting with her husband in upper Manhattan, German photographer Gesche Würfel took on the project of documenting New York’s other underground. Many of the buildings’ superintendents live with their families in these basements.
Wurfel’s project documents how they transformed stark, mostly lightless environments into sanctuaries, with decoration, plants, birdcages, twinkle lights, and murals on the walls. Source : fastcodesign.com