Above: The Oculus, a $4 billion dollar structure designed by Santiago Calatrava. It sits at the centre of The World Trade memorial in Lower Manhattan.
Above: Rashid Johnson's 'Fly Away' exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York. Coincidentally, I walked into the exhibit in the midst of the artist walking visitors through his work. You couldn't help but appreciate the large scale installation of Rashid's work. I'm positive I wasn't the only one picking apart the details of the massive architectural grid full of signifying objects, including video screens, mounds of shea butter, and live plants in ceramic vessels built and decorated by Johnson.
Below: Daniel Arsham's 'CIRCA 2345' at Galerie Perrotin. This show was as ambitious and futuristic as its intent. Also, Daniel Arsham is the co-founder of Snarkitecture, which you need to Google right now.
Above: Josh and I caught up at The New York Public Library. Even being a native New York'er he's still in awe of the library's interior. I've got no photos of it, but I can remember thinking how awkward it was to see people actually studying in the reading room while visitors (most of which I assume were tourists) flooded the space trying to get the best angle on their phones. Maybe its a good thing mine died.
Below: Tonal harmony in Frank Lloyd Wright's living room at The Met. I'll admit, museums of that size are too overwhelming, but I left feeling the need to attend a Met Gala just for shits.
Above: The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Not only great design in terms of the museum's interior, but even the visitor information pamphlets were so well designed.
Below: Calvin's Mecca designed by Aziz Bekkaoui.
Above: The unzipped wall by Bjarke Ingels for Serpentine Gallery. I think the exhibit has since been removed so its cool that I had a chance to climb it before then.
Above: Doe-vah Street Maw-kit. Say that out loud it's funnier.
Above: Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris) was on my bucket list. Frank Gehry's gift to Paris, an art museum and cultural centre care of the LVMH group. It was cool to visit the auditorium and hear a security guards recount of Kanye West's epic performance there in 2015. "T'was magnifique!", he said.
Philippe Starck. 18 karats that obviously remind me of a cheat code from Goldeneye.
Below: How to Build a House Museum by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates. This was a powerful exhibit and a great use of space at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Curated by Kitty Scott.