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Five Things That Inspired Us Last Week

July 20, 2020

1. Covid Couture. These three inspired collections of outfits by Viktor & Rolf are aimed to make you feel a “panoply of gloom,” “conflicting emotions,” and a third theme of “radiate love.” Follow the link to watch the virtual exhibit from the Autumn/Winter 2020 collection.

Viktor & Rolf channels coronavirus-related mentalities for latest fashion collection

 

2. The colorful and visually alluring installations of Megan Geckler

Homepage for Megan Geckler, a site-specific installation artist in Los Angeles, California

 

3. Dezeen presents 12 ideal spaces to work from home in this homes with garden studios round up.

Twelve back-garden offices for working from home

 

4. Made from recyclable bottles and straws, Jean Shin’s two pieces, “Floating MAiZE” and “The Last Straw,” currently on view at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, calls attention to plastic waste.

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Thank you Melissa Smith @nytimes 7 Things to Do This Weekend “How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch, and a reason to take a stroll Lower Manhattan.” Art: Visions of Our Future Jean Shin’s “Floating MAiZE” in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, part of this year’s River to River festival, “Four Voices,” which ends on Aug. 30. Credit…Ryan Muir, via Brookfield Place An effort to revitalize Lower Manhattan after 9/11, the River to River festival is fittingly among the first public art offerings in the city after the lockdown. This year’s program, “Four Voices,” organized by the Lower Manhattan Community Council, returns to that founding idea of rebuilding — from this crisis and others. For “Echo Exhibit,” Asiya Wadud paired volunteers and poets over the phone to write verses reflecting on our current moment, which are now displayed throughout the Seaport district. Made from recyclable bottles and straws, Jean Shin’s two pieces, “Floating MAiZE” and “The Last Straw,” currently on view at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, calls attention to plastic waste. Muna Malik is asking the public to consider a better society and inscribe their thoughts onto D.I.Y. origami boats. From Aug. 13 to 15, these creations can be added to her installation, “Blessing of the Boats: River to River,” at the Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park. On Aug. 20 at the Oculus, the journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi will unveil “100 New Yorkers,” which distills the city’s demographics into representative avatars. She will screen a rotating group, based on changing voter participation data, until Nov. 30 — reminding us, as all four works do, that we still have the ability to shape how we want to live. MELISSA SMITH

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5. Whose day doesn’t brighten with flowers? This vibrant tabletop designed by casadeperrin and shared with flowers by Tabia Yapp of @biablooms leaves us craving a meal with friends.

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Y’all know I love bright colors. So here are more happy blooms x gorgeous tabletop from @casadeperrin! Had such a good time arranging for this shoot. After I placed the flowers for the camera, I basically spent the rest of my time there just drooling at all the vintage tabletop plates and glassware that lined their showroom walls. I want it alllllllll. 💕

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