Across the street from the 9/11 Memorial in New York, Brookfield Place, the former World Financial Center designed by César Pelli in the ’80s, is undergoing a transformation along with the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site and the opening of Santiago Calatrava’s transit hub.
A museum is all about curation. It now seems that a museum restaurant should also be curated, at least according to chef Corey Lee, who had an inspired concept for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new flagship eatery.
Scores of paparazzi and fashionistas jammed the entrance of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2 to glimpse the celebrities attending the 2016 Costume Institute Gala, a red-carpet fundraiser heralding the opening of the Institute’s exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
Eclectic and eccentric, with influences that range from Islamic to Celtic to Japanese, the Veteran’s Room at the Park Avenue Armory was reopened to the public in March as an intimate space for lectures and recitals.
Aesop has built a reputation not just for the quality of its products but the design of its stores, each highlighting local materials and culture. On the heels of a successful collaboration for a Paris boutique, Aesop fittingly selected Milan-based Dimore Studio to design another one, in the designers’ home city, their office walking distance from the shop’s Corso Magenta address in the historic center.